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(Telegraph)   World's most incompetent photographers compete for 'World's Worst Vacation Photograph' title. The entries are in, and they are just terrible   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 145
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2014-06-11 09:55:28 AM
photos.ellen.warnerbros.com
 
2014-06-11 10:13:39 AM
Y'all have no idea how closely that photo set resembles every roll that my dad used to shoot on vacations.  So many backs of heads, flash wash-outs, off-angle shots, and everything out of focus.
 
2014-06-11 11:49:35 AM
Looks like 90% of the Instagram feeds I see.
 
2014-06-11 11:59:06 AM
Wish I had known I could have submitted for this competition. I have some bad ones on my computer that are just blurred out
 
2014-06-11 12:23:40 PM
Ate you sure #15 isn't a screenshot of the bridge level from Half-Life 2?
 
2014-06-11 12:24:49 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-11 12:25:14 PM
I actually really like the seagull legs one. Something about it appeals to me.
 
2014-06-11 12:25:24 PM
It's not news, it's The Telegraph.
 
2014-06-11 12:25:44 PM
www.njfuture.org
 
2014-06-11 12:26:27 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-11 12:26:39 PM
Deslideified

www.telegraph.co.uk%2Ftravel%2Fpicturegalleries%2F10891876%2FWorst-ev e r-holiday-photograph-revealed.html
 
2014-06-11 12:26:49 PM
Any pictures of a middle age guy sitting in front of a computer looking at FARK or do I still have a chance.
 
2014-06-11 12:27:13 PM
I'm pretty sure my mom could take worse. Her idea of using the zoom is stretching her arms out further.
 
2014-06-11 12:27:38 PM

macadamnut: [www.njfuture.org image 660x400]


There should be another sign that reads, "Turn around now or you can't leave without paying."
 
2014-06-11 12:27:52 PM
 
2014-06-11 12:28:28 PM
globalfire.tv Ein lousy T-shirt?
 
2014-06-11 12:29:03 PM
The only thing worse than those pictures is the idea behind the contest.

/learned photography from wedding photographers
//take 30 shots of every scene and find the best one
///usually works
 
2014-06-11 12:30:07 PM
A lot of these can be chalked up to the camera.  I have a digital camera that has a short delay between the moment you press the button and the moment the image is captured.  I have quite a few pics where I attempted to get a shot of my daughter in action doing something, and during that delay she moved out of frame.

I finally figured out why a lot of the pics in our family album were out of frame when I got my mom a computer.  I watched her click the mouse, and when she clicked her entire arm would jerk.  At that point the ol' light bulb went off....now I know why all our family pics are screwy.
 
2014-06-11 12:30:59 PM

Valiente: [globalfire.tv image 180x284] Ein lousy T-shirt?


www.fiba-filmbank.org
 
2014-06-11 12:31:26 PM
I've taken worse.
 
2014-06-11 12:31:27 PM

mdeesnuts: The only thing worse than those pictures is the idea behind the contest.

/learned photography from wedding photographers
//take 30 shots of every scene and find the best one
///usually works


In the days of film that was an expensive practice for amateurs.
 
2014-06-11 12:31:30 PM
In other news, England is now the entire world.
 
2014-06-11 12:31:31 PM
Waaaay back when, my family was taking a driving tour of all the major national parks and monuments and whatnot in America. Borrowed an RV, took the month off, and away we went. Every time we were at a scenic location and saw fellow tourists attempting to take a group picture, my father would volunteer to take it for them, so they would all be included in the picture. As the trip was winding down, he told me that every single time he took a picture for strangers, he would cut off their heads on purpose. Bear in mind this was before the days of digital photography, so the folks would never know until later on, when the film was developed. His justification was that they would never forget that photo.

He's an odd sort.
 
2014-06-11 12:32:15 PM
Having been to the Louvre it is impossible to take a good picture of the Mona Lisa. I also don't get the attraction, there are many other impressive works in the museum, why deal with the crowds to view a painting behind glass with a 10 foot exclusion zone.
 
2014-06-11 12:33:29 PM
Looks like EVERY picture my mom took. She always blamed us, or blamed the camera.
 
2014-06-11 12:34:02 PM

HotWingAgenda: In other news, England is now the entire world.


Well for a while, they were.
 
2014-06-11 12:34:11 PM

croesius: Waaaay back when, my family was taking a driving tour of all the major national parks and monuments and whatnot in America. Borrowed an RV, took the month off, and away we went. Every time we were at a scenic location and saw fellow tourists attempting to take a group picture, my father would volunteer to take it for them, so they would all be included in the picture. As the trip was winding down, he told me that every single time he took a picture for strangers, he would cut off their heads on purpose. Bear in mind this was before the days of digital photography, so the folks would never know until later on, when the film was developed. His justification was that they would never forget that photo.

He's an odd sort.


So your dad's a dickhead?
 
2014-06-11 12:37:28 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk

This one invites the viewer to make up their own story of what happened. Was it a sudden wave? Did the person taking the photograph push the diver? Maybe a shark jumped out and caught them. A gripe is that they captured too much of the boat.

i.telegraph.co.uk

Grandma in the middle of doing a shot of tequila is priceless.

i.telegraph.co.uk

This one could have been framed a bit better, but it's still a decent shot. I think if they moved closer to the caution sign and went a bit wider, it would have been great.

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And really, what competent enthusiast even hasn't done this? Granted, it should have never left the memory card, but whatever.
 
