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    What would you photograph if there were no limits or fears in doing so?

    I'd photograph people. I'm not sure if Willem is still around but I'd love to know what goes on in his mind when he photographs those people.

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    The moon. Mars. Saturn.

    Oh. Dinosaurs would be cool too.

    Finally, lotso naked women. The consequenses would be much too severe in my "real" world

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    I would take pictures of people, people doing everything. I would just float around the streets and shoot tons and tons of pictures of people doing what they do. I'd also take lots of pictures of children playing. Their expressions are so immediate! They're so focused on what they're doing, and they don't get distracted by the camera.

    I would also stop right in the middle of the highway and get out of the car right then and there and shoot what grabs my attention: sunsets, rivers, people, buildings, accidents, horses, cows, hay bales, fog ...

    And if there were NO limits? I'd fly, and shoot from angles that are impossible on foot.
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    ooohhh goody

    IF there were no limits...(Disclaimer: This is not me natatbeach speaking it's some other chick) but if there were no limits...and I ...I mean that other girl could do anything she wanted...artistic nudes. abstracts and body studies.

    Playing with lots of light ...preferably women and maybe some men or both...but ,ostly women. I would also love to bring back that old 30's and 40's pinup girl look

    now darn it! if I wasn't so shy about lookin at nekid( I mean nude) people ...

    plus my hubby says he wouldn't care but really who are we kidding...he'd care.

    maybe some day...
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    I'd shoot animals or enviroments that I don't shoot now because of the danger. Bears, cougars, extreme winters/elevations, ect.

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    Oh yeah, I'd be a tornado chaser and I'd try to get as close as I could. That is, if there was no fear.

    Man, I should really go on a chase some day....



    I'd also do a lot of underwater photography. Right now I have fears of ruining my camera, fears of sharks, fears of my air tank running dry or my air line getting a kink in it ...
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    Talking I'm With You Todd!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Patten
    The moon. Mars. Saturn.

    Oh. Dinosaurs would be cool too.

    Finally, lotso naked women. The consequenses would be much too severe in my "real" world

    I've shot the moon. And Mars. Missed Saturn this year, going to try next year. Dinosaurs would be cool, but I believe the intent was the here and now.

    "Lots of naked women."

    You, me, and about a million other guys!!!

    "The consequenses would be much too severe in my "real" world "

    You said it! That, and I'm a happily married man. Besides, shooting glamour is the highest art form of photography IMHO. It's also the most difficult IMHO. You've got to know lighting, posing, and you've got to the have the proper setting. Most indoor places I've tried have poor and/or busy backgrounds, are too cramped (read, not enough working space), and have poor lighting. Guys like Asylum Steve and Charles Hess make it look easy. If it was easy, everyone would do it. Of course, I'm always willing to give it the old college try. ;-)
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    All the big sporting events..

    For me the answer would be all the big sporting events, Super Bowl ect. The next thing would be to travel to the exotic lands and photograph the locals everyday life. But the real (NO FEAR) experience would be to shot conflict and war as it unfolds. I still have an old Larry Burrows book from the Vietnam war that has some of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen.

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    I am with you gene ..... first stop....HAWAII ;)

    But while there I would also photograph the evil side of MAN

    IE...murder, war, medical mishaps, those who were robbed by enron executives, poverty, congress sleeping , civil unrest, poachers, dirt ball kid touchers meeting BUBBA

    I am not joking one bit either!
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    I think I'd like to photograph a birth. Right now I would have the fear of passing out (which I tend to do).

    Seems kind of boring, but that's what I'd do.

    Sign me up for the nekkid ladies too....

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    wondering

    Quote Originally Posted by adina
    I think I'd like to photograph a birth. Right now I would have the fear of passing out (which I tend to do).

    Seems kind of boring, but that's what I'd do.

    Sign me up for the nekkid ladies too....

    adina
    birth is definitely cool...but I wondered...are you signing up to be the nekkid lady or to photograph them...
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    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
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    Seb,

    my reply was G rated honestly......

