How can you identify a bad photographer?

9 years 6 months ago #114352 by Dori

DestinDave wrote: A lot of days I feel I can just look in a mirror and identify a bad photographer..

I can relate. :rofl:

Don't pi$$ me off, I am running out of room to store the bodies...

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9 years 6 months ago #114370 by Rob pix4u2
only the mediocre are always at their best

Remember to engage brain before putting mouth in gear
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9 years 6 months ago #114416 by Merethe
Am I the only one thinking that is one bad clerk badmouthing a customer? :catfight:

"Every time someone tells me how sharp my photos are, I assume that it isn't a very interesting photograph. If it were, they would have more to say."

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9 years 6 months ago #114421 by chasrich

Merethe wrote: Am I the only one thinking that is one bad clerk badmouthing a customer? :catfight:


Unprofessional at the very least, unless there was a firm friendship in place before hand. I would hate to think I might be the target for comments after I left.

“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light, I just make pictures… ” ~ Vernon Trent

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9 years 6 months ago - 9 years 6 months ago #114422 by DestinDave
No way, you good-lookin' Brit you!
(refers to Photobod's entry.. meant to quote it.. :unsure: )

Dave Speicher
I thought I wanted a career.. turns out I only wanted paychecks.
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9 years 6 months ago #114433 by Maria21
I for one think we are our own worst critiques, that being said I think a bad photographer is one who quits trying to do better in the very next shot.

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9 years 6 months ago #114453 by eryck
I thought this would be of interest considering the subject line of this topic

blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/07/are-yo...the-problem-with-it/

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9 years 6 months ago #114481 by The Time Capturer

eryck wrote: I thought this would be of interest considering the subject line of this topic

blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/07/are-yo...the-problem-with-it/


Interesting way to look at it...

Sure, practice makes perfect but, unless you learn from your mistakes, you are only perfecting your ability to fail.

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9 years 6 months ago #114516 by liam

Maria21 wrote: I for one think we are our own worst critiques, that being said I think a bad photographer is one who quits trying to do better in the very next shot.

i agree!

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9 years 6 months ago #114525 by Rocket Man
Photographers who claim to be experts (who aren't) and post ads on Craigslist


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9 years 6 months ago #114530 by Game Plan
Photographers who cut peoples feet or hands off in a family portraits


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9 years 6 months ago #114541 by adolphjohn
Photography is so subjective. I photography for my own personal satisfaction and learning. And I do like the technical side of it. Post processing can be relaxing and fun. I really don't care what others think (the older I get, the more I feel that way 'bout a lot of things), but do welcome constructive criticism.


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9 years 6 months ago #114545 by Rob pix4u2
I think that you can tell a good photographer faster than a bad one and there are a lot of good ones on this site. The bad ones don't take the time to learn or be critiqued.

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9 years 6 months ago #114546 by Henry Peach
A bad photographer leaves the lens cap on for the whole roll.

Once I loaded the film backwards in a Hassy A12 film back. Shot the whole thing, and didn't catch on until I removed the roll from the camera. Had to gather everyone back up, and reshoot. I felt like a very dumb photographer.

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9 years 6 months ago - 9 years 6 months ago #114551 by Rob pix4u2
The comment about mediocrity wasn't directed at anyone here- it's a saying on a lapel button I picked up while on vacation in Colorado some time ago. No offense intended

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