April 10, 2014 at 10:10 pm #18246wtfParticipantApril 11, 2014 at 1:12 am #18247MendParticipant
I was browsing one of my local selling groups on facebook and came across this post
“I am a Teacher and Photography is my hobby. I am raising money for our adoption. I am willing to photograph weddings/ senior pictures or family pictures in and around the Portland / Clackamas area for cheap. a full day will cost 120 and a half day will cost 60. I will put all photos on a disk for you to have and print.”
Which i’m just thinking, well that seems like a good reason to go ahead and charge for your hobby. People are seeming interested, not surprised because of the price. I went through the comments to see what people were saying such, it was mostly people just asking about getting pictures done and some people asking for examples. The person doesn’t seem to have a page but she posted some pictures as examples.
After seeing those, i started to think that i’d just rather donate money to her for the adoption if i had money to give her than pay for pictures like that.April 11, 2014 at 3:36 am #18248Shaugn1Participant
Wow…I kind of feel bad for her!April 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm #18269BillParticipant
I don’t mean to be mean but I never understood why brides who are overweight tend to choose gowns that make their upper torso a muffin-top. It always makes them look more obese then they are.
I’m sure the gown is beautiful, but choose something that makes you look beautiful as well, not a deployed parachute.
I am in no way perfect, I can stand to loose a few pounds myself, but I don’t go around wearing clingy clothes or clothes that squish everything so that it is bulging out of the openings.April 12, 2014 at 11:55 pm #18272MendParticipant
It’s kinda the same of when pregnant woman who is on the heavier side wants to do a cute pose they saw a smaller pregnant woman doing and then not getting the same result. In no way trying to say anything bad to the heavier women, but think about what flatters you, not what the “in style” is. i see far too many, whether the client or photographer’s idea, maternity pictures that just don’t flatter the woman…..here’s an example of what i’m talking aboutApril 13, 2014 at 3:40 am #18273
Looking through this one’s photos, there are a lot of newborn shots and a few portraits I like. There are definitely some bad ones, though. It just throws me when she puts weird clip art in her images.April 13, 2014 at 3:58 am #18274emfParticipant
That hearts one looks like that crazy Fauxtography from Russia. I agree though, she has some nice newborns.April 13, 2014 at 4:11 am #18275fautox1977Participant
Here ya go:
Looking through this one’s photos, there are a lot of newborn shots and a few portraits I like. There are definitely some bad ones, though. It just throws me when she puts weird clip art in her images.
Do you honestly believe that this portfolio says “fautog”?
I think you should be more careful with the photographers you choose to put on this discussion. OK. So there might be a couple of photos you do not like, that does not make this person a bad photographer. Browsing through the portfolio I can definitely see progression and above average photography.April 13, 2014 at 4:39 am #18276
The photo I posted is worthy of the name “fauxtography”
the issue with this one in particular is that it was uploaded 8 hours ago. I don’t know about you, but this is a regression In comparison to most of her previous work.
i mean, what happened between this photo and just 8 hours ago?April 13, 2014 at 5:34 am #18278fautox1977Participant
For what is worth I think she earned the “Likes”
Although you might not like the editing and the addition of those hearts, the photo is not technically bad. I see correct skin tones and good exposure although it is a flat image.
Maybe this was a request as I do not see other similar photos in the 1000 or so photos in her profile. I do not know this person and I live in a different continent, therefore I have no interest in standing up for her. I do think that you are a bit unfair to her, especially compared to your FB page. She is obviously at a higher level.April 13, 2014 at 11:14 am #18283
update: these must have been prom minis. More are showing up on my feed:
https://m.facebook.com/home.php?refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F&refid=8&_rdr#!/pictureperfectphotographybysandia/photos/a.397218560365592.95842.168045443282906/621661401254639/?type=1&source=46April 14, 2014 at 3:51 pm #18304wtfParticipantApril 14, 2014 at 4:47 pm #18307PeterographyParticipant
Here is another.. one of my competitors on Craigslist 🙂April 18, 2014 at 9:35 am #18373petrockParticipant
Ok, this next one is so bad I think they’re seriously TRYING to end up on YANAP.
Let’s run down the page and check off the terrible-ness together, shall we?
Cut off head on the cover photo? Check.
Using bad grammar in the name of your business? “Park Photo’s”. Check.
Cutting off your business name in the profile photos? Check.
Ad to share tickets on a Bingo game app? Check.
Spammy posts wondering why nobody’s signing up for her mini sessions? Check. And we’re not even to the “photos” yet!
Ok, the photos…. blurry, grainy, unflattering, badly cropped, extreme diagonal angles, no concept of lighting, unnecessary vignettes, cheesy borders and “special effects” (including some bad spot colors and ultrasound photos pasted onto pregnant bellies), plastered with a big ugly watermark… Check, check, checkitty-check.
It’s like a smorgasbord of terrible photography!April 18, 2014 at 11:46 am #18375alexandraParticipant
^ that one’s beyond terrible. Not to mention they didn’t make a page, just made it as a person. Weird. Also, some photos near the end look like they were stolen…
Found some local ones this morning.
And this one. To her defence she’s not charging, but at this stage of learning, I wouldn’t recommend having a facebook page:
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