Had someone put (bad) filters on some of my photos for the first time

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  1. thomaseden

    thomaseden TPF Noob!

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    I’m sure its an established frustration with professional photographers but its the first time it happened to me. (I’m not a pro, I have just been taking pictures of friends and top builders in mumbai family for years and they usually post my pictures as is because I do the editing already) I took pictures of my roommate and her boyfriend at a fall festival, just for fun I like the practice flats for sale in keshav nagar pune but later that night after I did some simple edits in lightroom and sent her the better ones she posted them with a pretty strong insta filter on that in my opinion tanks the pictures with some caption like “so happy my roommate’s a photographer!” I’m a pretty minimal editor so its weird to see such a heavy handed edit on my photos.

    The filtered pictures kinda make me cringe every time I see them especially with my name attached as if I did the edits too.

    I’d love to hear anyone else’s experience of this especially on a professional level and how you dealt with it!


     
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  2. Derrel

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    Let's see the photos. Maybe they aren't really that bad. You say you are a minimal editor, so maybe many people today would think your photos are conventional, shall we say. There are many people who cannot handle even a slight white balance misadjustment, or even a 1 degree tilt in the horizon. Perhaps these edits that your friend did are not so egregious as you seem to think they are.

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    If it's anything like the filter that every woman uses nowadays I cringe along with you.... It's like "OMG, how did your skin get so smooth and blemish free in the 7 minutes since I last saw you, amazing! What's your secret?"
     
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    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Ask her to take them down. Or post the images you gave her without any filters.
     
  5. Grandpa Ron

    Grandpa Ron No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I has been my observation that anytime you post or send anything in the digital world, it is a "jump ball" and is up for comments and edits from the entire universe.

    I never cringe over what is not my fault but I do shake my head from time to time.
     
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