You Are Not A Photographer
Here’s a website that has consistently made me chuckle since I heard about it. I think most photographers will agree with the blog’s strapline – “Just because you own a camera, you are not a photographer. You can’t buy talent”. Here you will find some hilarious but cringe-inducing examples of photographic naffness, nauseating cheesiness and fecal Photoshoppery.
In their own words: “How many people do you know that bought a nice camera, started a Facebook page and called it a photography business? Having a DSLR does not make you a professional photographer. We’re outing these no talents with daily pictures from the worst of the web. We only post pictures that were from a photography “business,” and we use that term lightly. Maybe you are one of those photographers. Have a good laugh at yourself. You submit the photos, and we provide the snark.”
You get the idea: imagine Harry Hill expressing what you are almost certainly thinking. My students will already know my feelings about “colour-popping” (okay in the right context and when used very sparingly, with taste and skill – but dangerous in the hands of a numpty) so it will be no surprise that these are the shots I find most amusing.
I am particularly indebted to this site for introducing me to the wondrous term “fauxtographer“. Follow this link – http://youarenotaphotographer.com/ – and prepare to be tickled whilst simultaneously feeling smug that at least you’re better than these camera-wielding eejits… Or are you?