Well... it just goes to show and reinforces what I already know that DD is an absolutely brilliant forum.
I was looking through other photography forums on the net one in particular which I wont mention by name except to say that it is aimed at people who are "amateur photographers"?
Looking though some of the post.... well..... to say that it is clicky would be an understatement!
A shot from one poor member on there which I saw was totally ripped apart and if I say was basically verbally abused.
The shot was a lovely shot of a child (I take it was theirs) playing in the snow. It was obviously a snap family shot, which I personally thought was fine. (good lighting not over exposed etc), but this poor photographer was ripped to bits because the child wasn't looking into the camera?
The phrases like "It was a shame you took the photo while his back was turned. It was up to you to spot what would make a good shot, not him", and that was just one comment?
When will SOME people realise that not everyone are professional photographers and most of us ME INCLUDED are still on a steep learning curve.
IMO ridiculous and unnecessary comments like the one above is a sure fire way to kill any enthusiasm in photography.
I just wanted to point out that Rebel has made a FANTASTIC forum with amazing members who are always in my experience supportive, constructive and helpful in all aspects of photography.
Well done to Rebel and all here for a truly great forum run and used by real people who have a real passion for photography and the art!