March 6, 2013 at 8:37 am #7583
mein eyesus are burning precious we must burnsus its photos!
(in reference to penny photography)
p539March 8, 2013 at 10:12 am #7621FauxFightersParticipant
Got another Faux on the hook today! This one is Kathy’s Creative Photography:
Right out the bat she’s got her full price sheet listed in her info. $400 to shoot your wedding! You get way less than what you pay for though. I must also say that this lady is so lazy, or just doesn’t understand Facebook Albums, that most of her Albums are simply titled “Untitled Album”. I guess the pictures speak for themselves as to what the event is?
First album up, its untitled of course, but the description says her husband gave her room for all her photography gear. So check it out!
Interesting that all of her photo gear is a bunch of props and dresses. I don’t see any actual photography gear, except for two backdrops, one of which looks like the back of an abandoned building, and one light stand with what appears to be just a normal light on it. Not a strobe, flash, or speedlite, but just a regular house light. And even though its her studio, most of the shots are blurry, out of focus, and some show white balance problems.
Now we move on to a wedding set. Ohhh, I can’t wait!
The fauxtographer herself in action. Hard to see because its very underexposed.
The groom anxiously waiting. I love how she captures the people playing in the ocean behind him, while he looks away from the camera towards his bride to be coming down the stairs.
The bride blurry coming down the stairs. Major light issues continue. Her face is barely visible.
I love the gentleman walking behind them, so we have his pants and shoes in the shot. I also love the comment on this photo:
“This is a very nice moment captured of two people in Love, what a great photographer!”
Ummm, yea. Here is another great moment caught by this faux that is so underexposed I can barely see a damn thing:
Moving on to family fauxtos:
A great blurry family in front of a blown out background is “my favorite” too.
Another blessedly blurry shot with no definition and obviously not enough light.
Even a blind monkey finds a banana sometimes. This is easily the best shot of the set, but the bar hasn’t been set very high.
Senior Photos as seen by a Senior Citizen without their glasses on.
Summer, blown out by excessive light on the face and another blurrific shot, even with all that light.
Another wedding album! Thank God it appears that this was just a guest with a camera and they have real photos taken by an actual photographer.
Smells like fauxtog.
All the people commenting on how great this shot is must be hipsters. That is the only way anybody can like this shot.
This picture and the comments on it are what is wrong with fauxtography these days. This picture is NOT good. Not even close. Its underexposed, with tons of noise, I can’t see the grooms face and only can see part of the brides. Plus to top it off Kathy put a shitty vignette around it. Yet even with all that is going against it, she has people telling her what a great photo it is.
The Headless Help, I guess? Anyways, I could go on for hours with this one. This shit is BAD.March 8, 2013 at 10:38 am #7622
wow, those are the worst ones yet.. Do blind people hire wedding photographers?? Apparently they can’t see the end result.. I could take better pictures with a Polaroid instant print and a blind fold o_0.. what’s worse is she’s putting references to ‘photography’ on her page, i’e, the dial guide “humor” and then there’s this on a horrible fo’tography page: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=450642321655970&set=a.158795394173999.41682.146202692099936&type=1&theater
:[ mein augen sind kaput
p541March 8, 2013 at 11:53 am #7624fstopper89Participant
I think she must have shot Don and Michelle’s wedding as a guest, and then got all those “wow your photos are great!” comments, and decided- BOOM! “I’m ready to shoot a wedding for real!” I cannot believe people posted that those are amazing photos. Furthermore, almost ALL of her images are out of focus. She has some beautiful locations and it’s a shame she couldn’t use them to her, or really her clients,’ advantage. And she posts all those shares of camera humor (like FF mentioned) but none of it appears to apply to her… she is probably shooting on auto, and it doesn’t even look like her photos came from a DSLR. Some of the wedding photos look like they came from a cell phone! And $50 for a mini session with a disk? Another faux totally undercutting the real photographers.
Honestly, it baffles me how many fauxtogs get consistently VERY blurry photos. Even if they had it on full autofocus it should not turn out like that. I occasionally get photos that are slightly oof due to camera shake, but they end up trashed. And that’s why I typically take a few photos of each pose.March 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm #7625fstopper89Participant
I just remembered another fauxtog who I used to know personally. She’s literally crazy, but that’s a different story. A couple years ago she got a Nikon 1 camera as a gift, which I think isn’t much more than a really nice point-and-shoot with interchangeable lenses (correct me if I’m wrong). So she started a FB page called “Fierce Photography” (which I can no longer find, oh well). She posted asking for a bunch of girls and guys with tattoos and piercings to do a large photoshoot with. The profile picture for her page was a really alternatively-posed nude woman in a suitcase, CLEARLY not an image she shot, and you could see a watermark partially cropped off. Her photos were awful, blurry, oof, etc. and people started “liking” her page due to the odd subject matter (Think, large-busted girl wearing a corset and fairy wings, covered in tattoos and 20 facial piercings, pretending to ride a wicker deer living room decor piece like a horse, with an old school map hanging on the wall in the background- yes, that was one photo). Then, she started advertising for senior pictures. She stole a few of my locations in town for her pictures, and used some kind of editing program to make the backgrounds appear posterized and did a lot of selective color and writing the person’s name right on the photo. It was bad. I actually was reminded of this today when I saw the profile picture from one of her friends, who used the photo she took of her in her senior album. I’d link it but it’s to a personal FB page so I’d rather not. Well, on this fauxtog’s personal FB page she wrote “People better start liking my new photography page or I’m seriously gonna start deleting people off here!!!!!”March 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm #7626sethParticipant
hahahahaha now that’s what I call marketing!March 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm #7628CamParticipant
The gullible fauxtographer of NZMarch 9, 2013 at 9:44 am #7630GerblesParticipant
My favorite from the NZ fauxtog: I call this one “Get it Gurl!”March 10, 2013 at 12:26 am #7631sethParticipant
They say, “Until I make enough money to get the equipment I will be taking the pics with a digital camera. Editing them and then u can tell me how many of what size u want and I can go to Walmart or wherever n print them all off for u.”
And he’s doing this by charging $30 per family session.
There’s really too many to point out, but let’s start with this one http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=122281361203330&set=pb.117083661723100.-2207520000.1362893004&type=3&theater
Really, need I say more?March 10, 2013 at 6:43 am #7632Worst Case ScenarioParticipant
My favorite from the NZ fauxtog: I call this one “Get it Gurl!”
That’s classic, who’d have thought that a pole dancing woman with her legs apart could be so unatractive…March 10, 2013 at 9:10 am #7633
I guess Hayden Himburg doesn’t know how to make her text wrap that lens, haha. niceMarch 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm #7636NellygurlParticipant
Got another UK one for you all
her page says SB Photography an extremely professional service which offers: This!!March 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm #7637poisonivyParticipant
A native of Oregon. She’s scammed a lot of people out of a lot of money. And claims she’s a pro just because her poor husband bought her a point and shoot.March 10, 2013 at 5:15 pm #7638cass335Participant
@Nellygurl What a great clone job on that one of the baby…I’m assuming it was an arm holding the baby up. If she is gonna go that far, why leave the rest of the wood floor, and cord.
Found this one on SB’s site as well. What goes through this persons head that they thought the should clone out dad’s head…..yet you clearly see his body holding up the kid?! Someone PLEASE put this “FAUX” on the front page. This is just so wrong to charge people for this! My only hope is this was a family member who didn’t pay and they just did the pictures for “experience”.March 10, 2013 at 7:01 pm #7641dstone81Participant
WOW that is all I can say. There are no words for that one.
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