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UER Forum > Rookie Forum > Age Gap/Photos (Viewed 573 times)
Axlakow 


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Age Gap/Photos
< on 8/20/2017 11:10 PM >
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Hi, I dont really want to meet up with anyone, But I still want to eventually have a full membership. I also want to ask if it would be a bad thing to post shitty photos, I only have my phone to really take pictures with and its not that great of a phone. I don't know if people would want those photos or if they would not be welcomed.

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Re: Age Gap/Photos
< Reply # 1 on 8/20/2017 11:22 PM >
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Posted by Axlakow
Hi, I dont really want to meet up with anyone, But I still want to eventually have a full membership. I also want to ask if it would be a bad thing to post shitty photos, I only have my phone to really take pictures with and its not that great of a phone. I don't know if people would want those photos or if they would not be welcomed.

Thanks for reading


Why don't you want to meet anyone, leprosy?

We have tons of shitty photos on UER, some of which are mine, feel free to post'em.




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blackhawk 


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Re: Age Gap/Photos
< Reply # 2 on 8/20/2017 11:29 PM >
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No one likes to see shitty pics.
Choose your shots to fit the limitations of the cam; almost all cell phones can capture a good image if used right.
Compose/frame the shot and then square it up.
Before you can shoot you need to learn how to shoot.

This is a shot captured with my primitive 2010 flip phone, suffering from image size reduction as well:




I almost always explore alone and prefer to.
That includes some remote and dangerous sites like Atlas F silos. Exploring alone teaches you to be self sufficient and you have more stealth.
There's no reason you need to meet and explore with someone from here to get your FM.
In time you may find people you like here and want to meet. Your choice.



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Astro 

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Re: Age Gap/Photos
< Reply # 3 on 8/21/2017 4:22 AM >
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Please do elaborate on why you're against meeting people. I got my full membership before I ever met anyone on UER, so it's a thing that does happen, it's not necessarily a requirement but it helps.
The triangle is something like this:
-Be Active on the forums (and positive!) and show you explore
-Meet people, explore with people. Be liked by people that would recommend you.
-Hang around for a few months.

PICK TWO + DO THEM WELL = FM



As far as photos go... 2X is right, he's the king of shitty photos.


That being said "shitty" is subjective. Preferable don't post blurry and shaky type photos, don't post photos that are pitch black, don't post photos that were taken upside down or something, etc. But when it comes to just...less than stellar quality, it's okay. We want to see that you're exploring and WHAT you're exploring more than we want to see professional grade photos. Some people explore for the photos, some people take photos to document the explore. It's personal preference. There's a guy in SoCal who never has never posted a photo but he's a well respected explorer because he meets with people and explores. I've been told the dude shows up with nothing but an energy drink, a flashlight and extra batteries.


Make sure you post these photos in your regional section, though. The photography forum is designed for those who are putting effort forth to have more "quality" photos than "Look, I went exploring" photos.




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Re: Age Gap/Photos
< Reply # 4 on 9/21/2017 4:35 AM >
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I echo Blackhawk's point exactly. You don't need a DSLR, as nice as it is to walk around with one. In fact, exploring with a smaller camera has its advantages. For one, it's discreet, and if you're caught, a security guard won't bust your butt for you to delete those pretty photos.

Believe me, I know about taking pictures with a crappy camera. My phone is old and takes pics like Blackhawk's phone. My next best thing was an old Nikon Coolpix point-n-shoot. Think of it as practice up until the big thing. When I did my first explore, I only took documentation photos. But gradually, I found ways to make my camera work. Play with colour, style them; old-school and nostalgic work quite well, especially if your camera lacks on clarity. Here are some examples from my Flickr:


Skyline
by FleetsUrbEx, on Flickr


Yesterday's Sunshine
by FleetsUrbEx, on Flickr




One day I got a good camera.
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Re: Age Gap/Photos
< Reply # 5 on 10/23/2017 9:05 PM >
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Posted by blackhawk
No one likes to see shitty pics.
Choose your shots to fit the limitations of the cam; almost all cell phones can capture a good image if used right.
Compose/frame the shot and then square it up.
Before you can shoot you need to learn how to shoot.

This is a shot captured with my primitive 2010 flip phone, suffering from image size reduction as well:


410558.jpg (95 kb, 480x360)
click to view



I almost always explore alone and prefer to.
That includes some remote and dangerous sites like Atlas F silos. Exploring alone teaches you to be self sufficient and you have more stealth.
There's no reason you need to meet and explore with someone from here to get your FM.
In time you may find people you like here and want to meet. Your choice.


You shot that on a FLIP PHONE? That's incredible.




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