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May 27, 2015 at 11:22 am in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #25580
Can we all take a moment to appreciate the steaming pile of turds I just found via Ooh La La Boudoir? One of the subjects is also a “photographer” and has her own Facebook business page.
She is all about cramming “LIKE MY PAGE!!!” down the throats of her viewers. As if that wasn’t tacky enough, lets look at some of the photos…
Selective color and clearly no thought was given to the safety of this child:
I don’t know what’s worse. The pop up flash or the white balance
Yeah, we really needed to watermark “PROOF” across this one. Because, you know, so many people are going to want to download and make prints of this blurry, disgusting mess:
“Polarized” And lets not overlook the double watermark:
https://www.facebook.com/442976695735654/photos/pb.442976695735654.-2207520000.1432739951./600412503325405/?type=3&theaterMay 20, 2015 at 10:12 am in reply to: Am I a Fauxtog? #25529
Worst Case, if you click on one of the 3 images the OP posted, it takes you to her flickr account. The images CC posted are hers as well.
That said…The couple sitting on the bench is my favorite. You have some great shots, some “ok” shots, and some that I would not display at all. The image with the birds flying against the blue sky is one that I would remove entirely. It isn’t a strong shot. The subjects do not take up enough of the frame to make it seem like an intentional shot.
Overall, I see some great potential here. Eliminate the tacky hand-heart poses, please. You only have one, but that’s one more than I would like to see 😉 You seem to have a decent grasp of exposure, dof, and composition.
If you’re looking to get into portraiture, I would say practice some more to build a strong portfolio of those types of images. Right now I’m mostly seeing wildlife and sports shots. People who are looking for a portrait photographer aren’t going to be wowed by photos of cats and horses because that is not what they will be looking to hire you for. Best of luck!May 1, 2015 at 6:38 am in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #25480
Tag line for Mr. T Photography: “I pity the fool who hires me to do their photos!”
Hopefully someone will see what I did there 😉February 9, 2015 at 1:21 pm in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #24849
“Hey honey, remember our wonderful wedding day at the bus stop with the lovely garbage can”?
(cannot stop laughing)February 2, 2015 at 3:19 pm in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #24796
Today, I present to you, Dean Moten-Photography. Don’t you just love that he hyphenated “photography?” Found him through the page of a band I follow and looking at his page made my eyes bleed. Ok, not really, but it’s pretty effin bad. For example…
Aside from the poses being completely awful, if you’re going to use a cloth backdrop, at least have the decency to iron it:
Blurry event photos make you feel like you were really there! If you were drunk off your bum…
Sepia toned wedding photos with pop up flash, for that touch of fauxtog class you crave:
Found in an album called “Models for Hire” and based on the examples, no one will ever hire these models:
https://www.facebook.com/Dean.Enterprises/photos/a.492337197573211.1073741832.491061987700732/494955563978041/?type=3&theaterJanuary 27, 2015 at 10:05 am in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #24588
Guys, you realize that responding to anyone with a username like “misstiffanybaby” is going to be like talking to a wall, right? Just another fauxtog hack or friend of fauxtog hack who thinks they know it all just because they got their brand new Nikanon 1500d xti for Christmas and read some quote somewhere about how photography is all about vision and passion and anyone who says you have to learn the rules is a stuffed shirt.
Reading misstiffanybaby’s posts was akin to having my teeth drilled. Every other word being “yall” did make me laugh (in-between facepalms), though. Actions will be taken by the law for slandering these “businesses?” Yeah, ok. We’ll just wait over here while the owners of these “businesses” file their police reports and then go through the questioning of why they haven’t registered their business or filed any kind of taxes for it…Seriously, good luck with that.
Final thought; perhaps you should learn to speak, spell, and type properly before you come into a forum that consists entirely of real professionals who are sick and tired of losing business to spoiled little brats with entry level cameras and accuse them of slander. Why? Because, to us, you look like an uneducated bimbo who is trying to play with the big leagues. Go back to your fauxtography and your $25 mini sessions. And god forbid, don’t forget the selective coloring!!!January 8, 2015 at 8:38 am in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #23653
Today I leave you to ponder the horror that is Traci Brock Photography.
