Photography

Pic belongs to CindiOwens
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
November 21, 2015 2:10pm CST
I love taking pictures. I always have. Living at the beach, there are usually photo opportunities, but lately, it seems I am photographing the same old things. Although the ocean is beautiful, and ever changing, one can only stand so many pictures of it in the photo library. They all begin to look the same. Any tips out there for spicing up my photography experiences?
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@boiboing (12424)
• Northampton, England
21 Nov 15
Turn around and look the other way.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
21 Nov 15
I do, lol. There are houses and motels that way.
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@UncleJoe (9930)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
22 Nov 15
I have told her the same thing. Her Eastward view hasn't changed since we ran the British out of here. Even before then @boiboing (actually, I had nothing to do with it. That was my uncle.
@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Nov 15
Seagull
Sometimes the most interesting photos are the ones of things that aren't necessarily beautiful. Sometimes a different angle on an ordinary object is interesting. Sometimes I snap photos out of the windows of moving cars. I never know what it will capture. Sometimes I snap photos out of the windows of parked cars. Sometimes a seagull decides to stand on the hood of your car while your eating something at McDonalds, and stare in at you, waiting for the scraps.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
22 Nov 15
That's an interesting photo.
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@UncleJoe (9930)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
22 Nov 15
I am a Marshall Arts fan and possess the only known photograph of Matt Dillon.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
22 Nov 15
Well that was random. Do you mean the actor Matt Dillon, or Marshall Matt Dillon?
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
22 Nov 15
Oh geez, how silly of me. I get it now, Duh.
@UncleJoe (9930)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
22 Nov 15
@cindiowens yes, that one!
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• United States
21 Nov 15
Take the people what they are doing at the beach - looking at shells, playing games...smooching on the blanket...
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
21 Nov 15
I always worry about taking pics of people I don't know.
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• United States
21 Nov 15
@cindiowens People do it all the time
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
21 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill Yes, I guess I am probably in a few horrible photos myself.
@Namelesss (1374)
• United States
21 Nov 15
Go macro, down and dirty, up close and personal. The same old things look quite different when zeroed in. The pic you put up combined with our weather lately really makes me long for the beach.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
21 Nov 15
I do some macro, but not a lot. I like playing with different effects. Maybe I should broaden my horizons a bit and try more macro.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
22 Nov 15
@CallieWVU2 I was on a site similar to that, but never sold anything. I think it was more of a social thing, and nobody came there to buy very often. It was DeviantArt.
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@xstitcher (11497)
• Petaluma, California
24 Nov 15
I'm an ametur photographer myself, and I really enjoy taking photos of anything and everything. A few months ago, though, my camera disappeared, and I don't know where it could have gone. Hopefully I'll be able to get a new one, soon.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
24 Nov 15
Oh no, I hope you find it.
@xstitcher (11497)
• Petaluma, California
24 Nov 15
Well, @cindiowens, it's been several months, and I haven't found it yet. If my mother gets me a new camera for Christmas, we've agreed that if I ever find my old camera, I'd give it to her.
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@TheHorse (65673)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Nov 15
That's a good question! How many beautiful sunsets behind the Golden Gate Bridge can I take? I like capturing kids doing what they love to do. Especially when they don't notice me. But I'm going through the same thing.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
22 Nov 15
Children always make for good photography. Well, almost always, lol. Great pic.
@suzzy3 (8362)
21 Nov 15
Lovely photo.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
21 Nov 15
Thank you so much.
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
21 Nov 15
I am not too good at taking interesting pictures, so sorry no special tips.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
21 Nov 15
Thanks for reading and commenting anyway.
@slund2041 (3378)
• United States
22 Nov 15
I love photography as well. I love to take Macro shots for fun. I may take a Macro flower, rock, or bug. I have a great time, and it gives me something new to shoot. I also love to capture different perspectives in old trees, and old houses and barns. You would be surprise how different a tree looks from laying on the ground shooting upward.
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@allknowing (65014)
• India
22 Nov 15
I like taking pictures too and have a good camera. My subjects are around me - the garden, the sky, the pets................You need to have a good camera that will help you spice up your pictures.
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@Missmwngi (9572)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Nov 15
Try taking photos at different time frame,when sun is setting and rising and i am sure you will get different views
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• United States
24 Feb 16
hmm, i dunno what to tell ya, hon. i've thousands'f sunrise/sunset, painted skies, birds, horses, waterfalls 'n the like that the same could more'n likely be said - many're jest a hint off'a the next. don't matter to me though coz i enjoy 'em all the same :)
@Plethos (10313)
• United States
25 Nov 15
you can always try different angles and distances. verticals, dutch and panoramas. i get what your saying though. i live in a farming/desert community and a lot of around here is agriculture, sand and flat land. sometimes i take my cheap camera and drive around not forcing a photo, but just observe till something catches my eye.
• Preston, England
24 Nov 15
make a list of things you write about and look for key words you can take photos to use as illustrations - that is what I do.
@Katlynn (377)
• United States
24 Nov 15
I understand what you mean by how pictures look the same if you are taking them around the beach or ocean.Different lighting, special effects and different angles would spice the pictures up a bit. Or maybe using props with children on the beach.