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Re: Photography
« Reply #100 on: October 05, 2010, 12:06:38 PM »
Hi HelenP,

Isn't the information covered on the Carl-site than? I know it must be in the Prima Guide. I'll check for you, hold on.

Later: Weird, the list doesn't even contain a 'Home Decor' photo. Are you sure you named the right collection?

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« Reply #101 on: October 05, 2010, 12:45:50 PM »
The 'Home Decor' photo can be obtained by photographing a curtain and a picture in the same shot.  Or you can try a shot containing a curtain and a plant or a picture and a plant.  Basically any 2 decorative objects will suffice.  The hardest part is getting your camera to recognize the shot for what it is (darn camera focuses in on one object and calls it something else).  ::)
@ Leto, in the game guide it is called 'Decorations'
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Re: Photography
« Reply #102 on: October 05, 2010, 03:02:24 PM »
Did the game guide contains wrong information, or just outdated? And I've said outdated because of an possible software update that has change thing left or right.

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« Reply #103 on: October 05, 2010, 03:39:47 PM »
The Prima Guide is written before the game is released and I just think they chose to call this photo 'Home Decor' instead of 'Decorations'. 
Decorations to me mean party/celebration items - like you decorate for a birthday party or holiday.  Home Decor (Carl's guide has it listed as such also) means items in the home used for decoration such as plants, curtains, pictures. 
I think it has been called Home Decor since WA was released - at least the list I typed for myself to keep track of the photo's uses that verbiage.  ;)
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Re: Photography
« Reply #104 on: October 06, 2010, 04:31:54 PM »
Thanks for the replies, maybe I'll go back and try for that photo again but I needed it for the Metro's 'Grims Skill Challenge' which I've now finished  ::) At least I now know that I had the right idea, I just couldn't get it to trigger the right title.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #105 on: November 27, 2010, 09:07:22 PM »
Not sure if the Theatre photo has been fixed in a patch since I have only just started seriously playing a photographer, but my theatre photo is a real close-up. In the shot you can just see the box office, so if this isn't a patch fix, maybe others are taking the shot too far away.
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« Reply #106 on: November 28, 2010, 12:23:38 PM »
I just played photographer and he failed getting Theatre even if he got Bookstore and Grocery store from same spot, so it is still the same. Sometimes it is easy to get it and sometimes impossible, at least for me.

I find something very strange with this Sim. He is not photographer eye, and is part of dynasty. My master photographer borrowed him his camera (I moved it from one inventory to another in live mode) and settings were still panorama and vignette. This no skilled photographer took 3 pics in a room and earn first level. Third picture was relic worth 119$. Than took 2 more and his 6. photo was china zodiac animal collection worth 338$. By the end of the day, he took 74 photos of 60 different subjects, spent 4.563$ but photos he took are worth 13.027$ and is half way to level 9, still making panorama pictures but I made a mistake and granted him a wish to take black and white photo and couldn't get vignette back.
Point is, if you have Sim who mastered photo and set camera to highest settings other Sims can take pics with that settings too (but stressed or with finger on and worth less); and if you know where to look for subjects in less than a 2 day average Sim can master photo, and earn a lot of cash.

Also, photographs are increasing in value only after photographer died. I find it in a hard way, so in my museum photos taken by Sims who died are now worth a lot of money, but those took by living Sim have same value even if taken loong time ago. (Family Member taken by died Sim is now worth more than 10k but My child taken by still living Sim is still 90$ and it is a picture of the same Sim as teen and as YA).



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Re: Photography
« Reply #107 on: December 16, 2010, 01:10:22 AM »
I've completed most photo collections so far, but two subjects just won't be captured no matter what. If any of you had success in capturing one or both of these, please let me know:

1. Oh no! Snake! (Oh the Calamity! collection) - At first I tried with the biting shot sometimes your sims get while practicing snake charming, with no luck. Then I found out about the 'Charm snake into clothing' option here in this forum and tried to take that shot. But the subject continues to be either 'Snake Charmer' or 'Great Tunes' even if I capture the suffering sim, not the snake charmer.

2. Wandering Ghost (Paranormal collection) - I can't exactly figure out what to capture on this one. Taking pictures of ghosts roaming outside the graveyard lot was futile.

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« Reply #108 on: December 16, 2010, 10:26:15 PM »
1. Oh no! Snake! (Oh the Calamity! collection) - At first I tried with the biting shot sometimes your Sims get while practicing snake charming, with no luck. Then I found out about the 'Charm snake into clothing' option here in this forum and tried to take that shot. But the subject continues to be either 'Snake Charmer' or 'Great Tunes' even if I capture the suffering Sim, not the snake charmer.


I have captured this photograph and you need to take the photo of a Sim being bit in the face or hand by the King Cobra not the cobra that comes with the basket initially.  The King Cobra costs $1000 if I remember correctly and you need to click on the basket until the option comes up to purchase it.  Good Luck!
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Re: Photography
« Reply #109 on: December 16, 2010, 10:55:33 PM »
I have captured this photograph and you need to take the photo of a Sim being bit in the face or hand by the King Cobra not the cobra that comes with the basket initially.  The King Cobra costs $1000 if I remember correctly and you need to click on the basket until the option comes up to purchase it.  Good Luck!

