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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Wed 12-Jun-13 05:30 PM
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"Rejected from Street Snaps"


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This is a funny video from a pro photographer about being rejected for impromptu photos.

http://petapixel.com/2013/06/11/humor-the-pain-of-being-rejected-as-someones-impromptu-photographer/

The key is you have to make these photos look like a snapshot. The typical idea is to cut of the head, feet, or arms, but there are certainly other approaches. Holding the camera upside down usually works pretty well.

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coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 01st Dec 2011Thu 13-Jun-13 02:27 AM
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I know EXACTLY how she feels!!!

Too funny, Eric.

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005Thu 13-Jun-13 05:12 AM
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I just happened to watch this video yesterday while browsing youtube. Coincidence. Btw, that girl is the same age as me. It's good to see someone our age making fun of situations like this for once.

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ScottChapin Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, including Aviation and Birds Photography Charter MemberThu 13-Jun-13 10:09 AM
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I'm never going to take somebody's picture for them again!

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberThu 13-Jun-13 02:29 PM
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While it's a sarcastic/humor clip, I'm actually surprised that anyone still gets solicited for snaps. The current trend is to do "selfies" (self-portraits). The equipment is small enough & lenses wide enough to do it without the help of a second party. In fact, the last time I helped to take a picture of someone using their camera was because my wife saw a family trying to take a selfie and elbowed me hard to help. I grimaced when I saw what she was pointing at and believe me, I was reluctant and the other party was equally so. I took the snap, and they went right back to trying to get their selfie.

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