Monthly Critique Session

  • March 20, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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This event has an automated waiting list, so if a member can't make it due to an unforeseen event, the next person on the waiting list will be added automatically. 

This ongoing monthly event is for members who are wanting to open themselves up to growth through giving feedback to and receiving feedback from other members. This is not a competition in which one image is judged against others, but rather each image will be viewed and discussed on its own merits and flaws, so there are no winners or losers.

The first ten minutes of the event will be used to discuss the ground rules and specific dos and don'ts of critiquing and provide a couple of example critiques for you see how the process works.

Each participant of this event is required to submit one photo (no more, no less) in either digital or print format. Please email your image of no less than 1200 pixels wide to Shawn at [masked] at at least one week prior to the meeting. If you are bringing a print to share, please email Shawn that you are bringing a print along with the print's dimensions. All images that will be digitally projected must be submitted at least 7 days before the event to allow time to prepare the presentation.

This is a great opportunity for you grow in your photography and for you to help others grow. 

While critiquing is mostly subjective, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it is also a based on technical aspects; exposure, composition, etc (which can still be subjective). The opportunity for growth is hearing the different interpretations of the image and suggestions other may have; concepts which you may not have thought of yourself. This true with your own image being critiqued, but is also equally true with other's images being critiqued as well.

The critiquing process is based on two factors:

  1. Openness - You must be willing to receive honest feedback
  2. Honesty - You must be willing to give honest feedback

We hope to see you there.


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  • Eric Schuman

    the quality of the images and the conversation was first rate!

    2 · March 21, 2013

  • Susan

    Always great to see everyone's pictures and to hear everyone's opinion and learn from them and make me think more about stuff. Good to see everyone.

    2 · March 20, 2013

  • Steve Rice

    I missed the deadline, but will show up anyway.

    March 18, 2013

  • Eric Schuman

    You can register for a session and not submit images. You will be very welcome!

    March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Eric.

      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, as a newbie to the SDPG I was wondering, are members able to attend critique sessions as observers and not participants?

    March 16, 2013

    • Rick Clark

      Our policy at the critique sessions is that anyone can attend but only those who have submitted a photo for critique can offer a critique. Hope to see you there.

      March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Rick.

      March 18, 2013

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