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January 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm #5478

Please add others you come across!

I’ve mentioned a few of these before, but these deserve special recognition. I don’t know how a person can pick up a crappy P&S camera, take all blurry photos, and call it photography. It just boggles my mind. And dear lord what they do with “Photoshop” or Piknik or whatever they’re using.

One of the local fauxtogs posted on her page something like “I’ll only be doing winter photos if you have an indoor location, or if winter is mild again we can door outdoor pictures.”

Another one says “I give the CD with all copyrights!!!!!!!!”

Bekka Gene:




Fantasy Memoria:



https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=481727435187460&set=pb.401576019869269.-2207520000.1357667911&type=3&theater (read the comments on this one!!)

Altered Reality Photography:




Zimbelman Photography:



January 8, 2013 at 11:03 pm #5480


The first one you posted will probably give me nightmares…
Anyway, hate to publicly bully these people, but here are some of the absolute worst ones I could find…






January 10, 2013 at 12:38 am #5489

Found another one. This woman was the former business partner of “Fantasy Memoria” and left to do her own business. Just as bad…





January 10, 2013 at 12:51 am #5490

Gag me with a spoon… another person asking for someone to take photos, and this one was suggested as being “an amazing photographer.” I have no¬† words to describe this atrocity.


From the looks of it, she wasn’t the hired photographer (judging from her position in the pews instead of in front of the church) She says “sorry about the blurry photos. In need of a better camera.”

January 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm #5492


@browneyedgirl ¬†- You’re killing me. ¬†LMAO @ your “Gag me with a spoon” comment. ¬†I think I would stab myself in the eyes if these are the best I could do, not start my own business. ¬†WTH is wrong with people. ¬†Seriously? ¬†Now you KNOW I want to add to this!!! ¬†One of the fauxtogs I sent you before, has started “copying” some of my pictures and started using locations that I have used and one is on private property and she didn’t even get permission. ¬†I know for sure because it’s my husband’s “shop”. ¬†Almost mad enough to message her!! ¬†He says he would love to catch her there in action and call the cops on her. ¬†Now that would be hilarious!


January 11, 2013 at 12:20 am #5498

I can’t even fathom what goes through these peoples’ minds…

Today a fauxtog informed me (via Facebook) that “Just because one may not have thousands of dollars worth of equipment or schooling doesn’t mean they are any less capable of taking great pictures. It’s an added benefit really. I know plenty of people that haven’t gone to school for photography or own a $3,000 camera, myself included, that do amazing work.” (She does not do amazing work, at all…) This was all in a discussion about photographers. All the fauxtogs of my town came on and got in defense mode at a comment I made (where I actually tried to remain tactful and didn’t single anyone out!) while the good photogs agreed with me.

January 11, 2013 at 10:54 am #5502

I have a Samsung Galaxy sII phone with 8 Mpx camera, and under the right circumstances it can take a really good photo.¬† The 4 mm lens is great for subjects that are only a foot or two away.¬† The screen is good too.¬† It confuses people momentarily though, when one photo is from the phone’s camera and the next is from a dSLR.¬† The photos all look good on the phone.¬† If you have good gear, you can take more kinds of photos with less effort.

Many of the photos at the links above would have been better if they were taken from the camera and left alone!  Some were just bad out of the camera and others were killed by the editing.

It boggles my mind that the folks at those links can get money for their photography.  It is definitely more about the business than the photography!

January 13, 2013 at 12:44 pm #5526



especially: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.954636688492.2303404.23111836&type=3



January 13, 2013 at 8:48 pm #5535



January 14, 2013 at 1:17 am #5538

Lol Beckie, this one has nipples showing! What the heck… https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=474670845903036&set=a.269573736412749.54797.264711053565684&type=1&theater

And those snowglobe templates are by Stacie Jensen Photography (she has a great site and is a great mentor), I like them, when done right… but she sold them for $1 so everybody and their mother bought the template and then used a photo that didn’t even work in a snowglobe setting. I’ve seen some done very well, those are not.

January 14, 2013 at 10:09 am #5546

Nipples not showing :(

Just shadows from a light lower than the top of her dress.  It certainly is a low cut dress on a well endowed young woman though!  A couple of the other photos are borderline risqué too.  The lighting does not do a good job of separating dress, gloves and roses; and the shadows are unfortunate.   Post was not done or was not done well.  There is something black between second and third teeth on her right side, and a blemish by her nose.  I wonder how the model really feels about the photo.

January 14, 2013 at 10:34 am #5547


I don’t get it. I feel like these people are being rude for charging. Especially the first one.

From her basement “studio”.



January 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm #5664


I am absolutely HORRIFIED and have no idea where to post this.. But… What is proper¬†etiquette¬†with this? From one photographer to another?
These photos just scare the heck out of me. The baby is uncomfortable and unsafe… I just can’t say enough – I saw the photos and I literally gasped as loudly as I could! I want to tell the dude ‘what are you thinking!?’… but how without coming across as jealous or uptight?



January 17, 2013 at 7:04 pm #5669




These are pretty sad looking! Be sure to look at her “digital backdrop” photos-¬†https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.233919143313.135442.232918573313&type=3

January 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm #5671


Capuchink, I understand where you are coming from on this one. When a baby is in danger you cannot just let it pass by, these pictures are obviously not composites and this baby looks incredibly young. If you see any more pictures like this do NOT hesitate to call child protective services. There is no reason, even to keep from looking jealous or uptight, to let someone continue to do this to children. Before this happens again, send the person a private message describing all the dangers that this baby¬† has been exposed to in this shot (nobody is supporting it, the pumpkin could have mold spores, the pumpkin could tip, the baby could fall out, just tell them everything) and that you advise them to never do anything like this again or you will have to report them (be descriptive about what they need to watch out for. they need someone supporting the baby or for the baby to be safely placed on a level surface. no breakable objects, etc). Document that message (take a screen shot once it has been sent) and take not of any replies. If they ignore you and you see any more images like that immediately document them (screen shots work fine) and contact child protective services and supply them with your documentation. It may sound like overkill, but trust me, you’d much rather sound like a nag today than find out a week later that they injured an infant.


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