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  • #20222
    Trainwreck
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    Very interesting read Doc. Thanks for posting this.

    #20674
    PhotogSlayer
    Member

    I’ll bring some interesting stuff to the table.. I’ve been fighting the hacks in the area for work, and it seems the prospects are flocking to the $100 “fauxtogs”. Feast your eyes on this disappointing wedding, which I hope the couple realize what a mistake the choice of picture taker they have chosen.

     

     

     

    Numero uno see this- http://jennifermotzphotography.pass.us/juliaandmike/i-yQx91112909200

    Then see the rest of the tragedy here- http://jennifermotzphoto.com/wedding/wedding.html

    And the whole redundant gallery here – http://jennifermotzphotography.pass.us/juliaandmike/

    Expose more of these hacks.

     

    #20675

    http://jennifermotzphotography.pass.us/juliaandmike/

    Seen worse.  That gallery looks like she dumped her whole card into it so someone could decide which photos they want.  For someone who graduated from a college Fine Arts program with an emphasis on Photography, she seems to have some difficulty matching flash with ambient light.  Three years ago, she got a brand new Canon 60D.  There doesn’t seem to be an update saying she got lenses or a newer camera since.  The most recent post in her blog seems to be almost a year old so perhaps she doesn’t tell her blog everything that’s going on.

    I don’t think her photos are awesome, or even very good, but there is a consistency and things seem to be in focus.  I don’t think she is bad enough to rate a Fauxtographer title.

    #20676
    PhotogSlayer
    Member

    What ever title you would like to assign, however she should NOT be taking anyone’s money for service she can’t deliver. I don’t allow my clients to go through my entire image cache unedited to select from some shots I didn’t intend to be seen. Be your own best editor, and delete the shots for exposure, those that are clearly not for your clients eyes.

    #20677
    PhotogSlayer
    Member

    Add on comment; Her shots are soft, and she’s shooting hi iso to compensate for the kit lens she’s using. People shouldn’t be subjected to paying for work like this.

    #20679
    Bill
    Member

    I started writing this not realizing that I had to scroll down to see the whole slough of photos that were on her site. I’ll agree with you there PhotoSlayer, I self edit before showing the entire card to the client. I do sometimes show them ones that I deleted just in case there is one that they like that I did not, but only if it is sharp.

    My guess is that maybe the church had a “no-flash” policy, because not only was she shooting at ISO 1000 a bunch of times her shutter speeds were really slow, down to 1/30″, that would cause some softness.

    I did see a lot of crooked shots, harsh flash or lighting issues and color values all over the place, so I can see why you were calling her out. But think about it, $100 for that many shots un-edited, not a bad price, who knows, maybe that was in the contract.

    #20681
    PhotogSlayer
    Member

    Bill, my apologies about the $100 thing.. I use that as reference to most hacks as their level of work, and the typical dollars they list a service for, $100-750 range etc.. I’ll clear this up, that she charged $800 for this wedding. And the Armbruster Chapel/Funeral home has no restrictions on flash. I’ve sold their venue space a few times, and very aware of any rules etc.. This was just a sad day in the photo department.

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    #20696
    JT70
    Member

    This one is actually insulting her clients by basically saying they are all poor?  Her Facebook page ha a merry little clan of “likers” who wouldn’t know a good photo if it smacked them in the face.
    BUT.
    Buisness is apparently booming for this fauxtog

    http://www.anymemorycaptured.co.uk/

    Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/StickandStones1?fref=ts

    She doesnt like being questioned on photography either and has deleted many a query.

    Yet the suckers still pay up.

    #20871
    Bill
    Member

    With that Stick & Stones, 2 out of 3 of the positive comments are from the owner and the admin of the facebook page. Not very re-assuring there.

    #20873
    Bill
    Member

    @PhotoSlayer – no worries at all. I completely understand, now that you cleared that up, the $800 for that, is way too much. I like the $100 better, meaning that is all she should have charged.

    My first wedding went horrible (IMO), but I still was able to provide the wedding couple some very good shots. Not to make excuses, but I had mixed lighting and a no-flash policy, but I learned from my mistakes and built upon it.
    From the looks of her output, she needs some work to be able to justify the $800 price tag.
    IMO, it looks like she did not take the time to set her camera settings before the ceremony started, but that is just a guess.

    #20906
    JT70
    Member

    The Sticks and stones one , she has only done work for her friends. They wouldnt know a good photo if it slapped them in the face.

    #21331
    PhotogSlayer
    Member

    I’ve struck gold in the “faux” arena. The girl is claiming she’s never been so busy, but I just don’t understand. Give a quick look.

    https://www.facebook.com/Alwaysnforeverphoto  and  http://www.alwaysnforeverphotography.net/    just horrible mistakes made throughout.

     

    What is this? http://500px.com/photo/79834553/always-by-cy-borg?from=user_library

    Where’s Waldo? Uh I mean the dress.. http://500px.com/photo/79834557/always-by-cy-borg?from=user_library

     

    What is this? http://500px.com/photo/79894645/always-by-cy-borg?from=user_library

    #21353
    inkh3art3d
    Member

    You are a real bully, Slayer! I mean, linking us to her page on here is one thing, but you’ve taken it too far!

    Her work isn’t stellar,but the majority is loads better than what we see on the front page! Yes, she needs to cull down what’s on her FB, but you have no right to post her work (yes, that’s what it is!) on Flickr.

    You’ve made her put a bounty on you! it probably only bolsters your pride, though.

    https://www.facebook.com/Alwaysnforeverphoto/posts/894063883956303

     

    #21355
    PhotogSlayer
    Member

    Hi Ink,  if I’ve offended you actually I’m sorry for that.  I’m not proud..  I’m upset.  Years ago before gear and hi res mobile devices were available,  people relied on pros to get work done and done with respect to the industry.  You either put your head and heart in the game  or stay out of the industry.  People like this need to be informed of their horrible work.  I posted on 500px to get reactions from potential peers and gather some raw data compared to my thoughts.  You saw the FB post,  they don’t KNOW their bad and where the horrid mistakes are.  I retain  my anonymity here and on Facebook to help vent frustration.  I don’t have 20+ years in my craft to just let this happen.

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