How to ruin someones picture

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  1. JohnMF

    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    Anyone else have this problem?

    My sisters have learnt that by simply placing their hand in front of their face every time i point the camera at them, they can completely ruin my shot :x

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    i have loads of these pics!!
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, if you knew my daughter, you'd also be familiar with the problem. Though I am teaching her NOT to do this any longer. It seems like she's finally getting used to the camera.
    I tell them that in years from now when they'll be interested in what they looked like "way back then", they'll hate all those photo in which they pull faces, give each other bunny ears or just turn away or hold up a hand - so meanwhile my children accept the camera better again. It's my son's latest attitude to absolutely POSE and therefore no longer look natural at all... ah well.
     
  3. JohnMF

    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    I might steal these comments of you LaFoto and use them :)
     
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    you know.. that first one looks like me... like.. every day when I do my homework. Actually, despite the "hand" which I think would be fun to make a whole series out of just to bug your sisters, the exposures and focus look great. You could like.. make a whole bunch of pictures with all the different ways a person can try to hide and really bug 'em to death.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Haha...the way I've gotten around that with my friends and family...when they do that, I tell em, "fine, I'll just have to sneak the picture later then...and you know that everytime I do that, you'll have a goofy look on your face, with your mouth open or something...so if you just let me take your picture I can take my time and make it look good...and I won't be forced to show everyone a horrible picture that I had to sneak!" You wouldn't believe how many people that has worked with!
     
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    :lol: That's good, Corry.....

    John, tell them you're going to start captioning these photos, with things like: "Not ANOTHER cold sore!" and sending them to their boyfriends.... :twisted:

    They're still pretty cute, though. ;)
     
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    That would get me! :shock:
     
  8. Sergiozal

    Sergiozal TPF Noob!

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    With these kind of "cameraphobic" people, I just stop trying to shoot them when they are looking at me. If you get a longer lens and take some natural shots, and they see they look great in the picture (mostly because YOU is a good photographer :) ) they become more friendly to pictures. To fight is not a solution !!!

    But since she is your sister, you wil fight for every little mattter :lol:
    You should try to save something. This could be a good photo:
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  9. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    hahah I know this problem pretty well :) all my friends do the same and I got really annoyed then :):)
     
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    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for all the comments folks, lots of different ideas to try out there.

    Just to show you that sometimes (very rarely) they almost smile for you!!!

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    I like the first three photos very much. Very photogenic
     
  12. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey, why-o-why don't they let you take their photo? They (she! the one who once almost smiled ;)) looks very photogenic to me! With or without her hand in front of her face.

    And I must retract on my words about my daughter: she has learned to accept the camera a lot more in the past couple of months, actually, and lets me take some real close-ups without a fuss these days (for as long as she's here at home and there are not girlfriends around with who to giggle and play coy and shy and all that jazz....)
     

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