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Jul 25, 2010 14:21 |  #1

Hey I was just surfing around POTN like usual, seeing all the great portraits people took and then something hit me. I am sure the majority of the members here take shots of everything but themselves. They get terrific pictures of families, friends, and everything else, but themselves. I am also barely in pictures if I'm shooting with my 50D. Just a thought guys, kind of depressing for us hobbyists and photographers. :(


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Jul 25, 2010 15:03 |  #2

I heard somewhere that on average, the family dog appears in more family snapshots than the family photographer. I don't doubt it. I am in very few shots, usually taken by one of my kids friends that want to use my gear and thus OOF or poorly composed


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Jul 25, 2010 15:14 |  #3

If my dog was still here, he would have been in 90% of my shots at home!


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Jul 25, 2010 20:16 as a reply to  @ danny819's post |  #4

Yeah, I would say pretty much the only photos that exist of me in the last 10 years would have came from my wife's camera.


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Jul 25, 2010 20:19 |  #5

Have you seen this thread? :D

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=527090


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Jul 25, 2010 21:36 |  #6

Let's see your Transportation self portraits.


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Jul 25, 2010 23:25 |  #7

I've noticed that myself. I try to take a simple self-portrait of myself in the mirror before I head out on each walk..


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Jul 26, 2010 07:41 |  #8

I don't need to take photos of myself when I've got evil mates who do this to me
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Jul 26, 2010 09:36 |  #9

Part of the reason I take photos is in order to not BE in the photos! :lol:

If I thought I was handsome and photogenic, I'd be a highly paid model rather than a more lowly paid photographer. My mother did not give birth to an idiot. bw!


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Jul 26, 2010 09:36 |  #10

I prefer it that way!

I feel more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it.


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Jul 26, 2010 10:06 |  #11

philwillmedia wrote in post #10604312 (external link)
I don't need to take photos of myself when I've got evil mates who do this to me
http://www.facebook.co​m/group.php?gid=119961​101373245 (external link)

It's good to have friends! :lol:


  
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Jul 26, 2010 10:10 |  #12

Same... I have around 3 or 4 pictures of myself. Most of those are poorly lit and/or snapshots.

Maybe I should do more cooperative photoshoots, then at least you can take a moment to also take shots of eachother ^^


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Jul 27, 2010 00:07 |  #13

My wife has learned the basics with my camera and unfortunately is now requesting that I pose with the kids. Other than that there is hardly any photos of me.



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Jul 27, 2010 06:13 |  #14

Wilt wrote in post #10604814 (external link)
Part of the reason I take photos is in order to not BE in the photos! :lol:

If I thought I was handsome and photogenic, I'd be a highly paid model rather than a more lowly paid photographer. My mother did not give birth to an idiot. bw!

ahaha... I know what to say next time somebody wants me in a photo now.


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Jul 27, 2010 09:44 |  #15

Growing up my dad had a Canon (AE-1 35mm I think) with a bunch of lenses. He was always taking pictures of us as kids, my mom, pets, family members, etc. I only have a handful of pictures with him in them and I wish I had more. Even though you might not want to be in pictures, it's nice to have some pictures with you in them, especially if you have children that will enjoy them later.

Now that I have my camera, my dad's in a lot more photos :)




  
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