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Old Feb 1, 2004, 8:13 PM   #21
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Oh heck, a few more,

1) When handling batteries in complete darkness, the probability of fresh batteries falling to the ground is always greater than old ones. Actually I have a theory, fresh batteries must weigh more that's why they are morre prone to fall - just joking.

2) When carrying equipment in the dark, cameras will always fall to the ground, no other equipment will.
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Old Feb 1, 2004, 8:26 PM   #22
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Do NOT leave your camera on the tripod and the tripod with even a fraction of a toe sticking into the pathway of a room. You all know why, and if you don't, you will.
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Old Feb 1, 2004, 9:41 PM   #23
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I was just telling my girlfriend about this post and she had two to add:
Always bring chocolate for your honey when you go out to shoot.
If it's cold, always bring hot chocolate.

And considering the winter we've been having up here in New England (coldest since they started keeping records) we could certainly use more hot chocolate on our outings.

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Old Feb 1, 2004, 10:26 PM   #24
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In the "before taking a single shot" department:

After searching six months for the camera of your dreams, you decide on an optimum compromise, and two weeks later, the camera of your dreams is actually announced by your favorite manufacturer!

And have we begun talking about the weather yet?
(The gods think when I wash my car I'm actually doing a rain dance)
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Old Feb 2, 2004, 12:39 AM   #25
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#1: Take your camera with you and you'll find nothing to photograph.

#2: Reverse of Rule #1.
Haha, yep. :lol:

Whenever I don't have the camera, it's "wow, this lighting is perfect, and that's a perfect angle!" and whenever I do have the camera, it's "well, the light is lousy, and this isn't the greatest angle, but I carried this thing along and everyone can tell I'm a tourist, so I might as well take some pics."

I'll add one more rule:

#19) Never delete a less-than-perfect picture until you've taken a better one.
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Old Feb 2, 2004, 10:02 AM   #26
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I was just telling my girlfriend about this post and she had two to add:
Always bring chocolate for your honey when you go out to shoot.
If it's cold, always bring hot chocolate.
I'll have to show this to my wife!

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And considering the winter we've been having up here in New England (coldest since they started keeping records) we could certainly use more hot chocolate on our outings.
NEW ENGLAND TEMPERATURE CONVERSION CHART

60 F: Southern Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in
New England sunbathe.

50 F: New Yorkers try to turn on the heat. People in New
England plant gardens.

40 F: Italian & English cars won't start. People in New England
drive with the windows down.

32 F: Distilled water freezes. Maine's Moosehead Lake's water
gets thicker.

20 F: Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool
hats. People in New England throw on a flannel shirt.

15 F: New York landlords finally turn up the heat. People in
New England have the last cookout before it gets cold.

0 F: All the people in Miami die. New Englanders close the
windows.

10 below zero: Californians fly away to Mexico. The Girl Scouts
in New England are selling cookies door to door.

25 below zero: Hollywood disintegrates. People in New England
get out their winter coats.

40 below zero: Washington DC runs out of hot air. People in New
England let the dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero: Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. New
Englanders get frustrated because they can't start their "kahs."


460 below zero: All atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the
Kelvin scale). People in New England start saying, "cold 'nuff
for ya?"

500 below zero: Hell freezes over. The Red Sox win the World
Series


BTW, Go PATS! What a game that was!
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Old Feb 2, 2004, 10:21 AM   #27
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That conversion chart is a keeper

Although I did not know politicians could ever run out of hot air
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Old Feb 2, 2004, 10:22 AM   #28
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#19) Never delete a less-than-perfect picture until you've taken a better one.
And don't even delete it then. Keep all your photos, even the worst because you'll eventually have to invest in Extensis' Portfolio, thus helping to keep the economy healthy.
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Old Feb 2, 2004, 4:13 PM   #29
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You occasionally hear this story from a Pro doing a photoshot; a test picture (the equivalent to a polaroid, when people used them) got into the mix of shots to show the customer... and it turns out they liked that the best. Never delete... unless you have no choice.

I never delete any photo, but then again, I've got 1G & 512MB cards to work with so running out of space isn't usually an issue.

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I never delete any photo, but then again, I've got 1G & 512MB cards to work with so running out of space isn't usually an issue.

Eric
My rule for deleting is that once it's been copied onto the computer, it doesn't get deleted, no matter what.

I do sometimes delete in camera, though, if I take a picture that's obviously too bad to be of any use. BUT-- I only do that after I've taken a better version of the picture! I don't bother with in-camera deleting if I'm just out shooting for the day, either. Conserving space only becomes an issue if I'm traveling and can't download from the camera for several days. I have have 768 MB of memory.
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