Weird things you have done to get a shot

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  1. nikon90s

    nikon90s TPF Noob!

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    I know I am not the only one who gets into weird positions to take a picture. I have gotten down on the sidewalk with people walking by, stood in the street with cars coming to get a better shot, walked up to all sorts of wild critters, leaned out car windows and for that matter any window around would do... the people walking past must think I am just crazy.

    BUT I know I am not the only one. What weird situation have you gotten into trying to get a shot?
     
  2. MDowdey

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    does walking into a womens bathroom count?


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    Yep!! got any pics :eyebrows:
     
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    nope. but i got a black eye!!


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    Ever the perve :lol:

    I can see I'm gonna get into lots of weird positions in future sessions ....last Saturday night was my first 'shoot' of the city and I got down on the pavement amongst city shoppers feet ( they're a dangerous mob when they're in hunt of BARGAINS :roll: ) , stood on tramtracks in the middle of the street with approaching , dinging tram and just garden variety , 'lying on city benches and shootin churches upside down and having passers-by think you're just a sleeping , drunk bum ' ( it was dark so they're forgiven ) :D .....
     
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    I heard a lot of photographers get killed due to those weid positions to get their shot. They don't realize when they're about to step off a cliff or something ;)
     
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    I've spent a lot of time laying in front of buildings, in the middle of streets and sidewalks. I try not to do it in places that will get me hurt or killed. I finally got one of those angle finders for my 10D so I don't have to have my face in the dirt. Once, I stood up to my thighs in a slimey lake to get an engagement shot once. Really gross!!!
     
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    I can relate. When I was in New Hampshire during fall foliage season, I was at Lower Falls on the Kancangamus Pass. There were about 100 people walking all over the falls, and I knew there was never going to be a time that day that the falls would be free of people, so I looked for something else to photograph.

    I found a puddle that reflected the foliage, but you couldn't see the reflection unless you were inches from the ground. Everyone walking by gave me a funny look since a great waterfall was there, but I was taking a picture of a puddle.
     
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    That's why I love waist level finders; I can shoot from my knees and hardly have to bend over.
     
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    I have been seen laying down on my stomach with my face planted on the ground in the city. I got some weird looks with my camera an inch away from a park bench in the middle of the night. Im always climbing up on something or laying down on something.
     
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    That is great and you know all of those people, if they saw your photos would ask "how did you get that great shot?"

    Anyone can take a photo but it takes a photographer to find a picture!!
     
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    I did some classy nudes (not porn) at a public access to the river one time. My friend/model was game for it. We did it on a Wednesday morning about 9 am the first week of April. The water was freezing, but we were pretty sure nobody else would be out there.

    I also had to crawl out and lay on a half sunken boat dock one time and then manage to crawl back. I'm a very larg woman so it was quite funny.

    I'm sure I've done other odd things, but those are the ones that strike me right now.
     

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