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    Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    During my vacation in Iceland last week, I enjoyed "Waterfall Alley" in Seyoisfjorour. Upon returning from my walk, I realized that I could quickly position my 4-wheel drive rental car as might be done in an advertisement. Positioning the car and capturing the image took all of five minutes for a bit of fun.

    By the way, the answer to the title of this thread is a resounding "No."

    Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    I think the photographic knowledge and skill is there. What's in doubt is the commitment to keeping the car clean for the shoot - unless that's designer mud along the sill below the door!

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    Where are the scantily clad young women draped over the bonnet?

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    Nobody has mentioned that perhaps I should have at least tried using a polarizer to deal with glare and reflections on the car. Shame on you folks!

    Geoff, when you mentioned the scantily clad young women, I'm sure you didn't realize that I was traveling with my wife.

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    LOL... An image for a car advertisement either needs a spiffy clean car or a four wheeler that is absolutely caked in mud!

    In reality, IMO, the car is not prominent enough in the image.

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    In reality, IMO, the car is not prominent enough in the image.
    If the dozens of car calendars that I give away to customers every year are a worthwhile indication, you're absolutely right.

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    Mike, if you crop the photo and take out the car and some of the area to the left you will have a beautiful photo.

    Cheers, chuck

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teton Chuck View Post
    Mike, if you crop the photo and take out the car and some of the area to the left you will have a beautiful photo.
    ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Can't wait to learn whether that acronym is allowed around here.) Edit: Apparently it is.

    Edit #2: I'm ashamed to admit that I actually tried it.

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    I don't know what ROTFLMAO means, but you really made me laugh. Thanks for posting the original. It was fun.

    chuck

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Can't wait to learn whether that acronym is allowed around here.)
    Probably not ............... if I knew what it meant!

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    Just so us old folk can keep up. try this
    www.internetslang.com

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    what he means is...he is on the floor rolling around in laughter, when his bottom fell off

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    Quote Originally Posted by gregj1763 View Post
    Just so us old folk can keep up. try this
    www.internetslang.com
    From one of the old folk.

    Why do we need over 1000 (the site says so) acronyms and slang terms? Why can't people just write in standard English?

    Now if it was related to my profession (in the child care and protection world), then I could understand if we were discussing whether after a CCPC at which we decided to go with CPR, we should now be considering a CPO.

    Don't we all just love our acronyms and jargon! God, I must be getting old!
    Last edited by Donald; 13th September 2012 at 10:46 AM.

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Why can't people just write in standard English?
    Considering that I'm an American, I hope you'll give me a little slack on that point. Americans speak American, which is a distorted form of English.

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    isnt it kinda akward that you have that kind of classy car in an environment like that??

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    Just to make life a little bit easy on everyone...

    ROTFLMAO = Rolling on the floor laughing my arse off. (There you go, Donald. I believe that's how the English would say it.)

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    Re: Can I make it as a photographer for car advertisements?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    ROTFLMAO = Rolling on the floor laughing my arse off. (There you go, Donald. I believe that's how the English would say it.)
    Now, as to how the Scots would say it ..................... No, better not.

    It's always interested me how American English and British English have diverged; e.g. color/colour etc

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