May 24, 2013 at 8:33 am #10027dstone81Participant
I completely agree with you BEG. I am still learning my art and will continue to learn. I refuse to charge anyone till I can produce consistant work. Most of my work is B&W though because of my color blindness I have a hard time with seeing the subtle shades of certain colors. But in her photos I could tell right away that they were aweful. And the B&W she did with the baby’s face was absolutely the worst. Sorry but you don’t blow out the face so much that you can’t see the details in it.May 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm #10048John is AwakeParticipant
I noticed that too when flipping through his “portfolio”. I’m glad you sent a message. Perhaps they will change their ways.May 24, 2013 at 11:51 pm #10064RizzoParticipant
okay. i’m almost hesitant to call this one a fauxtographer solely based on the amount of shoots and FB likes they do. BUT when looking at the photos, it’s a different story. you guys tell me if i’m wrong.May 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm #10077
@Rizzo: So, they aren’t that bad. Honestly I can see people paying for that. It’s by no means superb quality, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call them fauxtogs. They can certainly improve, but so can I. I’m not ready to call foul on that one yet. Bear in mind too, I’ve only looks at a few photos while at work.May 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm #10084
Now you guys have me checking craigslist for this stuff…
Check out the collages, and then that super awesome shine effect on the ring. No idea it wasn’t real! /sarcasmMay 25, 2013 at 7:44 pm #10103
Lord have mercy, look at what you’ve done! One more before I go home for the day…
Look at the last one… I think that’s one of the most awkward poses I have ever seen! I really hope that was the last outfit/location because it takes a while for jeans (and undies) to dry!May 26, 2013 at 12:42 am #10108RizzoParticipant
found three more tonight… i guess it’s the weather that makes fauxtogs come out of the woodwork or something?!May 27, 2013 at 11:39 pm #10163May 28, 2013 at 12:34 am #10165JimCParticipantMay 28, 2013 at 1:24 am #10168JonesParticipant
Shame, really. The befores aren’t even half bad! :pMay 28, 2013 at 2:40 am #10169PJ99212Participant
Who needs LSD? Just get photos enhanced by her!
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/486535_556710887683811_601902863_n.jpgMay 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm #10181cass335Participant
Did you see her wedding package prices??
“I can do package deals for weddings and receptions that we can work out when you contact me, but on average they will cost no more than $100 to $250
And I will post package deals monthly”
Clearly, she is over charging…
I never will understand why people think they need all these “enhancements”.
Just a little bit grainy…May 28, 2013 at 9:56 pm #10184
bahahaha that first wedding cake one you posted! Looks like some of the Russian Photo-shopped weddings I’ve seen floating around. Wow…May 28, 2013 at 9:59 pm #10185
@Rizzo I haven’t been on in a couple days so I figured I’d include my thoughts in one post.
The “Country Sheek” one I think bugged me the most. If you’re going to name your business, make sure the words are right. Country Chic was probably taken. Don’t misspell it so you can still use it! Come up with a different damn name! *twitch*
Her photos… I was one guilty of believing I could take pictures at high noon with nothing to diffuse them. I was guilty of telling a friend “I can’t see your face, turn toward the sun. Now hold those eyes open!” (High School… omg bad!) but I never sold that shit. I knew it looked wrong. Facebook, suuuuure, you can put them on facebook/myspace, whatever… but charging? Dear Lord NO! That little baby in her recent pictures, oh my word, so crazy cute… but as a mother, I would be so disappointed if I paid for those! She makes the baby look boring! Those big, beautiful eyes… and they look like mud puddles. So sad!
TL Photography: GODAWFUL GLAMOUR GLOW! Need I say more? Gag me.
Wait… there is one more thing…
CountryLife Photography: Borders… Borders everywhere. *Insert Toy Story Meme here* I actually stuck out my tongue and shuddered at my desk just now remembering them. wuhhh… <- that is the sound of my shuddering.
@RyanL: You know, that one of the family with the jeeps, if shot tighter and fixed WB (or even lazily done in a tonal B&W) could have turned out well. Not a bad family snapshot, but definitely not one I would accept from someone saying they’re a professional!
She has some serious white balancing issues. Everyone struggles with that at first, but man don’t post EVERYTHING you produce if it’s not right. I hate seeing the same photo in a converted grayscale next to the color one. Pick one. How hard is it to just pick one?!
And the edits… ugh… the edits.
Seriously, do people pay for you to actually use instagram for them? Because I want to find those people and keep them from ever reproducing or influencing youth. EVER.
When it comes to her pricing, I can’t understand how someone can even think they’re making a profit off of that nonsense. Even her pricing for frames is meager. Say she’s buying them from the dollar store, she’s not making a profit when you factor in time, pricing, taxes and gas.
And Yes, JimC, I did the SAME thing when I saw that one.
Hello Head, meet Mr.Desk.
….May 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm #10187
Yep, the Jeeps could have worked… if the saturation slider didn’t break off as she jammed it to the right! Maybe she just needs to invest in a calibration systems. I’m still rocking my Spyder 3, I bet they can be had for under 100 now.
But this …..this is hard to beat, this is pure art.
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