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    Learn to take Bland Photos!!!

    I am a member of Facebook and have one of my interests listed as photography. As a result I keep getting ad's on the side of my Facebook page relating to photography courses. One which keeps popping up and makes me laugh is the ad I have attached to this thread

    It reads "Learn how to take bland photographs and turn them into something special!".... Errr WHAT THE HELL??? Why not teach people to take amazing photographs in the first place!!! Blah! learn to take bland photos. What is the world coming to!
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    "Its my profession to hijack time" ~ Stephen Frizza.

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    Hi Stephen,

    It's probably a course in digital photography.
    It doesn't get much blander than that !

    I'm Just Saying ...


    Ron

    Your Friend From The Bland Island Of New York
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    Many times people just missing the point. As another example that makes me sad / frustrated - fake Polaroids. "Let's look retro with this fake Polaroid frames". I try to explain that it is not about this ... Different mind set probably.

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    I'm guessing they are not talking about bland photos like Gursky's Rhein or Stieglitz' equivalents, or Eliot Porters straight photos of rotting forest floors.

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    i have the book "boring postcards" by martin parr ... bland is good, i kind of like bland.
    aren't we all doing just as the advert suggests -- turning something bland + boring + mundane into something special ?

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    Hilarious! I'm always a sucker for an unintended play on words. Anyway, as if taking bland photos was something that can be learned! We know the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Frizza View Post

    It reads "Learn how to take bland photographs and turn them into something special!"....
    I actually got an MFA to do that...

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    I wonder if the ads are targeted to your images' EXIF data.
    f/22 and be there.

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    Shoot a lot and fixit....the P.S. credo...EC

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    It's better than the mail-order Russian and Chinese bride ads Facebook was showing me for a while Maybe if they combined the 2 I could learn how to take bland photos of mail-order brides... Hmmm.....
    i can't wait to take a picture of my thumb with this beautiful camera.

    - phirehouse, after buying a camera in the classifieds

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