What are your WDW (or personal) photography pet peeves?

Discussion in 'Photography Board' started by mikegood2, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. photo_chick

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    Many of us do. For me checking the histogram in camera has almost completely replaced bracketing when it comes to this type of shooting. I'd rather make sure I got that once in a lifetime shot than be disappointed later if something went wonky.
     
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  3. traylorc

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    I think it's okay to chimp your shots...I do it all the time. However, I refrain from doing it during certain situations like dark rides.

    If I were to chimp my shots during dark rides, then I'm no better than the geniuses who elect to use their flash on dark rides. (Note I'm not stating that you chimp your shots during dark rides...just making a general comment).
     
  4. LittleMissMagic

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    Same here.
     
  5. BirdsOfPreyDave

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    People using a flash when they aren't supposed to does singe my feathers, especially when I know the flash isn't doing them any good. Someone, for example, took a flash picture of Captain Jack Sparrow in the new Hollywood Studios attraction the other week while I was in there. Not only did it disrupt everyone watching the show, but I'm sure their flash picture of a digital projection turned out just wonderful.

    Not necessarily a pet peeve, but it does start to get old when you're using a tripod in the parks and person after person after person comes up and tries to hand you a PhotoPass card to take their picture. I'm not sure if that happens to others, too, or if I just have a PhotoPass look to me.

    I use a Black Rapid strap, so my camera hangs down at my hip. I'll usually have a protective hand on it while I'm walking or in a crowd, but it really steams me when someone catches me off guard and bangs into me, hitting the camera. It seems to happen 2-3 times per trip. Fortunately, there's never been any damage.

    Kids with those spray bottle fan things, that's a real pet peeve for me. Please stay away from my camera with those sprays -- especially when you're in line and I'm forced to stand near you for a long time. I usually carry a small hand towel with me in the parks, and will drape it over my camera when I need to be near one of these bottles.

    I don't let it bother me when someone walks through a shot. There are so many people taking photos, it's impossible to have total awareness of everyone and not occasionally foul someone's shot. But yea, the ones that look right at you and keep walking are annoying.

    I was waiting to take some HDR shots in Hollywood Studios on our most recent trip, and had my camera set up on the tripod waiting for a section of the street to clear after closing. Someone came up and asked if they'd be in my way if they stood in front of me to take a picture. I explained what I was waiting for and told them to go right ahead. I didn't realize, though, that they were going to set up camp in front of me after taking their pictures to wait for someone who was off somewhere else in the park. I just bit my lip and patiently waited them out.
     
  6. photo_chick

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    These two things are most of why I keep a Lenscoat Bodybag on my camera. I don't use a BR strap, but I tend to wear my camera across my chest and it rests down on my hip, to the side. I don't like to worry much about who knocks into me, and I've been known to walk into things, so I put the Bodybag on there to help protect it. It's neoprene so it also helps with the spray bottle problem.
     
  7. WDWFigment

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    This does not mean what you think it means.

    The only thing that really bothers me is flash on dark rides. I like when others use nighttime flash unnecessarily, because I think it adds a cool element to my photos.
     
  8. photo_chick

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    LOL.. I know what we mean where I live when we say bird dogging..... and it's got nothing to do with LCD screens and cameras. But I just figured it was a regional term used somewhere else for chimping.
     
  9. SunDial

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    I had a good laugh with this. It happens to me quite a bit. I notice more in the MK than any other park. As for waiting for nobody to be in your pic i just wait until after hours when no one is around. I have to do this every trip now.
     
  10. mikegood2

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    Was just reminded of another one of my (non-Disney) pet peeves.

    Like others on this board I'm considered the "family photographer" and am more than fine with that, but sometimes feel under appreciated. My pet peeve is when I post photos on facebook or online and don't receive any type of feedback. I make an effort to adjust and post a few photos from a family event, the least someone can do is let me know that they saw them. I don't need someone to post a comment, but they could at least like a group of photos to let me know they saw them. I realize its not that big of a deal, but it does annoy me.

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  11. Pooh2

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    I agree! I get friends and family all the time who nag me to bring my camera to a gathering and make nonstop special requests for photos, but when I post on facebook or take the time to upload and send them a zenfolio link, they do not acknowledge in anyway.
     
  12. ruckelc

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    I really hate it when people that use DSLR cameras get in my way while I'm trying to take pictures of parades with my iPad camera. No I'm totally kidding but I really do love seeing iPad cameras in the parks because they are like the green box times 1000.

    The one thing that really peeves me about taking photos at Disney is the sense of being rushed that I get. While I'm in the parks taking photographs I feel like almost all of my pictures should be keepers because I have such a small amount of time in Disney World each time I go and I only return every year or two years. Having a day where I'm just not getting anything interesting or when something like my tripod breaks can really put a damper on that day of the trip.
     
  13. manning

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    I had to crack up when I heard someone say "I thought it was a bright idea."
     
