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    Quote Originally Posted by Splutter
    I think for me, the most important point should be "go early and leave late"

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    good guide for amateurs and beginners alike...

    #14 is something worth respect and time to learn.

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    Too idealistic, even for pro photographers. Advice like "get there early, leave late" and "wait a whole season" doesn't work for 99.99% of the population, who have only at best half a day at each stop when they go to a fabulous locale like Yosemite valley. Every day that we spend there costs $$ in car rental, hotel, etc. and we can't keep flying back there every year just to get it right.

    Things are different from AA's time, this is an instant gratification world, people want everything instantly, if good light doesn't appear, so what, just shoot and do the best in PS to enhance it. Even landscape pros have gone digital because they need to put up their portfolios quickly after a shoot.

    What would be more useful would be advice for people who need to make the best of what they have, rather than people who have all the time in the world.


    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox
    thanks for sharing, angelzhou! they are very useful pointers for everyone indeed.



    this point is quite subjective.

    some people say, if you don't see rubbish, how do you know what is rubbish?

    my work focus alot of catalog work/product shots. i'm advised to look at both good product shots (observe the styling, composition, lighting etc) and also look at bad ones and think how one can make it better.

    i think the same can apply to landscape photography as well.

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    great pointers! didnt know ansel adams was so patient! that i seriously need to learn from
    actually the ultimaye challenge would be to take a greatp pic of ordinary daily stuff.
    guess thats why ansel adams' a legend and the rest of us arent
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    Quote Originally Posted by kooku_gal
    great pointers! didnt know ansel adams was so patient! that i seriously need to learn from
    actually the ultimaye challenge would be to take a greatp pic of ordinary daily stuff.
    guess thats why ansel adams' a legend and the rest of us arent
    seriously, i have no idea what you are talking about.

    as in, what is the connection between taking landscape pictures, ordinary daily stuff and ansel adam being a legend?

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    I will stick on this.

    A photographer job is to see more intens than others.

    That's how ordinary stuff become extraordinary, isnt it?

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    ordinary stuff becomes extraordinary if the photographer can 'see' it and portray it successfully. every stuff have ordinary and extraordinary side, just that one side is more obvious than the other, or how the photographer want to 'make' it.

    i'm curious what kooku mean by, "the ultimate challenge would be to take great pic of ordinary daily stuff"

    i agree MAYBE a good challenge would be taking a 'great' pic of a 'boring' landscape....but to me, that isn't the whole point of landscape photography. it's that and much more.
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    The great photographer Edward Weston was already suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

    One day he and a young lady called Dorothy (who was to become his daughter later - married to Cole Weston) went to Point Lobos to photograph. Point lobos is a rocky beach in the coast of Carmel where Edward made many of his famous images.

    The day was dull, and young Dorothy was trying hard to look for something for the master to photograph. She was getting desperate. There seem nothing to photograph. They came to a patch, and Edward looked at the ground. Then with an economy of movement, he set up his 8x10 camera, and proceeded to photograph some rocks and sand.

    Edward Weston later called this image "Dody's Rocks". It was a lesson that Dorothy would not forget.
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    The moral of the story....?

    Maybe I should go and shoot same algae on the wall at the the back lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    The moral of the story....?

    Maybe I should go and shoot same algae on the wall at the the back lane.
    "Dody's Rocks" may not be to your taste. But Edward saw something which the young Dorothy could not visualise. She could not see the beauty in those sand and rocks.

    Likewise, Edward Weston surprised the world and became mentor and inspiration to many many photographers when he took the mundane such as peppers, shells, vegetables and made them into art.

    Photography of the common and mundane.

    He did not have to dress up the peppers and vegetables, or paint them. He just photographed what he called "the thing" in the peppers and vegetables.
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    Most works are not quite up to taste to many either, and I very much believed that they are individual pieces of art themselves.

    Just that, in this commericalised world of ours, you must know what you are saying.

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    My taste of rocks...





    A fragile life grows between harsh environments.

    Digital infrared, in camera cropping, convert to monotone by using channel, increase contrast by using curve, no USM.

    D70 with 18~70 lens, with R72.

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    Photography for me is something personal. What Angel see, may not be what others' see. It shows clearly specially in group shoot / event shoot when a lot of photographers took images of the same models and the end result somehow still different. Sometimes, I went with other photographer friend and we take picture with the same camera, same setting, same object, somehow it looks different. I think that's what make photography so special.

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    Thanks for sharing.. Good pointer. Maybe you would like to give some credit to the author?

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    so true what you've said. and patience is really the key!

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    Quote Originally Posted by binbeto
    Thanks for sharing.. Good pointer. Maybe you would like to give some credit to the author?
    Sadly, I dont get this pointers thingy from the author him/herself. My friend get it from another friend, another friend from another friend, etc.

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