“Hope we are good enough friends for me to say…That photo is not your best. If you had not said they were diamonds, I wouldn’t have known. Not being mean :0) Just saying …. Hope thats OK”
This got my thinking about how people take criticism in the art industry. It’s interesting how some people get so defensive about their work and can’t take the heat. One of the most important things I learned in college was the ability to take comments about my work that I know I won’t like. A photographer, painter, designer, or any type of artist must learn to take any comments that comes there way and learn from it.
My response to Tim was:
“I know it’s not my best. i did a job for jewelers.. after I did the product shots I did some artsy ones for myself. thats where it came from. I appreciate criticism by the way. so thank you”
I understand where Tim is coming from with not knowing it’s diamonds. I explained why I took the photo so he has a better understanding of it.
Thank you to everyone who has ever given me compliments and criticisms as you all help me grow as a photographer.
Thank you Tim for inspiring me to write this post and thanks for reading!
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