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« on: March 23, 2007, 03:37 »
This may be a sensitive issue with some. Being a reformed and
recovered alcoholic, I just want to make the public aware of the dangers
of Operating a camera drunk!

I think in the USA in some states it's against the law to "Drink and shoot".
I don't know how many peoples portraits have have ruined by irresponsible
photographers who have no regard for way people look.

Getting behind the lens drunk is the #1 cause of rejections on all major stock sites.
It has ruined countless images, that would have otherwise had a chance to be downloaded.

I believe in some Arab countries the penalty for drinking and shooting is chopping off the forefinger,
so you can never click a shutter again.

I shutter to think of all the family photos I ruined of my kids because of my drinking
in the past. I would wake up the next day look at the photos and say "never again".
Now I have to live with these photos everyday of my life.

For me the answer was giving up the drink, but if you must drink, say at a party or a wedding,
give the camera to a friend, get a designated photographer.

Drink responsibly.

« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 03:42 »
OK you just made me spit coffee all over my screen.  You sound like my sister who is  a recovered acoholic and also uses her experiences to make us laugh. Well done I have so much respect for people like you and my sister.
PS I have seen your photos at one of the sites and they are stunning.


« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 22:07 »
The upside to that is you can always instigate a couple of really interesting shots - especially if you're shooting at 1600 or 3200 ISO and nobody around you notices.  Here's a couple from a wedding last year...

« Last Edit: March 23, 2007, 22:20 by eendicott »

« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2007, 12:01 »
ahahhah, i think that i must go more often to weddings :D

« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007, 17:03 »
Wish I was at that wedding!

You can always tell when women are boozed up, they dance with their hands over their heads.


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