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@DRose, I’ll comment here since this is more appropriate than the forum post that I created a while back.

I have sold a few of my photos and not because I tried to but because people wanted to buy them. I have one coming out as a book cover and I have donated 20+ to great causes and fundraisers in my area that have all done really well for the charity.

Good for you. I’m glad that you were able to sell your underexposed, out of focus and boring photographs. There is a phrase for that. I can’t quite remember it…

I’m not feeble or weak or easily offended but if this a proper critique of my photos than excuse me.

My commentary is based upon what I saw in your work and what people had already posted. I’ll put the amount of effort needed to drive the point home. Many others offered their input and I felt I really couldn’t add much more. It’s obviously made an impact on you b/c you are still here trying to pick a fight with me. You obviously want to hear more, but I really don’t have anything to say. You aren’t very good. You MIGHT get better. You MIGHT not. I’m leaning towards MIGHT not. Please, prove me wrong.

I really don’t see anything constructive here in your comment.

I cannot make you take good photographs. You have to CONSTRUCT something from my comments. I didn’t call you names, I didn’t put you down. I put your images down. You take snapshots and want feedback on them. My feedback is, they suck. If you want me to elaborate, you have to give me something more. There is a phrase for this too, but I cannot think of it either.

I’m not a pro nor do I sell myself as one, never taken an art class since jr. high school, never taken a photography course.

If you are serious about being a photographer, I suggest you do. It doesn’t have to be a formal class, but maybe just learning about art in general: Texture, Space, Shape, Color, etc. Or just basically how to use your camera correctly.

I got some actual critiques from others here on YANAP, no they didn’t say anything was great or even good but they gave insights and were somewhat civil and helpful.

Great! Now focus on the wonderful help they were willing to offer and stop obsessing over my posts.

If I had your level of experience and skill I hope I would be a little more helpful in my critiques.

I’m not going to hold your hand. You have to do the hard work. I can only tell you what is good or bad. Part of the learning process is figuring out why it’s good or bad and trying to not repeat that mistake. You will fail at that, repeatedly, but what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

I too would love to see some of your work so I can be inspired.
Thanks again for your time, still looking for a link for your work.

You’re welcome. Again another rebuttal often spouted by the newbies on here. The answer is simple. We aren’t here to talk about me. We are here to talk about you. What I do is of little importance. There are artists out there that are far more inspiring than me. I suggest you seek them out instead. They are very easy to find. If you’d like some suggestions, I’d be happy to help lead you in the right direction.

Oh, it was: “There is a sucker born every minute”

And the other one was: “You can’t polish a turd” 😉