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Is everyone too soft?

I met a guy taking pictures with two very beautiful leicas in the botanical garden yesterday. I told him about RB, and he asked whether the feedback you got on here was soft (in words I can’t quite remember).

It got me thinking a bit. How “nice” should we be? Is the purpose of this website purely to help us feel good about our photography? I know I love getting affirmation. But is this by itself a good thing, if we aren’t learning anything new we didn’t already know.

Another thing… I tend to comment on the photos I like… I think most people do… what about the photos that we don’t like, but we can see what is trying to come out of the photos. I guess this is a bit self-reflexive. But… just some thoughts

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