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Fur Elise
Posts: 1,814
Seattle, Washington, US


Glitter
Dec 14 12 06:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rakesh Malik
Posts: 329
Seattle, Washington, US


Kelleth wrote:
My husband was a marine and ALWAYS comments on improper gun handling in movies and photos too. I always see it too now.

I'm an old-school martial arts student (i.e. no tournament legal BS) who has studied physiology and anatomy. Hollywood combat in general bothers me because it's so blatantly bogus... and because so many "martial arts" schools have obviously modeled their tripe after it. This is how McDojos come to be.

In stills, flat lighting and eyes that aren't sharp bug me. They're indicative of lousy technique combined with carelessness.

Secondary annoyances are illogical mergers, like when a subject seems to have a telephone pole growing out of his/her head.

Dec 14 12 08:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mearle
Posts: 915
Olympia, Washington, US


Razor burn or obvious signs of careless shaving of body hair.
Portraits with out of focus eyes.
Wrinkled white sheet backdrops.
Over photoshopped skin textures.
Beer bellies on swimsuit models.
Dec 15 12 02:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
3934
Posts: 569
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Sloppy military salutes.
Dec 15 12 09:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Darkroom Art
Posts: 621
JOBSTOWN, New Jersey, US


Art Silva Photography wrote:
Clothes!


Honorable mentions go to Duck Face and HDR

I was checking the thread before adding "Duck Face".

As an alternate pick, cell phone self portraits. Either by holding the phone & aimming blindly or shooting into a bathroom mirror.

Dec 15 12 09:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Barely StL
Posts: 754
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


NYMPH wrote:
Cutting off toes.

I'm a huge fan of proper cropping. It's great. Make it dynamic, cut me anywhere that makes the picture stronger.

If you crop me at the toes, or awkwardly cut off me feet, I make the squinty mad face at the computer screen, especially if it was an otherwise fantastic picture.

(Yes, this is is influenced by residual dancer foot obsessions.)

This. And chopping off feet, hands, fingers, arms, legs (at strange places). Also poses where one arm (for example) is hidden behind the model, making her appear to be an amputee.

And no, I'm not a dancer. lol

Also split profiles, "almost profiles" where the nose breaks the far cheek like and often hides part of the eye that's farther from the camera, and eyes where all the white is on one side of the eyes.

I'm old school. I was taught that photos should show two hands (at least four fingers per hand), two arms (with no "stubs," two legs and two feet.

There are lots of people who don't pay attention to these things now - but there are plenty of photo editors and art directors who still do.

Dec 16 12 01:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


Barely StL wrote:

This. And chopping off feet, hands, fingers, arms, legs (at strange places). Also poses where one arm (for example) is hidden behind the model, making her appear to be an amputee.

And no, I'm not a dancer. lol

Also split profiles, "almost profiles" where the nose breaks the far cheek like and often hides part of the eye that's farther from the camera, and eyes where all the white is on one side of the eyes.

I'm old school. I was taught that photos should show two hands (at least four fingers per hand), two arms (with no "stubs," two legs and two feet.


There are lots of people who don't pay attention to these things now - but there are plenty of photo editors and art directors who still do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkpWk8FJsys

Dec 16 12 02:20 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Glenn Liam Kelly
Posts: 41
Sarina, Queensland, Australia


Models leaning chest first against alleyway walls or corrugated Iron. c'mon guys, this doesn't work and doesn't even make sense as an image.
Snapshot style nude work in hotel rooms.
Girls on motorbikes (unless the subject is a motorcyclist). This includes the model wearing only an unzipped leather and her underpants. Just gauche.
SI style bikini shots.
Crops below the knees.
Lomography. Whether real or digital.
Dec 16 12 02:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Glenn Liam Kelly
Posts: 41
Sarina, Queensland, Australia


Profile photos of models in Orange dresses with defocused rocks in the background.

