It was back in early 2003 when I decided to sign up to the well known photo critique website Photosig.
What I wanted was to get critiques to my photos so I can become a better snapshot shooter.
I wont even consider myself a real photographer.
I didnt become a paid member there and I dont regret it.
The reason I am writing this is that I am so frustrated by the people there.
Last picture I uploaded there is the first one in this post. I got 368 views and not one critique or comment.
Ok my photo isnt a masterpiece but I could use a comment or an advice.
Well my opinion is that if “voyeur” wasnt included in the photo title I would have less than half the views.
Just check the frontpage of photosig.
Nudes mostly. Artistic and beautiful pictures with great models mostly pros and with techniques and equipment I can only dream of.
When I posted that picture I got 2,393 views and 4 (!) critiques ! Mostly bad critiques but I dont mind that.
So it seems great photographers only shoot nudes and so they get the attention they deserve.
Well that happens only in photosig website.
Sure, there are not only nudes that make it on the first page. I have done it also with this picture : Boat Wreck
Great bird or landscape pictures get attention too. But the percentage is so small.
I am so disapointed by the voyeurism that was all over there.
In some cases the nudity became so disgusting the admins there had to make ratings for the photos.
Yes I have uploaded there a couple of nudes shots but nothing insulting. I happen to like nude photography too !
But the situation there was becoming so unfriendly I decided to stop uploading my photos. Plus the site is so dull and ugly !
Thats why I signed up to Flickr and I also paid for a subscription.
Nudes there not allowed well at least not in public areas and its a more friendly site.
Still I havent got so many comments but I am still the new guy on the block.
I love the groups idea and the whole picture management !
And its so Web 2.0 ! and fun !
So see you at