I host a photo site as part of my home studio and part time photo work on Smugmug. Yesterday I was bombarded with comments on my guestbook page from a single person professing to be a professional photographer for over 25 years. This person lambasted my photos and proceeded to tell me how bad they were and that it was obvious that I am just starting out, and that I should take some lessons, and look at other peoples work, etc. I'm all for critique and suggestions to better my work, but this was unsolicited and in my open gallery. Has anyone else faced this kind of negative approach to your work? Is this common that other photographers might be so threatened by other people and their work that they feel it necessary to seek out websites of others and arbitrarily comment negatively on what they feel to be less than their own standards? I did lock down my commenting so that now I need to approve all comments, but I have to admit that I was a little taken back by this action... Worse yet, he has me questioning my own abilities!!!! Geeeeez, what a way to make someone feel good.