NOW THAT THE BOX IS OPENED on what other people think of our work, a discussion about critique is not out of place. There are few things that help the photographer grow—learning to bridge the gap between what we believe about our work and how others experience it—better than qualified critique.

Critique itself is no rare commodity. Everyone has an opinion, and if you share your work online you will eventually be subject to all the unsolicited critique you could ever want. Rarely is this the kind of critique that moves us forward. Much of that critique is offered up by photographers who have barely had a camera in their hands long enough to achieve proficiency with the tools, never mind master the medium itself. Much of it is offered ...

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