Camera Tilt - A Mini-Rant

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  1. gsgary

    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Cheers, get yourself a GS it will do anything :mrgreen:


     
  2. Chiller

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    I use the tilt method a lot in the horror shoots, and live band shoots. With shooting in the horror world, it adds more to the chaos of the shot. Straight on, seems....normal and boring in some situations.
    I find shooting live acts in clubs the same. Once there is a guitar strapped onto somebody, the confines are tight, a lot of movement between members, the tilt can work to my advantage to get rid of distractions. Most of the bands that have used my photos prefer the tilt.
    I dont think there is a right or wrong way to shoot any photo, just opinions. I have been hunting the name of the person who wrote the "Rules of Photography" but his/her book is not available on Amazon. :lol::lol:
    I do what I want. It is my image. :mrgreen:
     
  3. gsgary

    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Forgot about that i will tilt to get the whole guitar in
     
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    suck it
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    :lmao:
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm not a big fan either. But I will venture a guess:

    Today's cameras make it possible for just about anyone to make exposures that are adequately exposed and in focus. Along with the advances in camera technology came a flood of camera users, feeling secure they could produce images consistently enough to offer themselves for hire. Although they have little or no background or training in posing or lighting, these people continue to get plenty of customers, working for very little or no pay. Countless mediocre images pour into the market daily. So.... when the camera gets tipped to one side, diagonal lines suddenly appear in the composition, providing a bit of motion... some interest. None of the players, customers and camera users alike, has a clue why the image strangely stands out from others. It just seems nicer.

    It's either all that, or I'm just as you... baffled by the whole phenomenon.

    -Pete
     
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    Oh! No you di'n't! LOL!!:lol::lmao::lol:
     
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    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    Hey! Balboa Park! I used to skate there and terrorize tourists all summer long zipping up and down the sidwalk.......Great memories, I was skinny then. They passed a law.....:lmao:
     
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    I didn't recognize it! But... then again, I've only been there once. My buddy got married in La Jolla in September and my wife and I made a day trip out of Balboa Park.
     
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    Do your clients really like it that much because mine don't like it at all. I even have cleints telling me when we sit down to talk the first time that they don't want any of the tilty pictures.

    I understand that new photographers are trying different things but if you aren't at the point to know when something is enhanced or not by a gimmick then they should stick with the basics until they get to that point. Don't you think?

    As a side note, a technically good photograph that evokes emotion is never boring.
     
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    When I ask for ideas, it's almost always the first one that comes up. "Can you do those angle shots? I really like those."
     
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    I'm sorry for you. Sure glad mine don't like it! :mrgreen:
     

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