Forums > Critique > Critique - the Simon Cowell scale

Photographer

Steven Lemmens

Posts: 137

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Have I got enough talent or is my x-factor keeping me from making the best out of it.

Dec 09 12 05:02 am Link

Model

HEATHER 19

Posts: 1156

Boston, Massachusetts, US

No toooooo sure

Dec 09 12 05:28 am Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

This thread just died huh?

Dec 10 12 05:20 am Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
Go ahead. No point in missing one of these threads now smile

††
that was a complete and utter nightmare

Learn how to take a photo with good exposure first.

Dec 23 12 03:55 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Maura Housley wrote:
Sounds interesting...


atrocious


It's a bit all over the place, learn how to direct people

Dec 23 12 03:57 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

APS-Chicago wrote:
Ok "Simon", let's hear it...


average

it's VERY boring

Dec 23 12 03:59 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

David Kirk wrote:
Hit me.

You're in between


average

and

★★
good

some variety would be nice

Dec 23 12 04:01 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

mphunt wrote:
Go ahead.

★★
good

90% of your portfolio is figure art, after the first 3 it gets repetitive (one trick pony)

Dec 23 12 04:05 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

SYCF wrote:
You have good work.. judge away judge

★★
good

I think you have a good sense for fashion (artistic) photography and you direct your models well. Your technical skills are lagging though.

Dec 23 12 04:10 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Steven Lemmens wrote:
Have I got enough talent or is my x-factor keeping me from making the best out of it.


average

Portfolio is not really cohesive, and I can't really figure out what you're going for. I'm sorry to say, you don't have the X-factor.
Work on it and come back next year.

Dec 23 12 04:14 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

HEATHER 18 wrote:
No toooooo sure

[Audition for →PHOTOGRAPHERS← only]

Dec 23 12 04:15 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
This thread just died huh?

nah got distracted wink

Dec 24 12 12:23 pm Link

Photographer

Jorge Kreimer

Posts: 2393

Los Angeles, California, US

Probably not too good. Most photographers don't like my port.

Dec 24 12 01:34 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Jorge Kreimer wrote:
Probably not too good. Most photographers don't like my port.

★★
good

try to step out of your comfort zone and try new things cus it's bordering on:


average

learning better lighting skills also wouldn't hurt

Dec 24 12 01:41 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Ok :-/

I know I have a lot to work on , curious to what you think I should work on

Dec 24 12 01:50 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Rachel Reilly wrote:
Ok :-/

I know I have a lot to work on , curious to what you think I should work on


average

Very mediocre. Work on directing your models and learn basic lighting. Find a good stylist too because the styling is horrendous. Drop the © thingy/name too, that's tacky.

Dec 24 12 01:58 pm Link

Photographer

Amul La La

Posts: 828

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Starsquid wrote:
★★
good

I think you have a good sense for fashion (artistic) photography and you direct your models well. Your technical skills are lagging though.

SYCF, technical skills are lagging, a little mystifying!

Dec 24 12 02:16 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

A M U L wrote:

technical skills are lagging, Mystifying!

hmm, your port looked better the other day.

Dec 24 12 02:19 pm Link

Photographer

M-A-R-C

Posts: 172

Norwich, Connecticut, US

Can't understand why people set them themselves up to be shot down by a mediocre (at best) photographer. Maybe if the person doing the critiquing was actually GOOD, it might have some value.
Note: I say all this knowing that I'm mediocre (at best) myself.

Dec 24 12 02:20 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

M-A-R-C wrote:
Can't understand why people set them themselves up to be shot down by a mediocre (at best) photographer. Maybe if the person doing the critiquing was actually GOOD, it might have some value.
Note: I say all this knowing that I'm mediocre (at best) myself.

Everybody is entitled to an opinion, if you don't like it then keep your eyes shut.


average

And you're right, you're mediocre, so you might wanna scrap 'Very Experienced'.

Dec 24 12 02:27 pm Link

Photographer

M-A-R-C

Posts: 172

Norwich, Connecticut, US

Starsquid wrote:

Everybody is entitled to an opinion, if you don't like it then keep your eyes shut.


average

And you're right, you're mediocre, so you might wanna scrap 'Very Experienced'.

You're right. I changed that. smile

Dec 24 12 02:49 pm Link

Model

Autumn Rose Brightly

Posts: 1097

Crowley, Texas, US

I'll play

Dec 24 12 08:47 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Autumn Rose Brightly wrote:
I'll play

Sorry Autumn Rose, audition for photographers only

Dec 25 12 02:53 am Link

Photographer

Amul La La

Posts: 828

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Starsquid wrote:

hmm, your port looked better the other day.

Inessential comment ,as you were fella.

Dec 25 12 03:43 am Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Still you played big_smile

Dec 25 12 03:52 am Link

Photographer

Amul La La

Posts: 828

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Starsquid wrote:
Still you played big_smile

Na uh, my initial comment, was just that, a comment, in regard to your commentary/critique of SYCF's work!

Dec 25 12 04:06 am Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

A M U L wrote:
Na uh, my initial comment, was just that, a comment, in regard to your commentary/critique of SYCF's work!

Ahh, that's why I was wondering why the rating was off. Got mixed up.

Anyways


atrocious

A bit artsy-farsty

Dec 25 12 04:16 am Link

Photographer

Amul La La

Posts: 828

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Starsquid wrote:
Ahh, that's why I was wondering why the rating was off. Got mixed up.

