Sarcastic Posters Show the True Life of a Photographer

Sarcastic Posters Show the True Life of a Photographer

Certainly you've seen them on Facebook and other social media avenues before. I’m talking about those oversimplified “I'm an artist, I don’t work for free” posters that photographers always have the desire to post and share. The people over at Shoppe Designs have decided that perhaps those are too polite, and built some with a little more sass and attitude.




Be sure to check out Shoppe Designs where each one of these posters can be printed and hung up on the wall to warn clients.


[via Demilked]

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Trust me, I know people that do this. Right over the subject. It just annoys me, that's all. Otherwise, all for watermarks. Plus watermarks can be in metadata, and usually web proofs are low quality anyway.

You lock your doors right? It doesn't protect against all thefts but it's a place to start.

You have probably not had anything stolen.

I put the watermarks right over my subjects for two reason: 1) if they're minors (did you see the news where the kids' photos were used illegally and without permission for advertisement?) and 2) because I HAVE had my photos stolen. If it's not a picture I really care about I'll stick it on their for any kind of social media sites. On my official website though, hell no. It's right click (or left click if you're left handed I suppose) protected.

So, you have a poster mocking about people that say the camera takes great picture and later you have a poster that mocks about people with crappy cameras. So, get your thoughts straight, does the camera matters or not?

The relationship between camera quality vs picture quality is quite simple, but definitely not a black or white one.

In short, using a great camera does not mean you will get great photographs.

Using a crappy camera will let you face limitations such as not being able to fully utilize the lighting setup by the photographer. For that particular message, it also means that those "crappy cameras" are likely to fire a strong flash and potentially ruin the official photographer's shot.

This is pretty clear. The good camera will not take good photos on it's own, but if you have the ability to take good photos you will be limited by a crappy camera. The good camera will not automatically take good pictures.

Perfect! lol

These are epic!

Email I got the other day... " I bought the exact camera and lens that you suggested and my pictures are total crap! I think there is something wrong with the camera! I am sending it back for a refund." Holy crap! Really?

lol I remember when I finally got my D7000 after using a point and shoot. It was a rough first week to realize that yes my point and shoot did suck, but that my fancy dslr couldn't do any better with my lack of skill. Things have improved greatly since I learned that it was me and not the camera.

Don't like your job? Art school is not a real degree.

*waits for nutbags who argue online*

I'm still cracking up at your excellent comeback. Most excellent comeback ever. Epic leve: forty bajillion

Photographers have plenty of time to argue and type online, being on unemployment, subsidies, and welfare. I don't have that kind of time.

Honestly most photographers including me have long term full time jobs and do this on the side as a inner passion and because its seasonal for weddings in the northern states.. Plus there is no way to buy great gear with no job, no income or welfare.... I have no time either, because 40 hours a week at work, then edited 3 to 5 hours a night after work while my kids are sleeping just to get caught up for the next photo shoot..

I respect that! I just love ticking off liberals and libertarians alike. What better place to play with some democrats than a photography page. Current events in Nevada are giving me plenty of nut-baggers to laugh at on the flip side of that.

You're correct. "Art school" is not a real degree. "English" is, though, and should you wish to make such a snarky comment in a language that is not your first, perhaps at least a course in the basics might be in order.

أَبَانَا أَبَانَا الذِي فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ لِيَتَقَدَّسَ اسْمُكَ لِيَأْتِ مَلَكُوتُكَ لِتَكُنْ مَشِيئَتُكَ فِي الأَرْضِ كَمَا السَّمَاءِ

Ahhh... haahahah hook, line and sinker!
Brilliant! I'll be laughing all day... maybe into next week! lol

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My Fave - "Your camera makes really great photos" ... "Thanks. Your mouth makes really nice words."

sad, but true.

Everyone here seems to confuse sarcastic with sardonic.

Just love these. I can relate to a few of them from 'real life' experience. I won't say which ones, but about 3 ring a bell. Thanks for giving me a good laugh.

you wouldn't believe (ok, maybe you would if you are a photographer) how many times I have heard the sentence: "wow, that camera takes great pictures, I should get one myself" :D now I actually can answer them :) thanks!!!

I'm pretty sure I have dealt with every one of these. Including the goddamn wedding one two months ago. Let the face-ripping (and subsequent evil laughter) commence!

funny. true... sad too, but still funny.

My boss once told me my camera takes nice photos. I told him his hammer builds nice houses.

I had to tweet the link to this twice - just too funny! I've had clients ask me why their 12MP point and shoot cameras don't take the same kind of photos my 12MP D700 can - Once they stop worrying I don't have enough megapixels they're impressed by what I can do with so few :)

Awesome posters. I'd add one for photojournalists that said "What channel will this be on?"
"No channel, these are for the radio."