On 1/26/2015 I had critique from the Portfolio Review at B&H Camera. I appreciate their honesty and will consider what they said. The review is designed to help prepare us for possible selection by the Gallery. It was pointed out to me that photographs, not Photoshop work on the images, is what they like. Blurs and other tricks done in camera are OK. For example, they like abstract images of trees blurred to look like a pattern and other in camera tricks. But I was told that mine looked like I used Photoshop just because I could. I disagree with their limiting criteria. I feel my interpretations of my photographs is my art. Can’t win them all!
Straight photography is not what I want to do and does not fulfill me as an artist. I think that if I just use my photos unaltered they will be like many other photographs of nature. I to satisfy my need to create art I enhance, draw and painting on my photographs to fulfill my vision. If it cannot hope to please everyone, art is subjective.