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Old 02-02-2014   #1
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Hi all

I just checked out this website and some photos are funny (especially when you remember that you did the same when you started). I thought of sharing it here as you might also like it.

You Are Not a Photographer | Exposing fauxtographers since 2011

I have tried to check if it is not allowed sharing websites in out forum, but couldn't find. So in case it is not allowed I hope the admin will remove the post.

Have a pleasant evening everyone..

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Old 02-02-2014   #2
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Such a thread is allowed. Kind of a fun site, though I am not familiar enough with copyright law to know whether the site is actually in compliance. I certainly wouldn't want my own work to appear on that site, especially without my permission, though I doubt that I have posted anything quite as bad as these. I'm taking the Fifth on the contents of my own private image stash. I also remember this site being mentioned on Photocamel before, so I searched for it. The result turned up two other threads where this site was mentioned:

In search for some inspiration with the first mention in post #6, and

Model doesn't like her pics first mentioning youarenotaphotographer.com in post #21.
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Old 02-02-2014   #3
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Good memory

Sure your photos where not there.. I just thought of sharing as it is sad that some people outside see those pics and still think they are amazing

It is not wrong to to start with mistakes, but just noted that some photos I see a lot of notes on and you find some people think it is amazing..
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Sure your photos where not there.. I just thought of sharing as it is sad that some people outside see those pics and still think they are amazing

It is not wrong to to start with mistakes, but just noted that some photos I see a lot of notes on and you find some people think it is amazing..
I didn't expect to find any of my own there. I suppose some people would like some of the photos displayed here; then again, there is no accounting for taste.

I looked at a few of the other pages on this site, including this one on editing. Some of the stuff makes sense, but the dogmatism in the advice renders questionable the advice on this page in particular and perhaps on the site as as a whole. Among other things, I questioned such the categorical statement that you aren't a professional if you use anything but RAW or you don't have Photoshop. For the record, I now use RAW for my shooting except for those instances in which I have good reason to believe that I won't be editing the result, and I refuse to use Adobe Photoshop because Adobe's past arrogance in its PostScript licensing conditions left a lasting bad taste in my mouth. I use Corel Paint Shop Pro for my light editing and PhotoPaint when I need to bring out the big color management guns. In my opinion, use whatever works for you and don't listen to a self-styled know-it-all such as the author of this page.
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Old 02-03-2014   #5
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Scoundrel, I must confess I didn't get any further than the page you reference.

The final straw was:- "You can sign up for Adobe’s Creative Cloud for an inexpensive monthly fee"
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Can't say I blame you for bailing.
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OMG, some of these are hilarious!!
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That's true. Some are quite hilarious. OTOH, there's no rule against being a hilariously bad photographer is there? Especially for photographers who learn by example.
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OMG, hilarious yes, and people pay good money for these.
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I hate sites based on making fun of other people/photographers.
Not sure why this jackass thinks he's the arbiter of photographerd-dom.


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