Today, I took my camera to school (it was heavy) to do some shooting after class. To say I was not feeling it would be an understatement. The sky was boring and bland which I could’ve worked with except UBC is the worst school I’ve ever been to (and I’ve been to three). The people there lack any sort of life that I just could not handle it, so I left after 20 minutes. Not that the people there are crap, I just think the school environment promotes that type of behaviour so it’s no ones fault but the school (fine, I have a gigantic negative bias towards UBC, I admit). Anyway, I was looking through my pictures and the last one I took is the one below. Okay, before you say anything I know it’s a horrible picture but I couldn’t help it! This photo elicits more emotion (aka laughter) out of me than all the other ones I took. When I look at this picture I think of bullies, as in I am the bully and the guy in the picture is the victim. Not only did I make my subject look like a loner I also made him look like he’s staring at a pole. The picture is so unbalanced that it looks like its going to tip over! Horrendous composition for sure. There are so many things wrong with this picture that I decided to do a “What Not to Shoot” post. Hopefully this example will stop you in your tracks (and mine (who am I kidding, I probably take these pictures all the time)) and make you ponder a bit about what kind of message your image might send out before pressing the shutter release. Laters!