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Date: 07/26/09 08:45 AM

72 Responses to 78 Photography Rules for Complete Idiots [W/Pics]

  1. Profile photo of 1CrazyURL
    1CrazyURL Male 30-39
    264 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 8:56 am
    Link: 78 Photography Rules for Complete Idiots - I think I like some of the “wrong” ones...
  2. Profile photo of Will-O-Wisp
    Will-O-Wisp Female 18-29
    458 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 9:09 am
    Not really all that funny...
  3. Profile photo of ziconk
    ziconk Male 18-29
    2 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 9:24 am
    haha :-D really funny
  4. Profile photo of LTimeLurker
    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
    723 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 9:28 am
    Sad thing is. I`ve seen complete wedding albums where every picture is diagonal.
  5. Profile photo of xxamsey
    xxamsey Female 18-29
    858 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 9:28 am
    I agree with Will-O-Wisp, and I actually enjoy photography.
    I just found it boring.
  6. Profile photo of nonamewillfi
    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
    1404 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 9:30 am
    that was not very enjoyable...
  7. Profile photo of DaisyDope
    DaisyDope Female 13-17
    299 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 9:35 am
    it takes away art from photography.
    its basically saying every photograph should look like a school photo. no.
  8. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
    976 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 9:43 am
    I have to agree Daisy, there were a few pictures in there that were labeled "wrong" that still looked pretty good.
  9. Profile photo of xmastree_ph
    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
    416 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 9:44 am
    I disagree with #7. Ever heard of the rule of thirds?
  10. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
    363 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 9:46 am
    They could have dropped a number of these tips, I didn`t make it past 15 before I got bored all over again.
  11. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 10:02 am
    "They could have dropped a number of these tips, I didn`t make it past 15 before I got bored all over again."

    I stopped at number 4: "When you take a picture, its better to hold the camera straight"

  12. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 10:03 am
    "I disagree with #7. Ever heard of the rule of thirds?"

    Rule of thirds only applies when the subject is not facing the camera (like if they are walking), or if there is more then one person in the frame.

  13. Profile photo of ziconk
    ziconk Male 18-29
    2 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 10:06 am
    They wrote "ALARMA! Don`t take it serious, please." why are you so serious?:)))
  14. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 10:31 am
    Not really great at all, but the texts are written in a very engrish manner.
    "Prominent personalities try to photograph in the way that they look respectable."
    Not the best of the bunch, but rather awkwardly put anyhoo.
  15. Profile photo of Bridget49
    Bridget49 Female 13-17
    231 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 10:38 am
    Meh. Not that funny.
  16. Profile photo of monnybagsgog
    monnybagsgog Male 13-17
    29 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 11:03 am
    #66 is the best XD
  17. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 11:19 am
    I think 66 meant something other than fingerprint...
  18. Profile photo of The_Freekill
    The_Freekill Male 13-17
    104 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 11:38 am
    I`m almost positive this is a repost, I just can`t find the original one...
  19. Profile photo of PacoP42
    PacoP42 Male 13-17
    1064 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 11:40 am
    despite the fact his post didn`t really help, this guy was still a professional :)
  20. Profile photo of ultimakewl
    ultimakewl Male 18-29
    833 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 11:41 am
    "it`s better to photograph clouds when there are clouds."
    "problematic of bird photography; try to catch the decisive moment, like when the bird is still there"
    "when you take a picture of the sunset it is better not to miss the sunset"
    "when you want to photograph a flower, its better to photograph the flower"
    "if you photograph in color it shouldn`t look black and white"


    its official... humanity has lost faith in itself

  21. Profile photo of shortsagitar
    shortsagitar Female 18-29
    676 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 11:43 am
    that was... lame
  22. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    Hahaha, that was pretty good. Although some of them weren`t so obvious, like using contra-lighting on photographs of fountains, it`s not like you`re an idiot if you don`t.
  23. Profile photo of agrover
    agrover Female 30-39
    74 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    I got the picture after the first ten or so. . . (no pun intended!)
  24. Profile photo of 5405841
    5405841 Female 18-29
    527 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    I like some of the wrongs better than the rights...
  25. Profile photo of Cordeliaaa
    Cordeliaaa Female 13-17
    17 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    who takes pictures of sausages.
  26. Profile photo of RomeoRhode
    RomeoRhode Male 13-17
    9 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    -sigh-
    that was drating lame
  27. Profile photo of IONIC
    IONIC Male 18-29
    163 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    "when writing a comedy article, try and make the article funny."

