Is there something you desperately wish you could photograph?

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Is there something you desperately wish you could photograph?

Vaccinium Vaccinium
Everyone who takes photos has thought to themselves, "I really wish I could have taken that photo." So what is #1 on your list?
04/04/2011
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Vaccinium Vaccinium
For me, I wish I could photograph a nude. I have some wonderful ideas, but since I don't plan on publishing the photos, I could never get back the money I'd spend on the model's fees. It would also take a specific model - one who could tolerate photography in some harsh outdoor settings.
04/04/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Hmm, I'm not really sure. There have been quite a few shots that I've seen that would have been amazing but either I didn't have my camera or I was driving, and it's very hard to take a great picture and focus on driving at the same time. I've done it with my cheapie digital, but I wasn't looking where I was shooting, I was watching the road.

I'm definitely planning on charging up the battery on my nice camera and trying to take it everywhere with me this summer. I have a sneaking suspicion that most of the pictures will end up being car related, since I'll be at a lot of lowrider shows this year. But I know we'll be traveling for a few of them, and I would love to catch some nice scenery shots on the way.
04/04/2011
markeagleone markeagleone
I would love to photograph lightning. Don't think my camera could, though.
04/04/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by markeagleone
I would love to photograph lightning. Don't think my camera could, though.
What you need on your camera to photograph lightning is a bulb setting (i.e., a way to hold the shutter open). If you don't have that, then getting a great lightning photo is pure luck. It can be done, but I'd save your luck for the lottery.

BTW, if you do have a bulb setting or some other way of keeping the shutter open, just let me know and I'll tell you the trick to getting wonderful lightning shots.
04/04/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
For me, I wish I could photograph a nude. I have some wonderful ideas, but since I don't plan on publishing the photos, I could never get back the money I'd spend on the model's fees. It would also take a specific model - one who could ...
I've done it, as a model (in the SNOW. The things I do...) and a photographer--it's actually really fun once you get over the initial nerves.


I wish I could photograph the stars, but we don't get to see them too much here in NYC. The next time I go out west, though, those stars are miiiiiiine.


I'd also love to get a photograph of fireworks that makes me feel the same way I did when I saw them in real life. Somehow, it never works...
04/04/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
For me, I wish I could photograph a nude. I have some wonderful ideas, but since I don't plan on publishing the photos, I could never get back the money I'd spend on the model's fees. It would also take a specific model - one who could ...
Depending on what you had in mind, couldn't you possibly use yourself as the model utilizing either a timer or remote to take the picture?
04/04/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
My wife nakid.
04/04/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I've done it, as a model (in the SNOW. The things I do...) and a photographer--it's actually really fun once you get over the initial nerves.





I wish I could photograph the stars, but we don't get to see them too ...
I'm still trying to master star photos, especially the Milky Way. I think I have it down now, and I'm anxious to try it during May when I'm in southeast Oregon (where there's absolutely no light pollution).

I hear ya about fireworks. I've tried short and long shutter speeds, foreground objects, no foreground objects, near and far situation, but they are always wanting.
04/04/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by Kindred
Depending on what you had in mind, couldn't you possibly use yourself as the model utilizing either a timer or remote to take the picture?
For one, I would want a woman model. The curves and smooth lines of a woman's body are far more preferable than a man's, IMO. It also fits in better with the photos I have in mind.

Also, given my experience with taking photos for the candy bikini photos, even a ten-second timer is insufficient to get quality photos.
04/04/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Kindred
Depending on what you had in mind, couldn't you possibly use yourself as the model utilizing either a timer or remote to take the picture?
That's what I use in my own self-portrait shoots. The disadvantage is that you aren't able to 'see' what you're doing until you review the photos. And the fact that self-timers really don't allow you to perfect a pose in the time allotted (at least mine doesn't). And there's much more control when you're able to direct a pose that you can see through the camera.

