FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ABOUT

What kind of advice and criticism do you offer?

Our panelists are there to offer support. It is helpful for you to come with an idea of what you want from the session, and think about how to make the most of your time with the reviewer. If you have work in development we will try and make suggestions about where to go with it, and they can also advise on career development.

Do I have to be professional?
No, just serious about your work and interested in improving it.

Who will view my work?
We try to include a range of guest panelists for you to select from alongside Paul Herrmann, Director of Redeye. If you have any suggestions for who you would like to see at future Critique Surgeries please email chat@redeye.org.uk, we find your suggestions really helpful!

 

BOOKING

How far ahead do I need to book? 

As early as possible, as our Critique Surgeries are a popular feature of our events programme and they frequently sell out. We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment. Redeye members get 24 hours advance warning when we list a new Critique Surgery.

What if I have to cancel?

Please try to give as much notice as you can so that we can give your space to someone else.

Why do you charge members a deposit?
We subsidise each place to make sure that the reviewers are fairly paid. Unfortunately we often have no-shows which means that we can't arrange another review in time. The deposit will be returned if you attend your booked session, or if you cancel with at least 24 hours notice so that we can make a new booking.

 

PREPARING

What happens at a Critique Surgery?

Currently our Critique Surgeries will take place over Zoom. You will be sent a Zoom link on the day of the event, and we recommend you join the meeting 5 minutes before your scheduled review time. You will then be put into a breakout room with your reviewer and we will give you a 5 minute warning when your time is nearly up.

What form should my work be in?
You might find it easiest to have your images ready in a PDF, or if you have a website you could scroll through a specific project page.

How may photos should I include?

The session is only 30 minutes long so it’s a good idea not to bring too much. It depends on the work but as a rough guide between 10 and 20 pictures.

What if I’m late?

The reviews are only for 30 minutes and we can't run over into the next session, so you will miss part or all of your review time.

Can I come again?
Of course! We host Critique Surgeries every 2-3 months and members get 4 free critiques a year, or you can choose to pay £20 for additional reviews.

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