  14. mikegood2

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    Over the last week I've been looking at all the photo threads for the parks and came across a new pet peeve! People who shoot a photo that is very similar too one I've taken, but for some reason theirs looks better! ;)
     
  15. lhermiston

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    I'll start out by disagreeing with the poster's point about smart phones. When I went to WDW in April '12, I had a choice between my clunky, unreliable old point-and-shoot or my iPhone. I opted for the iPhone, used Camera+ and got tons of photos that I still love to look at. Would I order prints of them? No, but they are still fun to look at and easy to share.

    As for pet peeves, I don't really have any as long as they are courteous. What I have to be mindful of is not becoming a pet peeve to my family and asking them to stop and smile at every photo opp.
     
  16. Spectro is #1

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    People who watermark their photos and post them on a BB. If you really think your photo is worth that much and someone is going to use it without your permission, don't post it. I also question how many so called "copyrighted" photos are legitimate. I suspect most posted on BBs have not submitted their work to the US Copyright office given the current fee of $35. Yes you own it and it is technically your photo but if you didn't file the photo stop putting up the "C" logo.
     
  17. llrain

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    The watermark thing is just a principle thing. I dont care about copyrighting or the law behind it but if i spend alot of time to get a shot I love and want to share it with people here who can actually learn from settings or how it was made Ill be damned if i leave it unwatermarked for the masses to copy off the post I post. I dont think my photo is worth any money but I would do it for the sole purpose of allowing people to learn from it.



     
  18. mikegood2

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    I've got mixed feelings about watermarks. I actually don't have a problem with people who use them, but at the same time too may watermarks overpower the photo. I much prefer ones that you don't notice unless you look close at a photo. As a web designer, it always amazes and angers me the number of designers who see no problem taking photos and post them on their sight with no credits. A perfect example of that is Pinterest that actually encourages it! On at least two of our sites we have clients who are requiring that we watermark many of the photos on our site because some of them are appearing on Pinterest without any link back to their site! It's a problem we need to deal with these clients to find that correct balance, although I would prefer that we wouldn't watermark anything. Oh, and by the way, I'm sure a number of photo posters on this board are more than good enough and have had their photos "borrowed" by others!

    As far as copyright, I'm sure the vast majority of people on BB have never copy written their photos, I never have. I believe that you can copyright more than one photo at a time and do a batch of them, so that $35 cost doesn't end up "per" photo.

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  19. traylorc

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    Personally I am not one to watermark my photos, and like Mikegood2 mentioned earlier, I do believe some watermarks overpower the photo itself.
    That being said, I have no problem if someone wants to watermark every photo they post online. It's their property...therefore I don't spend time worrying about how other people manage their property.

    There are a number of folks out there whose professional lives depend on not allowing their images to be used without their permission. IMHO the tone of your posts seems to suggest that watermarks are simply the byproduct of someone's ego gone wild. If the unauthorized use of people's images were not so prevalent on the internet, then people would not feel the need to watermark their photos. But the reality is, the unauthorized used of other's images is a very common practice.

    At the end of the day, I do not believe we should discourage individuals who watermark their pictures from posting their images. I do not want to be denied an opportunity to admire, review, or learn from my fellow photographers simply because they choose to utilize watermarks.
     
  20. wbeem

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    Yes, you can register many photos per $35 registration fee. I register all of my photos now because it is very affordable insurance in case of infringement. I've even been through a lawsuit process that took 9 months before it was ultimately settled. That was a learning process.

    If you don't have a valid and timely registration, you don't get to sue. No matter what anyone has told you about your copyright being valid the moment you click the shutter, it doesn't matter when you go to Federal court (copyright is federal law, so it's federal court). The judge will insist upon verification of the copyright registration and note that it was in place before the infringement occurred, not after. So if you don't have that, you don't have any leg to stand upon.

    Providing you have a valid and timely registration, you can find attorneys who will represent you on a contingency basis. That means they won't charge you for their labor, but will take a percentage of any court winnings or settlements (perhaps up to a third). It does not mean you aren't liable for any other expenses, though. There are court filing fees and other costs that the attorney will not bear for you.

    There is no such thing as a contingency defense. Paying for attorneys is expensive and its one of the reasons why most copyright infringement suits are settled. That's cheaper than fighting it and still potentially losing with a much larger award of damages. Besides, the law favors a settlement. The courts cannot possibly try all of the cases filed. They may only find 2-3% that go to trial.

    Attorneys who represent you on a contingency basis are not really doing it for you. They don't care about your anger, frustration or any emotions at all. They are using you as a means to make money. Technically, they are representing you and must do so in good faith. Realistically, they will stonewall and put up roadblocks if you want to pursue an action they don't believe is profitable for them. Be wary of your own attorney's motives.

    Finally, decide if making a lawsuit is really the best course of action. If some random blogger uses your image, big deal. I found one of my images used without permission by an AOL travel blog called Gadling. Should I sue AOL? I'm debating it. The truth is that filing a lawsuit is a pain in the ***, even if you win.
     
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    The Lawyers are usually the only ones who win.
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