Anyways


atrocious

A bit artsy-farsty

It seems you have a hearing problem, and your starting to grate on me, I did not ask for your critique nor did I want or need it, so it is wildly irrelevant. Granted it's your thread, but your bordering on idiocy, and it almost seems like your trolling me. As you and anybody seeing this thread will plainly see, my intention was not to cause any kind of conflict, I happen to see a post you'd written and basically queried the critique. But you seem to be taking this to a personal note, which again is extraneous.


My work is atrocious, hmmm, I think you have to many people gassing you, dream on fella.

Dec 25 12 05:13 am Link

Photographer

Dean Johnson Photo

Posts: 58114

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Moderator Warning!

A M U L wrote:

Na uh, my initial comment, was just that, a comment, in regard to your commentary/critique of SYCF's work!

Please don't post in critique threads if you don't want a critique.

Dec 25 12 05:46 am Link

Photographer

Dean Johnson Photo

Posts: 58114

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Moderator Warning!

M-A-R-C wrote:
Can't understand why people set them themselves up to be shot down by a mediocre (at best) photographer. Maybe if the person doing the critiquing was actually GOOD, it might have some value.
Note: I say all this knowing that I'm mediocre (at best) myself.

Unsolicited critiques are against the rules. The OP did not ask for your opinion. If you don't want a critique from him, then post somewhere else.

Dec 25 12 05:49 am Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

A M U L wrote:
It seems you have a hearing problem, and your starting to grate on me, I did not ask for your critique nor did I want or need it, so it is wildly irrelevant. Granted it's your thread, but your bordering on idiocy, and it almost seems like your trolling me. As you and anybody seeing this thread will plainly see, my intention was not to cause any kind of conflict, I happen to see a post you'd written and basically queried the critique. But you seem to be taking this to a personal note, which again is extraneous.


My work is atrocious, hmmm, I think you have to many people gassing you, dream on fella.

Yeah I'm kinda getting the feeling that the OP has no clue as a to what makes a good image. My work is apparently atrocious too. I'm not claiming to be awesome but I know I'm not atrocious AND everything in my port is in fact properly exposed. Unlike someone else I know

Dec 25 12 07:05 am Link

Photographer

Stephen K Photography

Posts: 144

Sacramento, California, US

Count me in!

Dec 25 12 10:48 am Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
Yeah I'm kinda getting the feeling that the OP has no clue as a to what makes a good image. My work is apparently atrocious too. I'm not claiming to be awesome but I know I'm not atrocious AND everything in my port is in fact properly exposed. Unlike someone else I know

Well it does say 'Simon Cowell Scale' so you know its gonna be a tad ugly when it comes to criticism. That said, there are good ratings, it just so happens that you weren't in one of em. When I enter someone else's critique rating and get a bad rating (even though I think in my opinion didn't deserve it), I deal with it, since it's someone else's opinion. You're pooped that you got a bad rating, deal with it.

Dec 25 12 03:15 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Stephen K Photography wrote:
Count me in!

★★
good

Sometimes a bit contrasty, but good feel overall

Dec 25 12 03:18 pm Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

Starsquid wrote:
Well it does say 'Simon Cowell Scale' so you know its gonna be a tad ugly when it comes to criticism. That said, there are good ratings, it just so happens that you weren't in one of em. When I enter someone else's critique rating and get a bad rating (even though I think in my opinion didn't deserve it), I deal with it, since it's someone else's opinion. You're pooped that you got a bad rating, deal with it.

not at all my friend. I've been drug through the mud by everyone here. I've learned, I've improved and I know the difference between a good and a bad image. Some of the ports that you're giving "atrocious" ratings,including mine may not be top notch but are no where near the level of atrocious. That's all I'm saying.

I can take all the negative feedback you want to dish out but I think the Simon Cowell Scale is a little skewed.

It's all good, move on.

Dec 25 12 06:18 pm Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
not at all my friend. I've been drug through the mud by everyone here. I've learned, I've improved and I know the difference between a good and a bad image. Some of the ports that you're giving "atrocious" ratings,including mine may not be top notch but are no where near the level of atrocious. That's all I'm saying.

I can take all the negative feedback you want to dish out but I think the Simon Cowell Scale is a little skewed.

It's all good, move on.

First of all you shouldn't take all this too seriously as neither of us all do. And yes the Simon Cowell Scale is harsh (that's why it's SIMON COWELL) and everything was listed there so you knew what you were subjected to. And you got a fairly 'mild' one. If you're so pooped about the bad rating it means you're insecure about your work. You willingly entered yourself, if you don't like to hear (in your case) bad critique, then don't enter critique forum.

Dec 26 12 02:38 am Link

Photographer

M Worsley Photography

Posts: 7

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

Critique me please

Dec 26 12 05:13 am Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

M-A-R-C wrote:
Can't understand why people set them themselves up to be shot down by a mediocre (at best) photographer. Maybe if the person doing the critiquing was actually GOOD, it might have some value.
Note: I say all this knowing that I'm mediocre (at best) myself.

I was going to say that but didn't want to get dinged smile

Dec 27 12 10:30 am Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:

I was going to say that but didn't want to get dinged smile

so you let somebody else take the shot, heroic

Dec 27 12 02:48 pm Link

Model

Maria Susanti

Posts: 546

Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

me?

Dec 27 12 03:39 pm Link