Forums > General Industry > A "Drives You Up The WALL!" Issue With Photos

Photographer

Russell Hebert

Posts: 28

Los Angeles, California, US

Definitely a +1 from me for the over the top HDR photos
then if its poorly lit

Dec 30 12 09:18 pm Link

Photographer

steve_ess

Posts: 7

San Francisco, California, US

'Retouching' skin by cranking the blur/median filter.

Oh yeah, and octopi on naked people. They are very intelligent, somewhat cute, and should be left to frolic in the sea (i.e. octopi, but in many cases, naked people too.)

Jan 02 13 12:30 pm Link

Model

yatzy cha

Posts: 41

Angeles, Central Luzon, Philippines

Too much post processing. I saw a portfolio the other day that could have been awesome, but it looked terrible. The eyes, in every photo, had been whitened/brightened so much that it looked crazy over the top fake. It looked cartoonish and unnatural. Gotta know when to stop in post processing.

Jan 02 13 12:44 pm Link

Photographer

robbie

Posts: 324

Carmel, Indiana, US

Spot Coloring.

Jan 02 13 12:50 pm Link

Photographer

Shaune Saunders

Posts: 2

St Thomas, Virgin Islands, US

Mearle wrote:
Beer bellies on swimsuit models.

+1

Jan 05 13 12:47 am Link

Photographer

DavidCoward Photography

Posts: 629

Sandy Springs, Georgia, US

Unlit cigarettes.

Jan 05 13 01:14 am Link

Photographer

Bernadette Newberry

Posts: 130

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Black and whites with one colored object/feature. Drives me insane!

Jan 05 13 01:39 am Link

Model

Laina Vandekieft

Posts: 21

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Good Egg Productions wrote:
I think that anyone with extensive experience in a particular field will find faults in how that given field is portrayed in photographs.

Yea. This. I second the gun safety! Don't play around with that sort of thing.

Hand bras. It makes me want to get a shelf they can just sit them on and call it a day. No need to hold that stuff like that. Have some respect for those mammary glands, ladies.

Myspace angles/above the head. So over that.

Chorister hands. Oh my goodness gracious. That's done. Stop it. No thank you.

Jan 17 13 02:31 pm Link

Model

Floofie

Posts: 394

Portland, Oregon, US

Soft focus lens/glamour glow. That shit makes a model look like a fluffy kitten.

Jan 17 13 02:34 pm Link

Photographer

DAN CRUIKSHANK

Posts: 1786

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

HDR Glow

Jan 17 13 02:41 pm Link

Photographer

TomSchopperPhotography

Posts: 644

Bloomingdale, New Jersey, US

Using the American flag as a sheet/wrap/between-the-legs coverup of the cooch/etc. 

It's not only overdone and unoriginal, it's disrespectful.

Jan 17 13 02:52 pm Link

Photographer

MichaelClements

Posts: 1739

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

This

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2oY1S7Lr84I/UJJWaaxtUCI/AAAAAAAACyQ/r5TBwbCZBB4/s1600/modelwannabepose1a.jpg

Jan 17 13 03:11 pm Link

Photographer

Natural eye

Posts: 5

PARKER FORD, Pennsylvania, US

Model giving the finger

Model on the toilet

Any shot taken in the home with a visible mess in the background  (really any shot where the background & composition were clearly not considered)

Dec 09 13 04:29 pm Link

Photographer

Herman Surkis

Posts: 8862

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Jonathan Souza wrote:
Does anybody have an issue that when they see a photo, it instantly ruins it, completely and totally makes the shot not work?

For me, it's unsafe gun handling.  Fingers on triggers in circumstances that don't dictate it, poor gun form, muzzles being pointed in any direction that is not RIGHT, etc, etc...  It drives me up the wall and there was one model that I damn near slapped after the third time she pointed a (prop) gun at her head in a silly casual manner with the finger on the trigger.

That will do it for me.

Dec 09 13 08:26 pm Link

Photographer

Herman Surkis

Posts: 8862

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Drew Smith Photography wrote:
Gas Masks.

Why?

Especially from the llama's point of view.

Ok, llama?

Finally getting it, but where the hell did it start and why?

Dec 09 13 08:28 pm Link

Photographer

Turf Photography

Posts: 51

Millburn, New Jersey, US

A MODELS UNTUCKED STOMACH!!!!!

LOOKING LIKE A DAMN HIPPO!!!!!
GOT DAMN!!!!!!!!
HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!! HATE IT!!!

