As a creative, it's super important to allow yourself room for critique and improvement. I always find I'm my own worst critic but it's also important to let others be the critics of your work. It's the only way you will gradually improve & will inform you what you do well and succeed at.
A few months ago I joined a Retouching group on Google+, a community full of Retouchers & Photographers, I posted up my "Red Riding Hood" image for the community to look at and give me some improvements to work on. You have to understand that your work is precious to you and what you may find is a really good picture, may not be perfect to everyone. A lot of people gave me a lot of fantastic critiques.
I then recently asked my Twitter followers what they thought of my portfolio, all of the feedback was positive, but I didn't receive many critiques which is what I was really after. Luckily, a follower of mine (and one of my favourite Photographers) tweeted back & gave me some great critiques in regards to this image.
I thought by using all of this advice, I would re-edit this image and see how it would improve the piece. In the coming weeks I will be putting together my re-edited photo using the advice and guidance below, be sure to check back here and see my improved piece.
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