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10 Photos I NEVER Want to See Again!

By Dan

August 10, 2012


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Can’t take credit for this idea. Zach Arias posted a similar list on his Tumblr site the other day, which I though was pretty funny. When I retweeted it, one of my own followers asked me to produce my own list.

So, here it is, my take on the 10 photos that I NEVER want to see again.

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1. Silhouette of a rock climber dude taking his hand off of the rope to help the other other rock climber dude onto the summit. As if…

2. Guy in a business suit rock climbing. And carrying a briefcase. On top rope.

3. Photo of a runner who is in the worst looking, most non-dynamic part of their stride. C’mon, that’s just bad editing.

4. Beautiful female model shot in a dirty alley in front of a dumpster. Please.

5. The photos that you, not the professional took at your daughter’s wedding.

6. ANY subject framed by an out of focus tree branch at the top of the frame.

7. Any photo with lots of clutter, no clearly definable subject matter shot that’s shot at midday.

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8. An Instagram of your appetizer. Don’t share, just eat.

9. Any portrait where there’s a telephone pole, candle or tree sticking out of the top of the person’s head. Seriously?

10. My own senior picture.

What’s on your list? Comment and let me know. Enjoy the weekend.

About the author

Hi, I'm Dan Bailey, a 20+ year pro outdoor and adventure photographer, and official FUIJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska.


As a top rated blogger and author my goal is to help you become a better, more confident and competent photographer, so that you can have as much fun and creative enjoyment as I do.

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