Photography - Top 10 Tips

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Info Dude, Oct 24, 2006.

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    Info Dude Guest

    Photography - Top 10 Tips

    If you ask the experts, they'll tell you that there are ten things you
    can do to make sure that your photos are as good a they can be. These
    are by no means the only things that will give you better photos but
    most of the pros agree that these are at the top of the list.

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    Info Dude, Oct 24, 2006
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  2. I stopped after the second paragraph... first tip...

    "Take the photo at eye level. If the subject is a child then stoop down
    to their level. This is called getting a bird's eye view and is very

    Chicken's eye view perhaps!

    Seriously, some were OK but my top ten would be different.


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    Michael J Davis, Oct 24, 2006
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    Top Poster Guest

    "Number four is to move in close to your subject. This will make the photo
    as sharp as possible."


    Top Poster, Oct 24, 2006
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    John Bean Guest

    You actually read it??? That it was from an entity calling
    itself a "dude" was enough to make me skip it. As someone
    said elsewhere "3min-reports" probably describes how much
    thought went into it.
    John Bean, Oct 24, 2006
  5. Never! That much?
    Richard Polhill, Oct 24, 2006
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    equiphoto Guest

    You need to follow the link to the author to see the real joke of this. He's
    written 3000+ articles on all sorts of crap.

    In another one on photography he says:

    "Light is one of the most important aspects of this art, because it
    determines color, brightness and shutter speed."


    "If you want to take a picture of an object that is 40 feet away then you
    will need a large focal length."
    (well, yes if it's an insect, no if it's a suspension bridge)

    In another he says of, what he calls, 'temperature filters':

    "One example of use would be on a photo taken on a very cold snowy winter
    day. A warming filter would be used to give the shot more of a warm effect
    in spite of the snow on the ground."

    Maybe if he used a really warm filter, it might melt the snow for him.

    And in another he claims to have known AA:

    "One of the best landscape photographers I ever knew was Ansel Adams."
    (maybe that should have been "knew of")

    and in the same one he claims to have known another photographer who:

    "photographed from the feel of the sun on his face to determine just the
    right moment as it were since he was totally blind"

    Who is this berk? (Oh, his name's Michael Russell and he lives in
    Australia - if you're interested).
    equiphoto, Oct 24, 2006
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    John Bean Guest

    I can't get a handle on people like this. What do they get
    from this kind of useless self-promotion? Maybe someone with
    too much time on his hands and no need to earn money may do
    it as an alternative to playing with himself and going
    blind, but other than that I'm at a loss to understand the
    mentality required to produce this sort of drivel.
    He missed out "And it lets you see the numbers on the
    shutter speed dial so you can set it properly."
    Oddly enough I recall a blind photographer attempting to get
    a distinction from the RPS and making a lot of noise about
    "discrimination" in AP sometime last year. A spokesperson
    for the RPS said that the images submitted were cra... erm,
    not up to standard. End of story.
    You answered your own rhetorical question, you're not
    supposed to do that ;-)
    John Bean, Oct 24, 2006
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    Justin C Guest

    The last time I looked at the OP's site it carried advertising. He's
    getting paid by those people who fall for his spam in newsgroups and
    then follow the links to legitimate sites. It may only be 2? a click
    but, lets face it, he's not put enough effort into it to feel ripped off
    at that price!
    Justin C, Oct 24, 2006
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    Richard Cole Guest


    Don't knock advertising. It (just about) pays for my hosting and
    registration costs.

    Without advertising, in the case of the OP, quite discreet and easily
    ignored advertising, the web would be a much poorer (in the sense of less
    content rich).

    Web pages: for caravanning, for my personal web site and because I love the email address.
    Richard Cole, Oct 25, 2006
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    Justin C Guest

    I don't knock advertising, I know how much I spend each year putting
    pretty pictures and carefully crafted text onto millions of dead trees
    in an effort to get more people to buy from my company. If I had
    something against advertising I'd save a fortune... except I wouldn't be
    making any money.

    WRT the OP: He posts regularly (though maybe not frequently) here and in
    many other NGs on different subjects (always on-topic). However, he's
    posting to promote his site - which has very, very poor content - and
    the reason he's promoting his site is because he is making money from

    I'm all for people making a living; what I object to is people posting
    links to utter crap on a regular basis, knowing it's crap, but not
    caring because some muppet will follow the link, and (with a bit of
    luck) will click one of his links "sponsors" and he'll make a bit of
    money. Money for old rope is one thing; money for commercial posts to a
    non-commercial NG is not on - especially as he keeps doing it.

    Geez, look what you've done, I only came in here for some R&R and now
    you've got me all discombobbulated.
    Justin C, Oct 25, 2006
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    Richard Cole Guest

    I don't disagree with you about that (although my sig includes one site
    with adverts, but it's not commercial, in that you personally can't spend
    any money there)

    My apologies, I hope you get rebobulated ASAP.

    Web pages: for caravanning, for my personal web site and because I love the email address.
    Richard Cole, Oct 26, 2006
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    Petri Lopia Guest

    That was funny =) Or was it ment to be real tips to somebody? I hope not.
    Petri Lopia, Jan 28, 2007
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