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Pro Tip #1

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For all you out there longing to be pro photographers, here's a little trick that I saw used today. Make sure you've got at least two cameras hanging around your neck, one having a lens that will create lens envy in 95% of the population. Position yourself into the street during the 4th of July parade and look professional:

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Really, what's happening is that you are now in a position to beat all the little kids to the candy that the floats are throwing!!!!!

BUSTED!

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I usually fallow the guy with the candy I think he's onto to something there.

Verry funny finbay, doesnt look like he likes his photo taken.

Looks like you had fun.

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Just who is that fat blob, anyway? Geez, Ken, thanks for sharing the flattering shots, good buddy. gringrin

That second one is what biologists call a predator assessment stare. Wolves, bears and mountain lions use it in deciding whether the prey is worth killing or not. In this case, I think said predator decided the game was too old and stringy to be of much value. Of course, with a big ole pot-bellied male like this yellow one, there ain't a lot of prey except for a 12-ouncer that would get him out of his crouch. But he still remembers how, so watch it. gringringrin

Man, do I need to go on a diet or what? frown

Uh, where was I going to take you to see showy ladyslippers next week? Can't seem to remember the location all of a sudden. gringrin

Next time, might I suggest a crop like this, unless you're going for truth in photojournalism. gringrin

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Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle! gringringrin

I do look like I'm dead meat in that second photo!

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I truly love the second photo. It looks to me that he is going for a side arm. Its either that or the three point tackle stance. nice shots. lmao

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You guys are hilarious!!!!!! Don't you love seeing photos of yourself? NOT!!

By the way Holy [PoorWordUsage], it's X Tackleman. I guess all a guy has to do is make fun of Steve to get ol' X to come out of hiding!!

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Yeah, guess I can stand taking one for the team if it brings out the X. Sigh.

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I guess all a guy has to do is make fun of Steve to get ol' X to come out of hiding!!

Gotta admit, it sure helps. grin

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LOL you guys are a trip. Dont think of it as being fat. Think of it as being warm, soft, and cuddly.

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LOL you guys are a trip. Dont think of it as being fat. Think of it as being warm, soft, and cuddly.

That doesn't sound very masculine grin

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Look, how he is hiding a small bag of candy under his knee, the poor child behind him can't find it and has since left for home in tears. Just look at the second photo, the Grandmother is dragging the weeping child away.

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Look, how he is hiding a small bag of candy under his knee, the poor child behind him can't find it and has since left for home in tears. Just look at the second photo, the Grandmother is dragging the weeping child away.

Grandma's dragging the child away, and the child is weeping, because of a cloud of gas around me that was chili the night before. Every photographer's got a bag of tricks to keep pesky youngsters from getting in the way of his shot, and that's one of mine.

Guess we could call that Pro Tip #2. gringrin

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Wow! Has this thread gotten a life of it's own! Can hardly wait for Pro Tip #3! I 'spect I'll have to be on my best behavior this week! grin

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Steve, I don't think you need the chili. Just give him the look that you gave poor innocent Ken. That'll send any child away in tears.

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Originally Posted By: muc33
Look, how he is hiding a small bag of candy under his knee, the poor child behind him can't find it and has since left for home in tears. Just look at the second photo, the Grandmother is dragging the weeping child away.

Grandma's dragging the child away, and the child is weeping, because of a cloud of gas around me that was chili the night before. Every photographer's got a bag of tricks to keep pesky youngsters from getting in the way of his shot, and that's one of mine.

Guess we could call that Pro Tip #2. gringrin

I guess that would make you warm but not so cuddly sick

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Ken....way to funny! Steve me old friend, by the grimis on your mug in the 2nd shot, I'd say that you never fared well in the candy battle in the street with the kiddies! gringringrin

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That second shot is an "I'll get even look" if I ever saw one!!

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And according to upnorth, probably somewhat more masculine, as well.

Fine line between macho and stupid. Sometimes I have no idea where that line is smirk

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Ken I would be running for cover if I was you. Brave man to capture another that also has a camera!

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