I've always wanted to shoot 'story boards' - scenes - from literature or my own work, because I have a kickass sense of blocking and setting. But I need people and I need settings to do so.
04/04/2011
Alys Alys
I would love to take more people shots. I love to find people who for some reason are visually interesting to me.

More than that I'd love to take photos with a manual again. I miss having control over all aspects of the shot, from f-stop to focus, shutter speed and ISO. Then having to luxury of developing my own photos from my own negatives... *sigh* I used to love sepia toning a shot and then hand-tinting, to give it an antique feel.
04/04/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
My wife nakid.
Does she sleep nekkid?
04/04/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Alys
I would love to take more people shots. I love to find people who for some reason are visually interesting to me.



More than that I'd love to take photos with a manual again. I miss having control over all aspects of the shot, ...
I miss the dark room, too!
04/04/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
That's what I use in my own self-portrait shoots. The disadvantage is that you aren't able to 'see' what you're doing until you review the photos. And the fact that self-timers really don't allow you to perfect a pose in the ...
Oh I totally agree. It was frustrating as hell making my last video and not being able to see what I was filming. I use my digital camera and unfortunately it doesn't have a screen that can be reversed for viewing. Instead I tried to explain what I was looking for to my wife and shot every scene about 10 times. But, it's better than nothing.
04/04/2011
danellejohns danellejohns
A long time ago, I loved going out and taking pictures of old rundown abandoned farm houses,schoolhouses,ba rns,and all around country nature. I love doing the photos in black and white for that real "old fashioned" look. The perfect shot would have to be something totally unrelated to that, it would be in color. But it would be of a field of wildflowers and getting that shot of a bee or hummingbird either just landing or just taking off, from one of the flowers.

I also love storms and such for background. But I doubt I will ever get the shot I dream of.
04/04/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
I love outdoor photos of landscapes
04/04/2011
Alys Alys
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
I miss the dark room, too!
The other day the coolpack in my lunch box was leaking, but I didn't know it at the time. I was walking around with a dopey smile on my face because I could swear I was smelling darkroom chemicals. Once I realized I had coolpack chemicals in all my lunch I wasn't quite so happy....
04/04/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I wish I could photograph random people from foreign lands...
04/04/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
That's what I use in my own self-portrait shoots. The disadvantage is that you aren't able to 'see' what you're doing until you review the photos. And the fact that self-timers really don't allow you to perfect a pose in the ...
I have a friend who's a professional filmmaker, and he's quite a good amateur photographer as a result. He is always glad to take amazing pictures of each of the members of the group when we're hiking, but when it's his turn to have his picture taken, no one can ever frame things as well as he could. Each of us gets to have stunning pictures, and he only has mediocre ones of himself. I wish I could frame shots well enough that a craftsman can have a picture of himself he's happy with.
04/04/2011
DJBounder DJBounder
There is an old abandoned freeway bridge going across I70 in Columbus. It has the perfect vantage point of the city and freeway which could make for some excellent night time long exposure shots. However, it is highly inaccessible "legally" and a hike to boot. I will have to work up the gumption to sneak my way out on it some clear night.
05/22/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
I have always wanted a picture of my husband and I, standing facing each other, with our limbs wrapped around each other, taken from my back or the side (naked of course). I would like to only have it from the chin down, so it isn't completely obvious, but certainly with my hair showing in the frame.

My husband is confident he can take the picture with a remote. The problem lies in the printing and framing. I want it to be BIG, like 16X24 or so, our printer is only 13" width max. If I am going to go to the trouble of getting the exact picture I want, then I also want gallery glass with a really nice mat and frame.

I want to hang in our bedroom. I would love to have someone else take it, only because I do not want it to take all day and into the next, but it isn't likely that will happen anytime soon.
05/22/2011
slynch slynch
Nudes

Lightning

Rainbows
06/07/2011
Rossie Rossie
My husband's photography buddy has a wonderfully done photo display of "Rapid water" in his collection, my hubby promised to take a similar one for me ..... one of these days.
06/07/2011
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