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  • thru experience and anticipation one shot one kill

    19 34.55%
  • Anticipate and let your 9fps shutter flip

    9 16.36%
  • Sometime Lucky I get it

    27 49.09%
  • I cannot get it at all

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by blurrblurr View Post
    That's a nice one
    kids are easier as they are more natural and sincere

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    u need to get urself into the mood also
    I am NOT a PROfessional photographer and photography is NOT my hobby

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    joke around, and when they start to laugh, burst like 3 to 5 shots. probably 1 will be good enough.

    but then, thats me. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurrblurr View Post
    As above. Keep trying and trying but most of the time fail
    It's a matter of knowing your equipment, esp. the focus and shutter lag, and practising. I don't believe multi-shot exposure is the answer.

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    Learning not looking through the viewfinder while engaging in happy/funny conversation with subject.

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    So did you tell him a joke?

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by blurrblurr View Post
    Same here don't like to pose people for smile.
    Should never pose people for the "smile".
    If you're anywhere a decent portraiture photographer, you'd know to make them smile. Everyone has got different approaches, but I tend to make my subjects very comfortable with me before I "suddenly" attempt smile shots.

    When they get hit with an unexpected joke/funny thing, they'll laugh. You'll only need 1 shot if you've prepared everything (including background/focus, etc) before you let loose your "joke".

    Of course, that's provided you're comfortable and you actually know your equipment. the shutter lag, the focus lag, the shutter speed (relative to how fast the subject might move when laughing), the acceptable focus/dof (to compensate for possible unexpected movement)...

    If 1 shot is not enough, just repeat, coz it means skill not good. need to practice more.

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    from experience, (not photographer but being a model for my wedding a few years back), it is high fps.

    My photographer is a very established wedding photog and even he uses continuous shooting to capture the moment. I think it is impossible to capture reliably the fleeting moment with single shot. I mean if you have high fps why not use it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    through experience and subject knowledge, you will be able to anticipate the moment
    i usually go for 1 shot 1 kill, but many times to try to get the best moment.

    1. know your subject
    2. be prepared for the moment and shot
    3. repeat step 1 and 2
    Ortega... how come i see 1 shot 1 kill... sounds farmiliar
    40D 50mmF1.8 17-85mm 24-70L

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    Normally the perfect smile is a smile when the subject least expected it. When the subject is not smiling for a pose.

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Majest1c View Post
    Ortega... how come i see 1 shot 1 kill... sounds farmiliar
    i think it is used by arti unit as their motto

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i think it is used by arti unit as their motto
    I thought it's for snipers? Arti should be one shot kill many leh, one shot one kill a bit inefficient right?

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    I thought it's for snipers? Arti should be one shot kill many leh, one shot one kill a bit inefficient right?
    you have a good point there

    wai, where are you, can confirm?

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