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05/25/2002 05:59:12 AM · #1
I hope we get to see alot of pictures of scantly clad women. :)

I'm expecting to see alot of children or old people in B&W or Sepia.
05/25/2002 07:46:22 AM · #2
lol

i could tell you what i'm going to submit, but then i'd have to kill you ;) .. let's just say you'll be pleasantly surprised : ) ..


Originally posted by chariot:
I hope we get to see alot of pictures of scantly clad women. :)

I'm expecting to see alot of children or old people in B&W or Sepia.


05/25/2002 07:55:39 AM · #3
Oh great... please make them GOOD nude photos so us girls have some reason to like them. I'm not opposed to naked chicks (I've been working on a 3d model of one which you can see here in fact)... but really, boobies alone do not an interesting photo make :)
05/25/2002 08:13:49 AM · #4
Originally posted by lisae:
Oh great... please make them GOOD nude photos so us girls have some reason to like them. I'm not opposed to naked chicks (I've been working on a 3d model of one which you can see here in fact)... but really, boobies alone do not an interesting photo make :)

Beware of the greys! ;)

05/25/2002 08:15:40 AM · #5
Originally posted by magnetic9999:
lol

i could tell you what i'm going to submit, but then i'd have to kill you ;) .. let's just say you'll be pleasantly surprised : ) ..


That's good. My picture doesn't follow anything I mentioned either and while I think it looks cool, I'm gonna guess that its not gonna be all that great. But that's alright cause I set really low expectations for myself. If I can get to the top 50% of the images submitted I'll be happy. :)


05/25/2002 09:27:19 AM · #6
Originally posted by chariot:
Originally posted by magnetic9999:
[i]lol

i could tell you what i'm going to submit, but then i'd have to kill you ;) .. let's just say you'll be pleasantly surprised : ) ..


That's good. My picture doesn't follow anything I mentioned either and while I think it looks cool, I'm gonna guess that its not gonna be all that great. But that's alright cause I set really low expectations for myself. If I can get to the top 50% of the images submitted I'll be happy. :)


[/i]I just posted my first photo, so i'll just be happy to get 1 vote;-)

05/25/2002 10:07:23 AM · #7
that rocks; but please give her hair - i think the sinead look is played ; )

oh the cat and chair series is really hilarious and cute : )

Originally posted by lisae:
Oh great... please make them GOOD nude photos so us girls have some reason to like them. I'm not opposed to naked chicks (I've been working on a 3d model of one which you can see here in fact)... but really, boobies alone do not an interesting photo make :)

05/25/2002 10:58:55 AM · #8
I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to submit a photo this week. A friend of mine told me something quite poignant. It was something like this, "People are the most challenging and rewarding subjects there are. Anyone can do, say, a nature shot. All you have to do is find something pretty and shoot. With people, it isn't enough to capture beauty, you somehow have to capture their humanity. That is why people are my favorite subject." After that, none of my pictures seemed good enough. Hopefully I'll get some inspiration this weekend.
05/25/2002 12:59:55 PM · #9
Originally posted by AndyLeeG4:
I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to submit a photo this week.

I probably won't either. The only person I know who is willing to let me photograph her and put the photo on the net is out of town. What is it about me with a camera wants to make people run away? Do I look scary? Is it something I said? ;-)

05/25/2002 01:24:58 PM · #10
Originally posted by Amphian:
I probably won't either. The only person I know who is willing to let me photograph her and put the photo on the net is out of town. What is it about me with a camera wants to make people run away? Do I look scary? Is it something I said? ;-)

[/i]


Maybe you shouldn't be naked when you're shooting your pictures?

05/25/2002 01:29:17 PM · #11
what a discouraging friend, i must say! : )

Originally posted by AndyLeeG4:
I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to submit a photo this week. A friend of mine told me something quite poignant. It was something like this, "People are the most challenging and rewarding subjects there are. Anyone can do, say, a nature shot. All you have to do is find something pretty and shoot. With people, it isn't enough to capture beauty, you somehow have to capture their humanity. That is why people are my favorite subject." After that, none of my pictures seemed good enough. Hopefully I'll get some inspiration this weekend.


05/25/2002 02:00:15 PM · #12
Originally posted by dpchallenger:
Maybe you shouldn't be naked when you're shooting your pictures?

LOL! That would definitely frighten people away. Thanks for the tip. ;-)

05/25/2002 02:02:19 PM · #13
I still can't get a decent portrait of my son. There is always a hand in front of his face and a lot of protests. I also didn't get to go anywhere that I could get the good crowd photos I wanted to get. Maybe next week.
05/25/2002 02:31:59 PM · #14
Originally posted by shortredneck:
I still can''t get a decent portrait of my son. There is always a hand in front of his face and a lot of protests. I also didn''t get to go anywhere that I could get the good crowd photos I wanted to get. Maybe next week.

If the hands are bothering you I would suggest Duct Tape. ;)

I will agree with the last few people who posted here that its a bit difficult to get pictures of people. I always feel weird about asking complete strangers if I can take pictures of them.



* This message has been edited by the author on 5/25/2002 2:32:19 PM.
05/25/2002 07:37:51 PM · #15
"People" will be my first Challenge entry and I have a question. Is the person taking the picture "a live pers...? Wow! I think I just answered my own question, thanks.


"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue." - Anonymous



* This message has been edited by the author on 5/25/2002 7:39:18 PM.
05/25/2002 09:03:15 PM · #16
Originally posted by shortredneck:
I still can't get a decent portrait of my son. There is always a hand in front of his face and a lot of protests. I also didn't get to go anywhere that I could get the good crowd photos I wanted to get. Maybe next week.

Actually, kids in their teens are often very self conscious about a photo and use hands as a way to hide behind.