    "when writing an informative article, make sure the information isn`t stupid."

    This article reminds of the saying that a jack of all trades is a master of none. This article tried to be both funny, and informative, and ended up accomplishing neither. I wish it had pushed the humor more

    "When Photographing your camera, use a different camera than the one you are photographing."

    "When photographing Bob Barker, do so in a way that you can`t see the marionette strings"

  28. Profile photo of Spirithound
    Spirithound Male 18-29
    814 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    ...i`ll photograph drunk if i want to, thank you
  29. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3046 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    That was... weak.

    And not funny.

  30. Profile photo of bikenutt
    bikenutt Male 30-39
    383 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    Well that wasn`t obvious or anything.
  31. Profile photo of stupidemail
    stupidemail Male 30-39
    115 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm
    Was this bad comedy or bad instructional? All I could tell is it is bad.
  32. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9260 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    I learned this in 9th grade, thank you very much.
  33. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2220 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 2:42 pm
    20 made me snort.
  34. Profile photo of LoveMexicola
    LoveMexicola Female 13-17
    140 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    I could see some attempts at humour in some of the rules... but most of them were things that were so obvious and therefore unfunny that I couldn`t tell whether the article was funny or not. In conclusion, it was a very, very bad attempt at subtle humour. So subtle in fact, that we don`t even notice it`s there.
  35. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    that was unfunny
  36. Profile photo of krazyluv
    krazyluv Female 13-17
    650 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    i didnt even smile.
    now i`m angry >/
  37. Profile photo of maxell
    maxell Male 18-29
    285 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    "when you take a picture of architecture try to photograph it in a way that does not look wrong"

    oh thank God, that explained so much to me.

  38. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    WEWTZ! qaudrangle!
  39. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    says winking when the guy is blinking, the apple, for most people, is upside down, and I think the cloud one is kind of obvious.
  40. Profile photo of tangello
    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    Agreed, maxell, I`ve learned so much from that one.
  41. Profile photo of _kiersten_
    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
    1682 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    ....this is the first time i was bored with something on IAB >.> that was pointless lol.
  42. Profile photo of FlamedNight
    FlamedNight Male 18-29
    395 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    When you take a picture of a sausage try to use a diagonal composition.
  43. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 7:27 pm
    4. That right picture isn`t straight, the column is leaning toward the right.
    11. I photograph cubes ALL the time.
    12. Unless you`re doing your "My Finger Explores The World" blog.
    15. Dammit, THAT`S what I`m doing wrong! The LENS CAP!
    20. It`s better to photograph clouds when there are clouds - ROFL!

  44. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4197 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    "It`s better to photograph clouds when there are clouds "

    well poo, so thats what ive been doing wrong this whole time!

  45. Profile photo of ada_baby
    ada_baby Female 18-29
    282 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 8:17 pm
    these sucked, its just common sense :(
  46. Profile photo of lemmingboy15
    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
    635 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    it`s better not to photograph if you are drunk :P
  47. Profile photo of DesertDustX
    DesertDustX Male 18-29
    427 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    all of these have helped me become a better person.... thank you IAB XD
  48. Profile photo of nodar
    nodar Male 18-29
    231 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    there are no wrongs in photography.
  49. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 10:44 pm
    Dayum, That was so interesting my paint has dried
  50. Profile photo of dope_boy_420
    dope_boy_420 Male 13-17
    480 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 10:52 pm
    Ok, Those SUCKED! WTF FANCYLAD! You going square on us?
  51. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
    1841 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 11:34 pm
    ferdyfred, you missed out on how the grass grew man!

    but yeah this really sucked and it was basically the same thing but with another (which seemed to be) joke. this is something that a person would look at for rage.

