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who gets a little nice before they go out to shoot!

 
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Jun 02, 2012 07:23 |  #61

I like the occasional gorrilla finger before I head out to take some pictures. Sure, why not.


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Jun 02, 2012 09:12 |  #62

pkilla wrote in post #14516943 (external link)
Just for fun who takes a couple of shoots or beers or gets high before they go out to shoot to get a little more loose or more creative!! With they lens and camera

Huh?? I can't imagine why I'd do such a thing. Using a modern DSLR is a relatively complex process if one wants to get the best results, unless you just use one of the full auto modes and don't really care about the results. Even in Tv and Av you still have to keep your head in what you're doing, use EC as needed, watch focus and composition, etc. I certainly couldn't do that in a serious vein after knocking back a couple of shots.

Not to mention that you tend to be more clumsy when under the influence, thus risking damage to the camera by dropping it or tripping and falling. Much more hazardous just changing lenses.

I won't say that I've never used my camera while impaired. I did so just yesterday, but that was incidental to the outing. Our reason for being out was to party. This weekend is the annual Long Island, Bahamas Sailing Regatta, and that is a 3 day party here. I did take some photos for recording our day out, but that was not the reason for going, and the camera only came out for couple of brief moments, then was put away again.


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Jun 02, 2012 09:17 |  #63

As a musician (still performing) I used to think drinking alcohol and imbibing with other illegal substances enhanced my playing. The advent of video indicated those activities significantly reduced my ability to perform accurately.

Shooting? Never considered doing a couple of shots of Crown Royal prior to using my gear.

YMMV.

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Jun 02, 2012 15:47 as a reply to  @ snyderman's post |  #64

While i don't do it 99.5% of the time.. especially since i'm most likely driving to where i shoot, i also don't think pkilla is talking about getting right bent... or wasted before-hand. He's talking about a drink or 2, which for most men, doesn't mean wasted.. but mellowed, or a few tokes.. not a couple gaggers or 1/2 dozen bottle-tokes, or acid. LOL

I am much better shooting pool, and throwing darts.. with between 2-5 beers in me( "relaxed" -- worse until 2, and start falling off after ~5..too relaxed :lol: ). Anyways, i have taken some shots indoors.. on tripod, with 30 oz of Crown Royal in me.. and they came out surprisingly well. :confused:


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Jun 02, 2012 16:04 |  #65

I don't drink as a rule down to the fact that I'm on prescription drugs, which don't get me high anyway, and when you have to take the amount I do I wouldn't want to take any more voluntarily to get high. Add that to the fact that I have to drive and don't like breaking the law (I'm not perfect by any means, nor a saint) as I don't want to end up in prison or prematurely dead, with me the answers no. I just have to get the creative juices flowing in other ways.


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Jun 02, 2012 16:19 |  #66

When you're in a good mood, you go drinking with your camera.
When you go drinking with your camera, you start taking too many pictures of motorcycle club chicks.
When you take too many pictures of the motorcycle chicks, their dudes get jealous.
When their dudes get jealous, they smash your camera into your face.
Don't get your camera smashed into your face.




  
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Jun 02, 2012 16:41 as a reply to  @ padmasana's post |  #67

There have been images posted on this board that looked like someone was drunk.




  
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Jun 02, 2012 21:39 |  #68

^ like this

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Jun 02, 2012 23:49 |  #69

T2i4me wrote in post #14517071 (external link)
Drinking before shooting, I think Dick Cheney proved that was a bad idea.

BADADUMP!!! PSSSHhhhhhhhhhhhh.....​.


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Jun 03, 2012 01:49 |  #70

Shooting while drunk:
Woops! Wrong button! *Lens falls off camera onto ground*

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Jun 03, 2012 02:53 |  #71

I shoot a lot of motorsport, and when I'm at an event, I MUST HAVE a ZERO blood alcohol level, otherwise my credentials can be revoked and I will be kicked out of the event.
I have been breath tested on several occasions.
Even when I'm shooting non motorsport events, I still won't have a drink.


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Jun 03, 2012 12:12 as a reply to  @ philwillmedia's post |  #72

Admitedly, I've operated my camera while drunk. Resulting photos weren't anything special, but I can say that I didn't have any trouble operating the camera, nor did I drop the camera or release the lens accidentally or trip over my own feet.. Some people here are playing this holier-than-thou card, which is always a delight.

NotBlake wrote in post #14518044 (external link)
I enjoy street photography. At times I'll take a swig from a flask before I start walking. I find it helps to calm my nerves and take me to a slightly more relaxed place.

Good piss-drunk photos, none. Good photos from a very slight buzz, plenty.

Whole heartily agree here! I'm kind of shy, especially so when talking about candids and street photography. I find a slight buzz will bring me out of my shell a little and not make me feel as akward.

pyrojim wrote in post #14519592 (external link)
While that is a nice start, I hope you can learn to drink more than light beer...

If you can find some Ten-Fidy... But you gotta put your big boy pants on for that one.

LOL bw!




  
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Jun 03, 2012 14:07 |  #73

this thread made me :lol:

What's wrong with knocking a couple back? If you can't handle your camera after a couple beers you must be a total wuss haha. I've gotten some amazing shots while a little inebriated. A little weed doesn't hurt the creative juices either...

On the other hand... I remember I was on some very strong acid and ended up opening the backs of both of my film cameras WHILE they were loaded with film. So yea there's a line there somewhere. Nevertheless, a few of the shots came out very well :D

That being said I never go to a gig drunk or messed up... When I'm wrapping up I'll usually take a beer if they offer but that's about it.




  
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Jun 03, 2012 19:32 as a reply to  @ h4ppydaze's post |  #74

Most people responding are acting as if OP asked "does anyone like to get blasted before they go and do paid gigs". Obviously if it was a paid event I would never drink or anything. But just leisure time shooting.......come on. People are acting like the minute you have a drink or two you will be slamming your gear off the ground. And saying "modern DSLR's are complex equiment".............​I mean really?? You're telling me you can't throw it in F8 and pick an ISO and simply adjust ur shutter to get a decent pic? Or as someone stated if you have to throw it in green box mode. Start enjoying life people!:cool:




  
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Jun 03, 2012 19:45 |  #75

Nah. Too paranoid that I'd drop my camera. It's like my 4th born child. I'd buy it a carseat and strap it in everyday if I could.


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