People let the photo tell a story


posted on 8th of may, 2008
When you add a person or people to a photo it changes the whole picture.

It allows the photo to tell a story.

If we took a photo of a piece of playground equipment like a teeter totter we would look at it and see something the children would like to play on and have fun with.

But if you add a person to the photo,


All of a sudden, we see the fun she's having, we feel the motion of the teeter totter and we can almost hear the laughter from enjoyment she's having.

The many stories are told by adding people to the photos,

Everything from Fighter pilots,

To folk singers



So just for a change let the photo tell a story and instead of just an object photo, add some people and let it talk.

Comments (1)

Posted by Daveg08 on May 08, 2008
Great idea Dave. Thanks



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Earthquake


posted on 12th of may, 2008
>I often see a lot of people from China in the blogs and just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you after the terrible quake.


Please take care.

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Posted by Linqong on May 15, 2008
Thanks Dave! I am in Beijing,I had already contributed money for the dead and wounded compatriots in the earthquake yesterday.meanwhile, I know too that already there are many countries that helped the earthquake of China in the world, thank them very much! !!
Posted by Seesea on May 14, 2008
Thanks Dave! As a Chinese,I appreciate your kindness!
Hope thing get better as soon as possible.
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on May 13, 2008
i echo the above, my thoughts and prayers are with all effected xx



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United States Memorial weekend


posted on 19th of may, 2008
This weekend will be Memorial weekend in the states.
It's a time to remember all of our folks that have served and are now serving in the military.


We all take it for granted what sacrifices they make for us.


The extensive training and the long hours are only magnified by the danger and the long time away from family and loved ones.


They put it all on the line for millions of people they have never met.

They are on call every hour of every day of the year to protect our lives by giving theirs if needed.



Some how saying thanks is just not enough, but most of the time they don't even get that.

Next time you see a person in uniform just walk up to them and say thanks. You can tell by their smile...

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Comments (1)

Posted by Irisangel on May 20, 2008
Great thought and great images. I am thankful everyday for the men and women who fight for freedom and liberty, not just for us, but for people they have never met. I am proud to be an American and I am thrilled that my own son has just returned from his second tour of duty in Iraq. God bless our troops.



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Being specific may help sales.


posted on 23rd of may, 2008
Some times when getting good Nature photo's I get so excited that I actually was able to sneak up on a wild animal and get a good photo that I get in a hurry to get it in to see if it will get approved.

We all know that Nature shots are a very tough category to compete in.

Now it's very hard to get one accepted because there are so many great ones already on line.

So when you do get an animal accepted give yourself every advantage and be as specific as you can be.

Here's an example.



This is a photo I was lucky enough to capture of a sharp shinned hawk with it's kill perched in a pine tree.

I could have just called it hawk in a tree and it would of been with many many other hawks.
But I took the time to look it up and found out it was a sharp shinned hawk and...

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Comments (2)

Posted by Cleaper on May 23, 2008
Good advice! Lovely image too.
Posted by Irisangel on May 23, 2008
Excellent advice, Thanks



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Don't touch the animals


posted on 27th of may, 2008
Animals are a great subject to photograph and have even started the turn to be a good stock photo as the world looks to be a greener planet.

But please have some respect and don't touch them.

Fawns when first born have two natural defenses, they have no scent, and they can hold perfectly still.



But if you start moving them around the mother may reject them and they will die.
Of course some animals being touched could be the last photo you take.



Even little guys can be dangerous.

I knew a photographer that was moving a tropical frog around to get a good shot and became very very ill because the frog was secreting some toxins from it's skin as he was handling it.
So be respectful of nature and animals....

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Comments (3)

Posted by Cleaper on June 18, 2008
good advice and thanks very much for using one of my images!
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on May 29, 2008
great images here, and good advice too!
Posted by Littlemacproductions on May 27, 2008
Thanks for caring! The fawn just begs to be touched. The tigers.. are awesome and look great at a distance. Nice frog too.



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