My daughter (almost 15 ) does this a lot. I use it as a prop. Allow them to use their hands in a pleasing manner and you would be amazed at the nice shots you can create, maybe even better than just a straight portrait with only the face!
05/25/2002 09:22:20 PM · #17
Well, I went out yesterday to take photos of random people, and found it very confronting... all I could manage without feeling as though I was prying were photos of people who were a long way away, or had their backs to me. Only one of them looked any good, but I showed it to some friends and they said it was boring. Well... if I don't get anything better I'll leave that one in the challenge, and it'll probably rate better than my others for being boring anyway :P
05/26/2002 08:38:30 AM · #18
I've found 3 different approaches to the problem of shooting strangers.

1) disregard their hostility ot curiosity and shoot them anyway, i.e. like this one, lol: not too into the picture thing. I rationalize this by telling myself I'll never see these people again.

2) smile or be ingratiating and compliment the heck out of them "that's SUCH an interesting shirt, and the colors look awesome. I'm a photographer, can I just get a shot of this? oh this is excellent, and thank you SO MUCH." (see how thick I'm pouring it on?????). Like these: Vietnam Vet, or demented seeming batman guy.

3) then of course there's the telephoto sneaking around approach. This can actually yiled surprisingly good results: chandra levy investigation. My camera, having a 4x zoom is limited a bit in that regard. I wish I'd kept my c700 10x zoom sometimes.

The first 2 methods require some guts, plums, cojones, however you want to say it : ) , but I have found that steeling myself and doing it has made it easier to approach people subsequently : ) : ) ..

ALTHOUGH, there's a 4th method that is the easiest of all: sneaking up on mannequins ; ) (warning, contains scantily clad inanimate object!!!!) victoria's secret store
05/26/2002 10:01:39 AM · #19


* This message has been edited by the author on 5/26/2002 10:23:58 AM.
05/26/2002 10:26:55 AM · #20
Along the lines of magnetic's second suggestion for taking pictures of strangers, I seem to remember reading an article by a National Geographic photographer who carried around a wad of one dollar bills. If he saw someone he wanted to shoot, he'd walk up, tell them he wanted to take some pictures, and give them a dollar. Even though it was a usually a trivial amount (depending on what country you're in), it still created a psychological "I've been paid for this" and they were usually happy to let him do what he wanted to do. He also mentioned something about having to fake a lot of shots first until they got used to the camera and went back to natural and not posing mode.

Something like that probably wouldn't have worked with the "bored waiting people" since the mood their needed anger/frustration/hostility and not a simple "OK, do your picture thing" but it can't hurt in other situations -- if you have the money to spend.... *grin*
05/26/2002 10:28:23 AM · #21
Originally posted by #1 Bronco Fan:
I dont want to see nude woman on this site!! I'm to young (11)!!

Honey, does your mom know you're in here? I want to help support, but you are barking up the wrong tree in the wrong forest my friend. :) Besides, some day soon enough you'll want to rethink that choice. ;P
My advice is to close this forum and go have some fun and take some pictures :)
05/26/2002 10:57:57 AM · #22
I typed this phrase in quotes into google, just as you see here (you can even copy and paste it), and it gave A LOT of stuff ! : ) : )

Make sure you put the quotes on, so google will recognize it as a phrase.

"photography contest for children"

have fun! : ) : )

05/26/2002 11:47:41 AM · #23
Originally posted by magnetic9999:
I've found 3 different approaches to the problem of shooting strangers.

1) disregard their hostility ot curiosity and shoot them anyway, i.e. like this one, lol: not too into the picture thing. I rationalize this by telling myself I'll never see these people again

2) smile or be ingratiating and compliment the heck out of them "that's SUCH an interesting shirt, and the colors look awesome. I'm a photographer, can I just get a shot of this? oh this is excellent, and thank you SO MUCH." (see how thick I'm pouring it on?????). Like these: Vietnam Vet, or demented seeming batman guy.

3) then of course there's the telephoto sneaking around approach. This can actually yiled surprisingly good results: chandra levy investigation. My camera, having a 4x zoom is limited a bit in that regard. I wish I'd kept my c700 10x zoom sometimes.

The first 2 methods require some guts, plums, cojones, however you want to say it : ) , but I have found that steeling myself and doing it has made it easier to approach people subsequently : ) : ) ..

ALTHOUGH, there's a 4th method that is the easiest of all: sneaking up on mannequins ; ) (warning, contains scantily clad inanimate object!!!!) victoria's secret store


ROFLMAO!!!!

Those are great tips. Just make sure you can run faster than the people in tip 1. I'm a big fat guy, as some felt the need to mention in a previous challenge, so I don't run so fast. ;)

I'm gonna have to see if I can fortify my cojones and get out there and try number 2. I don't think I have a long enough lens for number 3. What kind of lens did you use in that pic?
05/26/2002 12:39:47 PM · #24
Originally posted by magnetic9999:
1) disregard their hostility ot curiosity and shoot them anyway, i.e. like this one, lol: not too into the picture thing. I rationalize this by telling myself I'll never see these people again.

I'd be a little careful with #1. Were I the victim, you'd end up with a broken camera if I realized you were shooting me and not some scenery behind me where I happened to get in the way. I hate even letting people I know photograph me.
05/26/2002 01:01:16 PM · #25
Originally posted by Amphian:
I'd be a little careful with #1. Were I the victim, you'd end up with a broken camera if I realized you were shooting me and not some scenery behind me where I happened to get in the way. I hate even letting people I know photograph me.


Actually, if you're in a public place you're fair game.

You can't take stuff like up-skirts but if you're sitting in the park and someone with a telephoto is getting you on film..there is nothing you can do about it.

I wish someone would try to break my camera in a situation like that. I could use the new Nikon DH1 I would buy with the money from the lawsuit :-)

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