    I have very little fear, and an iron stomach!

    getting to the area is what holds me back , so find us a sponsor and we are off

    actually, start in the depths of CHI town's gangland battles. I know they still fight over COLORS there(as with any city)


    and WE KNOW you want to find a few NEKKID GIRLS like ADINA
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    Don't be scared of passing out, I am harmless

    have camera / will travel, can you hold up your end of the bargain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    Don't be scared of passing out, I am harmless

    have camera / will travel, can you hold up your end of the bargain?
    I'd like to SHOOT the nekkid girls!

    Although I was thinking I'd get nekkid pics done when I turn 30. A friend of mine did skydiving, I'm thinking pics.....kind of a welcome to 30 thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    Don't be scared of passing out, I am harmless

    have camera / will travel, can you hold up your end of the bargain?
    Are you saying if I give birth you'd come and shoot it? Cause I think I'm done with that!
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    I keep telling my wife that I think that there is a market for a photography studio that specializes in tasteful nude/glamour photography in our area. I think if you included features that made it much like a spa -- except without the massage and facial -- you could provide a relaxing and potentially fun environment for it. I am amazed by how many women I have met or known who would love to have a nude shot done.

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    Say what?

    Quote Originally Posted by adina
    I'd like to SHOOT the nekkid girls!

    Although I was thinking I'd get nekkid pics done when I turn 30. A friend of mine did skydiving, I'm thinking pics.....kind of a welcome to 30 thing.
    Are you saying that you want pics taken of you skydiving naked, er I mean nekkid, when you turn 30?

    BTW, I'm still on my first cup 'o coffee... ;)
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    No limits?

    I'd love to go up in a space shuttle and shoot the astronauts as well as the stars and planets.

    I'd love to have access to the Olympic village and all the venues to shoot the athletes.

    I wish I had the opportunity ($$$) to go up in a helicopter and do arial shots.

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    I'd like to shoot a calendar of the 'girls of PR' ... kidding, sort of. Actually, someone else said it above... war. Vietnam. The horror. I'd love to have shot it from both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asylum Steve
    Are you saying that you want pics taken of you skydiving naked, er I mean nekkid, when you turn 30?

    BTW, I'm still on my first cup 'o coffee... ;)
    I'm going to pass on the skydiving. Something about jumping out of a perfectly good plane....really doesn't do anything for me. So my pics will be on the ground.
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    Wink We Need To Define Some Terms...

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ash
    I'd photograph people. I'm not sure if Willem is still around but I'd love to know what goes on in his mind when he photographs those people.

    Words matter. Maybe it's a regional thing, but here in the south, we differeniate between various terms. Let me explain:

    Naked: Means you are without apparel

    Nude: Means you are naked, but it's artistic

    Nekkid: Means you are naked, but you're up to something ;-)

    Just so we all understand.

    Great thread Trevor!
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    Wink This Is Not For Nat, But For That "Other Chick"

    Quote Originally Posted by natatbeach
    IF there were no limits...(Disclaimer: This is not me natatbeach speaking it's some other chick) but if there were no limits...and I ...I mean that other girl could do anything she wanted...artistic nudes. abstracts and body studies.

    Playing with lots of light ...preferably women and maybe some men or both...but ,ostly women. I would also love to bring back that old 30's and 40's pinup girl look

    now darn it! if I wasn't so shy about lookin at nekid( I mean nude) people ...

    plus my hubby says he wouldn't care but really who are we kidding...he'd care.

    maybe some day...
    Come on down! I've got an upstairs bedroom that is 22 feet long, so with a little moving of furniture, we'll have plenty of room. '40's style pinups - you got it. Body studies - sure, why not. And tell Larry he can be my assistant: help with posing, hold my reflector (a small white sheet), etc. Best of all, it won't be Nat, it'll be that "other chick", so it'll be a cheap thrill for him. Leather, lace, silk, whatever, I'm game.

    And I'm sure my wife wouldn't mind at all! :-O
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    Hhhmmmmm....

    For me with it would be go along with some I have no interest in doing but am fansinated by..
    That would scuba diving and photographing something cool and scarry like Great White Sharks.

    War would be cool too. I have always loved some of the great war photographs from the likes of Cartier-Bresson, Capa, Morris and Peter and David Turnley.

    Great thread Trevor!

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