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Jan 27, 2013 04:37 |  #31

1) Have I neutralised Uncle Bob?
2) Have I confirmed there's nothing in the background that's really going to piss me off when I try to remove it in post? and;
3) I've already taken a frame or two to get a natural expression/moment


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Jan 27, 2013 06:08 |  #32

1) Stance & support - take a breath, make sure I'm holding the cameras as steady as possible

2) Did anything change since I composed ? (a person walking in to shot, subject moved, lighting changed etc)

Thats it, too late now, the shutter clicked.


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Apr 30, 2013 02:45 |  #33

Just one thing.. Make sure my bum crack is not showing when I go on a knee to take a shot.




  
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May 01, 2013 11:11 |  #34

1. Check exposure/ISO in viewfinder
2. Check all corners for clutter

Then fire.


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May 01, 2013 14:12 |  #35

Great thread! I don't shoot weddings, but when I shoot people, I check...

1. do the people have excellent expressions?
2. what's in the background / heads in clear space (at least I try to remember to do this)
3. am I chopping off any limbs?


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May 01, 2013 14:53 |  #36

Foolish, that first check should be the last one. You should check if you've got their heads in clear space and if you're cutting off any limbs before, because excellent expressions can last as little as one second.


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May 01, 2013 14:58 |  #37

1. Is my zipper down again.
2. Why are people looking at me funny.
3. Hey baby, sup.


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May 01, 2013 15:00 |  #38

coolpbkid wrote in post #15887506 (external link)
Foolish, that first check should be the last one. You should check if you've got their heads in clear space and if you're cutting off any limbs before, because excellent expressions can last as little as one second.

Yes it should! (And likely is. I am out of order today, generally :lol:)


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May 01, 2013 15:13 |  #39

1st thing that i do is check check and double check,all my settings,last thing i do is push the shutter release!:lol:


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May 02, 2013 17:12 |  #40

1) Is this a shot I'll be proud of?

Truthfully, I became a better photographer once I began thinking that first. If it isn't, then it's just wasted time pressing "delete" later.


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May 02, 2013 23:08 |  #41

Chet wrote in post #15887520 (external link)
3. Hey baby, sup.

I laughed out loud when I read this.

Especially if you look anything like the actor you have as your avatar. I can imagine him with a huge 70-200 lens saying that to some girl

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May 03, 2013 12:46 |  #42

Is it a story?
Yes: Shoot
No: Save the card/battery/and editing time later.


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May 03, 2013 17:32 |  #43

SMP_Homer wrote in post #15461003 (external link)
I once drove from Ottawa to Toronto the day after a wedding... just outside of Toronto, I was meeting a couple for their engagement shoot at a very popular waterfall...
after roughly 7 hours of driving, I arrived a bit tired, but ready to go... or so I thought...
slapped my dual strap on... hooked up the cameras, locked the truck and headed down a whole bunch of stairs, down a long-ish path, climbed over some rocks, and when it was finally time to shoot I realized all cards are locked in the truck...
Future groom was nice enough to run up and get them - he figured he would get there a lot faster than I would with all this gear!

Sorry....I coudn't resist as I read your post...LOL...was that an S&M kinda shoot?

Anyway....yeah I once was on the way to a shoot also and realized I left the cards at home....Had to stop by BestBuy to buy some cards along the way.


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May 03, 2013 17:59 |  #44

I have two things on my list. See the quote in my signature...


Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. -- Yousuf Karsh

  
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May 13, 2013 11:04 |  #45

1) Settings
2) Compose
3) Shoot


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