  52. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 1:53 am
    kitty!
  53. Profile photo of MrsBren
    MrsBren Female 18-29
    35 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 1:54 am
    Um...some of the wrongs aren`t really so wrong. Screw that.
  54. Profile photo of o1337
    o1337 Male 70 & Over
    2 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 2:10 am
    64. "Try to avoid wide-angle lens. It might be disturbing to recognize the subject."

    indeed

  55. Profile photo of Kleenexorz
    Kleenexorz Male 18-29
    2 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 2:12 am
    This is brilliant its like reading the life story of a klutz photographer who keeps writing down all the ways hes screwing up.
  56. Profile photo of Sinn
    Sinn Male 18-29
    284 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 2:35 am
    what no random 4chan 404 page?
  57. Profile photo of Opossum
    Opossum Female 18-29
    32 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 3:27 am
    this was so stupid. Waste of time, I was taught all of this in a beginners Photo class.
  58. Profile photo of unbwogable
    unbwogable Male 18-29
    555 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 3:45 am
    Um, also, most of these would be common freakin sense?
  59. Profile photo of buxco215
    buxco215 Male 18-29
    977 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 4:07 am
    I don`t know if anybody else can see this, but #20 looks like a cat standing on its hind legs playing with a sock or Christmas stocking.
  60. Profile photo of Norts
    Norts Male 18-29
    486 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 4:14 am
    "Error establishing a database connection"
  61. Profile photo of DrVenkman
    DrVenkman Male 18-29
    287 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 4:59 am
    I dont get it. Are these supposed to be funny or what?
  62. Profile photo of huck08
    huck08 Male 18-29
    426 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 8:14 am
    "this was so stupid. Waste of time, I was taught all of this in a beginners Photo class."

    uh...you had to be taught these things?

  63. Profile photo of Justbeodd
    Justbeodd Female 13-17
    250 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 9:09 am
    That was ... useful. I liked it, it was funny,
  64. Profile photo of firefliet
    firefliet Female 18-29
    1232 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    I lol`d. "It`s best not to photograph when you`re drunk."
  65. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    *Shudder*

    I think #78 looks better wrong.

  66. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    "When you take photos of onions it`s better to use Sunlight".
    Extremely useful knowledge there, I`m always wondering why all of my photos of onions just don`t pop, now I know!
  67. Profile photo of blargendarg
    blargendarg Male 30-39
    376 posts
    July 27, 2009 at 11:39 pm
    When making a list of tips on a subject, it is best to be fluent in the language you use to write the list.
  68. Profile photo of ammit13fma
    ammit13fma Male 18-29
    276 posts
    July 28, 2009 at 1:56 am
    when taken photos it si best if you are nto runk...they just shatered my dream of taking pictures fo my drunken 3some
  69. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    July 30, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    #7 isn`t always correct; in fact, most photography schools stress the RULE OF THIRDS as a basic rule of thumb for composition, not centering.
  70. Profile photo of IONIC
    IONIC Male 18-29
    163 posts
    July 31, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    "when writing a comedy article, try and make the article funny."

    "when writing an informative article, make sure the information isn`t stupid."

    This article reminds of the saying that a jack of all trades is a master of none. This article tried to be both funny, and informative, and ended up accomplishing neither. I wish it had pushed the humor more

    "When Photographing your camera, use a different camera than the one you are photographing."

    "When photographing Bob Barker, do so in a way that you can`t see the marionette strings"

  71. Profile photo of Computerman8
    Computerman8 Male 13-17
    3 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 5:40 am
    Try to photograph the sea in a way that it doesn`t flow out of the picture....
  72. Profile photo of ravenclaw94
    ravenclaw94 Female 13-17
    135 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 8:58 pm
    lol, number 9... "try to photograph it in a way that does not look wrong."

    Oh, it just occured to me that its a joke...

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