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Apr 22, 2009 10:35 |  #1

Ever had a thought of something you SHOULD have done when trying to get a shot? Something simple that maybe could be passed along that could help others?

One big one for me ... DO NOT say "I'll come back later and get that shot". When you see a scene worth shooting, TAKE THE SHOT NOW!!!

I have a tendency of doing this all the time and always regret it because for any number of reasons, what I see "now" is not the same and usually completely different "then".


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Apr 22, 2009 12:41 |  #2

johneo, meet cjc145!
Teach me something I don't know.


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Apr 22, 2009 13:21 |  #3

Remove the lens cap. :D


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Apr 22, 2009 13:57 as a reply to  @ MakeMeShutter's post |  #4

If you want to take interesting shots...put yourself in interesting positions. ;)


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Apr 22, 2009 13:57 |  #5
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PhotosGuy wrote in post #7782242 (external link)
johneo, meet cjc145!
Teach me something I don't know.

A match made in heaven


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Apr 22, 2009 13:59 |  #6

Don't be scared of manual mode. It can be your friend.


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Apr 22, 2009 14:38 |  #7

Pete wrote in post #7782690 (external link)
Don't be scared of manual mode. It can be your friend.

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Apr 22, 2009 15:02 |  #8

Rule # 1: Take the money
Rule # 2: When in doubt, hit it with a hammer (works better for carpentry than for photography, but it works in life in general pretty well too)
Rule # 3: Bigger is better, heaviest is best.
Rule # 4: If you don't move, she can't see you (try it, it really works)


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Apr 22, 2009 17:22 |  #9

OK, I'll add one:

Rule #5: Don't whiz on the electric fence.


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Apr 22, 2009 19:23 |  #10

number six wrote in post #7783778 (external link)
OK, I'll add one:

Rule #5: Don't whiz on the electric fence.

Was that on the same page as "Don't eat yellow snow"? :lol:


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Apr 22, 2009 19:32 |  #11
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Don't shoot at the sun facing you!!!!! I have seen so many people doing that just because something is interesting. However, the shot will come out crappy regardless when you have the sun facing you. Of course, this gets even more tempting for bird photographers.


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Apr 22, 2009 19:50 |  #12

number six wrote in post #7783778 (external link)
Rule #5: Don't whiz on the electric fence.

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Apr 22, 2009 19:56 |  #13

I've been coming up with my own list for the past few years. Here's what I have so far

#1 You have to have the camera with you
#2 You have to have time to pull over
#3 Take a lot of shots...one of them is bound to be good
#4 It's better to be lucky than to be good


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Apr 22, 2009 21:27 as a reply to  @ tstowe's post |  #14

I'll provide a serious response:

Make pictures that tell the viewer why you thought the scene was worth photographing.

And,

Do not break the rules before learning them.

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Apr 22, 2009 21:42 |  #15

rdenney wrote in post #7785150 (external link)
...Make pictures that tell the viewer why you thought the scene was worth photographing...

Yes, one of the questions that I often ask before pressing the shutter release is, "do I really care?" I am not out to make any sociopolitical statements or such, but I hope to avoid the visual lure of subjects merely coated in a patina of superficial appeal.

Depending on the type of photography practiced, luck can be remarkably useful, but the photographer must learn where and when such luck will best manifest.


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