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SuBeast 11-04-2008 04:14 PM

Photography Tips! ! !
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I know i'm no Professional Photographer or anything, but I noticed that (not just here, everywhere) not many people know how to take some sweet pictures. So i'll start this thread up so I, and other good photo-takers to share some advice and tips on taking nice pictures!

[LIST]Use the scenery around you, such as: buildings, trees, signs, light poles, or in my case, the sky![/LIST][LIST][*]Mess with the color settings to see if you can come up with some good-looking color settings, or in my case, B&W.[/LIST][LIST][*]Try tilting the camera a little, it gives the picture an unusuall edge.[/LIST][LIST][*]Find some good lighting, not too bright on a summer day, but not really dark so you can't see anything. Sometimes, I like Partly-Cloudy days because it's 1/2 light 1/2 dark out. Not too bright, and has a little shadyness. A lot of photographers will tell you, Lighting is one of the most crucial necessities for nice pictures.[/LIST][LIST][*]I usually like to get low to take the pictures, but whatever you want it to look like; find the correct height and angle you want.[/LIST][LIST][*]For smaller- close up pictures, use a Macro setting.[/LIST][LIST][*]Don't ever use the standard flash from the camera, if you need light, save up for some external flash devices that sit on tripods. Those are nice! :D[/LIST]

Here's some of my pictures I have taken recently. !Thumbs Up

edit- Sorry, I thought I rotated those picture on my camera, but it didn't uplaod them rotated..... :notgood:

mosc 11-04-2008 04:45 PM


Terrible. Seriously. I've got no problems with amateur photography but being snooty about it?

Here's somewhere to start:
[url=]Composition (visual arts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/url])
I'd read through that and browse the external links

I am not a great photographer myself but I know enough to have a little appreciation. You should start with trying to at least frame the object of interest in your photographs. I would hold off on artsy reflection shots and "messing around with the color" until you have a better grasp of the basics.

zmanoside 11-04-2008 05:04 PM

lol @ wikipedia aka WEAKipedia, I hope this post isn't in reference to my post "photo shoot", I happen to like my pics lol.

mosc 11-04-2008 05:49 PM

Take pics of anything you want in any way you want, I just wouldn't recommend preaching your... methods... as preferred "photography tips".

SuBeast 11-05-2008 11:30 AM

[QUOTE=zmanoside;208414]lol @ wikipedia aka WEAKipedia, I hope this post isn't in reference to my post "photo shoot", I happen to like my pics lol.[/QUOTE]

lol, I didn't even see your post. I'm sure they are nice pictures. I don't tend to "bag" on other people for taking bad pictures, because i know I suck myself. !Laugh!

seanwrxwagon 11-05-2008 04:11 PM

Take a photography class at your local community center or something.

mr04wrx 11-05-2008 06:09 PM

Look, we get to see SuBeast's fooler cooler again!!

SuBeast 11-06-2008 11:13 AM

[QUOTE=mr04wrx;208485]Look, we get to see SuBeast's fooler cooler again!![/QUOTE]

!Thumbs Up

tuner ready 11-07-2008 03:31 PM

[QUOTE=mr04wrx;208485]Look, we get to see SuBeast's fooler cooler again!![/QUOTE]

AHAHAH. This made my day.

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