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Photography tips Kilted-Arab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1192 W: 77 N: 1849] (8186)::2008-03-25 20:01
Just an idea....we each post a one-line photography tip that we personally like and think will help other Treklensers...

No tangential sub-threads, no in-depth explanations or replies...just a simple thread of tips...?

I'll kick off with one I received on TL a while back...


When taking photos of kids, get down to their level instead of photographing them from adult height as it increases the connection between viewer and subject.
When Photographing groups of people aros Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 114 W: 14 N: 24] (141)::2008-03-25 21:02
OK I'm game to add to this thread (-:

If I'm photographing a group of people, such as at a wedding or family gathering, to ensure I don't get anyone's eyes closed in the photo, I ask them all to blink three times just before I take the photo

"Everyone - blink three times on my count: One, two, three". After three, quickly take the shot.

Never failed me yet (-:
Micro photography Vaibhav27 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 61 N: 377] (1771)::2008-03-26 0:30
While taking micro photos of flowers,Always take a tape or thread to give support to flower when it swings because of air it will prevent the movement and you can easily focus on the flower,
And use of tripod can also be usefuill!!!:-)
Re: Photography tips thegraduate Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 253 W: 11 N: 1] (14)::2008-03-26 2:11
Always focus on the eye of the animal or bird etc you are photographing.

Gil
Re: Photography tips Vaibhav27 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 61 N: 377] (1771)::2008-03-26 2:19
When taking photos use the background of contasting colour(Opposite) to the subject but is should not brighter than the subject...
Re: Photography tips yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)::2008-03-26 2:40
If there is a time you have to shot people but the light condition is not good and you only have internal flash and there is no tripod, go with manual shot and set the shutter speed into 1/20, and F5.6 and flash on. That way, you will still get the ambience light even you use flash.
Re: Photography tips yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)::2008-03-26 2:47
If you are a sunset/sunrise lover, when you took a picture of sunset, and the sun is till high or in golden time, beside using a narrow apperture, when pointing directly to the sun, you can add a glass infront of the lens. Of course that glass has to be clean.
Re: Photography tips yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)::2008-03-26 3:01
Tele or semi tele lens is better when you taking a portrait. beside it can make a good dof, also can avoid lens distorsion with wide. And when you took a picture with low angle and wide lens, make sure you have sufficient distance to avoid this lens distortion and make that person looks fat.
choosing minimum speeds Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)::2008-03-26 4:50
For handheld shots, it is best to take into account your focal length when selecting minimum speed. If you're shooting with a 200 mm lens, don't shoot at slower than 1/200 sec; if it's a 300 mm lens, use a tripod if you need to shoot at less than 1/300 sec (etc).
Re: Photography tips Vaibhav27 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 61 N: 377] (1771)::2008-03-26 4:59
When taking a photo of a object in speed focuse on object and move your camera in the direction of the object it will give a effect like this.
Re: Photography tips appalcarp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 154 N: 633] (4198)::2008-03-26 5:40
I've recently found that if you shoot away from the sun, it is more likely that your sky will turn out blue instead of light or gray. Shooting into the sun seems to grey it out (Canon XT and my point/shoot).
Re: Photography tips ScottHale Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 633 W: 106 N: 38] (136)::2008-03-26 6:34
Always use your histogram to assure correct exposure.
Re: Photography tips SunToucher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)::2008-03-26 8:11
K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid)
Re: Photography tips shelbeesmom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)::2008-03-26 8:14
Get out of the BOX! Do something different, use extreme angles, shoot, low, tilt the camera, don't look through the lens just hold the camera out in front of you ANYTHING to evoke emotion in your pics!
B-)
Linder
Re: Photography tips shelbeesmom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)::2008-03-26 8:15
Love this one Niek! Easy Does It!
Re: Photography tips yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)::2008-03-26 8:45
When taking picture of sunset, use tungsten as white balance to increase the yellow colours
Re: Photography tips toucan1967 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 550 W: 89 N: 2] (65)::2008-03-26 9:55
When shooting moving objects eg Birds use AIServo mode and a wide aperture and fast shutter speed to get a sharp image.
Re: Photography tips machinelove Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1230 W: 68 N: 18] (192)::2008-03-26 10:28
A little post processing ritual to remove color from a photo and convert to BW, may produce unexpected more positive results than leaving the color in. A good rule of thumb is to try it everytime you feel you like the shot for reasons other than the color, or think the color in a shot is too samey, try it in black and white. And for added fun add a tint to the BW afterwards!
Re: Photography tips Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)::2008-03-26 12:49
For the deepest blue skies, shoot at a 90 degree angle to the sun.
Re: Photography tips peterhanington Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 119 N: 60] (417)::2008-03-26 14:59
When shooting architectural images, always check to ensure that the base of the image will be level, and that vertical lines are not off-kilter. The same applies with scenic shots - there is nothing more disturbing than a scene that looks as if it's sliding off the frame!!
Flowers photos Vaibhav27 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 61 N: 377] (1771)::2008-03-26 19:33
While taking photos of flowers always use natural BG that can be gree leaves or blue sky this will be a natural and original shot they are best is natural surrounding,

