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  • in reply to: Wanna see serious Fauxtographers? #8332
    EMTChris
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    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.

    in reply to: Fauxtographer running rampant #7937
    EMTChris
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    Anyone who has an “Instagram Photos” folder on their professional photography website probably should just be ignored. You can do some cool and creative stuff with Instagram, but about 90% of people with Instagram just snap pictures and throw on a filter. (Which, I happily admit, I do also. Because my Instagram is about snapshots, not photography.)

    in reply to: Wanna see serious Fauxtographers? #7936
    EMTChris
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    why you get someone like this, who thinks you would want to pay money to have clip art pasted on your child:

    The real problem is, of course, that there are TONS of people who seriously will pay money to have Fauxtogs take horrible photos of them, their children, and their family and then edit them even more horribly. That’s why places like Picture People inside Walmart stay in business – people will pay to have selective color done, and horrible white vignettes added and all that sort of thing.

    This Fauxtog at my local military base (Fort Drum, NY) was holding a contest to win a free session on one of the local Fort Drum websites. The contest ended up getting pulled for unrelated reasons but LOADS of people signed up to win and she is bragging on her page how she got more than 80 new likes. She’s doing every fauxtog trick in the book.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Memory-Lane-Photography-NNY-LLC/531267200237805?ref=ts&fref=ts

    Unfortunately, everyone thinks that if you own a nice camera, you’re suddenly a photographer – and there are enough young military spouses out there to pose as photographers and enough young military spouses who think that’s a great way to inexpensively get nice pictures done, so they do keep them in business. Fort Drum Area Events, one of the local pages, does a post on Facebook every week asking folks to plug their business and 99% of them are photography “businesses”. Some of them are good but most of them are complete crap.

    And people wonder why I only do photos as a HOBBY. 😀 I just like taking pictures.

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