2014-06-11 12:37:47 PM
You're going down, shroom-boy!
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ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2014-06-11 12:39:33 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk
Reminds me of a photo my Mom took of me. We were on Capri, and had just ridden a chair lift to the top of the island. In the distance, you could clearly make out Mount Vesuvius. Since volcanology has always been an interest of mine, as well as Pompeii (not to mention the fact that my grandfather had flown around it during its last eruption, in 1944), I wanted my photo taken with Vesuvius. But not just any photo: I wanted it to look like I had my hand on the volcano, like I was patting it on the summit. Well, I didn't communicate that clearly enough, so it looks like I'm giving the Hitler salute.
 
2014-06-11 12:41:24 PM
Some are understandable, like the photo of the diver. Older digital cameras can be slow to respond.

Others? How do people not understand the concept of how a frame works, and the idea that the camera takes a picture of what it's pointed at?
 
2014-06-11 12:43:00 PM
I'm sure number 11 is Morrissey.
 
2014-06-11 12:44:01 PM
Holy crap, I took better framed pics in 62 with a brownie at age 6
and still have them .
 
2014-06-11 12:44:35 PM

croesius: Waaaay back when, my family was taking a driving tour of all the major national parks and monuments and whatnot in America. Borrowed an RV, took the month off, and away we went. Every time we were at a scenic location and saw fellow tourists attempting to take a group picture, my father would volunteer to take it for them, so they would all be included in the picture. As the trip was winding down, he told me that every single time he took a picture for strangers, he would cut off their heads on purpose. Bear in mind this was before the days of digital photography, so the folks would never know until later on, when the film was developed. His justification was that they would never forget that photo.

He's an odd sort.


That prank has a tinge of malice to it.
 
2014-06-11 12:46:26 PM
s11.postimg.org
 
2014-06-11 12:48:57 PM

Queensowntalia: I actually really like the seagull legs one. Something about it appeals to me.


Came here to say this.
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2014-06-11 12:49:36 PM

factoryconnection: Y'all have no idea how closely that photo set resembles every roll that my dad used to shoot on vacations.  So many backs of heads, flash wash-outs, off-angle shots, and everything out of focus.


My dad insisted on getting slides made of our vacation photos. Somehow he managed to get his finger on almost every single shot so we would have to sit through hundreds of images of national monuments and parks where at least one landmark or family member was obliterated by a pink blur.
 
2014-06-11 12:49:39 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-11 12:49:53 PM

Nogale: tinge of malice


minge
 
2014-06-11 12:49:56 PM

Nexzus: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 393x536]

This one invites the viewer to make up their own story of what happened. Was it a sudden wave? Did the person taking the photograph push the diver? Maybe a shark jumped out and caught them. A gripe is that they captured too much of the boat.

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 850x531]

Grandma in the middle of doing a shot of tequila is priceless.

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 850x531]

This one could have been framed a bit better, but it's still a decent shot. I think if they moved closer to the caution sign and went a bit wider, it would have been great.

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 850x531]

And really, what competent enthusiast even hasn't done this? Granted, it should have never left the memory card, but whatever.


For the diver shot - I would bet money they were doing a roll back into the water, and the shot was too late to capture the action. The boat's really shallow / low to the water, so probably no dive platform from which to enter the water. And for some REALLY awful shots, you should look at an un-refined memory card full of underwater photography. Fish butts, tails, bad focus, blurring, saturation and white balance issues, and heaven help you if you use Auto Focus.
 
2014-06-11 12:50:25 PM

jaytkay: Queensowntalia: I actually really like the seagull legs one. Something about it appeals to me.

Came here to say this.
[i.telegraph.co.uk image 850x531]


I agree.  This is a great photo.
 
2014-06-11 12:56:45 PM
Man, I could have joined that contest. Took 15000 pictures in one month. Kept 500 of them...
 
2014-06-11 01:00:02 PM
#8 wins. I LOL'ed.
 
2014-06-11 01:00:15 PM
I had a whole roll from Disney Word that could have one. My husband put in a roll that I had used. The result was great! We played What is this picture!
 
2014-06-11 01:02:38 PM

Callous: mdeesnuts: The only thing worse than those pictures is the idea behind the contest.

/learned photography from wedding photographers
//take 30 shots of every scene and find the best one
///usually works

In the days of film that was an expensive practice for amateurs.


Yes, back then I actually tried. Now I just take a few, maybe change the exposure, a few more, change composition a bit, a few more, etc.

It is amusing when I do it with other people's camera/phone. "Why are there 15 pictures?!"

"Find the one you like and take 10 seconds to delete the rest. You're welcome for the good photo you lazy ingrate."

/I say it with a smile though
 
2014-06-11 01:02:46 PM
I like the seagull picture as well.
 
2014-06-11 01:03:26 PM
Here's what would have been my entry - I was in Rhodes four years ago and one night on my way back to the hotel I looked up and saw that the moon was blood red. Not harvest moon orange, actually red. Whipped out my little Canon Powershot (which has served me perfectly well) and started snapping away. Either I couldn't figure out the right setting for that kind of photography or the camera didn't have it. Also, alcohol might have been a factor.... I just kept this one shot for the hell of it:

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-11 01:06:39 PM
And "Inez Left The Lens Cap On" runs away with it for the fifth year in a row.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-06-11 01:07:30 PM
I wish so many of these weren't my photos.
 
2014-06-11 01:11:43 PM

Nexzus: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 393x536]

This one invites the viewer to make up their own story of what happened. Was it a sudden wave? Did the person taking the photograph push the diver? Maybe a shark jumped out and caught them. A gripe is that they captured too much of the boat.


I happen to like that photo
 
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