Submit you work to the correct category and get the feedback you need to grow as a photographer
Rules are outlined below – we try to keep it simple:
Behind the Lens Critique group was founded byin the Beta stages of Google+
Since then we have worked with a great team to try to provide our members with information that can help them to become better photographers.
Please take note of the following rules:
If you post a photo to this community, it means that you are asking for critque. Critique is not given to make you feel bad – but to help you. If you do not wish to receive critique – do not post it here.
If you wish to receive critique, it is a good idea for you to give critique as well. It's a two way street, and by giving critique to others, you will be more likely to receive it on your own images.
Please do not upload your whole gallery to the community. Post only the photos you want critique on. Also, when posting, if you have any specific areas you want critique on, please mention it to get a more focused response.
Please make sure you put your photo into the proper category. If you don't see one that fits, put it in the Miscellaneous file. We can add new categories as needed if we feel there is a need.
How to Critique:
Be honest. (but not rude)
Explain why you like or don't like something about an image. For example: Stating “I don't like a tree” isn’t as helpful as saying “the tree distracts from the subject.”
For example, “I like the use of leading lines to your subject” has more feedback about the positives of a photo than “I love it”.
For example, “I think the red stop sign right behind your subject’s head detracts from your subject” explains what you think is incorrect with the photo, rather than “I don’t like your subject”. (added examples so we could delete some of the following.
Talk about positive and negative aspects of the photo
Be Constructive: Positives Phrases like "I love it" by themselves are just a digital hug. Remember the why rule (Always explain why).
What Not to Do
Comment with demeaning, derogatory or abusive language. It will not be tolerated and you will be removed from the community.
Step on other critiques that are being offered. Remember each critique given is the opinion of another person and should be respected just like you want yours to be.
Not participate. You must participate if you want to benefit from this community.