Top tips

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Kev, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. Kev

    Bandicoot Guest

    Ummm, I don't get it. Oh well.

    Bandicoot, Nov 4, 2006
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  2. Kev

    Bandicoot Guest

    A home made one. I used to make furniture, and one day thought I'd make a
    bass. The neck is Gibson (if I am remembering right) and that's the hard
    part really: making a body for an electric is pretty easy, so I didn't
    really do anything special ;-) Twin hum-buckers. It doesn't sound bad,
    though it's a while since I played it.

    30 guitars - you sound like my ex-brother-in-law...

    30 other instruments - you sound like my father...

    Yes, band photography can be fun. Can also be stressful: tight deadlines
    and you always have to keep 'out of the way'. But it's a nice contrast to
    everything else I do.

    Bandicoot, Nov 4, 2006
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    dj_nme Guest

    Bandicoot wrote that he came from a musical family, so William alluded
    to it being just as relevent as his staying at a motel as to Bandicoot's
    musical ability.
    dj_nme, Nov 4, 2006
  4. It's a reference to a series of Holiday Inn ads on the TV here in the US.
    (Holiday Inn is a motel chain) They have some guy doing something dangerous
    that requires a high degree of skill, like piloting a rescue helicopter, or
    brain surgery....And when those close by, or dependent on him discover that
    he isn't the real skilled person, he says, "No, I've never done this before,
    but I did stay in a Holiday Inn last night."
    William Graham, Nov 4, 2006
  5. interesting... I was out on the town tonight and took some shots of a band,
    but they only had 1 or 2 spots, not enough to get decent light... I was
    experimenting with flash, and also RAW as I have only had my dig SLR camera
    a couple months, and don't have a real handle on the flash or RAW bits

    I currently have a total of 30 instruments, 10 electric guitars, 8 acoustics
    5 or 6 violins and the rest are various others... nite kk

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  6. Kev

    Geoff Berrow Guest

    I also play guitar, penny whistle and more recently bass guitar.
    Geoff Berrow, Nov 4, 2006
  7. Kev

    Bandicoot Guest

    So he missed the bit about me singing until I lost my voice then, huh? Or
    do I have to say "sang _seriously_" before he gets it?

    Oh Well. Again.

    Bandicoot, Nov 4, 2006
  8. Kev

    George Kerby Guest

    Ummmmmm, Oh well...
    George Kerby, Nov 4, 2006
  9. Kev

    thebokehking Guest

    1. Eschew (searching for a) style.

    Everybody has a style, their own, why search to mimic one or aquire
    one? In photography, style is both meaningless as a word and as a
    concept because its usually the result of superficial gimmickry and/or
    mindless copying. There's no 'I' or 'clone' or in originality (unless
    its 'Imclone', shhhh, the 'i' between the 'lty' is just eye candy
    nougat filler). What you need is vision and the courage to shoot your
    own way and go beyond reliance on superficial surface effects (hint -
    Cokin never made a filter for good ideas) to transcend both style and
    subject matter and get to the content - what feelings/ideas you are
    trying to express in the shot. OK, its a very long "tip" but that's my
    style, no my vision, no my...

    2. Set your own standards and define your own limits. When something
    sucks it sucks, when its great you know it. Believe it. Listen to
    others criticism but in the end what you value and why (apart from
    whatever value is inherent in the work itself) is still your choice.
    "The journey of one step begins with cross-tied shoe laces". (Bumper
    stickers now available in the lobby by the pop corn dispenser between
    intermission for $2.99 per dozen).

    3. Snickers bars are a meal unto themselves, just don't live on the
    things. See tips numbers one and two... Yum!
    thebokehking, Nov 4, 2006
  10. Ain't that just the truth. :)
    Richard Polhill, Nov 5, 2006
  11. Kev

    salgud Guest

    You should have named your tips, "Tips for rich photographers with
    nothing else to do in life except take pictures". Last time I looked,
    they weren't giving away medium format cameras or darkroom equipment. I
    guess this might be good advice for someone who wants to be just like
    you, but in these days of digital photography, going back to film is
    ridiculous. Having spent many years shooting film, both color and b&w,
    I don't believe there's anything you can learn through doing all this
    that you can't learn by doing digital and experimenting. Would you know
    "more" about photography if you shot film? Certainly, you'd know
    something about film photography. But if you're not interested in film,
    what's the point? Just because you learned it that way doesn't mean
    it's the best way to learn. Just one of many ways to learn photography,
    and probably not the best way today unless someone's particularly
    interested in film.
    salgud, Nov 7, 2006
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    Mueen Nawaz Guest

    What would your top 3 tips be? Go on join in the debate...

    1) Avoid centering the subject, unless you've thought about this.
    2) Don't zoom in till the subject takes up most of your real estate
    unless you've thought about this. Often, it's the relation the subject
    has with its surroundings that matters more than the subject itself.

    Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you
    realize it was your money to start with.

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    Mueen Nawaz, Nov 22, 2006
  13. 1. Remember it is not the knobs on the camera that screw your pictuers
    2. It is the knob behind the camera that screws the pictures up
    3. Good light, good composition, good images

    silverthreads, Nov 26, 2006
  14. *10 Golden Rules Of Lomography*

    1. Take your camera everywhere you go and whenever you go.
    2. Use it any time - day or night.
    3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but a part of it.
    4. Shoot from the hip.
    5. Approach the objects of your lomographic desire as close as possible.
    6. Don't think.
    7. Be fast.
    8. You don't have to know beforehand what you've captured on film.
    9. You don't have to know afterwards, either.
    10. Don't worry about the rules.

    Gabriel Velasco, Oct 30, 2007
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