March 25, 2015 at 3:50 pm #25270AnonymooseParticipant
Just stumbled across an ad for this local site… remember to scroll down and “have a look at some amazing photos done on our NIKON Pro Camera System”March 29, 2015 at 3:21 pm #25296fstopper89Participant
1. Pop-up flash
2. Bad grammar
3. Posts personal stuff to business page (she ran over a gigantic pile of 2x4s and got a flat tire… what?)
4. A bazillion cheesy props
5. White vignette
6. Poor concept of graphic design
7. Posts incessantly about all the lame new backdrops that just came in to the studioMarch 29, 2015 at 6:14 pm #25297MrsManiakParticipant
Ran across this one today. Saw this image https://www.facebook.com/CapturedMomentsbySD/photos/a.465067750264453.1073741841.177240002380564/592461474191746/?type=1 and out of curiosity looked up her pricing. $150 for a one hour session, delivering photos like thisMarch 29, 2015 at 9:04 pm #25301spanghewParticipant
Photos to really capture those precious memories of your baby.
https://www.facebook.com/606274366144373/photos/a.631483653623444.1073741830.606274366144373/641837072588102/?type=1&theaterMarch 30, 2015 at 2:21 pm #25304DonParticipant
Gotta love how her husband buying her a memory card is “spoiling”. That poor sap has to put up with her bugging him to buy her kit lenses and new Wal Mart Rebels every day, I bet.April 1, 2015 at 9:10 am #25316
For your entertainment
http://www.gofundme.com/femfatphoto for the best experience, Be sure to read the whole thing, and then follow the link to her facebook page she provides.April 1, 2015 at 10:04 am #25317picstopParticipant
“femfatphoto”…did she not think before coming up with this? The full name isn’t horrific but the short form is interesting to say the least.
I wish when I started my biz decades ago, that internet begging existed so that I too could have gotten strangers to help fund my business. Nice if you can pull it off and she’s already gotten a few hundred. I would recommend though that she hire a proof reader as it looks strange to write, and I quote, “Don’t let the term boudoir scare you away from letting me get my hands on a 15 year old”. Flinch.
I would also recommend that she remains in the studio.
and to realize that this angle is rarely attractive,
Good luck femfat, some of your boudoir shows raw promise if you truly intend to work hard to improve but this is definitely not your best,
https://www.facebook.com/femfatphoto/photos/a.1594987580745421.1073741856.1460738190837028/1594987597412086/?type=3&theaterApril 1, 2015 at 10:21 am #25318
The ones that show promise that you see may be of herself (unsure if another photographer took them, or if they’re self portraits. No watermark if I remember right, so they most likely aren’t hers). and/or taken off the internet. I had to tell her to clean up in the past, and havent looked closely in a while to see if they are all gone. I know she still has a profile picture of “herself” that is just a picture she found and cropped that’s still up. Other than that, after a quick scan it looked completely clean to me, so I could be wrong and just jaded from my past experiences with her.April 1, 2015 at 1:44 pm #25319emfParticipant
Picstop, that bit about getting her hands on a 15 year old??? WTH?
And then she goes on to say,
“I am here to boost everyones self confidence- Make you remember who you used to be before those stretchmarks marked their new terrotiory, who you were before your boobs met your knees, remind you that you are still that beautiful person behind those wrinkles or dark circles-”
Seriously? To acknowledge all of those things isn’t going to boost a woman’s self confidence, it’s going to make her want to hide under a rock!!April 1, 2015 at 7:48 pm #25323
“Seriously? To acknowledge all of those things isn’t going to boost a woman’s self confidence, it’s going to make her want to hide under a rock!!”
ah yes, but they will most likely still have the pleasure of having their pictures posted publicly 🙂 That’s the beauty of it.
Hahaha how many times have you saw a client/subject express how they didn’t like the photo, or how they looked in a photo, or “Oh no! I can’t believe you posted THIS one!” only to have the faux say something like “No! You look beautiful. Doesn’t she look great everybody?” It makes my skin crawl. Then all those times a client is tagged in a damn “sneak peek” (totally HATE that idea), but no likes, no shares, no comment… ummmmmmmm… get a clue people. When people are tagged (or even just when they are posted without a tag) in photos they like, they express how much they like them, or at the very least share them with others, make the picture their profile or what have you.
No engagement=no likey They don’t care though, because they are only doing it for themselves and not for the people that hired them. URGH!
