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Old Jul 24, 2005, 7:32 AM   #1
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Hi Guys and Girls,

In about a week I'll be going on holiday to Russia, Mongolia and China with my Minolta Z1.

Is there anybody out there that made the same journey with the same camera, that has got some great tips?

General landscape/cityscape tips and tricks are welcome too :-)

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Old Jul 25, 2005, 3:42 PM   #2
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I think the rules for your trip is the rules for anyone's trip.

The better you can understand and use the controls and features of your camera, the better pictures you will take.

Before you go on hoilday, take out your camera and your camera manual, and work slowly through it, a few pages a day. Try out all the features of your camera.

Practice them often, because in the "heat of the moment" it helps to know how to make the adjustments that can be the difference between an average shot and a great shot.

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Old Jul 25, 2005, 4:36 PM   #3
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Hi Terry,

Thanks for replying!

I totally agree, try to know your camera before you go, safes you a lot of frustration on that very great moment you wish to capture.

What I'm looking for is some practical, but more advancedtips to make unforgetable photos on a great trip and share experiences (maybe some photos too). It would be great to hear toofrom peoplewho've been there already.

A great tip I once heard was to always select the cloudy whitebalance preset to get richer colors when taking outdoor shots.

What is your best tip for holiday photos, maybe you can show an example?

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Peter


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Old Jul 27, 2005, 7:27 AM   #4
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:?Is there no-one with great tips for travelphotos? :?
Or don't people travel nomore these days? :lol:
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Old Jul 27, 2005, 12:50 PM   #5
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I think I would agree with the cloudy WB. As for no response, I think everyone is on holiday, hopefully taking great pictures. I am a moderator for the weekly challenge forum and there has been essentially no activity there for two days! This is a slow time for the forums but I didn't think it got this slow!

One thing I would recommend is to make sure you are familiar with the local laws and regulations regarding photography. Also look into cultural taboos regarding photography. Would hate to see that brand new camera confiscated for photographing the wrong thing.

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Old Jul 27, 2005, 3:09 PM   #6
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Hi Cal,

I should have started the thread a couple of weeks ago then...

Thanks for mentioning the local regulations. I found out it's forbidden to take pictures of bridges and other important infrastructure in Russia...

I'm giving google some extra searches for mongolia and china!

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Old Jul 31, 2005, 10:23 AM   #7
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I don't think there is any technical tip that is going to make you that much of a better photographer or get that much better photos.

It takes time to learn to take great photos, and no setting on your camera is going to help you around that fact.

Maybe study some national geographics at your library and see what it is that makes their photos great.

I'll tell you however, thenational geographic photographersuse top of the line equipment, have shot probably a million images in their lifetime and have risen tio the top of their game through commitment, hard work, and talent.

So, my advice to you is toturn upyour commitment, hard work and talent buttons and you will get better photos.

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Old Aug 1, 2005, 1:49 PM   #8
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:?Is there no-one with great tips for travelphotos? :?
Or don't people travel nomore these days? :lol:

"If your pictures ain´t good enough, you weren´t near enough!" (Cartier-Bresson, I think)... on the other hand.. I just hate to think about a couple of tourists interrupting my sunday church with their flashguns blazing ... I should think, you just have to find the balance...



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Old Aug 31, 2005, 9:49 AM   #9
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Just returned from the best vacation ever!

Made a lot of photos, in Russia, Mongolia and China.

If you like you can see some of them on:
http://www.magicphotoworld.com/europee.htm
http://www.magicphotoworld.com/asia.htm

Maybe you'd like to share your best holiday shot?

Best regards,

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:sad:Too bad no-one has a great photo to share... :sad:

Maybe next year then...
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