I am an Ameteur photographer living near Tokyo Japan. I was born and raised in California, but have been out here in Japan for just over two years, working for the US government.
Most of the stuff I am posting here I have taken with my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (aka 350D), but some I have taken with a 3MP Casio Exilim Z-30 or a 3MP Kodak Easyshare DX3900. However, I also have a fair number of film cameras I use, including Pentax (K1000, KX, ME, ME Super), Canon (TL), Kiev (60TTL, 4-AM), Zorki (MODEL 4), FED (MODEL 2), Argus (C3), Yashica (Electro), Kodak (Brownie Hawkeye), Graflex Speed Graphic (4x5), and probably more I just can't think of right now.
Based, at least partially, on the hundreds of pictures I have seen on this site, I can tell you some of the things I definately don't like in a photograph:
1) I can't stand frames or borders added to pictures, and it is even worse when the title is added to the botom of the frame.
2) I don't want to see pictures of your cat/dog/hampster/bird/snake, no matter how cute you think he is being, unless it is a really great shot (and probably not even then).
3) I also don't want to see snapshots of your kids/friends/friends kids/parents/grandma Mabel/whoever. You care about these people, so pictures of them are improtant to you, but unless they are really great pictures, I just don't care.
4) I love nudity, I will be the first to admit that. However, I don't want to see bad shots of unatractive nude people. Sorry, I know that is not fair, but that is the way I feel. I am not attractive, and so I promise I will never post a naked picture of myself... please extend the same consideration to me. That being said, if you do have pictures of attractive naked women, PLEASE, by all means, continue to post those.
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