And a insect or a drop of water can make the photo more attractive,,

And please do nat harm the flowers for taking a nice shot :)...

And the time of dusk and dawn is for for such shots......
Re: Photography tips Vaibhav27 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 61 N: 377] (1771)::2008-03-27 3:49
When taking photos of one subject use different angles not take all photos with one angle..
Re: Photography tips yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)::2008-03-27 3:54
camera sensor is color blind. it can only read about 18% of grey scale. therefore to take a picture of something white, to get it really white we have to shoot them bout 1-2 stop over. also when take a picture of black colors we have to shoot them 1-2 stops. otherwise it will be rather grey
Re: Photography tips rushfan2112 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 95 W: 10 N: 127] (695)::2008-03-27 4:05
Great thread Richard.

I've got a little notebook that I carry around in my camera bag. It helps me remember some of the tips and advice people have given me over the years. Here's my top ten, for what it's worth...

1) Buy a sun compass which shows where the sun will rise and fall at any time of the year. This will help you plan your shoots and to be in the best position for the exact shot you want.

2) Sharpen digital images as little as you can get away with to avoid those weird halos and artefacts

3) If there's something in shot that you don't want there (litter, etc.) move it before you take the photo as it's a lot easier to do that than clone it out afterwards

4) Use a tripod for landscapes where you need to use 1/60th of a second or less

5) Buy a hot-shoe mounted spirit level (just a couple of £ or $) to make sure your horizons are level when you're using a tripod. It's also chaper than replacing your tripod with one that has a spirit level built in.

6) Use the grid lines option in the camera viewfinder (if it has one) as your default setting - it will help composition no end.

7) Prime lenses are sharper than zooms. Use them whenever you can and learn to 'zoom with your feet'.

8) Learn that there are no 'rules' just guidelines

9) If you're photographing a groupe of people (wedding, etc) and you want their attention, carry a football whistle and be prepared to use it. The bride and groom will thank you and you'll get the shots you need.

10) Always bounce a flashgun (whenever possible) and always fit a diffuser to avoid harsh shadows.

Hope these help....

Paul.
Re: When Photographing groups of people peterhanington Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 119 N: 60] (417)::2008-03-27 11:38
In order to arrange a large group of people so you can get everyone in the picture, or to avoid an irregular arrangement of sizes, have them: line up from tallest on the left to shortest on the right; have every second person step forward one step; have the front rank reverse its order so the shortest person in the front rank takes the left-most position and the tallest takes the right-most position; ask the front rank to move to the left so the tallest in the front rank is standing to the right of the tallest in the rear rank; have the front rank move back into line with the rear rank; now you have a formation of subjects that goes from shortest to tallest on each side, like a roof line where the two tallest people form the 'peak'; from there, you can re-arrange the group into any number of ranks, by 'folding' the two ends into the centre so that each rank (other than the rear rank) goes from shortest in the centre to tallest on the right and left end. Et voila, everyone's face can be seen and you have a nice, compact grouping! I've used this method to arrange some two hundred people at a wedding when the bride insisted on a group shot that included everyone at the reception (although I did have to use a step ladder to get high enough to produce a good shooting angle)
Re: Photography tips RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)::2008-03-27 12:23
When in doubt on the order of the steps in making a image,keep these letters in mind
C=composition,D= depth of field,E=exposure.should make for good results.

Ron
Re: Photography tips Vaibhav27 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 61 N: 377] (1771)::2008-03-27 22:51
While taking photos of food items (Hot or cold).
Ensure the fumes are coming out from the food or make your own artificial fumes it give a nice temptating effect….
Re: Photography tips mr_pedro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 406 W: 200 N: 372] (4662)::2008-03-27 23:18
I like to sometimes underexpose by 1 or 2 stops and setting WB to shade. On a normal sunny day or when the sun is already low in the sky this will bring out a lot of red in the picture.

