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Food for Thought: Chances Are You Suck

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My favorite section:

“Your Facebook friends, your Twitter followers… hate you.  Instead of taking ten seconds to say. “This doesn’t work. You need to do better”. They readily push that “like” button, because it’s easy and they hope to get the same from you, but also because they’re cowards.

They’re afraid of the internet mob. Nobody wants to get on the wrong side of a mob, so it’s easier to play nice. Go along to get along seems to be the secret to a happy online life.”

-Kenneth Jarecke, Chances Are You Suck

 

Love Mail From Alex

Dear Youarenotaphotographer.com,
In my opinion your website is perfect and just the right dose of medicine for fauxtogs and photographers alike. I am a photographer and I started my business late 2010. Now at first I did just think, ‘hey I’m good’ because 1 out of 20 pictures would be decent. Then my mother, who has been a photographer for about 15 years – 8 professionally – politely told me that I suck. So I started learning how to use my camera better, I looked online at other photography, and I spent hours with my sister trying to hone my photography skills.
Now I feel proud about my work and I have confidence that it is about 300% better then when I first started. I look back at some of my work from late 2010 and early 2011 and it is scary. I knew basic composition and lighting and figured that was enough but it so wasn’t.
I am glad for your sight because even if it does hurt feelings, it show the difference between crap and pictures worth buying. Where I live so many people believe that they can pick up a camera and – BOOM – business. Sadly, I was one of those and I feel badly. People of course will pay for cheap pictures not realizing that they are wasting money. Fauxtaogs steal pro photographers business and it makes it harder for us trying to run a business to create income!
Thanks again for a place for me to rant and have a few laughs,
Alex

Triangle Hands?

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I guess this is supposed to be a “heart hands” photo, but looks more like triangle hands to me, oh and the focus is awful.

Drink Up, If You Like Babies

Cheers? I don’t think I can drink to this. Not only is it a baby in a glass. It’s a baby dressed in a Christmas outfit in a cup, with an odd background.

Feet First

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Apparently disembodied feet are really hot right now, oh and date stamps of course, they’re…timeless.