There are as many opinions around here as there are chickens in Philadelphia, Mississippi. There are purists, elitists, happy snappers, hobbyist and budding true artist….and everything in between. And with that said, this is my opinion.
Red Bubble Fosters Creativity. If you stay out of the General Forum, the warm, encouraging and fun environment is very nurturing. You can get the opinion of an expert on lighting, equipment, cropping and so on and learn an incredible amount. You can learn to love to learn. You can open yourself up and make mistakes….you can express yourself without worry……if you know where to stay and who to ask.
That doesn’t mean that the advice and knowledge isn’t as expert as you’d get in class, or by being criticized.
I have a wonderful friend that I adore, who is a true artist…not a hobbyist such as I. She felt comfortable BMing me and giving me suggestions on cropping. She’s a perfectionist and as anyone who visits me knows, I’m not. That’s where the nurturing comes in. She gave me advice, and her opinion. I value that. It gives me freedom to take her advice and become better or not….now which do you think I’ll do? I learn every day from you all. I look at some of the “not so good” stuff, and I think, ok…I see why that doesn’t work…..so I learn from that too.
So I’m glad everyone is here. I learn from all. I sometimes am overwhelmed at the beauty some create, and almost weep from emotion.
Ok, enough said. Red Bubble Admins…..You’ve created an amazing place….for me….I thank you.