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Do you actively want detailed critique on the work you upload to DA? 

37%
16 deviants said YES! I want as much detailed feedback as possible, even if it's not always positive, to help me improve my art.
33%
14 deviants said I don't mind. I'm happy to receive detailed critique but I'm not bothered if I don't.
16%
7 deviants said No. I post here mainly just to share and while comments are nice, I'm not looking for critique.
9%
4 deviants said Not really. I'm working on improving my art in my own way and would rather not receive negative feedback here.
2%
1 deviant said Definitely not. I have comments turned off on my submissions.
2%
1 deviant said Something else..?

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Clicketyclickclick Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
I would love feedback on my work since I have just started out and I need to know what I am doing right and wrong. 
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3wyl Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
'No. I post here mainly just to share and while comments are nice, I'm not looking for critique.'

^ pretty much sums it up for me. I would like comments, but not critiques.
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phydeau Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
It depends on the piece.  Sometimes I already know something has a few flaws, so I won't request a critique because I don't need people telling me what I already know.  If I do request a critique, then fire away.  I want to know what I need to do to improve.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Photographer
When you request critique, do you tend to specify what you'd like feedback on, like "I'd like suggestions about lighting here" (for example)? I'm totally just curious :aww:
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phydeau Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Again, it depends on the piece, but generally, no.  I'm open for anything that I didn't catch on my own.
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Cinestress Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Filmographer
I think most critiques are generally time-sensitive. I don't really want a critique on what I should have done better on my first upload to dA 10 years ago. I love comments, though, and reading how a piece makes people feel.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Photographer
I hadn't thought of time-sensitivity, but you make a really good point. If I have a new gadget or am trying a new technique, it's cool when people are like "Hey, did you know that light/lens/whatever could do this thing?" but hearing about how something I shot 10 years ago could be improved is probably pointless cause I'll already have figured that out :aww:
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david6of7 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Photographer
I'm the weird one with comments turned off :-)
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Photographer
I don't think it's weird. If you don't have time to reply to comments or you don't choose to use DA in that way, it makes more sense to turn comments off than to just never reply to them cause you weren't hoping for them in the first place :aww:
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phydeau Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Is that the reason you have comments disabled?
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david6of7 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Photographer
It's more of avoiding spam (I've seen an uptick of it). One of the few reasons I have disabled comments.
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phydeau Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay.  I was genuinely curious about that, but I didn't want to ask until now.  :)
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Photographer
I love commenting but unless someone has gotten in touch with me privately to ask for critique, has the critique feature turned on or has said in their artist's comments that they actively want critique, I tend to avoid going into lots of detail cause I assume the person mostly likely doesn't want it for whatever reasons.

From the other side, I tend to submit art to DA simply for the purpose of sharing. Once something is finished and posted online, I'm happy with it the way it is and someone suggesting other ways I could've done it is usually a waste of their time cause if I was going to do it a different way, I'd have already done it (if that makes sense).

That said, I like hearing how people feel about my work, things it reminds them of, emotions it stirs up, stuff like that (positive or negative, whatever, I don't need everyone to love what I do) if they wish to leave a more detailed comment. I don't object if someone wants to give detailed feedback and suggestions but I'd rather gently nudge them in the direction of the many people here who are posting their art specifically to receive critique.

I'm one of those weird people who doesn't mind favs without comments though :aww:
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