Why when I go to photograph someone they always feel they need to look right at the camera and smile

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Scott W, Apr 9, 2007.

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    Scott W Guest

    Naw, I didn't put the title in all CAPS.

    And I should point out that the photo was taken with the totally film
    compatible 300mm f/4 IS L.

    The lens does surprisingly well as a close up lens, and 300 mm FL is
    needed when photographing these little guys because the tend to run if
    you get even a little bit close to them.

    Scott W, Apr 9, 2007
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  3. Nice pic Scott. Sharp and the colors are great. He actually looks
    like he's smiling. :)
    helensilverburg, Apr 9, 2007
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    Thanks, we have happy geckos here.

    Scott W, Apr 9, 2007
  5. I thought that was a gecko. He looks like the little guy on the
    commercials for Geico. The only geckos I see are in the pet shop or at
    the zoo.
    helensilverburg, Apr 9, 2007
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    Minjerribah Guest

    : http://www.pbase.com/konascott/image/76871456/original
    : Scott
    I suppose we'll have to wait for the tail end of this story, will we?

    From Douglas, incidentally. After Lionel cross posted a reply to a post in
    Aus. Photo I changed my name again. He doesn't speak Aboriginal so he won't
    figure this one out!
    Minjerribah, Apr 9, 2007
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    That_Rich, Apr 9, 2007
  8. Such "average" pics as you say, are sold all the time for use in
    illustration books, magazines, posters, calendars, post cards, etc.
    As for Bret's work being "average", Lol......I KNOW you're joking!
    He's the best photographer in the NG.
    helensilverburg, Apr 9, 2007
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    Scott W, Apr 9, 2007
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    Annika1980, Apr 9, 2007
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    That_Rich Guest

    My point was that the picture is chronically average.... at best.
    Was wondering why you would want to show off something so *average*...
    ......just like Annika.

    That_Rich, Apr 9, 2007
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    Lionel Guest

    Um, sure thing, Doug.
    Lionel, Apr 9, 2007
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    Mark² Guest

    Geckos are cute, but they crap all over the place...especially when you live
    in the deep jungles of South America.
    When I lived in the Brzilian rain forest...I once counted 34 geckos on the
    outside of my screen windows. They would congregate there because the
    lights inside my house attracted moths...which the geckos loved to nab/eat.
    After getting tired of gecko poop...I began flicking the screen beneath
    them--watching them flying into the tall (soft) grass below... :) (Don't
    worry...it didn't harm them). Some of those geckos are pretty bad little
    fellas! -I remember one in particular that nabbed a moth SO HUGE that it
    stuck out the sides of his mouth at a width that mached the length of the
    gecko himself (there are some Huuuuuge moths down there). It was a pretty
    funny sight since I don't think the gecko really knew what to do once he
    caught him. I waited up for nearly an hour to see what he'd do, but gave up
    and went to bed. -Wonder if he managed to swallow it...
    Mark², Apr 9, 2007
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    Mark² Guest

    Why? -Because he hasn't forgotten the FUN of photography like you
    apparently have.
    A photo doesn't have to be perfect to be fun.
    Remember fun?

    BTW, Rich...I think you're a generally good guy. I just pick on you a
    little because I think you need to lighten up a little. You sound like your
    BVDs are a bit too tight or something... :)
    Mark², Apr 9, 2007
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    Mark² Guest

    Don't worry, Scott. -That just means you actually take pictures and share
    your enjoyment with us.
    No harm in that...except to cranky, old-before-their-time grumps.
    Mark², Apr 9, 2007
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    UC Guest

    UC, Apr 9, 2007
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    Scott W Guest

    We have the same problem here, it is amazing just how much crap they
    can produce, sticky stuff too.

    And for such a small little creature they sure do make a lot of noise
    at night.

    The one in the photograph is a gold dust day gecko, which is about the
    only one here that is active during the daytime, the rest all come out
    at night.


    Scott W, Apr 9, 2007
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