Grainy box of joy:
Instagram duckface senior:
Ominous wedding day stop sign:
Wedding dress hung from a public bathroom stall:
I could go on, but I would prefer to keep my vision.December 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm in reply to: camera reviews: what's best for the job? #23377
I agree with MJWC1. Seems kinda fishy that after 3 years of working with a professional who is supposedly regarded as “one of the best in this town,” you have acquired no knowledge or skill from said photographer. In addition to acquiring nothing from this photographer, you apparently are not benefiting from the online classes you said you are taking. And how is it even remotely possible that you don’t know anything about lenses??!?
Basically this is what I get from the OP: I just got this 50D and I started a “business” page on Facebook, but then I saw this website and I’m afraid I’ll end up on here one day, please tell me that this equipment is OK so I can feel better about charging people for the crap I churn out.
Too harsh? Too bad.November 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #23230
@ picstop : My eyes are burning…
@ bananaslugs: Fun wedding photos are ok, but pretending to strangle your sister is tacky, not funny and definitely not cute. They could have just made goofy faces or did something else that didn’t include………that.November 21, 2014 at 9:23 am in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #23215
Nothing brings families together like fauxtography, strangulation, and signs naming parts of female reproductive systems.
https://www.facebook.com/188171344016/photos/a.10152730689639017.1073741832.188171344016/10152730689674017/?type=3&theaterNovember 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #23105
@zaps: The link you posted screams faux to me immediately. The logo is exceptionally amateur and the site is clearly not professional at all. The separate gallery links prove that. As soon as I clicked on gallery 1, there was music playing. That sends me running immediately in the other direction. I hated the site, so I checked out the Facebook page. Not much better. Over reliance on photo actions and filters, strange vignette blur on a lot of the photos, very little grasp of composition, train track photos, selective coloring…I could go on. Look elsewhere to get your family photos done.November 4, 2014 at 11:16 am in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #23020
@bigmama6: hahaha! She is a piece of work, alright. Take time to learn the field? Nope, jump right in and start charging.
@jembean: What you said about her taking herself too seriously and truly believing she is a pro is exactly why I posted her a few pages back in the first place.
Seems like the only people who hire her are family and friends. I see the same people in the photos over and over. Lastly, who puts their zoo trip photos on their “professional” page? Is she hoping that her next clients will be a family of giraffes?October 30, 2014 at 2:41 pm in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #22996
I am genuinely curious how this idiot gets so much business (prices aren’t cheap, weddings start at $1000).
Wtf is this!? Is it supposed to imitate comic book style art? I just don’t know
Awkward posing and terrible white balance. Or maybe it’s supposed to look like that???
Missed focus entirely. As in, nothing is in focus
The groom looks like he came down with a case of plague because his skin is turning purpleish
They’re ALL like that. Either the focus is off, the composition is weird, or there’s some crappy wanna-be artistic filter thrown on the photos. I really hope at least SOME of these people asked for their money back.September 29, 2014 at 10:53 am in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #22524
Togs who avoid taxes and insurance have no business (no pun intended) being in “business.” If you’re not willing to go the whole way to be legit, then please just return your gear to the local big box electronics store where you got it and take up a different hobby.
I completely agree with everything you said, picstop! People think that photography should be cheap because, in their eyes, all the photographer does is show up, take some photos and go home to upload. Fauxtogs like Maria Ann and Simply Sweet (mentioned on the previous page) aren’t helping to break that idea at all. All they see are dollar signs so charging $300 for a wedding seems great to them because it’s $300 more than they had before. And the more and more brides/clients see grainy, out of focus garbage, the more they will think that is the norm and REAL photographers will continue to struggle.September 29, 2014 at 9:12 am in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #22517
Glad to see I’ve found some like minded folks 😉 And I love how Maria Ann is trying to make it look like she’s shooting for free (presumably so she can defend her crappy work to anyone who calls her out again) but then once you scroll down a bit, surprise! Not free.
So as I was punching typical fauxtog business names into the Facebook search bar, I came across this beauty. We’ve got it all (except for selective color I believe) ladies and gents! Missed focus, overly shopped glowy eyes, poor wb, terrible composition and a winner of a name to boot: “Simply Sweet Photography.” Kill me now.
Giant floating head and glowy eyes emerges from the trees:
I really hope the bride and groom didn’t pay for this mess of grain and awful:
This is just frightening. I’m sure this child is actually lovely in real life, but we would never know it since she looks like an evil blueberry wearing a hat:
Typical Pinterest rip off and terrible composition again:
Grey water and blown out sand always make a great back drop for family photos:
I’m just gonna stop now.