Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Website of the Week: You Are Not a Photograher

If you were faced with your home burning down and had just five minutes to grab just one thing inside, what would get? (Besides your spouse and children!) Many would say that they would grab their photo albums, or that shoebox full of photos they’ve been meaning to put in that special scrapbook for years. What an incredible invention photography is. Each photo can “freeze” a special, even sacred moment in time to enjoy for years to come. For that very reason, many of us will spend some of our hard-earned money and trust some professionals for these treasures.


But photography is an art and shouldn’t be left to just anyone as this Website of the Week can attest. YouAreNotaPhotographer will introduce to you to a new term, “fauxtography” and makes the case that “just because you own a camera, you are not a photographer” and what may have seemed like a good idea at the time, clearly wasn’t.




Take the delightful sample photo. It features a quite striking picture of a female who is apparently pregnant and has a thing for swords and “Beanie Babies.” The website is full of similar examples of questionable creativity. Some even explain what the photographer or the client was thinking, but not always. The site also features some great videography examples like the simply titled. “Awesome Russian Wedding Videography” which features some “special” effects. That video is sampled on this page and it would be a shame for you to skip it.
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1 comment:

  1. The only thing that would make that video better is if it were Christian!

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