Originally Posted by Jim Jones
My mom always said, "If you can't say something good about someone, say nothing."
An interesting way to learn the subtleties of good photography is to read well considered thoughtful critiques. We see a photo and we are told it is good or it is bad but we don't know why "they" say it is good or bad. So, a meaningful critique is useful to the learning process.
This particular image is considered highly acclaimed; however, if one of our chimps submitted a similar shot to the gallery, one of us might have suggested taking a step to the left to avoid that dark diagonal shadow. We then learn how to make better photos due to the suggestion.
More importantly, we learn that even the so-called "masters" were not perfect and would have a tough time making a name for themselves in today's marketplace.