Pedro
Re: Photography tips Freddie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1285 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)::2008-03-28 4:51
If you can't manage to have a good photo w/ a regular cam, get more expensive DSLR gears :)
Re: Photography tips WTS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 52 N: 275] (1434)::2008-03-28 6:40
Really like this Richard

When taking photo of people outside and the sun is behind, or they are wearing a hat with a brim, consider using your flash, set as fill and you will actually be able to see those faces.

Wayne
Flash toucan1967 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 550 W: 89 N: 2] (65)::2008-03-28 9:53
When using flash if you don't have a diffuser use a tissue this works well and you can try different colours.
Andy
Re: Photography tips Derona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 266 W: 154 N: 855] (5631)::2008-03-29 1:15
Become your best/worst critique, if you don't like it don't post it, and if you do leave a note!
Re: Flash ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)::2008-03-29 14:25
diffusers... Hi Andy
I just saw an article a photographer uses Barf bags he gets from planes! Really!!!! Honest! lol

Good tip about using different colors!
Re: Flash toucan1967 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 550 W: 89 N: 2] (65)::2008-03-29 14:36
unused i hope LOL
most anything will do, obviously light must be able to go through though LOL

Andy
Re: When Photographing groups of people lisapw1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 102 N: 1602] (8893)::2008-03-29 14:58
Peter,

You lost me on this one! No offense intended, it's one of those "word problem" things with my brain! I'm sure if I reread it a few times, I'll get it! :D

Lisa
Re: Photography tips lisapw1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 102 N: 1602] (8893)::2008-03-29 15:12
There are some great tips in this forum. I'm sure there are some people brand new to photography, just learning, etc... so back to a few basics:

Watch your background. Be sure nothing is "growing" out of someone's head!

If you are taking travel photos and you think you're close enough, get closer. Take detailed shots as well as those from a distance.

When taking travel photos, take photos of common everyday items that may look familiar, but be quite different. For example, I took different signs of "Drink Coca-Cola" during my travels throughout Europe. (I'm a native of Atlanta, where coke was invented) :)

Always ASK permission to take and post photos...It's just a courtesy thing! Lisa
Re: Photography tips - Super micro tjutjut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1669 W: 84 N: 3397] (16220)::2008-03-29 20:50
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My experience capturing very small stuff with 4x or 5x magnification - please set smallest possible aperture (f/16 or f/22) and of course with sufficient speed
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Re: Photography tips Refugee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3317 W: 415 N: 7009] (25554)::2008-03-30 13:23
CW or CCW rotation may level horizontals but will in turn, quite often, throw the verticals out.
Re: Photography tips Freddie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1285 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)::2008-03-30 18:04
Combination of rotation and skew, in some instance, is preferred :)
Re: Photography tips lisapw1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 102 N: 1602] (8893)::2008-03-30 18:07
Can you guys elaborate a little on this.... I'm new to workshops! Would this be an instance of abstract?

I know this is for hints, but I just wanted a little more detail. You can ans. to my contact, if they don't want discussions in this forum.

thanks
Re: Photography tips yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)::2008-03-30 20:28
- If you like infra red photography, it will be better if you save your white balance preset image in one card. Therefore you can use that image anytime eventhough the weather that time is not really good to take a white balance image for preset :)

- A good IR photo will came out in red if you do white balance correct and before you do post processing.

- In IR photography, it will be interesting if you have natural element in it such as woods, leasves, sky and ground.
Re: Photography tips yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)::2008-03-30 21:11
14 Tips to enhance your landscape

1. Maximize the use of DOF
In landscape, it will be better to get a focus area from where we standing into infinity. To achieve that, we often use a small apperture such as F14, F16, F22 etc. which make the shutter speed slower. If the lens can not reach max DOF (F32, or F64) use hyperfocal-distance formula.

2. Use tripod and cable release
For a slower shutter speed because of #1 reason it will be better if you use tripod and cable release. If your camera has a mirror-lock up, use that also to prevent micro-shake

3. Find a focus point.
It's not a focus point of the camera but mostly focus where the eye will lead for the first time when see a picture.

