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    EMTChris, that Facebook page is a goldmine of faux practices. Well done. I haven’t gotten any work done because of it. Thanks. ;p


    We are prior military and we would see Fauxtogs everywhere. While I do eventually want to upgrade my camera to a DSLR, I want to learn everything I can about photography first with the camera that I have. While it isn’t a DSLR, it isn’t exactly your cheap 100 dollar point and shoot. It actually has a lot of the same settings and controls as a DSLR with a few minor tweeks. Like my camera has non interchangeable lense , but it does have a manual zoom and focus on the lense barrel like most DSLR’s. It also has a selecter wheel on top to adjust things like apature and shutter speeds and iso. In full manual mode I use that wheel and a few buttons on top of my camera and along the side of the LCD screen to change my apatures, speeds, ISO and adjust my white balance. With all of these options I feel it is a good camera to learn the basics and perfect them before I get a DSLR. And even after I upgrade to a DSLR I want learn everything I can with it before I ever even concider charging others for my photography. Which I don’t see happening for at least another 10 to 15 years from now. Also I would personally invest my money into better equipment waaayyyyy before I would invest in props, but then again the type of photography I like doing I really don’t need props because there are no humans involved. LOL


    I learned the basics on a Canon Powershot A510… google it, haha! In my first year of college I couldn’t afford a DSLR. the camera I had already had digital controls for manual functions, such as shutter speed, aperture, wb, ISO. It was 3.2 megapixels. after that camera Canon took those mock manual functions off of their entry-level point and shoot lineup. Honestly that camera was nicer that the Elph I bought 2 years ago. More options for the same price. while it in no way produced pro quality images, I did get some really nice nature close-ups with it.


    Oh trust me I know what a canon power shot A510 is. My grandmother in law has one. I started out with a compact HP point and shoot and then got a fujifilm finepix s700 and now I have a Fuji Finepix HS20 EXR. Over the next year or so I want to rent a few different DSLRs and Lens and expierment with them to see which ones I like best before I decide on which one to buy. I don’t want to drop major bucks on a camera and decide I don’t like how it feels in my hands.


    Its sad no one starts off with film anymore. Since your on the topic did anyone have a sony mavica? Lol it was less than 1mp and took floopy disks.


    I remember those. My grandma actually had one. She got it when I was in High school. I have shot with an old canon film camera but that was way back when I was in the 10th grade and I took radio/television and journalism. I used it a few times. I just don’t remember exactly which model it was.


    I should also mention my first college photography class actually was all film. I bought a pentax P3N on eBay and still use it for fun occasionallyWe had to shoot, develop and dry the film, and then make prints in a darkroom… very cool experience!


    I went to the Sony store to get a Mavica, and left without it.  A couple of weeks later I had a Nikon CoolPIX 5700, instead.  The 5700 was my first good digital camera.


    Kourtney Art And Design has some weird stuff and violates just about every “avoid this when taking pictures” suggestion. The Photoshop.. she is experimenting. Why it makes her public portfolio.. who knows?

    Here’s one I found in my area. She is another 20 something kid with a Nikon D200 and has no clue how to use it. (nobody take offense at my use of kid for a 20-something.. I am 48 and have been shooting for 30+ years).  I’ll start you here and let you explore: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=194516614005524&set=a.169519546505231.6962.104048769718976&type=1&theater


    Kourtney is supposedly a graphic arts student and some of her ‘work’ were class projects. I took some gd-related courses and would have failed with that junk. it really is a perfect example of what NOT to do in both photography and gd! And, she shoots her portraits with a PowerShot (words out of her own mouth, when I met her).

    Yikes… the one you posted… almost everything is oof and they look like snapshots.


    BEG (and Sarah):

    I started out with an Agfa Super Silette  see http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Agfa_Super_Silette, then graduated to a Canon A-1 (whoa, an SLR!) before graduating to an AE-1.  Ah, yes, the days of film!


    I started with a Ricoh Singlex TLS and still occasionally use it at reenactments. 🙂 I don’t shoot a whole lot with it because I don’t have the ability to develop my own film, but I do like it. It’s a lot of fun to shoot.

    The Nikon D40 is my main camera now, plus assorted lenses. Fits what I need it to do just fine.


    We have a couple of fauxtographers around our area too.  We live in a small town and its amazing when a really good photographer got remarried and moved up north, how many of the fauxtogtaphers came out of the woodwork.

    I am not sure when she looked through her camera lens what she thought was so cute about this pose!  On top of that, I believe the only thing focus is a part of her breast.



    What at all is adorable about this photo?  I am not sure what she uses to edit these with



    Here is one of her wedding photos, which I believe she actually charges $1200 for.  This is a lawsuit waiting to happen!   Should check out all her photos!!



    Here is another overnight pop up fauxtographer.  Not sure how this photo shows 100% happiness, do you?


    Prices like these I guess that tells it all!!


    Ok, that is my take on the fauxtographers in our town!! Why aren’t people just honest with them?  Don’t like something that looks like crap!!





    A couple of web pages I came across.  No photos.  This one has thoughts about fauxtographers:

    In DEFENSE of Momtographers Everywhere…

    And, if you shoot a lot, you might see yourself in this one:

    You Might Be a Photographer If…. (Hilarious)

    Worst Case Scenario

    ARRRGH! Can’t figure out how to make this a link. I hope you can all see this without having to be site members,


    WARNING! This is taken from a modelling website so routing around it will show pics of naked ladies!

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