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bsdunek
10-08-2009, 10:03 AM
This guy sure rubbed them the wrong way. I think he shouldn't have shown them the bad shots - I sure never do that.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/offbeat/100809_bad_wedding_photographs

Sirius Glass
10-08-2009, 10:10 AM
And he thought that any GWC can just machine gun it and something will come out.

"Whaddaya mean I gotta aim and focus!"

This is what happens when one goes with the lowest bidder.

ROTFLMAO!

Steve

Solarize
10-08-2009, 11:10 AM
And he thought that any GWC can just machine gun it and something will come out.

"Whaddaya mean I gotta aim and focus!"

This is what happens when one goes with the lowest bidder.

ROTFLMAO!

Steve

Apparently they paid 1,500. There are a lot of scammers out there!

malcao
10-08-2009, 11:13 AM
Everyone with a DSLR is a photographer, and if the photos turn out bad you can always fix it with Photoshop + plug-ins and 10 layers with mumbo jumbo to save the shoots. I'm sure the next release of PS will help you get back missing head shoots too.
When the price of one exposure is the same as 1000 exposures, then you know that most of the exposures are worth nothing.

Sirius Glass
10-08-2009, 11:28 AM
Apparently they paid 1,500. There are a lot of scammers out there!

For that kind of money I might just whore myself out as a wedding photographer!

Steve

Thomas Bertilsson
10-08-2009, 11:36 AM
Focus Schmokus - details! Gads, people expect a lot these days.

Colin Corneau
10-08-2009, 11:57 AM
Speaking of making it easier for hacks...

http://gizmodo.com/5374890/this-is-a-photoshop-and-it-blew-my-mind

bsdunek
10-08-2009, 12:33 PM
Speaking of making it easier for hacks...

http://gizmodo.com/5374890/this-is-a-photoshop-and-it-blew-my-mind

With that, we might as well shut off the lights and go home. There's no use taking any more photos, we'll just use what the world has and make anything we want. Sort of like 'Brave New World' music and 'feelies'.

mgb74
10-08-2009, 01:18 PM
For that kind of money I might just whore myself out as a wedding photographer!

Steve

Why would you say that?

I'm not a wedding photographer, but I certainly don't think that photographing a wedding competently is "whoring". Even doing it incompetently isn't whoring so much as it is lazy and deceitful.

You can make a credible argument that wedding photography is more craft than art, though some may disagree even with that.

alexmacphee
10-08-2009, 01:38 PM
This is what happens when one goes with the lowest bidder.

They didn't go with the lowest bidder. They paid 1450. They didn't ask cousin Henry with his new DSLR, they chose a firm called 'Fresh Images', advertising as specialists in Wedding and Portrait photography. They got ripped off by shoddy workmanship.

Sirius Glass
10-08-2009, 01:50 PM
Why would you say that?

I'm not a wedding photographer, but I certainly don't think that photographing a wedding competently is "whoring". Even doing it incompetently isn't whoring so much as it is lazy and deceitful.

You can make a credible argument that wedding photography is more craft than art, though some may disagree even with that.

You missed the point. I have shot weddings very successfully. I do not enjoy the hand holding and being told what to do ...
A short story of one of my experiences: While I was in college, one of the guys in the dorm was getting married. He asked me to be the photographer. Both he and his intended were of the hefty persuasion as were the members of both families and the guests. I was careful to not have any round or square objects in the background. When I printed the photographs, I tilted the easel a standard amount for all photographs so that everyone was elongated.

When I delivered the albums for the couple and one for each family they were elated. No one had ever photographed them so well! Everyone felt that I had finally captured the real them! I got so many orders for prints, that the one wedding paid for one year in college for me.
I enjoy photography at my own pace and enjoyment. I have chosen not to have photography as my means of earning a living. Hence I enjoy what I am doing. Why put up with all the pressure to please other people for money, when I can go out and enjoy myself.

Steve

Colin Corneau
10-08-2009, 01:56 PM
Some people need to, or choose to. Lots of room for all in this big ol' world

Slixtiesix
10-08-2009, 02:19 PM
Here is another article with more pictures. "Slyvia and Mark", I cannot believe it ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1218248/Newlyweds-win-court-battle-1-500-wedding-photographer-shoddy-pictures-include-missing-heads-car-close-ups.html

werra
10-08-2009, 05:05 PM
Cousin Henry might have done much better.
Can't help, but the whole story is funny as hell. So are the pictures :)

alexmacphee
10-09-2009, 05:02 AM
Cousin Henry might have done much better.
Can't help, but the whole story is funny as hell. So are the pictures
The photographer's website is currently showing as out of service. If it's up for sale, cousin Henry could have a go at going legit. He couldn't possibly be worse!

Prest_400
10-09-2009, 11:49 AM
Cousin Henry might have done much better.
Can't help, but the whole story is funny as hell. So are the pictures :)

It might be funny, but, heck; I'd not like that that would happen at my wedding.

Those photos look like made by a snapshooter. Jesus.

benjiboy
10-09-2009, 12:22 PM
This isn't news, it is happening all over the world all the time, there isn't any regulation of the industry, anyone can call themselves a "Wedding Photographer".

Chris Nielsen
10-09-2009, 12:38 PM
The photographer's website is currently showing as out of service. If it's up for sale, cousin Henry could have a go at going legit. He couldn't possibly be worse!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6283530/Wedding-photographer-defends-his-pictures.html

The company is apparently now out of business. The article also quotes him:

"I believe I am a great photographer, technically and creatively"

Yeah right

benjiboy
10-09-2009, 01:02 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6283530/Wedding-photographer-defends-his-pictures.html

The company is apparently now out of business. The article also quotes him:

"I believe I am a great photographer, technically and creatively"

Yeah right

He's a legend in his own lunchtime !

Wilcoxson, David L.
10-09-2009, 01:33 PM
Folks, I believe we've all been way too hard on poor Gareth. The bride and groom share some of the blame. They read the name "Fresh Images" and assumed fresh ment good. I say, "Not necessairly". For example, fresh piles of doggie doo (which coincidently, strongly resemble poor Gareth's photos) are not a good thing. He might actually believe poorly done photos are "fresh" and a more earthy way of capturing the moment. Maybe he's trying to start a new trend in wedding photography. He could be on the cutting edge of "Modern Crap".:)