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Old 09-19-2006   #1
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What are some definite "no-no's" in your book when it comes to photography? Here are some of mine:

1. Don't take pictures of people eating. Yuck! They never look good, and they often look bad.

2. Don't take a picture of someone with a "tree" or other long vertical object growing out of his/her head. In other words, don't pose someone directly in front of a tree or pole.

3. Watch the background, for heaven's sake! Don't just concentrate on your subject. Your background has to be complementary somehow.

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Don't piss off Secret Service; they remember who you are.
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When posing as follows, do not fart!



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When posing as follows, do not fart!
Wait... girls fart?
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They don't snore, either.

They "breathe generously."
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1. Don't take pictures of people eating. Yuck! They never look good, and they often look bad.
That all depends on your market audience.

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1. Don't take pictures of people eating. Yuck! They never look good, and they often look bad.
Yup.



Taboo: don't take a picture of someone standing with the sun behind unless you use fill flash.

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I forsee rapid degeneration of this thread to a photographic eating contest.... :
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First, never give scotch tape to a portrait subject...




Second, never let a kid in the studio when shooting catalog work, they will do this to any head they see in a picture...




Third, never annoy a hand model...





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