Ooh. I just remembered the worst one. Models with violins who clearly aren't violinist. The bowhand just makes me cringe. Same for guitar girl photos. Teach her an E form bar chord at least.
Dec 16 12 03:02 am  Link  Quote 
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Robb Mann
Posts: 9,990
Baltimore, Maryland, US


Selective coloring.
Dec 16 12 07:38 am  Link  Quote 
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I M N Photography
Posts: 2,282
New York, New York, US


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?

Angel poke wings. They drive me nuts

Dec 16 12 01:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Supermodel Photographer
Posts: 3,309
Oyster Bay, New York, US


Jonathan Souza wrote:
"Drives You Up The WALL!"

What drives me up the wall is petite models with dangerous curves:

http://0.tqn.com/d/rcvehicles/1/0/Z/8/-/-/eT_VerticalVelocitySlots.jpg

Dec 18 12 07:00 am  Link  Quote 
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cupacake_Hearts
Posts: 26
Bishop's Stortford, England, United Kingdom


I'm new but, a few things bug me even before I started modelling:

Photo's where the model looks plastic!
Awful photoshopping - it happens in professional photos too there was an article recently about Xtina Aguilra and how she was butchered at the photoshop end.
Unflattering angels that clearly didn't work - as a plus size model angels are so important to me sad
DUCK FACE MAKES ME WANT TO HURT PEOPLE. Seriously, why do it?! STAPH

Models that tag their photos ''me innit'' on a professional side such as MM PP and NM just ruins the whole photo regardless of how awesome it is or was!

People who don't take the time to look after their whole appearance, and don't take their hair bands off their wrists.

I think that's it right now lol
Dec 18 12 07:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Syosset Studio
Posts: 296
Syosset, New York, US


cupacake_Hearts wrote:
People who ... don't take their hair bands off their wrists.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090117/07/4971fd804ee83.jpg

Dec 18 12 08:12 am  Link  Quote 
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Dekilah
Posts: 4,859
Detroit, Michigan, US


Photos that seem to represent the following scenario: the model is sitting there with her legs spread open, showing the lady bits, in a completely unnatural pose or one that looks like it was quit obviously intended to show off her lady bits. Nothing else in the photo makes her spread legs make sense. Often she is sitting on a table or a pool table or something similar, or a bed. It is not the idea of showing the lady bits that bothers me, it is that there seems to be no purpose for it other than the fact that she is doing it. Add in the fact that she is fully dressed otherwise or if you really want it, have her breast shoved unnaturally out of one side of her top too tongue I have no problem with abstract or artistic close-ups, or erotic shots (as those tend to have some little storyline), etc. I just want there to be some sort of reason and for it to make sense. Otherwise it just looks like the photographer talked her into it or hired her just because she with spread her legs for the camera. Sorry... it just bugs me.
Dec 18 12 08:22 am  Link  Quote 
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Blaine Dixon
Posts: 1,411
San Francisco, California, US


Christina Josephine wrote:

I'm not against firearms- but I am against a firearm being pointed at anyone, including one's self. My dad lost his left eye when he was 13. A friend pointed an air rifle in  his face and pulled the trigger. The air pressure obliterated his eye. No good.

Thing is this is a form of "Show Business" models are actors in a way, what if the script called for 1. Suicide, 2. Holding someone at gunpoint 3. a Holdup???

Dec 18 12 05:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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Blaine Dixon
Posts: 1,411
San Francisco, California, US


Fur Elise wrote:
Glitter

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5jpsxW5o21r1c3guo1_1280.jpg

How about this glitter? I didn't commission the MUA I was shooting for a makeup school graduation photo session.

