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A person who tries to jump on the photography band-wagon by "Pointing-and-shooting" hundreds of terrible pictures, which they will upload to myspace in an album titled "My Photography", "My Art", or "Critique My work". Always followed up by the person adding "Photography" to their General section, or adding "Photography is my life..." to their About Me.
Bulletin posted at 5;34 by Jake: "Guys check out my photography"
Bulletin posted at 5: 41 by Jake: "C'mon guys I'm a photographer now, check it out"

Joseph: Jake the composition of your pictures are terrible... It looks like you just pointed your camera at whatever flowers or animals or graffiti you saw.... Plus half of them are out of focus, and as it got darker, you didn't change your exposure settings and these pictures didn't come out at all... It looks to me like you are a pseudo-photographer, a fauxtographer.
by Joseph is vegan August 06, 2007
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A person that claims to be a good photographer when in reality they just set their camera to automatic mode a start shooting. This person also happens to fumble over photographic terms or has no knowledge of the terms or switches the color mode to monochrome and calls it artistic no matter what the hell is in in frame.
Funny how all of these "candid" subjects are posing and looking at the camera, this person is a real good fauxtographer!

Wow blurry black and white pictures of tree bark... what a fauxtographer.
by Lightmaster-Cdawg January 28, 2009
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Similar to a actual photographer, but not a real artist. Not to be confused with a simple camera owner.

Often presented as a guy with an expensive camera or photography equipment for the sole intent of taking pictures of scantily-clad beautiful women. Easily identified by cheesy pickup lines, but some are more subtle.
Mike says to April: "Shoot shoot shoot! When can I shoot you????" Mike is a fauxtographer.
by EyeTack December 12, 2013
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A fake photographer.

An amateur photographer who misrepresents themselves as a professional photographer or photojournalist simply because they bought a DSLR camera and have a Nikon strap.
I didn't know your Mom was a professional photographer. She's not, she's a faux-tographer with a flickr account and a fake media pass.
by Buzzkill Wilkonson February 02, 2012
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Any person who believes that ownership of a camera marketed as 'semi pro' means that they're a photographer. Examples are usually found elbowing their way to the front of the press pit at concerts, having spun the press office a bullshit tale about them "shooting for a website". Invariably they're students or people who work in IT. I actually coined this term circa 2001 on a British professional photographer's forum - it might have been on - and it's subsequently been stolen by any number of togs who claimed to have been the originator of the term.

More recently, it's been coopted as fauxtograph and fauxtography, meaning the deceptive use of visual media to illustrate a story. Personally I don't think that makes sense, and certainly isn't how it was first used fifteen years ago.
"I'm a photographer"

"No you're not; that's a £400 compact camera bought with your 20% staff discount from Jessops - what you are is a fucking fauxtographer, now get out of my damned way" *stabs offending student in the back of the head with the scalloped lens hood of a Canon f2.8 200mm IS*
by Calthulhu February 16, 2015
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Possibly one of the cringiest kids you'll ever meet. They like to think of themselves as taking up an artsy and original hobby when in fact there are so many of them that it's a cliche deserving of an urban dictionary entry. Although they say pictures are a thousand words these people just won't shut up about their "interests". You can often find them wearing beanies, glasses, scarves and other hipster junk as part of their picture-taking ensemble. Buys a dedicated camera for taking pictures in addition to their phone even though most smartphone cameras nowadays take equally good if not better photos. They WILL wear their camera straps around their necks instead of on their shoulders like they're meant to be worn so don't hesitate to grab them and use them as makeshift nooses to end their pathetic wannabe lives.
Mark: Hey check out the pictures I took! You think I'm a good fauxtographer?
Jim: Instead of taking any more pictures of the "oh so beautiful sunset" I suggest you go outside at exactly 12 PM and stare at the sun until it's engraved in your brain.
by Drain the Swamp September 30, 2018
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