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03-02-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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How To Be a Photographer (lame attempt at humor)

Guys, I've figured out how to be a photographer and it's not hard at all. So all you newbs like me to digital photography that want to be a photographer, all you have to do is this:

1) When your grandma asks you to bring your nice camera to a picnic to take a group shot, you don't tell people you are going to a family picnic. Say "I've got a portrait session this afternoon" instead.

2) If your buddy wants you to take some pics of him playing guitar at the local pub on Friday night, you're not helping out a buddy, your shootin' a gig.

3) Kids at the beach = on location photo shoot for a swimsuit edition.

4) Hike through the woods with your camera is just another way to say remote wildlife expedition.

What do you think? Can anybody else think of a good one?

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You mean How To PRETEND To Be a Photographer!
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Never "take your camera along" always take your gear.
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No matter where you go, you're always scouting locations for a photo shoot.

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And when you are out and about with camera in hand you are working on location shots to build up your portfolio.

Some cheap and easy business cards that say "I'm a Photographer" is also a great way to meet girls.
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And you don't avoid shooting with flash, rather you're "a natural light photographer."

And I plead guilty to #2.
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Take a picture.

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"You just stand there looking cute
And when something moves, you shoot."

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Get a bigger camera. It works!
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Paint your lenses off-white ("Canon White" is available on eBay IIRC). Be sure to use hoods on your lenses. Big hoods.

Get a vest with lots of pockets in it.
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And all this time I thought a photographer was a person who took photographs. Who knew?

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QuoteOriginally posted by newarts Quote
Paint your lenses off-white ("Canon White" is available on eBay IIRC). Be sure to use hoods on your lenses. Big hoods.

Get a vest with lots of pockets in it.
i use oversized hoods on all my lenses, with great success. I do hope that you do as well, as hoods are one of the most important peices that increases contrast and reduces flare.

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