Although it seems archaic now, before digital cameras and photo printers exploded in popularity, people recorded their photographic images on light-sensitive film. When film was popular, I used to teach an introductory photography class at Boston University. Each week, students would receive an assignment that emphasized a basic photographic technique, such as depth of field or stopping motion with a high shutter speed. Students would shoot their own photographs, bring the film to the school darkroom, and develop and print their photographs.
Every Monday night, students would take their painstakingly hand-developed and printed 8 by 10 images and thumbtack them to corkboard that surrounded the classroom. The entire class went around the room and critiqued each person’s photos. In these sessions, technique was graded along with composition, subject matter, and so on. Because students often were marked lower because of fingerprints, scratches, or dust on their negatives, these sessions naturally became known as negative feedback sessions.
The instructions that follow show how to leave feedback about the Informix documentation – either negative or positive.
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