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Outside of the standard wrist shot, what are your best photography tips and tricks?

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Need this one big time as well 馃憤

I see a Canon. What you rocking for a film Camera?

Okavango

I see a Canon. What you rocking for a film Camera?

Good eye, that was my grandfathers camera. I鈥檝e been meaning to fix it up and put it to use one day but right now it鈥檚 just sits on my desk.

kimbal27

Good eye, that was my grandfathers camera. I鈥檝e been meaning to fix it up and put it to use one day but right now it鈥檚 just sits on my desk.

Cool 馃槑, I inherited my Uncle鈥檚 Canon AT-1. What model is yours?

Colour and light! I'm just a novice and shoot pictures with my phone, but a background that matches with your watch is the cherry on top of any photo. There's also that thing that photographers call the "golden hour" in the morning and evening when the light is diffused well enough to provide some awesome shots; take advantage of that. Most of my best shots were shot on a cloudy summer Saturday evening.

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This picture used artificial light. It's literally an LED lantern with a tissue taped over it to diffuse it somewhat. (Is it ghetto? Yes. Am I a photographer? No. Do I plan to buy camera and lighting equipment? With so many watches out there, do I even have to say no?) Compare it to natural light.

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There's more glare, yes, but the lighting is so much warmer and uniform. Note my background which matches the dial a little bit.

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Blue and yellow is becoming a new favourite combination of mine. The background is an old Dieldrin advertisement.

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Don't be afraid to play around with filters either. I'm far from an expert, but the pink tinge adds a nice '70s quality to this picture.

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With enough editing, you can make even a bad shot somewhat usable.

I hope something in here helps!

I was a professional photographer for many years. Truthfully, the equipment isn鈥檛 as important as many believe. The important components are the subject, the composition and the light. No matter if you use a $6,000 dollar Nikon body with a $2,500 lens or an iPhone if you get the components right you will capture a great image.

Ryan_Schwartz

Colour and light! I'm just a novice and shoot pictures with my phone, but a background that matches with your watch is the cherry on top of any photo. There's also that thing that photographers call the "golden hour" in the morning and evening when the light is diffused well enough to provide some awesome shots; take advantage of that. Most of my best shots were shot on a cloudy summer Saturday evening.

Image

This picture used artificial light. It's literally an LED lantern with a tissue taped over it to diffuse it somewhat. (Is it ghetto? Yes. Am I a photographer? No. Do I plan to buy camera and lighting equipment? With so many watches out there, do I even have to say no?) Compare it to natural light.

Image

There's more glare, yes, but the lighting is so much warmer and uniform. Note my background which matches the dial a little bit.

Image

Blue and yellow is becoming a new favourite combination of mine. The background is an old Dieldrin advertisement.

Image

Don't be afraid to play around with filters either. I'm far from an expert, but the pink tinge adds a nice '70s quality to this picture.

Image

With enough editing, you can make even a bad shot somewhat usable.

I hope something in here helps!

Whoa! Very interesting read.

Okavango

Cool 馃槑, I inherited my Uncle鈥檚 Canon AT-1. What model is yours?

This one says AE-1 it鈥檚 gotta be from the 70s or 80s by the look of it.

GeneSt

I was a professional photographer for many years. Truthfully, the equipment isn鈥檛 as important as many believe. The important components are the subject, the composition and the light. No matter if you use a $6,000 dollar Nikon body with a $2,500 lens or an iPhone if you get the components right you will capture a great image.

I see great phone shots all the time. Can鈥檛 quite nail the shot like I can with the Sony A7鈥檚 autofocus.

kimbal27

I see great phone shots all the time. Can鈥檛 quite nail the shot like I can with the Sony A7鈥檚 autofocus.

Sony makes great equipment. If that works for you then you should stick with that. My experience shows people usually stick with the camera they start with. Mostly because of the investment in expensive lenses. It鈥檚 hard to switch when you have thousand鈥檚 invested in a particular manufacturer鈥檚 lenses.