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How to take really bad photographs (instructional)

 
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Feb 09, 2015 12:15 |  #1

1) Use poor technique. Why strain yourself and shoot from awkward angles when you can just get out of your car, and shoot from eye level???

2) Pay no attention to how bright the sun is... PhotoShop can fix it all!!

3) Just copy what everyone else is doing. Since when are creative arts about being creative?

4) Buy the most expensive camera, lens, and flash. MAKE SURE to tell everyone you are using the most expensive gear. There's no reason to read books or take lessons when you've "got the goods".

5) Spend as much time as possible criticizing others' photos. Don't worry what yours look like!

6) Make a ridiculously unprofessional "branding" for your photography, maybe try "Uncle Joe-Bob's Mind-blowing Captures"?

7) Build a network of others who also aspire to mediocrity!


In conclusion, I hope this helps you successfully take bad photographs. Please let me know if you find this helpful.
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Feb 09, 2015 12:32 |  #2

i've been thinking about making one of these about bad web design, all i have so far is:

1) use reversed out type or eye bleeding red

2) make sure your selfie on your "About" page is a bad link

3) Logos are overrated when it comes to making a lasting impression on a potential client, definitely don't use one.

4) ain't nobody got time for more than 2 pages

any other ideas?

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Feb 09, 2015 12:36 |  #3

davebreal wrote in post #17423703 (external link)
1) Use poor technique. Why strain yourself and shoot from awkward angles when you can just get out of your car, and shoot from eye level???


Whoa whoa whoa, get out of my car...?! :D


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Feb 09, 2015 13:47 |  #4

davebreal wrote in post #17423703 (external link)
Why strain yourself and shoot from awkward angles when you can just get out of your car, and shoot from eye level???

So that's my problem! You're saying I have to get a car?


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Feb 09, 2015 14:35 |  #5

marsaz wrote in post #17423760 (external link)
Whoa whoa whoa, get out of my car...?! :D

Stop the car???

I have a friend who has an impressive collection of photos of utility poles from various parts of the world. He'd take photos while in the passenger seat of a moving car, and his timing was so bad and so consistent that he usually managed to get a pole in the photo.




  
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