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Now it’s my turn to sound like a broken record. I can accept constructive criticism. There is nothing constructive about “your work sucks”, or “your work is crap”. When RPG posted and asked for advice, he got plenty of polite and useful feedback. But he seems to be unable to do the same. And for someone so critical, you’d think he’d at least make sure his own images were up to snuff first.

@Wilson – go through my images from the bottom up – you see a couple’s engagement photos, then some bridals, then their wedding. They chose the location for the engagements, I chose the time. I chose the location and time for the bridals. I had no control over either for the wedding. (And we were all up pretty late the night before) In that context, can you see a difference between in quality? Oh, this is the couple that didn’t even want a photographer.

@thewestbackine – I agree with you, to a point. Where I live, I think a lot of people really don’t know what “good” is. And if you want to believe that everyone’s opinion is valid, that’s cool. Some of them are worthless maybe, but still be valid as an opinion. 😉

– popping an image into focus on a ground glass was always easy. And I could be wrong, but I think the viewfinder in my EOS1N and EOS1V bodies were much brighter than today’s digital cameras. I like to use a focus point on the right, rather than the central one, since I prefer verticals when possible, and that gets the eyes in focus. But I don’t always trust that, and find myself focusing manually out of habit. When I use that point for a central object, then recompose, I think that might affect my plane of focus. I’m seeing this on the images shot with the 17-40 wide open, or close to it. Some time this week, I will test that theory. The fix may be as simple as changing focus points, so I am not rotating the camera a few degrees off axis to focus.