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    I have asked Colin (Photcol) if he would be so kind as to look after this part of the forum, he agreed, cheers mate

    For those that do not know Colin he is the President of the Howick Camera Club, a Camera club Judge and a jolly nice bloke too.

    When you post in this part of the forum Colin as agreed to judge and critique your photographs as though they were being submitted to a competition. Hopefully by Colin critiquing the photographs you (and I) will be able to improve our craft.

    So when posting in this forum you are asking for REAL critique and not a load of irrelevant back slapping, unless you deserve it

    Just because Colin as agreed to critique the photo's doesn't mean you too cannot get involved and give your views on the submitted photographs also.

    Remember it's not personal, it's about the photograph's so don't get shirty if you don't like what you read
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    So what are the critique's


    Do we have any specialfilesizes etc we need to follow. What does Photcol require from us submitters

    Nice idea

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    Post a picture and find out!

    Thanks Jack,
    I would hope others comment on the images posted as well. My opinion may not be correct by any means. It is only what I see.

    I see this as more for a way to learn from everyone's input (and to give me ideas!)

    I would hope people comment on my shots as well as getting true comment (instead of all being nice and fluffy) is very hard. Not that I would pull anyone's image apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photocol View Post
    Post a picture and find out!.
    Your on ........ I can take it. Im a man

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    Cool will look forward to him ripping me a new one, could do with some 'professional' critique!
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    Who's first?

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    That'll be Tony then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    That'll be Tony then?
    Yep im not shy

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    Quote Originally Posted by weka2000 View Post
    Yep im not shy
    Yeah just seen it

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    can i make a suggestion..

    could we create a guideline for posting in critique?
    its always MUCH easier to critique when exif is given... so if the poster posts the exif the first time it saves us all the hassle of asking

    what aperture were you at, what focal length, what shuttterspeed, what camera, whitebalance, iso,

    it just makes it so much easier to diagnose a problem.
    may as well set this up and instill it as a "norm" while the forum is young.

    also, i've seen posts with multiple images.. its a big ask to get critique on five images at one go.. the quality of the individual responses will fade.
    i'd suggest limit critique posts to one image... lets actually learn someting.

    just my 0.02

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    Sounds good, im guilty of multiple image posts. Think your right about quality of feedback fading.
    For a newbie, what is the easiiest way to get the Exif info.? Off the camera?

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    with windows you can right click on the jpeg and view the properties.
    that tells you the main stuff

    i also view mine in photoshop or on flickr which gives TONS more info.

    i'm sure there are other ways.. thats just how i do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashpoint View Post
    can i make a suggestion..

    could we create a guideline for posting in critique?
    its always MUCH easier to critique when exif is given... so if the poster posts the exif the first time it saves us all the hassle of asking

    what aperture were you at, what focal length, what shuttterspeed, what camera, whitebalance, iso,

    it just makes it so much easier to diagnose a problem.
    may as well set this up and instill it as a "norm" while the forum is young.

    also, i've seen posts with multiple images.. its a big ask to get critique on five images at one go.. the quality of the individual responses will fade.
    i'd suggest limit critique posts to one image... lets actually learn someting.

    just my 0.02
    That's not a bad idea. I will write out a few 'rules' for people to follow. And it would be eaiser with one image at a time.
    Could do with more members commenting on images as well, it's for everyone not just a few to comment
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    great stuff, thanks Col.
    good to see the post up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashpoint View Post
    can i make a suggestion..

    could we create a guideline for posting in critique?
    its always MUCH easier to critique when exif is given... so if the poster posts the exif the first time it saves us all the hassle of asking

    what aperture were you at, what focal length, what shuttterspeed, what camera, whitebalance, iso,

    it just makes it so much easier to diagnose a problem.
    may as well set this up and instill it as a "norm" while the forum is young.

    also, i've seen posts with multiple images.. its a big ask to get critique on five images at one go.. the quality of the individual responses will fade.
    i'd suggest limit critique posts to one image... lets actually learn someting.

    just my 0.02
    Wholeheartedly agree.

    I'd also like to see (if relevant of course) any strobist info, e.g.

    - Flash details - e.g. 580EXII - camera-left, 1/4 power, 430EX - behind subject, 1/16 power.
    - Light modifiers (e.g. umbrella, softbox etc).

    (Can you tell I've been focussing on lighting recently ;-))

    Duncan

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