On Comments

Someone just left a comment on one of my Flickr photos; a really useful, considered and helpful comment. It made me think how important feedback is in my learning process. It is one of the reasons I take part in my local photographic club; getting feedback on my images, finding out what people like and don’t like about them and ideas for improving them. The other side of course is looking at other peoples images and thinking about them, the more images I look at the more ideas I get. I wish there were more hours in the day.

The quality of comments matters too. It is always nice to hear that someone likes an image and certainly it is rare that anyone will say they really don’t like one – I don’t mind that either; photography is an art and is therefore subjective. However when someone takes the time to say why they do (or don’t) like an image it makes me pause and think. Someone has taken the time to look at one of my images and think about it; that is brilliant. As a photographer I want people to think about the images I make.

So thanks to anyone who leaves a comment on any of my images.

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