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Old Mar 16, 2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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Default Why take 1,294 pictures of the same thing

Years ago while taking a college photograph class my professor said the best photographers take great pictures because they take lots of pictures and only show off the best. Well in those days that could get pretty expensive for a college kid, now with my new digital Nikon d3000 it's easy and cheap. Out of 1,294 pictures I have approximately 85 with fish in them. What do you thing?

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Old Mar 16, 2010, 11:18 PM   #2
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know the feeling.

I have yet to reach the "one exsposure per motive" mark

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Nice photo... tells a story of its own! All the best.

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Well thats a nice shot. Was it worth taking 1294 pics to get it? Only you can answer that.
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I'm taking a trip to Alaska in July and I want to know the limits of my camera batteries and memory cards. I figure it's easier to do that now than once I'm their.
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Well thats a nice shot. Was it worth taking 1294 pics to get it? Only you can answer that.
It's a nice shot, but it also shows he needs to work on camera shake and his panning ability before he reaches Alaska. Better if he analyses this shot and improves on his technique with what he learned on this trip.

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i would look for a different angle. shoot from a lower water level perspective. and take a few steps to your right. zoom in closer. fill the frame with the real subject here (fish).
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Thanks for the input. I'm always looking for things to improve my shots. I was on an overlooking wall which sets the height at which I could shoot, but I think shooting from a lower angle would have made it better. I also moved up and down the wall looking for different angle. The fish were jumping all across the falls but most jumped on the far side, I also was dealing with the sun and shadows moving across the dam. Here are some other angles.
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In my opinion, its hard to make something as dull a scene as this one exciting. I'm not trying to be mean at all , its just hard to make that shot exciting. I would get at a much lower angle though so the shot isn't overhead.
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adamvk, I think the input about a lower angle is a good one. I guess you need to be a spring trout fisherman to get excited over these shots. The fishing season opens April first around here and seeing the fish on the move from the lake to the streams gets most of us fisherman all worked up.
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