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Postby Kay » Wed 13 Feb 2008 10:22 GMT

Dave needs a new passport so he wanted me to take a photo of him for it. An easy task, I thought. But I didn't realise what a PITB he was going to be about it. He wouldn't sit straight, then he had this moronic look on his face - looked like he was going to burst into tears. I asked him why he couldn't just look normal. His explanation was that it was a "neutral expression". :roll:

Then he decided to tell me how to hold the camera, where I had to stand or sit and so on and on. I was just about tearing my hair out. Eventually I gave up and told him, either I take your photo or I don't - and if I'm doing it then just let me get on with it.

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Re: Terrible job!

Postby Dave » Wed 13 Feb 2008 16:23 GMT

Kay wrote:But I didn't realise what a PITB he was going to be about it.


PITB?

:shock:

Me???

:cry:


...or rather:

Me???

:neutral:


:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :P
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Postby Savannah_Alan » Wed 13 Feb 2008 20:05 GMT

:lol:. Tripods and remote releases or timed releases are a wonderful thing.

Shut him in a room with a tripod and tell him to do it himself.
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Postby Kay » Wed 13 Feb 2008 20:31 GMT

Alan, I did wonder if I could find my old time release thing and go for that option. At least I know where my tripod is.

Nothing is ever that simple... (when Dave is involved :twisted: ).

The trouble is that I thought I just had to take a suitable passport photo but the rules all changed in 2004(?) and have to comply with biometric stuff - whatever that is. Dave knew about all that but didn't think it necessary to tell me until afterwards. :roll: There's a PDF on it all - can post if anyone wants it.

As time went on the light was fading and we were using sticky tape to paste sheets of paper to make a suitable background on the wall. Then I couldn't do it without a flash - and you're not allowed to have any shadows. So we then had to get a couple of desk lamps to try to recreate a lighting studio...

I did get some OK photos eventually but they still won't comply with the rules for various reasons (digitally manipulated etc).

I'll tell you this in total confidence as I'm sure Dave wouldn't want anyone to know about it :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: - his face was a bit shiny and the flash didn't like it, so we put face powder on him. :lol:
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Postby Savannah_Alan » Wed 13 Feb 2008 21:29 GMT

Ah, the old shiny boat race syndrome :lol:.

I won't tell him you told me if you don't say anything. He'll never find out.
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Postby Kay » Thu 14 Feb 2008 07:13 GMT

:lol: :lol: :lol:

He went to the pub quiz afterwards and I'm not sure if he remembered to wash off the powder before going out. Mind you, with all the ladyboys around here, I doubt if anyone would've batted an eyelid about it even if they did notice. :twisted:
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Postby Dave » Thu 14 Feb 2008 12:16 GMT

As it happens, I did forget to wash it off... :oops:

One man did buy me two beers during the course of the evening. At the time I thought he was just being friendly. :shock:
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Postby SSue » Fri 15 Feb 2008 22:42 GMT

:shock: :lol: Get away with you, we know, you really got to like the feel of it :lol: :roll: :twisted:
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Postby Kay » Sat 16 Feb 2008 17:59 GMT

I agree, Sue, he probably did like it. We can try lipstick next. :twisted:
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Postby SSue » Tue 19 Feb 2008 23:36 GMT

Only if he wears a red frock to match though Kay :lol:

One man did buy me two beers during the course of the evening. At the time I thought he was just being friendly.


Of course he was Dave, but the hand on your leg should have given his game away :lol: :roll:
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Postby ruggie » Sat 1 Mar 2008 17:47 GMT

At least you didn't end up climbing out of the window of the Gents' like a pal of mine did after he discovered what he'd been chatting up for the last half hour..... Thought he was in a Singles bar.
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