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evanwish


Oct 30, 2008, 7:20 PM
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alright so here's my first post:




this one has been bothering me.. i took 3 versions of this scene, but this was the best i could come up with.. it doesn't seem to represent the fact that it was taken from 700' up the route.

i am not a photographer.. I'd just like some critique on how i could take those quick snapshots better.
Thanks in advance






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What camera were you using? (I don't see any exif data on the file)


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just a basic pentax model..

I don't have the model number/name unfortunately, the camera got destroyed on that trip.. [partner dropped it]


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evanwish wrote:
just a basic pentax model..

I don't have the model number/name unfortunately, the camera got destroyed on that trip.. [partner dropped it]

That might be a good thing, go get yerself a decent camera and then try to get some better angles and take lots and lots of pics and you will improve.


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I suppose the short answer is that can't always take those quick snapshots better.

What your eyes see and how your brain places that information in context is different than what the camera's lens/ sensor sees and how it interprets the data.

For this reason photography involves a lot of manipulation, which is why quick snapshots work when conditions are ideal and don't work when they are not.

The trouble is, there isn't much to distinguish your background from your foreground. Changing the lighting would help some, but I'm going to guess that may or may not be an option for you. Changing the focal plane or switching to a shallower depth of field would also help a little, but if you were using a point and shoot that may not be much of an option either.

The last thing I can think of is to get closer to the climber (or wait for the climber to get closer to you). It would increase linear perspective and also make it harder for the camera to focus on the climber and the background giving a degree of separation between the two.


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how about these two:




the problem with this one is that though its an overhanging 5.10d crack, it looks more like a walk up ramp on the right with a short little verticle wall on the left.. Unsure
any suggestions how i could position this shot to acctually show it's real steepness?


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