You are responsible for everything in your photo
You can’t say that something got in your photo unintentionally
You are responsible for everything in your photo. You can’t say that something got in your photo unintentionally. You take the photo. You determine the composition. And therefore also everything that shows up in your frame. Everything.
If something isn't right, it's your fault. You could have opted not to take the photo, or at a different time, or in a different point of view. You didn't. This is the photo you are showing and therefore you are responsible for everything in the picture.
On one hand, the criticism people have about the photo is because of the choices you have made. On the other hand, the opinions of others are also not sanctifying and it is up to you to decide what to do with them. Follow up or ignore them.
Criticism can hurt
Criticism can hurt. Especially if it's given by someone you know and respect for their opinion. Often, if it hurts, it is also true and you know it deep inside.
Criticism is tasty too
Criticism is also tasty. If people comment on the very thing you took that photo for, for example, you can let it slide. You are happy with the photo and that is what matters. The appreciation of others is nice, but not the goal.
Criticism helps you move on
Criticism helps you move forward. If you are open to the feedback others provide, you can add that to your own filter and make better choices. Don't take all feedback blindly, see what works for you.
Till next time,
‘ I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good.'
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The quote is very apt. Thanks for sharing