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Dave's Thought #424

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Most people have had countless thoughts. Not me...I've managed to keep mine under 500.

I came to a realization a few years ago....shortly before this photo was taken at a hockey game in Huntsville...

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I don't want to be sitting at my retirement party watching the slide show and be bored. If all I did in every single picture was look at the camera and smile....how boring will it be for our kids to look back at their father's life? So I made a promise to myself (Brooks/Blazy 1989) that I would strive to go the extra mile in every picture I am a part of.

Below you will see an early adopter of my theory...Mr. Bart Smith. We figure that a thumbs up puts a positive spin on every photo in which it is displayed.

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Sometimes just the extra effort of just taking a photo does the job....as seen below in this picture of myself and one of my heroes.

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Sometimes a gesture can simply be informative. "What are these guys having their photo made together for? Oh....they are pointing at each others respective vest...I get it."

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Some people are just begging to be pointed at....whether it be because of awesomeness or unawesomeness. In the example below...Paul Thorn is awesome....thus the point.

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Sometimes one's gesture or posture can answer a question. "Is Dave serious about wearing that cape?" The question "Is Dave bowlegged?" could also be asked in this instance.

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How will folks know if we are happy if we don't illustrate it in some way?

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Ok this is just a picture of me tossing a ziploc bag full of chicken breast in the air....no real explanation needed really.

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When you see the three finger gun and a thumbs up in one photo....somebody's having a good night.

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You know when players are being carted off the football field after a season ending injury and they give a thumbs up to the crowd? Everyday people do that too....you know...to put the lady on aisle 7 at ease.

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So here is my challenge to all of you.....take your photos to the next level. Don't just lean in and smile like a Phi Mu on bid day....show me something interesting.

posted by Dave
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

1 Comments:

Blogger Bart said...

Great photo tips, Dave! As seen in one of the example photos I am a graduate student of the "David Higginbotham College of Photo Enhancement"

I've impressed countless possible employers with my techniques. I am sure it'll land me a big job someday. Not to mention the respect and admiration of my friends, family and random onlookers.

You're the best! (thumbs-up)

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