February 20, 2013 at 9:44 pm #6957rodeoMember
Since for some reason my last post didn’t get posted :-/ Here is someone you should really be looking at… This girl gives professionals and those who are working at getting better a REALLY bad name, instead of bashing people like Exit 10 Photography and I have actually looked at all the links that have been posted yes some dont need to own a camera let alone charge for taking what they call photos, but when bashing someone for NOT using “spot remover” tool, you need to understand that not everyone wants their blemishes removed. I take plenty of photos of my daughter who is in her teens and she refuses to let me remove hers bc she says that they portray someone that shes not, so before you go in judge someone for something you don’t agree with maybe you should ask why they didnt do something instead of bashing them. And have you ever thought that they only reason you received any link on this site that you your self didn’t find on your own is because someone doesn’t like their work and wants them to feel bad. before you start harping on the good people you should be looking at ppl like thisFebruary 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm #6962February 21, 2013 at 9:52 am #6964kbeeMember
There are a lot of posts here that I don’t particularly agree with. I can see what the contributor is pointing out when they post something, but I might personally find it aesthetically pleasing. I’ve seen some real cruelty here and on FB – meaning nothing constructive – but the majority of this thread is useful for enthusiasts like me. A big hairy list of “what not to do”s. Feelings will get hurt, definitely. That’s what happens when someone is passionate about something. However, there’s a problem when someone is passionate but artistically lacking; what it does to the industry as a whole is another story.
I wish I could contribute the photos of the wife of a friend of mine, but I think she removed them. She was faux to the max. She actually took quite decent photos, but then defiled them in post by pasting crappy Curlz font in neon green over the top with inane phrases like “Baby love”, clip art and more. Photographers are not always graphic designers. (I’m working from the other end, with a B in Graphic Design moving into Photography.)
On a side note: the litmus test I apply to whether or not I think a photog is good is this: “Would I take these photos and file them away in an album, or place in a frame and hang on my wall? Will it stand the test of time or will I look back in 10 years and wonder WTF all that terrible white vignetting, neon text, spot coloring, insane blurring and unrealistic eye coloring is all about?” Because if I pay, I want something that stands the test of time. This is what photogs are for; snapping a shot in time to preserve memory. Many fauxtogs above, I would be surprised to see their work up on a wall in someone’s den somewhere.February 21, 2013 at 11:59 am #6966wololoMember
check out this guys heap of shit:February 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm #6967cameraclickerMember
Wololo, what gives you the impression Courtney’s photos are related to a photography business?February 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm #6968DaisyJuneMember
WTF? Courtney Smith doesn’t profess to be a photographer with a photography business.February 21, 2013 at 2:53 pm #6969stephagainMember
Gotta love some of these sets!February 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm #6971
Wololo’s post is exactly what I’m talking about saying people need to use discretion on what they link here. Courtney’s photos are merely some personal photos… not in any way portraying herself to be a portrait photographer. That link doesn’t at all belong here. So, if one of you go onto my personal FB page and find a bunch of random photos, many which were taken with my cell phone (which takes pretty crappy pictures now that the phone camera lens is all scratched up) and say that these photos are all a “crock of shit” or whatever? While I post lots of my nature photos and some portraits of my friends on my personal page, anything there isn’t supposed to reflect what I do professionally with my portraits for clients who hire me.
Nice, they can’t even spell “scheduling” right: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=609641135718223&set=o.537315529633516&type=3&theater
Uh, this is just awful. You’re supposed to tactfully hide the private parts of a baby, not slap clip art over them. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=544305475601188&set=a.544305392267863.123637.537315529633516&type=3&theater
I really had no clue who was who without the labels: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=544305778934491&set=a.544305392267863.123637.537315529633516&type=3&theater
People actually paid for this? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=540803905951345&set=a.540803239284745.123120.537315529633516&type=3&theater
K&B Love’s info says it all: “I starting taking pictures of my son and fell in love with this. I will do new borns, materinity, children, family, gradutations, weddings, and any holiday pictures.
call to scheduale today @…”
Is this the Southern Belle people were talking about? This one is a personal FB page style where they meant to make a page. I mean really? https://www.facebook.com/southernbelles.photography.3?ref=ts&fref=ts
Exit 10 has a handful of good images, but way too many also that are out-of-focus or not technically sound. Or, even good ones, with poor composition. A lot of her work is inconsistent too with the white balance and exposure, even within the same session. Every session will have a little bit different lighting situation, but you have to work with that right. She has a few sessions where it was very sunny out and the people have direct sun in their faces or harsh shadows. Easy way to fix that is to photograph them in a shadowed area, like the other side of a building or in a park with decent tree coverage. I’ve done that countless times. She has potential, but has too many flaws for me to ever want to hire her.
I agree with kbee. You should be able to produce solid work that people will be proud to display on their wall. Not something with a neon pink frame and words typed right on the photo, or something dark or out of focus. I just still can’t believe people will pay for that shit!February 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm #6972wtfMemberFebruary 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm #6974
^LOL totally the same photo I just linked! Yeah, how about next time learn how to do a composite to hide that.
Here’s a composite I did for that reason: http://www.flickr.com/photos/roxanne_elise_photography/7848778834/in/set-72157631202055522February 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm #6977
I don’t think this fauxtog understood the trend of putting a baby in a suitcase for a photo session.
Usually vintage suitcases are cute, not discount modern suitcases. Or a severely pilled fleece blanket. Or a food-stained bib. Or a hat with a pattern that completely clashes with everything else.
This page seriously is a goldmine.
Nice lazy spot-coloring to make the eyes look extra freaky!February 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm #6979February 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm #6980
Omg I want to comment “zombie apocalypse?” on this one! *Biting my tongue…February 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm #6981February 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm #6983
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