Do you visit the websites making fun of "professionals"

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  1. JustJazzie

    JustJazzie Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have an inner fight with myself regarding how I feel about the websites that make fun of "professionals." The only two I have visited are the ones for cakes, and the ones for photography. I was recently invited to a new private photography group on facebook for "professional photographers", and one of the first posts in the group is making fun of bad images.

    (I will probably be leaving the group, since I now have to worry that anything I post will end up on one of *those* websites ;-) )



    I know I have some early images that could easily be featured if submitted, though I was never charging people for my work.
    Anyways, What's your take on them? Funny? Not funny? Would you submit someone else's craft to one of them?


     
  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Do you mean 'sites like "You are not a photographer.com"? If so, I browse through them occasionally, but that's about it. I don't really care much one way or the other to be honest.
     
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    sscarmack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    To me, it's one thing to discuss bad images and what's bad about them and how to improve them and make them better for the next time. But to simply just bash someone's work, no. Don't count me in on that one.

    But yes, I do enjoy looking at bad images. It makes me realize how far I have come in photography and to never stop improving my craft.
     
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  4. JustJazzie

    JustJazzie Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yes, I just wasn't going to name names. ;-)
     
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    Trever1t Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I don't make fun (or support those that do) of photographers who are tying to learn. I DO make fun of those who think they've reached the summit and suck. I know all too many who's heads are too big but their mouths are even larger. Easy pickin's. If you are trying your best, always open to learning, nobody can make fun of anything you do!
     
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  6. e.rose

    e.rose Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    youarenotaphotographer.com is one of my favorite sites :lol:

    I won't take part in Facebook groups that post specific images and comment on them, if the OP isn't the one who took the image, but I will most certainly visit YANAP, hahaha.
     
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    e.rose Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Which is the basic idea of YANAP haha. Which is why I visit it from time to time. Especially when I need a good chuckle. Haha.
     
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    just remember, while you are on some website trashing someone else's photos, there is likely someone looking at your site trashing yours.
    I don't partake in those sorts of sites/groups because for every minute I spend making fun of someone else's work, that's a minute wasted and lost that I could be working to improve my own.
     
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    e.rose Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Sure. That's fine. Not everyone is gonna like what I do, as evidenced by some of the feedback on here. :lol:

    That being said, if I'm ON YANAP... it means I wasn't planning on doing any work at that moment anyway. I'm done for the day. I'm taking time to entertain myself. Sometimes I read. Sometimes I play video games. Sometimes I troll TPF. Sometimes I'm on YANAP.com :lol: :sexywink:
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    I found the website interesting, as it shows lack of skill, lack of common sense and thus shows "what not to do" in photography.
     
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    I thought we were doing that here?
     
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    Making fun of people less able than yourself is a sure sign of lack of confidence. The person making fun might not be themselves terrible, but they are without question unsure of themselves. Usually for a good reason. This applies to photographers, dancers, carpenters, and everyone else besides.

    It's basically the same process as bullying. As such it's fun for a little while, of course. If you're still having fun months later, best you check yourself.
     

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