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When you first began to take photographs, did you ask other people if they liked your photographs? Does it matter if other people like your photographs? David Hay shares his experience on the subject with us

When most photographers start out in photography, they seek the opinion of others to try to work out how good their photographs are. If they are the only photographer in their family, other family members usually tell them their work is great, because it is better than anything they could do. When these photographers then join a camera club, they are shocked and often disappointed when their work is criticised by photographic judges and marked down. I have seen two reactions to this: first, some people say ‘I did not come here to be insulted’, and you never see them again; secondly, most people think about the comments, take them on-board, try to...

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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