I've managed to get this photo by actually just photographing the Snake Basket (no Sim using it). But it was quite some time ago so it may have changed with a patch.
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Re: Photography
« Reply #110 on: December 16, 2010, 11:19:48 PM »
Oh, thank you for letting me know, mtglady! I'll try that.

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« Reply #111 on: March 17, 2011, 11:56:20 PM »
The wish of make 1000 in photos (can't remember the exact wording) comes up.  It has the counter 0/1000 on it.  I sell photos and my skill goes up and my money towads next level goes up, but the wish counter says 0/1000.



I've got the same bug. Had a wish to make $10,000 selling photographs come up. I accepted the wish and it had a counter of $0/$10,000. I had $26,000 worth of photos on the camera and sold them which should have fulfilled the wish but the wish still shows $0/$10,000.

I took a few more photos and removed them from the camera to my inventory and tried dragging to the sell box but it still didn't register on the wish counter.
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Re: Photography
« Reply #112 on: March 18, 2011, 02:39:57 AM »

grimsoul, unless it is a new/old bug in the game, try consigning the photos to the consignment shop.  This has worked for me in the past but I have not had that opportunity show up in quite some time.   
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« Reply #113 on: March 18, 2011, 09:03:46 AM »
Good idea and can't believe I didn't think to try that but that didn't work either.
Put a bunch of photos on consignment and sold over $10,000 worth and the wish is still there showing $0/$10,000.
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« Reply #114 on: March 19, 2011, 12:42:58 AM »
Good idea and can't believe I didn't think to try that but that didn't work either.
Put a bunch of photos on consignment and sold over $10,000 worth and the wish is still there showing $0/$10,000.

Sorry to hear that.  It must be a bug then.  If that opportunity ever pops up again for me I will try a few things out and let you know if I have any luck.  But have fun anyway - photography is a great way to earn money without much effort. 

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« Reply #115 on: March 19, 2011, 02:21:54 AM »
Try taking a photo, then select sell all.

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« Reply #116 on: April 12, 2011, 11:07:48 PM »
If im not wrong, my sim already sold a single photo worth about 10000 simoleon. Sim got the photo of Simbu albey (i dont remember its name, a tomb in Egypt), original price worth about 8000 (1st time, and complete the architecture eye, photog-75 diferent pictures challenges), and then consign at the consigment store. :D
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« Reply #117 on: April 16, 2011, 05:41:51 AM »
About Photo of Photographer, it isn't a mirror. Try to photograph a photographer. I mean, two sims get a photograph each other, if you understand.
How do you do this?


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Re: Photography
« Reply #118 on: April 16, 2011, 08:29:14 AM »
How do you do this?



This might not be as hard as you think. Think about all of the paparazzi around snapping photos of celebs. I would think getting a picture of a paparazzi taking a photo would qualify, but I've never done it.

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« Reply #119 on: April 16, 2011, 10:03:35 AM »
I've tried that few times believing it will work and it didn't register it like a photo of photographer, even while paparazzi is holding his/her camera. Usually it's just Sim in the area or Nothing.
I also find out that most of the paparazzi have up to 3 level skill in photography, but haven't checked those I tried taking photo of. And I never got this photo neither, but honestly haven't tried too hard.

On the side note, run around bug is partially solved, and I still have Sims who are only registered as Running Sim, but they don't run around like they used to (in new games started after LN).

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« Reply #120 on: April 17, 2011, 12:15:31 AM »
This might not be as hard as you think. Think about all of the paparazzi around snapping photos of celebs. I would think getting a picture of a paparazzi taking a photo would qualify, but I've never done it.
What about for someone that doesn't have Late Night? :P

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« Reply #121 on: April 17, 2011, 02:21:40 AM »
Here is a topic about this specific photo.
I took several pictures of paparazzi holding his camera, sometimes even with a flash from their camera's but it never recognized them as this specific photo, it would be Sim in the area or Nothing. I just loaded game to check this tip from TChronicR but I couldn't get it. I tried paparazzi again, and nothing, I got 3 pictures of them holding camera and nothing. I add that paparazzi to household, that Sim have 1 skill level of photography and I add a camera in his inventory and still no success. Also, that ex paparazzi tried to take photo of Max Skill but only got Household memeber. Other Sims too juggle between friend/Sim in the area/Household Member if they are not friends even if all have skill levels and camera's in inventory.
And they can't see themselves in mirror while aiming to take a shot.. This is going to be one hard to get..


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« Reply #122 on: April 24, 2011, 12:24:39 PM »
Has somebody took a picture of a slap fight? I photographed all except them.

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« Reply #123 on: April 24, 2011, 01:01:20 PM »
A slap fight is a mean interaction where a sim just slaps another sim.  It's not a full blown fight, so no dust cloud.  The sim just rapidly slaps the other sim numerous times, causing stars to spin around the other sim's head.

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« Reply #124 on: April 24, 2011, 01:17:08 PM »
I know what action I need. But it didn't register it like slap fight!