Reviewing and critiquing.

Being able to review and critique work will become an important aspect of the course in which we will apply to our own work and others. From the lecture we received by Spencer Murphy, there are a few points in which to remember for future reference.

Most importantly, is to ask yourself why. Why do you do the things you do, why do you portray them that way, why do you want people to see things in a certain way… there are a number of questions to ask and answer. By being able to delve into the depths of ‘why’, it enables you to give a detailed and informative insight into your thoughts and processes.

Often we do things without even thinking or questioning it. We were given the example of what we were wearing that day. Most reasons we selected those clothes were because they were clean, or it was something we liked wearing. We never ask why we do it – however there is a different way to look at it, as we chose these clothes in order to represent how we want others to see us. Things like our style, our hair, our choices, are all our own decisions in how to portray ourselves. We want the world to see us how we see ourselves. In this aspect we are the same therefore who are we to judge or criticise others? It is important to use criticism constructively, in order to result in a positive outcome for both yourself and others. It is important to think why you thought those thoughts and explain thoroughly.

The media has a huge influence on how we perceive things. It is able to present what it wants to which it makes us believe how people are, not who they truly are. We believe what we are told and remain within this safety. The only time we hear anything different is when there is a problem. These things are not used where we think they are, therefore it is important to challenge this – review and critique it.

Reviewing and critiquing allows you to explore and question,whilst revealing and exploring the person you are. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion as well as everyone perceives things different therefore it is important to express WHY you feel this way.


~ by victoriasimkissphotography on September 28, 2012.

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