One of the best ways of becoming better at photography is through critques.
I often participate in the Pentax Photo Gallery. It is a simple online photo gallery where you upload photos you want to get into the gallery and other people vote on them to see if they get in. While you wait (often weeks) to find out if your photos make it, you can vote if other people’s photos should be in the gallery.
There are some downsides. You don’t get told why your photos are declined and that the people voting tend to prefer over saturated images. Like any critique you must take it in context.
It is always a nice surprise when you get a couple of photos in. This photos below were accepted into the gallery recently:
To see my entire collection of accepted photos visit My Pentax Photo Gallery Page
To try it yourself visit the artist page and ask for an activation code (click Contact Us at the bottom of the page to ask for one)
To view all the photos in the gallery go to www.pentaxphotogallery.com