Friday, 1 July 2011

Fiddle with your gear while shooting people

By now you should be getting the idea of how to take really boring shots. Its easy! But here's another hot tip - you jump on a  plane (suggest avoid Tiger*) and head on over to Kota Kinabalu in Borneo. Then you head on down to the night fish markets. You should ignore the smoke in your eyes (atmospherics) and certainly don't stop to smell the roses - or the fresh grilling fish or fried chicken. Oh, and keep your headphones on so you can't hear the sizzle of the food and the chatter of the local people.

You should spend several hours calculating aperture, shutter speed, colour balance and focus. Just make sure you ignore all the people and the sensuous surrounding. Set up a tripod or three, check the levels with a spirit level and take the shot.

Now, if you are still bored you buy a couple of beers and a whole bag of chicken bits for $3MR ($1AU). Oh the joy. Only when you get back to your hotel room do you realise the joy of your purchase - you've just bought ten parson's noses! Yes, I actually did the last bit here!
*Tiger announced that you will have to pay $50 per flight extra if you want a pilot to fly your aircraft. However, they are still offering 50% discounts for anyone wanting a fly/drive holiday where you and your boyfriend can pilot the aircraft some of the journey.

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