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What are some of the worst professional photos you have seen?

 
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Apr 07, 2012 22:03 |  #1
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I saw this thread on another board and was cringing at some of the photos, awkwardfamilyphotos was one of the links and there are some "professional/studio" pics on there that are so bad it is unreal. It seems like every other person with a dslr thinks they can be a pro




  
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Apr 08, 2012 03:35 |  #2

Several years ago when I was thinking about finding a local photographer to assist for, I saw a local photographer's car with his website listed on the back window. I went home and looked it up to see what types of shots he took. Almost all wedding photos - biker weddings. It was also some of the worst photography I have seen. They all looked like the guy was just attending the wedding rather than the wedding photographer.

It was picture after picture of the same thing. Shots of the bride and groom leaving the ceremony, but the bride's face was hidden behind the B-pillar in every shot! (he could have moved six inches to the left). A lot of pictures of the crowd, but few of the bride and groom. They all looked like random snapshots.

Even if I could remember the site, I wouldn't post it here. But that was some really bad photography.


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Apr 08, 2012 06:27 |  #3
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It depends on what you mean is bad. One person's taste varies from people to people.

I know a person on another site who claims that his "macro" photos are great..to me, not so. All that person does is crop most of their photos, because of the magnification factor of the lens that person is using, its easy to claim that it is a macro shot :(




  
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Apr 08, 2012 06:37 |  #4

There are a few guys that show up on the local oval racing scene that shoot in a Program mode, have a big fancy website proclaiming they are award winning photographers, and yet every photo looks like a parked car, unless the camera decides upon a slow shutter speed, and then they have a blurry mess.

The sad part is they have with their low prices, determined the going rate for photography.


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Apr 08, 2012 07:13 |  #5

Haha the ones from our wedding! She had a great portfolio, references came out good. Just botched ours bad. She was too busy playing with her mf camera. Our friend that had her elan 7 and a nifty fifty took way better pictures.


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Apr 10, 2012 11:48 |  #6

About 95 percent of whats on Model Mayhem.


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Apr 10, 2012 14:19 |  #7

Anything in a printed magazine or product packaging that has obvious bad photoshopping. Especially bad composite images, those drive me bananas.

My day-job employer has recently begun carrying a line of electronic cigarettes, and the photos on the product packaging are SO BAD. They've photoshopped pictures of the e-cig into hands and mouths in stock photos that didn't have a cigarette to begin with. And they've done bad fake nail polish on the female model, in two different styles for two different packages - pink nails on the standard packaging, and black nails on the "edgy" packaging. Look, you can't just use the lasso and the paint bucket to change a person's nail color... it doesn't work like that :(


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Apr 10, 2012 14:26 |  #8

I see a lot of stuff in the magazines that I think is utter crap... Pop Photo especially... I remember a couple of months ago, I flipped through and didn't see a single image that wouldn't have been deleted from the memory card while still in the field...


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Apr 10, 2012 21:14 |  #9

Taste varies too much to say. However, one naturally expects more from more expensive work.


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Apr 10, 2012 21:49 |  #10

Usually from people with the biggest mouth about how much of a Pro they are.


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Apr 11, 2012 00:13 |  #11

Anything by William Eggleston.


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Apr 11, 2012 05:24 |  #12
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JakAHearts wrote in post #14241894 (external link)
About 95 percent of whats on Model Mayhem.


Not all are professionals though in the sense of what is on there




  
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Apr 11, 2012 05:25 |  #13
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irishman wrote in post #14245762 (external link)
Anything by William Eggleston.

Including this?
http://horsesthink.com​/?p=54 (external link)




  
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Apr 11, 2012 08:56 |  #14

400dabuser wrote in post #14246312 (external link)
Including this?
http://horsesthink.com​/?p=54 (external link)

Nice flowers, but did he have to push the saturation bar all the way to the right? :D


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Apr 11, 2012 11:53 |  #15
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djentley wrote in post #14246954 (external link)
Nice flowers, but did he have to push the saturation bar all the way to the right? :D


lol, considering it was film, I wouldn't be surprised of the resulting saturation




  
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