Dec 09 13 08:35 pm Link

Photographer

Herman Surkis

Posts: 8862

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

rfordphotos wrote:
I wont say it drives me up the wall, but I cringe a bit when I see a US flag "abused".

Before anyone jumps on me, I am a Vet who believes I took an oath to preserve your right to do pretty much as you please with the flag....but that doesnt mean I dont cringe a bit sometimes.

I suspect you took an oath to defend your country, not necessarily the politicians of your country.

Like some cops who tend to forget whom the "To serve and protect" is supposed to be referring to.

The people who truly want to do something for the country tend to be ignored and disrespected.

Sorry for the mini rant.

Dec 09 13 08:37 pm Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32233

Woodinville, Washington, US

Ducklips
Selective color
Busted chickenwings pose
Model giving the middle finger
Bad tattoos

Dec 09 13 08:38 pm Link

Photographer

Herman Surkis

Posts: 8862

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Jerry Nemeth wrote:
Prop gun

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110427/14/4db884e524ec0.jpg

What gun???

Sorry easily distracted.

Dec 09 13 08:40 pm Link

Photographer

MC Seoul Photography

Posts: 453

Seoul, Seoul, Korea (South)

MichaelClements wrote:
This

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2oY1S7Lr84I/UJJWaaxtUCI/AAAAAAAACyQ/r5TBwbCZBB4/s1600/modelwannabepose1a.jpg

+1000000
hate that pose..I don't know why they do it, but it drives me up the wall.
it looks beyond stupid..and just fuck.

if I ever shoot a model and she pulls that out, I'll throw her out of the studio.

I don't get all the hate on guns. I guess if the concept is just "here is a sexy girl, let's give her a gun and let her pose with it" yeah, I guess so, but certain concepts would call for it, if you were doing things like swat/police/military/film noir/etc. kind of theme pictures you'd probably want to work them in at some point.

Dec 12 13 02:28 am Link

Photographer

Renaissance Photography

Posts: 9

Jacksonville, Florida, US

Tags left in and visible in clothing shots, especially panties, bra's & bathing suits. sad

Dec 12 13 02:51 am Link

Photographer

Rik Williams

Posts: 3495

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A full blown, dime a dozen vag/cock shot flippantly passed off as art.

Dec 12 13 03:05 am Link

Photographer

Its About The Light

Posts: 70

Manchester, New Hampshire, US

David Sheldrick wrote:
Instagram

Yes.

Dec 12 13 03:20 am Link

Photographer

Jeffrey M Fletcher

Posts: 4344

Asheville, North Carolina, US

There's so many of them.

Dec 12 13 03:38 am Link

Photographer

Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7248

New York, New York, US

Harsh nose shadows.

Zombies  - over it!

Hot spot on the tip of the nose.

Everyone covered the cliche shots but the truth is everything is cliche to someone else.

Barbie doll skin.

Cell phone photos.

The stitched mouth make-up look.

Bad nudes are a turn off.

Shooting everything on white, gets old, been there done that.

The wrong white balance - creating a yellow sky with teeth to match.

Lastly - shooting on black without a rim light or hair light and making it flat.

Many more but it's too early and I need coffee!

Dec 12 13 03:50 am Link

Photographer

Rik Williams

Posts: 3495

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

If I see one more girls with guns pic, I think I'm gonna be sick.

Dec 13 13 01:45 pm Link

Photographer

SoftLights

Posts: 332

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Caution tape
Gas masks
Model sitting on toilet
Model flipping the bird

Hope I never see model wearing a gas mask, while sitting on a toilet, flipping the bird and wrapped in caution tape. Just might push me over the edge smile

Dec 13 13 02:24 pm Link

Photographer

Erick Rodriguez

Posts: 29

Pomona, California, US

Hello Jonathan. Improper cropping (toes, hands, knees, etc..) kills me. Then there are photos where the focus lands on the tip of the nose and not the eyes.

Dec 13 13 08:23 pm Link

Photographer

Erick Rodriguez

Posts: 29

Pomona, California, US

SoftLights wrote:
Caution tape
Gas masks
Model sitting on toilet
Model flipping the bird

Hope I never see model wearing a gas mask, while sitting on a toilet, flipping the bird and wrapped in caution tape. Just might push me over the edge smile

Damn you are so right about the models sitting on toilets!

Dec 13 13 08:24 pm Link