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The format works and probably what it does best is attract amateurs and beginners alike down to this section to say " hey I liked your photo I'll give it a x/10, here's one I shot this morning." There's nothing wrong with that and obviously it's a good fit for OCN.
There is something wrong with that, though, as egregiously high ratings enforce bad habits, the the only return is more bad/mediocre photos and zero progression.
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There is something wrong with that, though, as egregiously high ratings enforce bad habits, the the only return is more bad/mediocre photos and zero progression.
I think the problem is that a person is only going to get out of it what they want to get out of it.

For the ratings thread, I think it's OK to be easier with the rating. This isn't a photography geared site, owned, operated and frequented by predominantly highly skilled photographers.

I think people posting in the 'Critique the photo above you' thread wouldn't mind this at all (I wouldn't if I posted there, which I may be soon). As for the ratings thread, I think it's much more of an informal 'hey man, cool shot' kind of thread.
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I think the problem is that a person is only going to get out of it what they want to get out of it.

For the ratings thread, I think it's OK to be easier with the rating. This isn't a photography geared site, owned, operated and frequented by predominantly highly skilled photographers.

I think people posting in the 'Critique the photo above you' thread wouldn't mind this at all (I wouldn't if I posted there, which I may be soon). As for the ratings thread, I think it's much more of an informal 'hey man, cool shot' kind of thread.
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I think of this thread more of a "show us your pictures" thread than a "get your photographs rated and critiqued" thread.
Just like MistaBernie said.
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There really isnt much of a difference between this thread and the critique thread. Rating a photo implies critique has taken place, whether it was just thought about, or actually communicated along with the rating. A random photo thread could be created sans rating or critique. I, for one, post in this thread for the honest critique so i can improve as a photographer.
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Here's a picture I took on my LG Viewty earlier today:

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i really like the silhouette of everything against the sunset/rise not sure which one. but nice capture! i think it could do without the silhouetted part of possibly the roof of your house in the top right of the photo, doesnt completely ruin the shot 8/10

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I had a whole long thing written up about composition, lighting, etc... then I got the 500 server error. 7/10.

To completely kick laziness's butt though, composition is good, but I'm wondering if this is cropped or not. I might have gone a bit wider. The sky is a bit hot; it seems like the sun is pretty much directly above her, perhaps slightly back over her right shoulder. A fill flash may have made the difference between a 7-8 for me. Nice shot.

Speaking of a fill flash..



The morning was overcast, the venue.. well, for lack of a better word, sucked from a photography standpoint (In reality, it was a very cool room, would have been nice to be a guest and not shooting). High dark-color ceilings with support beams painted the same color, and track lighting (essentially) hanging from a couple of the supports, as well as a skylight (which was in the middle of the room and away from the majority of my shooting). I think I made due, but on my way out I realized the clouds were parting and it was pretty darn nice. I was packed and ready to go, and was walking in to do an idiot check when I thought to myself, 'self, dont leave without asking if they want some pics outside'. They turned out to be some of the nicer shots of the day.
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thats straight out of camera no crop. sorry to break the chain
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thats straight out of camera no crop. sorry to break the chain
Pretty nice for SOOC then just remember -- you can always crop tighter, but you can't go wider. I've been leaving a little more edge than normal lately, and most of the time I leave it in, though if I dont want it, I can cut it just the way I want to (usually).
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