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Old 01-19-2007, 11:33 PM
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if someone has a point n shoot disposable camera, my advice is to move closer to the subject/s when taking pictures and be creative with composition. ( already mentioned but that's also my honest opinion )...

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Start with a fix focal lens and learn to move around your subject.

Zoom lenses tend to keep the photographer stationary, moving the lens in and out rather than themselves around the subject.
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Updated of recomposed thread. Thanks everyone!!!!

http://www.photochimps.com/vb/showth...6140#post26140
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Wow, my first bit of advice, I'm one step closer to being a professional!
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I'm doing two 'cause one's sort of a "ditto."

1: Move the camera.
2: Always use a lens shade. It will never do anything bad and will do many things good.

Christ, I just realized I should have married a lens shade (*rimshot*).

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The Updated thread:

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Through your years of photography. What is one or two of the most valuable things you've learned that someone else can benefit from? This could be for a beginner or veteran photographer that wants be become a better photographer.

For me, I learned that composition is over 3/4's of the photograph. Rule of 3rd's rule...But RULES are made to be broken...in some cases...

I've told beginners that ALWAYS come up to me at my shows. How can I make myself/son/daughter a better photographer? We'll thats a loaded question. I always tell them First things first...composition. I have seen the best pictures taken with a P&S camera and some horrible pictures taken with an expensive camera. EDIT: With a cheap P&S camera, you are limited to what you can do.

I can come up with tons of comments....

I am sure other people have come up to you and say the same...What are some of your comments to them?
Since we did this a while back, anyone that hasnt added anything or anyone that wants to add more. Go for it.[/quote]
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We all have our own style and rules are made to be broken! If you want a window blown, blow it out, if you want to break the rule of thirds rule then break it! Remember, to stand out among the rest in photography you have to break the rules. In the new digital age, everyone think they are a photog if they have a nice camera. You want to keep testing yourself.
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There are so many "one things"....but I'll add:
When you think you like the composition BUT before you pull the trigger, walk 1/2 way toward your subject. If you still like the composition walk 1/2 way again. Repeat until you DON'T like the composition and back up to previous position. Teaches you "to fill the frame".
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Think the entire photographic process through to the final print or digitally displayed image before shooting. Is the proportion of the film or sensor the same as the finished product, or do you have to allow for some cropping? Do you have to allow extra space around the subject to allow for correcting keystoning? Is the subject important enough to justify bracketing exposure? Even film was one of the cheapest factors in much photography, and bracketing costs much less in digital photography. Is the choice of film or ISO setting appropriate for the subject and for the finished image? Always try to achieve the highest possible quality in each shot, because one never knows all possible future uses of the image. These factors were what Ansel Adams long ago called visualization. They are still important in a digital age.
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