4. Find a foreground.
a foreground can make a landscape success or not. also gives a sense of scale and make a landscape more interesting no matter how dramatic the sky that time

5. Choose the sky or the land
Which part is more interesting, then go for it. use rule of third for this. But it doesnt mean that you can not break this rule

6. Find lines and pattern
Lines and pattern can lead the viewer into the picture.

7. Capture the moment or movements
A landscape is not only sky, land or water, but every nature element, moving or static

8. Work with weather or nature
A scenery can change drastically, therefore deciding the best time to capture landscape will be a good thing. Sometimes its not when the sky is clear and blue but after or before a heavy rain, where the sky will be dramatic

9. Golden hours & Blue hours
Usually the best time to capture a landscape is 1-2 hours before the sun down (golden hour) and half an hour after the sunset. Or 1-3 hours after the sunrise. In these time the golden light will make goldy colours on an object. Also will make the shadow longer which can be used as a leading line as in previous tip. Blue hours is around 30 minutes after the sun has down but the sky still blue.

10. Check the horizon.
Even this things can be fix later but get it right from the first time will be better.

11. Get out of the box
Do not stick on just one thing. Change your point of view and get new perspective.

12. get some help.
These stuffs can gives some helps on your landscape "CPL filter, ND filters, Graduated ND filters, Graduated color filter or bubble level if your tripod doesn't has it"

13. Lens you used.
Its not only wide lens you can use for landscape but you can use superwide lens 14mm, 16mm etc, and medium (50-85mm) or tele (100-1000mm)

14. Prepared
get information of the place, ask someone who has been to that place can make you well prepared to get a good landscape even though not directly and expecially on a place you don't familiar yet. Also makes you know what type of lens you better bright with you etc


Yan
Re: Photography tips LuDivine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 263 W: 39 N: 359] (3361)::2008-03-31 17:50
Hi, I thought of one:
I have been told that the eye is used to read from left to right and therefore its better to compose a picture starting from the left. (fence, houses, people...)
LuDivine
Re: Photography tips - FLY or MOSQUITO macro shot tjutjut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1669 W: 84 N: 3397] (16220)::2008-03-31 18:26
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My experience: Put the fly or mosquito in the plastic bag with sufficient air, and place it in the freezer for about 1 minute to make them unconcious. Then take it out, start shooting it immediately because the fly will be concious in a minute and back to life . .
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Re: When Photographing groups of people peterhanington Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 119 N: 60] (417)::2008-04-02 12:40
Hi Lisa...
I concede that it was a pretty garbled way of describing the technique, so I'll try again.
Line up your subjects from left to right, tallest on the left; starting from the second person on the left, have every second person step forward one pace; you now have two ranks of people arranged from tallest on the left to shortest on the right; have the front rank re-order themselves so the tallest person on the front rank stands in front and to the left of the tallest person in the back rank and the remainder of the front rank moves, one by one, to the left of the tallest person in the front rank, arranging themselves so that the shortest person in the front rank is now to the far left; have the front rank step back into line with the rear rank; you now have the two shortest subjects standing at the far left and far right, and the tallest two standing next to one another in the middle; if you want to create a more compact grouping, 'fold' the ends into the middle, placing the two shortest people in front of the two tallest people, and repeat the 'folding' until you have two ranks going from tall in the centre to short on the ends in the front rank, and short in the centre to tall on the ends in the front rank.
Hope this is clearer:)
Re: Photography tips - FLY or MOSQUITO macro shot Regiomontana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 1 N: 380] (3592)::2008-04-02 14:57
It will work better if you leave the mosquito on the freezer for 3 minutes.... LOL.... I am afraid someone is going to forward this to the Animal Protection Association.

Lorena
Re: Photography tips - FLY or MOSQUITO macro shot-Sorry Regiomontana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 1 N: 380] (3592)::2008-04-02 15:05
Sorry, I should not make jokes about your freeze technique. I have seen your mosquitos photos and are amazing.
When travelling light... peterhanington Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 119 N: 60] (417)::2008-04-02 15:37
When you are travelling light, as in trekking, hiking, trying to keep your bagage weight down, etc., take a momopod (with a monopod ball attachment) as a substitute for aa tripod. It will give yoou better results than hand-holding your camera, and acts as a good walking or trekking stick - I use a Manfrotto monopod and ball as they are extremely strong and durable
Re: When Photographing groups of people lisapw1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 102 N: 1602] (8893)::2008-04-02 16:28
thank you Peter. :)
Re: When Photographing groups of people peterhanington Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 119 N: 60] (417)::2008-04-02 16:34
You're welcome Lisa
Re: Photography tips Kilted-Arab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1192 W: 77 N: 1849] (8186)::2008-04-06 17:41
One I've just learned...or disciplined myself to do more often...

