The advantage of posting an image for critique on the Internets Tubes forum is that anyone can give their opinion on the quality of the image.
The disadvantage of posting an image for critique on the Internets Tubes forum is that anyone can give their opinion on the quality of the image.
Getting critique from strangers about whom you know little about is of questionable value to me.
I would much rather get critique from people I personally know have experience, knowledge, and ability that goes beyond a post count on some internet forum.
This is so true. I've seen a lot of terrible critiques over the years. A lot of people just re-hashing what a professional said once without taking into consideration the context. To be honest you have to know who to ignore and who's statements should be carefully considered. It's about taking your ego out of the equation and asking yourself "is their advice valid"? Some people want to put all photography in a nice little boring box.
This is where I really like the idea of the SLR Lounge (or more recently fstoppers) setup. People create their own portfolios that are attached to their user profiles showing off only their best work. That way when someone gives a critique you can check out their portfolio to see if they really know what they are talking about. Of course even a newbie can give valid critique but I'm a lot more likely to listen to someone who is already creating what I want to create.