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mistiffanybaby….I’ve had a go at poor Aleah before.  Near as I could tell, she only charged for some Christmas photos with another photog.  Are you telling me she charges for everything she does?  IF so, then yes, even though her “about” says she considers herself a photographer in training, then she (and you) need to accept criticism for her work.  Now, not everyone will like every photo but that’s not what I’m about.  I’m about the photo that is really just bad, technically or subjectively.  For example, let’s look at this one,


with 33 likes.  While it is a cute shot of the kid, am I really asking so much for it to be in focus?  Do you know how easy it is to get a shot like this in focus?  So, the most basic thing, focus, is screwed up, the photographer is delusional enough to think it’s great, enough to think it should be public, and 33 delusional people on FB urge her to produce more doo-doo like this by “liking” it.  THAT’S what I’m talking about.  There is pic after pic with the same problem.  And that’s not the same as a “soft” picture.  When focus is on the child’s shirt and not on the eyes, time and time again, that’s a faux or at least someone in denial or having issues learning.  I don’t think too many people took perfect pics from the get-go, but sooner or later you have to figure out what you’re doing wrong and stop it.  Sadly, many fauxs are “photo blind” and don’t see anything wrong with their pics and that’s that.  You would be better telling Aleah that she has some problems she might want to address instead of “liking” her and maybe she will be one of the ones to actually want to improve her photos if she is still learning and avoid photos like this


Just a simple and basic thing like white balance could have made this pic a tolerable basic shot of the couple and their kids.  I know she can do it because,


and while not a stupendous shot, at least her dress isn’t so blue.  Sorry but that’s one of my pet peeves is the “blue wedding dress”.  Unfortunately, she also missed focus yet again.  Sigh.

I’m not going to go on and on over this but tiffany, you have to realize that the thing that drives me nuts at least, is that many people can’t see a bad pic from a good one.  You don’t have to be a great or even good photographer to tell if a pic is crap.  But some people just don’t get it.  Trust me, Aleah is not that good.  That’s not to say she can’t get better.  That is really up to her but people telling her she rocks will encourage her to stay at the level she’s at and that’s doing her a grave disservice.