I like to take photos of things. Mostly peoples. Mostly pretty peoples, if I'm honest. But sometimes toys, or dogs, or maybe a tree. Y'know, interesting stuff.
I shoot a few burlesque shows, but that's just to kill time between photoshoots with models, where I can control the light and the pose and the magic.
My photos will have the tag "my photo". Otherwise, it's stolen from the vast wilderness that is the internet. I usually source pics from Model Mayhem, Flickr or We <3 it.
You wanna look me up elsewhere?
but that’s how it’s going to come across, because I’m a grumpy bitter old man.
Since when was the requirement for talent removed from the “creative arts” ?
Like, I see all the time, really, really, really bad-to-mediocre photographers popping up on Facebook, and they have masses of LIKES on their page. Hundreds.
They have tonnes of comments from folk asking them to shoot them, or asking them for tips.
I even saw one mention about how they were actually running a class. Obviously, without showing you a sample of their photos, you aren’t going to get the full impact of how this person should not be teaching anyone anything.
But I’m not going to name-and-shame, because that’s a really dicky thing to do.
Disclaimer: I know I’m not great at photography. I’m not even implying that I should be teaching anyone. I certainly don’t have the skills for that. But I’m way better than these folk. It’s all the more apparent when we end up shooting the same sort of event.
e.g. WHO SHOOTS A BURLESQUE STAGE SHOW USING THEIR ON-BOARD FLASH? Surely that day fucking one. Any stage show, no flash. Use the stage lights. Crank the ISO. Drag the shutter. I swear, you’ve never seen such unflattering or flat photos in your life. With the stage illuminated by the flash, you can see the grotty wall behind, and the cables running across, and generally….robs any form of magic that a stage show has.
But still. Their Facebook page over 500 likes. My Facebook page? A fifth of that. Literally, 106 likes. Which means, whenever I do update my page….no one sees it.
Grump. Moan. Whinge. Bitter. Complain. Grrr.
Here, go like my facebook page. It make me happy. Happy, right in the face.