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Old Dec 21, 2004, 1:40 PM   #1
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For those of you gettingNEW cameras and gear for Christmas/holidays.

Don't forget that there are certain shots YOU MUST TAKE !!

This applies to the Northern Hemisphere. For Southern Hemisphere, add green grass, waves, and Bikinis/Thongs etc.

1) Dark, out of focus, shot of a room in your home (no flash).

2) Dark, out of focus, shot of a room in your home (with flash).

3) As above but with child/pet running toward you.

4) Photo TOO soft.

5) Shot of mandatory "Squirrel-on-a-branch"

6) Shot of mandatory "Bird-on-a-branch/wire"

7) Your car/truck in the driveway

8) Drunken friend on Snowmobile

What did I forget ??



Happy Holidays !!



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Old Dec 21, 2004, 2:34 PM   #2
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Hmm...

1) Photo of mother-in-law cleaning vegetables over the kitchen sink (blown out and backlit by kitchen window)

2) Picture of kids opening presents (if you get your camera before the kids open presents) but only so long as the shot is framed to cut off the kid's head or cut off his body at the neck

3) Grampa drinking/sleeping/watching TV/all of the above

4) Child's christmas program, but from 50 feet away ,with in-camera flash, which does not light the scene, but makes the blue-haired senior citizen in front of you (which takes up 1/3 of the frame) glow so hot she appears to be the angel Gabriel.

5) The in-home tryptich: The floor. The ceiling. An empty wall.

6) The lights on the outside of your house at night, but without a flash, tripod, or bulb exposure.
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Old Dec 21, 2004, 2:48 PM   #3
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I just can't believe the phenomenal quality (or lack of) these answers.

I thought I was the only nutcase in "photoland".
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Old Dec 21, 2004, 3:28 PM   #4
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May I substitute
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6) Shot of mandatory "Bird-on-a-branch/wire"
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Bird flying threw air in the distance?
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Old Dec 21, 2004, 10:48 PM   #5
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. . . and the ever popular self portrait.

Over exposed/ blown out flash picture on oneself in the bathroom mirror.
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Old Dec 22, 2004, 12:05 AM   #6
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Sunsets. Lots of sunsets. Sunsets with a tree in the forground with complaints about purple fringing.
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Old Dec 22, 2004, 12:11 AM   #7
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  • Shots of drunken friends trying to get out of(or back into)fish hut. [/*]
  • Shot of self kicking stalled snow thrower. [/*]
  • Shot of drunken friend with tongue stuck to fence post. [/*]
  • Shots of friends testing river ice to see if it is safe yet.
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Sounds like the Winter sports are in full swing in Canada !!
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The obligatory high ISO test shots with the lens cap left on (complaining that noise levels/banding are too high this way). ;-)


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A badly lit photo of the dinner table which you then post as if no-one else in the world is having turkey for lunch.

And I think by law in most countries you have to take yourself off to a quiet place and test out the digital cameras instant picture review capabilites by taking pictures of various body parts. Pictures which would get you banned if you posted them here.
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