Dec 18 12 05:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Hjermitslev photography
Posts: 15
Århus, Midtjylland, Denmark


Dry skin (moisturize FFS!!)
HDR
winking
''open mouth, blank stare'' posing
when photographers get this idea that ''ooh lets smear the nude model in body paint'' and call it nude art....no It's just a nude model smeared in paint, there is nothing artsy about it....
Dec 19 12 10:42 am  Link  Quote 
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Glen Dykstra
Posts: 125
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Smoking.  Personally I just think it is a disgusting habit and it is an instant turn off for me.
Dec 28 12 10:24 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
toesup
Posts: 999
Templeton, California, US


NYMPH wrote:
Cutting off toes.

Leave me outa this!..

Dec 28 12 11:28 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Anna Kl
Posts: 184
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Airbrushing and blurring face as a form of retouch - not a fan, very obvious

this was mentioned before but bra straps showing when theyre not supposed to of course

nature shots with the model somewhere in the middle just standing there , or leaning on one foot - this does NOT make you a "model"

backyard shots - yes these still exist here hahhah
Dec 28 12 05:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
cinema photography
Posts: 4,340
Mission Viejo, California, US


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Ski_trail_rating_symbol-green_circle.svg

in pin ups makes me nuts. Really one or maybe two shooters had made it work then suddenly almost everyone was doing it.

also just because you have a model lay on her back and pop her getaway sticks in the air doesnt make it a pinup.

The worse is NOT crediting models/MUAs/Hair in images. That drives me bonkers
Dec 28 12 06:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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NIMATARADJI photography
Posts: 897
Chicago, Illinois, US


SitronStudio wrote:
Um, just guns in general.

+1

Dec 28 12 07:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art by Scott Meyer
Posts: 397
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Besides getting inspired from the trully great artists out there I really dont care what other people are shooting.

I mean what am I the photo police? Shoot all the angel wings, caution tape and train tracks you want. If it makes you happy who am I to tell you not to do it or to criticize your work.

I can remember when I first started out and I pretty much sucked a$$. But after making a million or so mistakes I’ve gotten a little better. Hopefully I will continue to screw up and shoot stuff that nobody will like from time to time so I can continue to learn and grow as an artist.

Sorry for the rant. I just get annoyed from all the posts ranting about other photographers work all the time...
Dec 29 12 05:55 am  Link  Quote 
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angel emily
Posts: 1,020
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Too much photoshop.

It's so sad when a photographer shows me an amazing image in the viewfinder, then completely ruins it in Photoshop with blurred skin, etc.  *CRINGE*  Totally unnecessary.
Dec 29 12 06:01 am  Link  Quote 
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mphunt
Posts: 878
Missouri City, Texas, US


Crappy finger nails (especially) in glamour/beauty images.
Dec 29 12 06:11 am  Link  Quote 
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Faces2Die4 Photography
Posts: 426
Houston, Texas, US


Models who choose horrible images for their Avi's. Sometimes it's a full body shot taken from a distance, others use low key shots. You can't see their face or their body - which is what they're trying to market!

Aaaaaarrrrrrrggggggg!!!
Dec 29 12 06:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jennifer Jurca
Posts: 104
Portland, Oregon, US


mphunt wrote:
Crappy finger nails (especially) in glamour/beauty images.

yes yes yes a thousand times yes!

Dec 29 12 07:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Erik Ballew
Posts: 710
Westminster, Colorado, US


I know I do a lot of things that probably drive people crazy, but I'm starting to think having all these rules is really limiting.  As long as I'm having fun, screw it, I don't want your rules!
Dec 29 12 09:26 am  Link  Quote 
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Tansy Blue
Posts: 317
London, England, United Kingdom


Poor attention to detail.

Not that I'm always innocent of this (although I will reshoot an image once twice thrice and so on if I feel like something key can be improved), but when every shot has things protruding into the background, flyaway hair, fingers cut off, etc...can't cope.

Also models who have clearly been shot from eye height and so look much shorter than they really are. Photographers, get down on your bellies!
Dec 29 12 04:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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rp_photo
Posts: 42,488
Houston, Texas, US


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?

