Overall, I think our first critique was engaging and enlightening without being too scary. I get nervous for critiques, but the system of looking at everyone’s together on a contact sheet made me feel less intimidated. The small groups allowed us to have conversations while the big groups let us hear from more different people, so I’m glad we alternated between the two. I think seeing my classmates’ photography was really helpful for my own confidence and creativity. Seeing what other people did with the same prompts was exciting and made me learn a lot about my own style and what I think works well and now want to try.