... where it's not about the camera.
Not too terribly many posts back, you'd mentioned something about putting together a guide or handbook of photography tips. (Rick Lee's rules so far as I know 'em: blue and gold are great color combinations, look behind you when viewing sunsets to see what the sunset is lighting up, Thursday night is grocery night!) This might be another good tip: put the camera on the floor.Great idea, and great pictures!
I never would have thought of that.Must be why you make the big bucks.
I like the shiny floor. Makes for some cool reflections. But then you already knew that.
That first shot looks like the feet of some enormous colossal statue, which is exactly what I thought it was at first. "Gosh, that statue couldn't be THAT large, surely!" Then I scrolled down and realized that Rick had pulled a fast one on me! You slick devil, you.
That first shot was interesting. Those were the feet of another photographer who was standing there taking a picture. He sat down beside me on the bench and I showed him the picture on the back of the camera. He said "Cool... where's that?""here""here? whadya mean? whose feet are those?""yours""mine?""yeah, those are your feet I took the picture just now?""you're kidding""no, I'm not""cool"
Very clever and artistic. And technically perfect, too, it seems. Great shots.
One of the things about the tiny little digital pocket cameras is that you can put them places that you can't put a large standard-sized DSLR. When you put a pocket camera on the floor, (such as the Fuji F30 that this was taken with) the center of the lens is much closer to being dead on the floor than a larger camera. If I did this with my Nikon D200 the lens would be a couple of inches higher and the effect would be less dramatic. A few inches makes a difference. This also comes into play doing things like shooting bugs and other macro shots. If you have to put your eye up to the viewfinder so see what you are doing, there's a lot more of a restriction on the kinds of things you can shoot. I can put the tiny little camera down next to a bee that might be tucked in a tight place on a bush. Call me a wimp, but I don't like sticking my head in a bush where there's a lot of bees.
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