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    Tricks and tips

    Many eyes see many things
    Over the years I have heard of several tricks and tips from other photographers and articles, so I thought I would ask people what are their: -
    favourite,
    most useful,
    most useless,
    most controversial (but lets not get TOO side tracked, can we be helpful here and post a new thread for the discussion of extremely controversial points),
    other,

    tricks and tips they have heard of.

    Allow me to start (cos I got thinking about this due to another thread).

    Useful - BACKGROUND - print off a blurred/out of focus background to use as a portable backdrop for small birds, flowers, other small subjects. The idea is to be in control of your background so the natural background doesn't interfer with the subject.

    Controversial - bring a small mouse with you when you want to attract birds of prey.
    (I know, cat among the pigeons here, or at least a mouse amongst the hawks).

    Graham

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    Re: Tricks and tips

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamH View Post
    Many eyes see many things

    tricks and tips they have heard of.

    Allow me to start (cos I got thinking about this due to another thread).

    Controversial - bring a small mouse with you when you want to attract birds of prey.
    (I know, cat among the pigeons here, or at least a mouse amongst the hawks).

    Graham
    Do you tether the mouse to something, I would think you'd go through a lot of mice without?

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    Re: Tricks and tips

    I saw one guy go past me with a cage, I've been told you tether the mouse with some string and stake them out in the open.
    To my mind not right, but then I do feed birds with seed.
    Graham

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    Re: Tricks and tips

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamH View Post
    I saw one guy go past me with a cage, I've been told you tether the mouse with some string and stake them out in the open.
    To my mind not right, but then I do feed birds with seed.
    Graham
    Well your other option is to find a rabbit hutch and setup camp. Not always the hardest thing to do, we have various nests near my place of employment. And as far as the issues of baiting birds, we humans often do a disservice to the animal kingdom by trying to interact with them. We often feed birds and squirrels and they lose their fear of humans, then they start flocking around public places creating a nuisance and then someone gets the idea to exterminate the unwanted pests.

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    Re: Tricks and tips

    Turn the camera at an angle and shoot, the mundane can sometimes take on a new life at an angle.
    Tricks and tips

    Take your glasses off or squint and have a look for colour blocks or patterns. (or throw the lens out of focus to view)
    Tricks and tips

    Sit down, look up and see the images that kids see.
    Tricks and tips

    When you find a physical barrier that prevents you getting to your subject, don't be scared to incorporate it into your image.
    Tricks and tips
    Last edited by gerryquiff; 3rd March 2012 at 02:20 AM.

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    Re: Tricks and tips

    Nice ideas, great to incorporate examples as well. thanks.
    graham

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    Re: Tricks and tips

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamH View Post
    Nice ideas, great to incorporate examples as well. thanks.
    graham
    Graham, A picture says a thousand words

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    Re: Tricks and tips

    Shoot on the edge.
    Shoot at the edge of changing weather conditions, at the change of the seasons.
    And of course, shoot at the edge of the scene to eliminate unwanted elements in camera.
    Graham
    (just back from a very happy shoot in snow, mud, water and got some great shots (by my standards) see Nature thread - Badlands).

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