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Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« on: July 02, 2012, 04:45:03 PM »

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Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 05:04:11 PM »
The German ones they link to in comparison were worse! Blown out highlights, jaundiced skin tones, srsly?

It's a recession I suppose they'll argue? We can't have it appear we are splashing lots of money glorifying mere athletes with competent portraitists while there are people out of work?

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Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 05:17:31 PM »
The German ones they link to in comparison were worse! Blown out highlights, jaundiced skin tones, srsly?

It's a recession I suppose they'll argue? We can't have it appear we are splashing lots of money glorifying mere athletes with competent portraitists while there are people out of work?

The german ones were pretty safe, but the US ones were just... bad.

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 05:51:58 PM »
guess you get what you pay for....  :o
 
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 07:15:29 PM »
ROFL that is terrible tis like a trainwreck, I cant look away!

his white seamless paper is a bit tatty

now why would they not have just got a real pro like joe mcnally to do this
I mean this is what a guy like him does, I doubt there is anyone on the planet that
could do a better job of this sort of shoot than joe
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Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2012, 07:19:11 PM »
ROFL that is terrible tis like a trainwreck, I cant look away!

his white seamless paper is a bit tatty

now why would they not have just got a real pro like joe mcnally to do this
I mean this is what a guy like him does, I doubt there is anyone on the planet that
could do a better job of this sort of shoot than joe

Agreed, This is laudable of fauxtography.

I could have done better with a rebel, 50mm, and a couple of whiteboards. >:(

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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012, 07:30:29 PM »
ROFL that is terrible tis like a trainwreck, I cant look away!

his white seamless paper is a bit tatty

now why would they not have just got a real pro like joe mcnally to do this
I mean this is what a guy like him does, I doubt there is anyone on the planet that
could do a better job of this sort of shoot than joe

Agreed, This is laudable of fauxtography.

I could have done better with a rebel, 50mm, and a couple of whiteboards. >:(

I think if strapped a camera to my arse and wasnt looking I could have done better than that :P
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012, 07:30:29 PM »

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Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2012, 08:21:15 PM »
Makes me wonder if this was one of those "we can't pay you, but think of the exposure you'll get!" type of jobs.
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2012, 08:28:29 PM »
Wow!  Those pics are horrid (especially the Phelps one).  I'm no expert, having owned a DSLR for a mere 4 months, but I'm pretty sure even I could do better than that with a 7d.  I expect perfection from an Olympic photographer.  This is why they are called "professional."  OMG the one with track and field star Merritt, seriously.  I guess low expectations have moved into photography.  These horrid photos have motivated me to kick serious @$$ with every pic I take.

edit:  wow, check out Kevin Jairaj's photos of the team
http://www.uspresswire.com/search/fulltext/jairaj%20summit/page1
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2012, 08:31:58 PM »
whew! Those pics are horrible!   :o
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Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2012, 08:39:42 PM »
There is nothing redeeming in any shot
I think he has managed to nail the least flattering composition of every single person
the lighting is woeful
background paper oh god its wrinkled ripped you can see every mark on it and gelling is less than amaturish
poor lens selections causing strange distortions funny cropping of limbs etc horrid posing of subjects

I feel sorry for the athletes really, is the economy so bad that the us government couldn't afford to hire a real photographer?
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Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2012, 08:42:35 PM »


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Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2012, 10:01:45 PM »
It looks like a lot of those pics were rushed to me. The results don't appear to be of someone who is comfortable and experienced in that area of studio photography. Whoever picked that photographer most likely could have made a better choice. It's not what you know, it's who you know.
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Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2012, 10:01:45 PM »

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Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2012, 10:27:53 PM »
Unbelievable. The guy and whoever authorized this should be punished. Severely.
Even a half decent photog like me could have done better and there are tens of thousands waaay better ones in the country. This is just sad....

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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2012, 10:39:32 PM »
After reading all the comments about the people who know they could dotter, why did they not post their images to show us?
 
We do not know under what circumstances the images were taken.  He certainly seems to have a lot of prominent images, including photographer of the year in 2009. 
 
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