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Art and Censorship Rant...

But this guy couldn't take a bit of constructive criticism on his Facebook page, and blocked me from commenting after censoring my posts. Here's the link to his page if anyone wants to critique his photos!


Why do I want you guys to take a moment to do this? Because censorship is a key issue in art. It doesn't belong anywhere near it. Art is an expression, and is interpreted differently by different people. Those who call themselves "artists" but can't take a bit of constructive criticism are no artists at all. This place (Photography Kinja) is a great place for critiquing, because everyone in here doesn't get offended when someone says to them "Hey, if you overexposed a bit, or pushed the ISO on the shot instead of dodging it in PS, you'd get less noise"

We come here and post our personal pieces of art in order to see how others perceive it. How others think it can be improved. This guy is under the impression that he's the only person in the world who can shit gold every time he presses the shutter. Even still, the credits on all of his photos show that he's almost never the only person involved in the production of a shot, yet he maintains all rights to it and even goes as far as selling the shots for upwards of $250 a shot.


Those who can't take criticism are the ones who are not going to improve, ever. I'm sort of on a rant right now because I'm pissed that he went as far as deleting my comments and blocking me from his page, so I thought maybe some like-minded people might want to put a dent in his ego. This is absolutely 100% how a "Professional" photographer should NOT act.

For listening to my rant, here's a picture I took the other day for TheGirlfriend's best friend's mom's up-and-coming jewelry business on Etsy.



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