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what do you say when you take a picture?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Skyeg, Mar 27, 2004.

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    stupid question i know

    when you are photgraphing a group...do you say anything right before you take a picture? i tend to just take picture but then i get people saying "i wasnt ready" so do you count? or say something? or what?
     
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    I count, "one, two three..." click. The funny thing is that after I shoot the formal poses at a wedding, I can hear every photographer in the place going "one, two, three..."
     
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    cool, thanks ill probubly do that but i needed to hear someone else say they do that or else id worry i seemed liek an idiot
     
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    Is that on three or after three?

    Since I tend to do most of my shooting while trying to be invisible, I don't run into this much. Though it can be fun to say something like "Would everyone please dangle the left recipient behind them a little lower?" and get a shot of people in various states of confusion.

    Other than that, I usually just do a
    Okaaaaaaay........ readyyyyyyyyy-*click*
    That way they know it's coming, but not exactly when. I'm not sure if it really helps, but some people just can't help but blink right when you say "three" or "now". This way there's a chance to surprise them.
     
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    During weddings, I tell all the people in the picture to get closer and pretend that they actually like each other. It is, after all, a special occassion. Then I tell them to say Fuzzy Pickle. Never had one that didn't smile over that one. :D
     
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    ok....I know this is a little different...but right now I work at Sears Portrait Studio...so i have a whole arsenol of things to make people say... ready for this?

    Chuckie Cheese
    Cheeseburger
    Monkey....hey! Did you call me a monkey?
    Turkey....Did you call me a turkey?
    Stinky Feet
    Monkey Butt
    Fuzz Pickles
    Slimey Boogers
    Mommy/Daddy has stinky feet

    Oh, the list goes on and on...just never tell a child to say cheese...the worse thing you can do.

    Oh...with groups a lot of times i do the one two three click thing too...especially outiside of sears in a more "formal" setting if you will...

    ~Andrew~
     

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