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Old 06-14-2005, 07:55 AM
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Some really good tips on this subject, and I might add one more. A couple of people have said to "get close". However, there is another way to "get close" without physically moving....use a telephoto or zoom lens. How many times have you been admiring a photo of a nice shiny car and seen the reflection of the photographer in the car? Stand back a little farther and use a "longer" lens. Instead of the standard 50mm lens, try using a 120mm and moving back a little. you not only can get the same perspective, but you can avoid distortion that can happen with shorter lenses. Optics are very good these days and aren't as expensive as they once were. Also in regards to polarizers...they are a great accessory, but ones used for photography vary on their effectiveness depending on the angle you are to the sun. Just my .02.
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