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theredbaron 14 394 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2007 9:41AM
Take the lens cap off
Geoffphoto 15 13.5k United Kingdom
24 Apr 2007 9:58AM

Quote:Take the lens cap off

We have done that one Smile
stevekhart 15 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2007 10:32AM

Quote:Take the lens cap off

Put it in your pocket. When you come to want it again, it will be in the 10th pocket you look in.
dougv 17 8.4k 3 England
24 Apr 2007 10:51AM

Quote:When you come to want it again, it will be in the 10th pocket you look in.

And full of dust, fluff and gunge which then gets on to your lens Sad
psiman 17 574 Wales
24 Apr 2007 4:27PM

Quote:it will be in the 10th pocket you look in.

Quote:And full of dust, fluff and gunge

That's a relief I thought it was just me Wink

User_Removed 19 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2007 9:27PM
Take your photograph as if it were your first................

....................................and last ever photograph you are going to take.

Oxocube 14 1
24 Apr 2007 10:34PM
If taking a portrait, and the subject is prone to blinking at the wrong moment (!) get him/ her to close their eyes, tell them once you've counted to three to open their eyes, you count to three, they open their eyes and...*click* blink on picture!!! Ta-dah!!

It's all in the timing :o)
MeanGreeny 15 3.7k England
25 Apr 2007 8:42AM
Keep a 6 foot length of cord [para cord is best] with a loop at one end in your camera bag.

It doesn't take up much room and will give you at least 2 stops of stability as a 'tension monopod' if you have left the tripod in the car/at home for any reason.

For those who have never used one: you put the loop over the lens so that it is up against the camera body, step on the other end and pull gently upwards until the cord becomes tensioned. Adjust the length until you can stand comfortably in your normal pose and have the cord tight.

Less useful in these days of IS and VR lenses but it still gives you about 2 stops of stability over hand held.
MeanGreeny 15 3.7k England
25 Apr 2007 8:43AM
These bear repeating since some people seem not to have seen them before......

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MeanGreeny 15 3.7k England
25 Apr 2007 8:50AM
Use a cheap, disposable see-through elasticated shower cap [hotel room freebies or 1.99 for a pack of 3 from Boots] as a rain guard.

They won't blow off your camera when it's sat on the tripod and are very quick to put on and remove.

Much better than a plastic bag when it's not absolutely throwing it down.
25 Apr 2007 2:07PM
Advice recieved:
"Ignore all the glossy magazines and all the rules, load of crap, I mean whats this thirds thing all about, If you like it take it".
From a professional tog on an excellent workshop day.

From me:
Dont keep passing that same bloody place every day saying "ill have to get a shot of that", go and take the shot and get it on here so we can all enjoy it.
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
25 Apr 2007 2:25PM

Quote:What's this thirds thing all about

30,000 years of compositional art is what

Never be satisfied wih your own work even if others are.

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