FAQ on Leaving a Critique:
Q1. Why should I leave a critique?
A. Leaving constructive critiques will better help the user to understand how to improve their shot. You also will improve your skill to analyze images and to convey your thoughts. By leaving a written critique, you will also gain more user points for the “top users” leaderboard.
Q2. How do I write a constructive critique?
A. A constructive critique offers valid criticism and a solution on how to resolve the issue. We recommend you to first address the biggest issues in the photo such as composition, use of color, clarity, mood, etc. In addition, if there is an aspect you appreciated with the photo, let the user know what you thought worked.
- Example constructive critique: Great use of lighting, however, the message of the photo is not clear. There are too many people in the frame. Overall I found the photo to be too distracting and unclear. The composition and mood of the photo could be improved by concentrating on the couple to the left who are interacting with one another and making interesting hand gestures.
Q3. Is leaving a written critique mandatory?
A. Leaving written critiques are optional but highly encouraged because of the benefits (see Q1). When you lack the time or energy to leave a written critique, give feedback to other users through “keep” or “ditch” votes. Voting keep or ditch also contributes to your user points.