What not to shoot

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  1. Sherman Banks

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    I've created this thread so that those new to photography can know when they're wasting their time/battery power/memory by pointing their camera at something dumb and pushing the shutter button.

    One subject I propose people not shoot is ducks. Seriously, when has a duck shot been amazing? They all look the same with the duck just floating out there on the water doing nothing. Whether ROT's or plainly centered, there is never any visual interest. If you could make the duck wear a hat, I might be interested but it probably won't last long. It's the biggest dumb shot I see here repeatedly and unless you have an undying love for this aquatic avian, please don't waste your time taking pictures of it.

    Please post your feelings about this subject or any other subject you propose people not waste their time shooting.
     
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    My feeling is if someone wants to shoot something they should just go ahead and shoot it. Who am I to tell them what they should or shouldn't shoot. It's their camera, let them shoot what they want with it.
     
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    C'mon Sam, you're too literal buddy.
     
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    Quack!

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  5. Sherman Banks

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    You've blown my mind with this precious gem. Thanx!:lol:

    Now the challenge is, can anybody post a duck shot that doesn't look like this?
     
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    I can play that game.

    Rather duck than another dog shot.
     
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    too literal how? I personally think ducks are creepy little buggers but some people like ducks. heck they decorate their dens with little plastic mallards..

    if something inspires you to personally pick up a camera and shoot something then you should shoot it.

    never let anyone tell you that you shouldn't shoot something (unless its in a museum or something corny like that)
     
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    I know...

    For the love of god, no more cats! :lol:
     
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    my friend took this shot of a duck
     
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    Quack! Quack!

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    I like those mallards, personally. At least they don't attack me like geese do. >.<
     
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    Why is the museum off limits when it has the possibility to inspire somebody to shoot? What you're trying to say is exactly what I'm saying. Why shoot something that is going to look exactly the same as everyone else's shot and has very little possibility of elevating your skill (unless you're truly starting out and learning the technical aspects of exposure)? If you want to shoot a duck shot because it greatly touched your heart, be my guest. Just don't expect people to praise it if you come asking for C&C.
     

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