Logos that cover any part of the main subject.

Tilt, lens flare, darkness, vignette, "Lensbaby" effect, and cool WB in most cases.

Dec 29 12 04:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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rp_photo
Posts: 42,488
Houston, Texas, US


John Peralta wrote:
Models who choose horrible images for their Avi's. Sometimes it's a full body shot taken from a distance, others use low key shots. You can't see their face or their body - which is what they're trying to market!

Aaaaaarrrrrrrggggggg!!!

Especially when I've given them obvioulsy better images that never make it into their ports.

Dec 29 12 04:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
rp_photo
Posts: 42,488
Houston, Texas, US


Mearle wrote:
Over photoshopped skin textures.

Also over-sharpened/whitened eyes which often accompany that.

Dec 29 12 04:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Justin Bryant
Posts: 3
Boone, North Carolina, US


For one (from a gay man's point of view), I hate seeing any kind of nude MALE model where the male model is like 110 pounds with fake blonde hair, orange skin, and zero muscle tone.

Photographers who don't send you "good" photos that you've both agreed on. I've worked with photographers who let me look at my shots as I go along. Sometimes, I've said, "Oooh, I really love that one!" and they agree, but then not only do I not get that photo back, but I get legitimately cringeworthy photos that I don't use for my port.

Sunglasses in dark/nighttime settings. STOP IT.
Dec 29 12 04:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Venessa Baez
Posts: 616
Tampa, Florida, US


Usually people who think simply putting one or both of their hands on their head without posing the rest of their body counts as a pose.
Dec 29 12 05:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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GoldieImages
Posts: 132
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Fake smiles and beauty/glamour shots where the model has a look of fear in her eyes, or otherwise looks uncomfortable.
Dec 29 12 09:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Scarlett Renee
Posts: 217
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


Samantha Emme wrote:
When people do a military/vintage military shoot, and are trying to be realistic, wear the uniform at least somewhat accurately. And if it's not realistic, don't disrespect the uniform (of any military). Its just about tact. And if you cant do that, just do a costume of it.

THIS.

I love a good military pin up, camo and mud glamour shot.... but I HATE seeing the current uniforms deconstructed with tits and ass hanging out. Leave that for private photos between a gf/spouse and her soldier. That's... ugh, it's disrespectful to me, that's not what the uniform is about. That's what costumes are for. To each their own and free speech and all that BS, just remember that there is a HUGE group of people who's lives are represented by that uniform. People who take it very seriously and put a lot of heart/soul/blood/sweat into it.

I also really hate toilet shots. WTF.

Edit: I am oh so guilty of some of this... hand bra anyone? You can't make me stoooop!

Dec 30 12 01:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
TomFRohwer
Posts: 582
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


Star wrote:
I disagree. If a photographer can't show respect for the subject they are shooting they shouldn't photograph it. It is one thing to have the knowledge and tweak it or play with it, it is something entirely different to not even bother to learn about what you want to create so you can create it in a manner that is inline with reality.

Reality/realism is a somewhat overrated concept.

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs drives from Washington Navy Yard to Norfolk Naval Base in 25 minutes.

Ziva David drives even faster...

So what?

Dec 30 12 03:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
angel emily
Posts: 1,020
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Scarlett Renee wrote:
I also really hate toilet shots. WTF.

Hahahaha!

Dec 30 12 03:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rakesh Malik
Posts: 329
Seattle, Washington, US


Scarlett Renee wrote:
I love a good military pin up, camo and mud glamour shot.... but I HATE seeing the current uniforms deconstructed with tits and ass hanging out. Leave that for private photos between a gf/spouse and her soldier. That's... ugh, it's disrespectful to me, that's not what the uniform is about.

Agreed. Politicians deserve our contempt, not the soldiers who are in the line of fire.


I also really hate toilet shots. WTF.

I don't understand this one either. Apparently it's not just me smile

Dec 30 12 04:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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