When I got my first DSLR I took some pictures of two of my friends. My favorite of the day, the one that made me feel like I was THE best photographer in the world, the one that IF I had been hired and was in business would have surly made the cut for my port, the one that I took the most time and care with and had what I thought was the very best composition, the one I KNEW they would what hanging large on their wall… was the one they hated most. When they saw it (IN PRIVATE and not online for the whole damn world to see. JEEBUS!) one of them actually laughed and said “ewwwwwwwwww NO!!!! I look hideous!”. She doesn’t like her profile. Who knew?! I personally love her face, and feel her profile is gorgeously perfect. It was a learning experience and still IS to go through people’s pictures privately and get their honest first reaction to them. Even if it doesn’t end up being your business model to show privately and you choose to show in an online gallery of some sort… When you are first learning portraiture, and shooting family and friends, I think it’s really important to show what you made in person. Not just pop it online and make it all about youApril 2, 2015 at 9:27 pm #25328inkh3art3dParticipant
A Moment in Time 4 Photography popped up on my newsfeed today. Looks like they’ve paid money for FB views. Grrrrrreat.April 5, 2015 at 2:27 am #25340fstopper89Participant
#1: Boudoir. It’s supposed to be tasteful and empowering. Not making you look like a cheap stripper.
#2: They ALWAYS manage somehow to get the tree growing out of a head. Another one in this shoot had the fake background blur creeping onto the man’s face.
She posted two family photos in a photography group and I had to do a double-take as I thought someone was again posting random cell phone snapshots on the photography group.
On her page she said she just upgraded to the Canon T5i (except she wrote it like “T5 iii”) Upgraded from what? A point and shoot?April 5, 2015 at 9:46 am #25342picstopParticipant
“Im a amrture photographer whose just getting started. I take pictures that capture all the beautiful moments in life”
Well, at least she admits she is an amateur, just starting out. As a side note, I wish people would raise their literacy levels just a tad.
She definitely has a way to go and I hope she doesn’t fall into the same old rut where people think further education isn’t needed because they are being paid (that means I MUST be good enough).
As for the boudoir shots, I think my standards are too high as I don’t “like” them as much as her “fans”. This one in particular makes me gag a little, no offense to the lady in the shot…
FS89…the tree shot is no longer available but this one is there (I don’t know if it’s the same and for some reason maybe your link is not working)…
I’m also fond of the tree getting engaged to the bush,
And I see what you meant about the one with fake bokeh on the face.
Anyway, Smiths Falls, here is some advice from me in the other Falls. Learn how to focus your camera where you need it to do so. I notice quite a few shots where the focus is not on the eyes of people, like in the baby in the Easter shots. Are you using all those fancy focus points? Use one. You might also want to get down the the baby’s level if you do a sitting like that again. Shot after shot of this, https://www.facebook.com/923482497696831/photos/a.929338427111238.1073741833.923482497696831/929338750444539/?type=3&theater (which is also not in focus) is just plain awkward. A baby who just happened to notice mom and looks up and smiles is fine but all I see is someone trying to grab attention and you simply snap away. Learn how to pose the subject and how to pose yourself. That goes as much for the adults as the children as with this one, https://www.facebook.com/923482497696831/photos/a.949148021796945.1073741838.923482497696831/949148371796910/?type=3&theater You’re not doing the young lady any favours by making her nose look a foot long. Learning a little about white balance will go a long way to helping too. When the skin in one shot looks like liver failure then the next looks like a cadaver, you’re not doing your subject any favours. Your camera came with free software that allows you to adjust WB in post if it mucks up in the camera. You are charging $40 for 25 because you are starting out but you have to realize that there is more to being a photographer than just pointing a camera. Processing is part of it and that takes a little time. You need to be paid for that time. A lot of people don’t think so but every hour you are in front of a computer is one less hour behind the camera.April 13, 2015 at 5:39 am #25378Worst Case ScenarioParticipant
This guy has 41 years as a free lance photographer and uses a Vogue cover as his Facebook avatar, some of it’s okay, but why include these horrors?April 13, 2015 at 10:06 am #25381cameraclickerParticipant
Vogue has a cover archive, and that cover is not in it! Though, I only went back as far as 1942. That would have to have been a cover from around Aug. 2012, or 2013 since it shows the US price as $4.50 and the price went from $3.99 to $4.99 pretty quickly. It is amazing how their covers have changed with changes in technology and management. Country to country the look is different, too.
Before looking at so many Vogue issues I was going to say his photography was fine, but he needs a new and better retoucher. After looking at Vogue I think he would fit right in. They have lots of plastic skin too!
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