I admit, i don’t handle criticisms pretty well.
A few days ago, one of my beach photos which i thought was really good, ended up being labeled as a “mere snapshot” on a local photo site. I was devastated and discouraged. They pointed out the technicalities where my photo fell short, and i became angry that these people weren’t able to see it the way i saw it.
This is the one thing i hate about photography: some people rate your work on a set of numbers and grids. Rules, rules, rules… but i just wanna press that damn shutter purely for the fun and love of it!
Then i came to a couple of website posts that made me rethink my approach to photography criticisms. I wanna share them and hopefully help others in the same predicament. :)