This isn't a reply to anything said. I just didn't know where else to post my question as Im fairly new to shutterbug. My question is this.. if no one comments on any of your photos, does that mean that no one thinks they are good? I see that quite a few people have looked at my pictures, but not a single comment has been posted. Id really like to get feedback, so I know what Im doing either right, or wrong. I am serious about photography, and hope to make it my career.
Maybe "no comment" is a blessing, not because your images are bad or good, but how would you know if their comments would help or harm your interest in photography. Fortunately today many of the best photographers of the past are published and it is relatively easy to get to look at their work. In addition some have written about what they do photographically, even the old masters like Edward Weston, William Mortensen and Ansel Adams, and many more.
So my advise is to look at the best in the past and present and choose what you like personally, what kinds of images communicate in ways that touch you personally. Don't copy them but be inspired by their work to make your own personal images that reflect what you care about. Many of the old masters I mentioned, and others, all have much to contribute about how to make the photographic process work. They know because they have done it and been recognized for their accomplishment.
What some one else likes or thinks is irrelevant, you have to be your own photographer.
Makes sense.. Thank you for your response.. I guess I was just looking for some encouragement lol. I have been trying to get through to editors, etc to do freelance or anything they would want.. and no response from them either. I was beginning to think maybe I'm the only one who thought my photos were good. Again thank you very much for your insight. It made me feel much better!
If, like me you are in an editorial position, there are literally millions of images that are available that are either free or at low rates,and the quality of the images is at least OK and sometimes good. Because digital has made marketing images easy and efficient the world is flooded with photographs. For most it is a personal and biased assessment whether an image is good or not. There are no objective standards and no one can tell you whether what you are photographing is good or bad, only that one or a few people might like the image, So, first of all satisfy yourself and get to know what images are considered good because they have passed the test of time and lots of exposure to the public.
Actually if no one comments on your pictures, there's a good chance no one looked at them. I've never been a fan of the galleries and never look at them. If you want comments on your images, post one of two of them within a message on a relevant forum asking for feedback. That can only work if the forum allows using UBB code, which not all do. Never post an off topic question to a two year old thread.
I've changed your subject and moved it to a more relevant forum.