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When is it appropriate for a newbie to start to critiquing ?

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    • Keith Baxter
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      As a newbie I feel shy and uncertain on critiquing fellow members images. I also feel obligated to be polite, and to reciprocate to fellow members when they are kind and direct in giving encouragement and advice to me. BUT, I don’t have the experience or technical photography knowledge to do that.

      Do I just say what I see and feel? Or just not say anything? and the fellow members think I am snubbing them?

      Thoughts….

    • Peter Connan
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      Any activity is probaly good at this stage.

      How about asking questions rather than making statements?

    • Keith Baxter
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      @Peter Connan 297649 wrote:

      Any activity is probaly good at this stage.

      How about asking questions rather than making statements?

      I remember that time in my life, when in the 60’s I became a teenager and when my children became teenagers.

      We all made statements…..Noooo

    • DaveK
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      People love to get comments on their pics? Speak your heart. There are precious few really technical comments on this forum. Most are comments like: I love the colors, great pic. Or, neat composition, or, ‘great action shot’ etc.
      One does not need even a small bucketful of competence to add to such a discussion.
      Go and peruse a more technical forum e.g. BPN, and then when you come back you will find it easy to ‘speak’!!
      D.

    • Keith Baxter
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      Dave I really appreciate all the comments and help that I receive from the community here. All have taught me so much and given great advice, encouragement and direction. For that I am truly grateful. I am looking for direction to reciprocate.

      I will remain shy and uncertain to critique. Please forgive.

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