Holy Smoked Sausage that was a lot of adding – but this list by +Colby Brown is a…

31 Aug 2011 admin In G+ Posts
Holy Smoked Sausage that was a lot of adding – but this list by +Colby Brown is a great start to a massive critique circle – it will just take some work to get built…no really easy way to add new people after your initial add but one of these days Google will make this easier I hope……

Thanks for making the list…. There might be some issues but hopefully we can work through them… like finding posts etc… but I am willing to give it a try….

Reshared post from +Colby Brown


Because Google+ does not currently offer nested/public groups, I have created a Photo Critiquing List on Group.As.

The idea is to add your name to this list so that you can find other individuals that want to learn to be better photographers as well. From here you can can create your own circle and then post images that you wish to be critiqued to your "Photo Critiquing" Circle.

Click on the link below and add your name if you are interested. By joining this list, you are allowing others in the list to post images to you and in turn you, you can do the same. However this only works if you both give and receive critiques. Everyone loves engagement. By learning to train your eye to see what you like and do not like about an image, you can then apply that to your own work.


1.) Add your name to the List
2.) Check back in 1 hour
3.) Create a new circle on G+
4.) Go back to the list and added everyone on this list to your "Photo Critiquing" circle
5.) When you are ready and want a critique, add "BEHIND THE LENS – PHOTO CRITIQUE" to the very top of your post (MAKE SURE TO ONLY POST TO YOUR "PHOTO CRITIQUE" CIRCLE. WE DON"T WANT TO ANNOY OUR OTHER FOLLOWERS)
6.) If you are part of this list, you then need to give some feedback to the poster

Then we all win! 🙂

This is for CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM feedback. This means that you have to explain WHY you don't like something or want it changed. Just random feedback with no explanation doesn't help anyone learn.


If you sign into Group.As and verify your profile (its very easy and there are instructions) then when you go to this list, it will tell you who you have in your circles and who you don't. Your G+ account has to publicly show who you have in circles though.

It is great for staying active in the Photo Critique Group


BEHIND THE LENS is the name of my photo education workshops, webinars and behind the scenes information on all my work.

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Group/as – Behind The Lens – Photo Critiquing Circle – Curated by Colby Brown
Group/as is a site to help share groups of interesting people to add to your circles on Google+. Explore existing groups and add people to them, or simply create your own.

Comments: 11

  1. Doug Thompson 31 Aug 2011 Reply

    I'm still adding………. 🙂

  2. Colby Brown 31 Aug 2011 Reply

    If everyone adds everyone and then posts just to the Photo Critiquing circle, it should not be hard to find the posts as you can just filter your stream but the "Photo Critiquing" circle stream filter.

    I think for the most part this will self regulate. In the end, I just wanted a bunch of people to be able to connect and learn from eachother. I don't have to the time to do 1000 critiques…let alone 10 a day, but if everyone is sharing and learning…well it might just work 🙂

  3. Brent Burzycki 31 Aug 2011 Reply

    +Colby Brown yep – no easy way on group.as to sort by newly added thou? As in if I add a ton of people today then want to refresh my circle with more new adds – I think I need to do it again? Because with no API yet – there is no way to show if I have already circled them – I see it sorts by circle rank…. hmm maybe I just need to look deeper…

    I am all for a critique circle thou…… I think we really need one here…

  4. Brent Burzycki 31 Aug 2011 Reply

    +Doug Thompson I just finished and am at about 126 – I think I got everyone sort of…

  5. Colby Brown 31 Aug 2011 Reply

    There are about 250 people on the list now 🙂

  6. Colby Brown 31 Aug 2011 Reply

    and climbing…fast!

  7. Doug Thompson 31 Aug 2011 Reply

    arrrggg…….but in a good way, LOL 🙂

  8. Michael Hocter 31 Aug 2011 Reply

    I think I'll just wait until Google makes this kind of thing easier with groups or whatever they're going to do. I don't have time for this kind of list maintenance, plus there's no way out of it once you're in it.

  9. Wes Lum 31 Aug 2011 Reply

    my fingers are sore from all the clicking, and I only have around 85 so far :/

  10. Doug Thompson 31 Aug 2011 Reply

    I've only have done 51. I'm going to take a break and add some more tomorrow.

  11. Brent Burzycki 31 Aug 2011 Reply

    It is a pain.. and +Michael Hocter is correct….. but sadly there is no way out at this point for most of us anyway that are following a ton of people, in my case Photographers…. I do not mind thou…Its really why I am here…to move my photography forward….

    I will be happy to try to check the critique circle and drop info and notes about shots when i can.. there is no way anyone should or could do them all – well I guess there is but I have two other jobs.. but spreading out the workload is a good theory….

    I will say the easiest way I have found to add people is to open them in new tabs about 20 at a time…. then they are all loaded and you just click and add them to circles…

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