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December 22, 2012
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I got a tripod

:iconexoticjackal:
ExoticJackal Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
:D My mom got me a Kodak Easyshare Z5010 for my birthday. (Not the best, but much better than the 8MP camera I'd BEEN using.) And for our Christmas party yesterday, my aunt got me a tripod. I'm so happy about this. It took some getting used to for the setup, but now I just love it. :3
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:icondelahkel:
Delahkel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!
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:iconeaswee:
easwee Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool.

Now you can shoot cats from tripod.
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:iconexoticjackal:
ExoticJackal Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist
:lol: Pretty much.
I never have the opportunity to do much else.
No one wants to be a model. But I'm going to start getting pictures of my town once it gets all green again. Currently everything is dead and it just looks depressing. :saddummy:
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:icongeorgewjohnson:
georgewjohnson Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"I'm going to start getting pictures of my town once it gets all green again. Currently everything is dead and it just looks depressing."

You're looking but you're not seeing. How do you know there's nothing there worth taking pictures of? I bet if most of us on this forum came to your area we'd find lots of interesting stuff to shoot. Photography isn't really about cameras, that's the easy, technical stuff that anyone can learn in 5 minutes flat. The really hard part is to do with you and how you see photo opportunities around you, that's the real secret of photography. The more you practice, the more stuff you see that others don't and the more great pictures you capture when you do have a camera with you.

Be serious waste of money if that new tripod/camera kit those great people bought you, spent the Winter/Spring stuck indoors, eh?
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:iconfallisphoto:
FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012

"No one wants to be a model."

 

Bull. You are either lazy or shy. You have just not asked enough people.

 

"Currently everything is dead and it just looks depressing."

 

That's just you. Photography is an art and you have to use your imagination. If you are depressed, you see depressing things and that's what you shoot. If you force yourself to look for funny stuff, that's what you will see and that's what you shoot. What you look for is what you are going to find, provided only that you really look for it. Here's an idea: Ever read the Calvin and Hobbes cartoons? The cartoonist had a running series of cartoons with snowmen that was funny as hell. Try something like that, with real snowmen and photograph them.

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:iconexoticjackal:
ExoticJackal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Actually, no, no one I know wants to volunteer, and I'm not going to ask a bunch of random strangers when I don't have the money to pay them. Also NO SNOW. I said it already.
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:iconmkr:
mkr Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
People will throw themselves into a camera's view even when you don't want them to. It's the whole idea behind photobombing. All you have to do is confidently say "Mind if I take your picture?"

Some of them might ask questions. Just be honest. Why is answered with "I'm learning how to shoot portraits." What you're going to do with them is answered with "I'm going to show it to more experienced photographers to get feedback."

It can help to look more like a professional than a creeper, so wear your best non-formal clothes when out shooting. Most people won't care, but it can improve your odds of getting permission.
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:iconexoticjackal:
ExoticJackal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist
O_o I didn't know people would do it for free. Must try.
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:iconfallisphoto:
FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Also, you can shoot anyone you catch walking around outside in public without their permission, unless you are shooting for a commercial project.
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:iconexoticjackal:
ExoticJackal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist
OwO I thought that was illegal. Good to know. :la:
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:iconfallisphoto:
FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Nope. Go out in public and you pretty much surrender your right to privacy.
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:iconexoticjackal:
ExoticJackal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesomeness. :3 Will do in the future then.
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:iconfallisphoto:
FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
sandball men, mudball men, dirtball men....
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:iconmad-shrewd:
mad-shrewd Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I don't want to be a model. I used to be an actor, and I don't want to put up with that BS.

But, I think the vast majority of people do want to be.
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:iconfallisphoto:
FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Yeah, I was disagreeing with his statement that NO ONE wants to be a model. Ask any ten people at random and you'll likely find two who will do it for nothing, seven who will do it if they are paid and of those seven, one or two will take their clothes off.
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mad-shrewd Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Yeah, apparently I misread your comment. If you ask 10 people, I would be very surprised if you didn't find at least a couple that would. OTOH, if one tends to hang out with paranoid people, that might not apply.
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:iconfallisphoto:
FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Paranoid people don't hang out together. They don't trust one another enough to do that.
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:iconmkr:
mkr Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I live in a barren suburban hellscape and find things to shoot. You think there's nothing to shoot because you're used to the scenery. Even a small, gray town in the winter has subjects.
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:iconexoticjackal:
ExoticJackal Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist
._. I never thought of it that way.
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:iconeaswee:
easwee Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm not really - you are just being lazy and not thinking creative. I took some quite good pictures this winter - so should you. Specially now that you have a tripod you can do much more quality work. Just get out of your house.
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:iconexoticjackal:
ExoticJackal Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist
:lol: No, actually, there's hardly any snow and everything is yellow and dead, and I don't think it looks good. Nice try though saying I'm just being lazy.
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:iconeaswee:
easwee Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There is no snow here either - I never said you need snow - winter and snow is not same thing.

And who says death can't be photographed? Ever wandered into the Gothic section of deviantart? There are millions of different motives to take photos of - just check the category tags - ideas are already flowing.

No offense - but I still think you are being lazy :)
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:iconexoticjackal:
ExoticJackal Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist
No, I just don't think all the dead yellow grass looks good, especially not in a city. I didn't say that it can't be photographed, sometimes, it can look interesting. I however, see NO interest in dried up short grass and bare trees with no snow on them. But hey, maybe next week once the christmas celebrations have settled down I'll go out. :shrug: Maybe other people will like the dead stuff.
Also, not lazy, you don't even know me. :lol: I'm outside almost all the time in spring/summer/fall. I walk to the library, the park, etc. all year round. My camera comes with me when it looks nice.
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:iconeaswee:
easwee Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Boh, I guess not everyone sees the world with same eyes as me :)
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:iconfallisphoto:
FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
whoooooooppppppiiiiiiiiieeeeeee!
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:iconmkr:
mkr Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is probably better suited for a journal entry: [link]
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