Use "continuous mode" more often, especially when shooting people. Slight changes in expression can make huge differences to the final appeal of a photograph...
Re: Photography tips - condensation Hendrika Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1807 W: 665 N: 4483] (19218)::2008-04-09 23:16
Love to read these tips, thanks everyone.

A problem I have had in the past was when entering an indoor swimming pool for example - solution:
When changing from extreme environmental temps you're likely to get condensation forming on everything from your skin to your equipment. The solution is BEFORE changing environment, stick your gear inside a plastic, zip-lock type bag, squeeze the air out of it and zip it shut. The condensation then will form on the outside of the bag and the equipment temperature will equilibrate after a few minutes and then you are ready to shoot.
For lens fogging: you can also use a good cleaner that helps repel moisture. Tip from Mark Feldstein: use stuff called ROR (residual oil remover). It's a good cleaner and seems to help prevent fogging in greenhouse environments and indoor pool areas...........
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Reading continious mode - indeed yesterday's picture was made that way, sothat I could capture doves-in-love-the-story ^-^.
Have fun,
Els
Re: Photography tips mortcdz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 1265 W: 197 N: 17] (53)::2008-04-13 1:00
As an essential part of your photography kit take a ground sheet, or large bin bag - that way if you want to get that low down POV you can lay on it without getting wet or dirty.
Re: Photography tips Kilted-Arab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1192 W: 77 N: 1849] (8186)::2008-09-05 5:51
Dug this thread out as there's a Canon photog comp here in a few weeks and I wanted a few tips...thought it was worth 'bumping' for anyone who hadn't seen it.
Re: Photography tips Porteplume Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 26 N: 57] (561)::2008-09-05 6:22
Sorry, I've changed the forum to the place it ought to be... ;o)

One tip from me, from an old forum posting on TE:

About an ideal camera bag that should countain:

Black cloth or a colored sarong, a small Maglight, candles, a red baseball cap, a black t-shirt, white semi-transparent rain coat, Candies & Gula-gula, school pens, a pocket dictionnary, small pins of your country's flag, and last but not least a bean-stuffed animal... (Which animal David? I have a lovely moose, could it work as well? :o)

A pocket dictionary is very handy, always.
Last year an Internet friend created a program that prints out cards in one of several languages asking: "Can I please take your Picture"
and then giving your name and web homepage and email address like this:

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
"MAY I TAKE A PHOTO?

Hello, I am FIRST NAME.
Do you mind if I take a picture? You may view the picture later at the website shown below.
Thank you.

[email protected] - http://www.trekearth.com/members/YOUR*TE*NAME/"
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Especially that tip about a bean-stuffed animal became very handy tip! ;o)

So many ideas... Thank you! I hope there will be other tips coming.

Amicalement - Viviane
Re: Photography tips ShellyOB Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 86 N: 790] (3425)::2008-09-05 8:10
When photographing children, always have a stock of really corny jokes to make them smile and laugh (What's a pig who knows karate called?? A 'pork chop') Unless they've heard them all and all you get are groans and eye rolls...:)))

S.
Re: Photography tips Freddie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1285 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)::2008-09-05 16:17
Ahahahah! That's so funny, Shelly! Love it! :) It's my first time to hear it! :p
Re: When Photographing groups of people peterhanington Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 119 N: 60] (417)::2008-09-05 17:37
i ask them all to close their eyes and on the count of three to open them.
Low light macro photography LordPotty Gold Star Critiquer [C: 128 W: 0 N: 0] (0)::2008-09-06 1:45
.... for instance,shooting fungi on a dark forest floor.
A tripod or mini tripod is essential.
(If conditions are very dim,you may need to use an LED or something to light your subject enough to focus on)
Shoot in manual,set your aperture first for desired DOF
Get your focus right,then set your shutter speed for ideal amount of light (often anywhere between 1 and 4 seconds)
Trigger your shot with a two second timer to avoid even the slightest movement of pressing the shutter button.
If you have to use fill flash,mute it with tissue paper or something similar,otherwise it will be too bright at a close distance.
Re: Low light macro photography appalcarp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 154 N: 633] (4198)::2008-09-06 4:47
I'm going to keep this in mind, Steve, as I like to shoot mushrooms. This year has been quite dry so there aren't many, but sometimes there are quite a few.