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I’m trying to come up with a reason for this back drop. Was it garage sale day at the¬†trailer¬†park?

  1. James says:

    Maybe he has a Twisted Sister.


  2. Mary says:

    i am sooo glad none of my photos have ended up here (yet), but i SWEAR i would learn from it if they did!! that said – i already have enough sense to know that image doesn’t even meet the criteria for being GHETTO FABULOUS!! i think my husbands tube socks could have a better thought process when it comes to that particular photo….. **facepalm**


    • Triguy30 says:

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  3. Mark says:

    It sure is colorful.


  4. Leda says:

    He needs a can of natty-lite.


  5. Rich says:

    Okee Dokee…


  6. Teresa says:

    It’s not just the backdrop–there is nothing right or correct about this photo!


  7. Kori says:

    Oh dear God.


  8. christa says:

    ha ha ha ha ha this HAS to be a gag photo, theres no logical reason for it, the only explanation for this ever existing is that its a joke!


  9. xenia says:

    I thought the point of this website was to post fauxtog’s photos? Not just random photos of friends taken by regular people. The giveaway that this is not a fauxtographers doing, there’s no big ugly watermark of some rediculous business name, or any editing.. at all. I wish I had such a sweet slip cover for my couch.


    • Earguy says:

      Agreed. It’s very possible that there’s a story behind it. Or people who know this guy, know that *this* photo captures the real *him.* It’s *his* place, that ugly comfy chair defines him. It’s part of his character.

      I’m fine with this as a snapshot. If it were a professional portrait, I’d have issues with lighting more than anything else.


    • Mark says:

      Agreed. In my opinion the couch cover is hideous, but it looks like your typical family snapshot to me.


    • kdm020589 says:

      I actually submitted this picture. It was from a “facebook” fanpage of a friend of mine. This was the photographer “styling” a shoot. I am dead serious!


  10. Anonymous says:

    Its just a crime scene picture taken by the forensic squad, not the work of a psychographer.


  11. Dave says:

    Not a shot I’d use in my portfolio, but to each his own – lighting is not great, but for a snapshot it works. If it were a portrait, I’d expect some of the background to be blurred – looks like it was shot with a P/S, not a DSLR – unless they were at f22.

    I don’t care about the couch (which is impersonating a pair of zumbaz)

    Let’s start focusing on the photo’s issues, not the subject or the location


    • Wes says:

      So ignore the subject and ignore the background/location. We’ll pretend that those are completely missing from the picture entirely. What’s left? Nothing in the foreground and nothing in the background, so what’s left?

      And you can’t just critique the lighting without acknowledging how it’s hitting either the subject or the background.


  12. courtney says:

    The funny part is, it’s not even a couch cover. Those are bed sheets. How do I know? I’m 15 & am laying on the EXACT same ones..


  13. Wsroadrunner says:

    BillyJoeJimBob had no idea how bad he’d screwed himself by calling his second cousins borthers sister a fauxtog….


  14. How clueless can they get says:

    What backdrop? It’s just a hick in his back yard. They probably cropped the keg and the steel bathtub full of hairy buffalo out of the original.


  15. Ann says:

    You know, the sofa isn’t even what bothers me here. It’s the table with the plant. Every time I look at this, I think it’s an inset photo because the tabletop looks like an “edge” to me. Then I wonder why they’d put an inset photo of pink flowers into a photo of a slob on a hideous sofa. And then my brain breaks.


  16. MarySmith says:

    whats wrong wit a lil splash o’ color? ROFLLLLLLLLLLLLLL And people actually get paid for this garbage…


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