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Discussion in 'Photography Board' started by havoc315, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. photo_chick

    photo_chick Knows a little about a lot of things, a lot about

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    LOL..

    I think it's kind of funny that people often assume they know all about you from a few posts on a message board.
     
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  3. fitzperry

    fitzperry DIS Veteran

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    Well said. One of the reasons I've always gravitated toward this forum, aside from the shared love of Disney, is its friendliness, which is particularly pronounced when you compare this forum to other photography focused message boards. I'm not averse to debate; in fact, I think it can be a useful way to learn, not just about photography, but in general. However, there seems to be an attitude of "one-upmanship" to recent disagreements that you didn't see here much in the past.
     
  4. cpbjgc

    cpbjgc Earned My Ears

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    I totally disagree with something you just said. I don't know what, but I am more right, and that's just the way it is.

    Having made my pronouncement, me making a YAGE! --> pixiedust:

    :rotfl:

    Edit to add

    For full disclosure, I have taken a couple pictures with my Iphone 4s.
     
  5. photo_chick

    photo_chick Knows a little about a lot of things, a lot about

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    This board, even with it's most impassioned discussions, has got nothing on the epic resort mug threads.
     
  6. fitzperry

    fitzperry DIS Veteran

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    I made the mistake of stepping into one on the theme park board about a child "leash." No more. :scared1:
     
  7. mikegood2

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    Glad to see your still alive after that! :lmao:

    When I first joined this board, for our last trip, more than a few threads made me more confused after I visited them than before. Just mention bringing a check in bag with you and your lucky to leave a thread with your head still attached. I also learned that something is wrong with me because a park hopper is a must for us. :confused3 I come to these board looking for advice or helping people out, not to feel like a kid getting scolded by my parents.

    There is currently a Mistakes you won't make next time thread that is very comical. You read one person write i will never do ______ again and a few post later someone will write ______ (same thing) is a must! Currently 23 pages of useful advice and contradictions.
     
  8. Pea-n-Me

    Pea-n-Me DIS Veteran

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    These look pretty good!
     
  9. MikeandReneePlus5

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    Question here: what would you do to improve it?

    This is something I run into a lot...it's a party, the group gets together (some begrudingly) there are people firing off shots with all sorts of cameras...I mean you aren't going to stop the proceedings and position everyone etc.

    SOMETIMES, I might try and get a group to move just a little to better light or a nicer backdrop but even that gets met with groans etc.

    So are you saying the photographer, within those confines, can still compose a better shot for thet 2nd pic and what would you have done?

    I hope this doens't come across as anything but a genuine curiousity on my part. :)
     
  10. havoc315

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    In these candid and semi-candid moments, there isn't much you can do.
    In terms of that second picture, it was photographed from very far away, at a poor angle. So it's a simple matter of the photographer should have moved.
    I find a lot of novice photographers are afraid of getting too close to their subjects. They feel the need to "stand back."
    So 1 piece of advice that I try to follow myself, is to get close... sometimes get a little uncomfortably close, fill your frame with the subject. Don't stick your subjects in the middle of the frame with tons of dead space.

    Here is a sample group shot.. I wasn't more than 3 feet away from the subjects.

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    cousins-120.jpg by Havoc315, on Flickr

    But... I fully admit, it's not always easy to get a good shot. But I'm not a professional... nobody is paying me to make sure key group shots are captured. So my confession is I take TONS of TERRIBLE pictures. But the important sentence is that I take a TON of pictures.
    If taking a group shot, I'll quickly click off a whole bunch of shots, adjusting my angle a few times as well. And hopefully, 1 out of the 10 shots is pretty good, and I can discard the rest.
    Maybe at a get together, I'll shoot 100-200 shots. Nobody ever needs to see the 190 bad shots. I can share the 10 good shots and get "wow, you take such great pictures."
     
  11. cpbjgc

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    Thanks!

    In all honesty, my thinking is the best camera for a shot is the one you have at hand. As long as you have some understanding of expsoure, and the limits of what the camera you are using can do, you can often get a good/creative shot, or at least understand why you can't.

    I am off to go save some pool chairs at Wilderness Lodge so I have a spot when I get back from pool hopping at the Poly. I like to grab the shady spots so the children (who I took out of school to go down to Disney) can play volleyball in the hot tub. We then head back to Pop to our crockpot of chili that's been cooking all day. :thumbsup2 pixiedust:
     
  12. Pea-n-Me

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    I agree!

    :rotfl2: Don't forget to do grill cheese with the iron and rinse out your "delicates" in the coffee pot!
     
  13. Pea-n-Me

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    I am a fill-the-frame person. It find it a little challenging with the iPhone, though. One feature I like about it - that my DD showed me and I now use all the time - is to enlarge the picture with your fingers and then take a "screen shot" of it. This enables you to quickly fill your frame and to get annoying things out of the background. And so easily! Great for quick snapshots.
     

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