Olympic Photographs

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    Jul 03, 2012 11:15 AM GMT
    I saw this article on Yahoo! this morning and thought this was interesting. I am a terrible photographer. Yet, I think I could take better pics than these.

    So photogs out there, what is your take? Artsy or shotty?

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/photographer-harshly-criticized-shoddy-olympic-portraits-212507062--oly.html
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    Jul 03, 2012 11:17 AM GMT
    Oh, and all I can think of when I see this pic - is the Aerosmith Song

    "Dude Looks Like a Lady"

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    Jul 03, 2012 11:17 AM GMT
    They probably got a photography student doing his first assignment so they wouldn't have to pay him.
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    Jul 03, 2012 12:25 PM GMT
    These pics are going around Facebook this morning. They look like shit. Especially the ones where you can see crumpled up paper below the athletes.
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    Jul 03, 2012 1:44 PM GMT
    Those are awful. I hope they redo them. It's amazing how unflattering he was able to make such beautiful people.
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    Jul 03, 2012 1:55 PM GMT
    It is definitely an awful representation of the power, strength and dedication these athletes put into their individual sports. Where's the action, the pain, the triumph, and all that encompasses what they do on a daily basis? There is a time and a place for thinking outside of the box and having a creative take on things, but this was not that moment!
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    Jul 03, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    Well, this is a shame. These photos are a disgrace to these great athletes
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    Jul 03, 2012 2:42 PM GMT
    And, naturally, he's getting the most exposure now for his work. You put out shit, say shit, and you are rewarded.
  • NashRugger

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    Jul 03, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    I could do better with my iPhone4 and Instagram. These are embarassing.
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    Jul 03, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
    onaquest saidOh, and all I can think of when I see this pic - is the Aerosmith Song

    "Dude Looks Like a Lady"

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    Poor Rebecca Bross! Her experience at Olympic Trials this past weekend was awful. Did they really need to add insult to injury with this terrible pic of her?
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    Jul 03, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    Yeah, these pics are not good at all. The one of Natalie Couglin just standing there, in street clothes, holding her swim goggles…..just so many negative comments can be said about that one.
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    Jul 03, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
    What's up with that horribly wrinkled American flag in the background? Was that intentional? Or they couldn't be arsed to iron the flag?
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    Jul 03, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    Michael Phelps looks so much older here. I think the best pic on that set was the one with the gymnast dude. That looked kinda cool. I think. Sexy even.icon_redface.gif
  • LJay

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    Jul 03, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    WOW!

    Confront the very idea that a photograph could reveal anything other than a carefully varnished image of an athlete! How on earth could the lens be frank and even probing? Verite? Arrrrgggh!

    Oh, my aching airbrush!
  • josephmovie

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    Jul 03, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
    They're not great but I rather like them. It's a nice change to see unstylised images.
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    Jul 04, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    Those pictures look terrible.