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TakeGreatPictures captures readers' photographic tastes
(Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 10:05 EST)

Which famous hamburger would you most want to photograph?

Perhaps not a question you're asked every day, but that's exactly what photo tips and tutorials website TakeGreatPictures.com recently asked of its readers. The results are in, and the most photo-worthy burger is apparently the "Original Burger" at New Haven CT's "Louis' Lunch". TakeGreatPictures members were also asked for the snack tour they'd most want to photograph, with Waterbury VT's Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Tour.

OK, we'll grant you that the link to photography is a little bit tenuous, but TakeGreatPictures.com does offer an excellent resource for great tips on improving your photos. Check it out!

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Ben & Jerry's Wins Say TakeGreatPictures.com Readers!

Results Are in for Favorite Vacation Photos Ops


The days may be short and the weather chilly, but TakeGreatPictures.com readers are already thinking about summer vacations, road trips, burgers, and tasty treats. In a recent survey posted on TakeGreatPictures.com for six months, readers were asked to choose which famous snack tours and hamburgers they'd most like to photograph.

The results are in, and Ben & Jerry's is tops. 30% of TakeGreatPictures.com readers say they'd most like to photograph the famous ice cream operation in Waterbury, VT. The Hershey's Great American Chocolate Tour in Hershey, PA and the Jelly Belly Candy in Fairfield, CA tour placed second and third, respectively.

When it comes to burgers, The Original Burger at Louis' Lunch in New Haven, CT is still the champ- 26% of TakeGreatPictures.com readers would most want to photograph the back-to-basics patty that is grilled vertically and served between two slices of toast with nothing more than cheese, tomato, and onion. Coming in second is the deep-fried burger at Dyer's Burgers in Memphis, with the the peanut-buttery Guber Burger of the Wheel-Inn in Sedalia, MO placing third.

For amateur photographers planning to shoot pictures of burgers, ice cream, jellybeans, or anything else close up, TakeGreatPictures.com recommends a point-and-shoot model that has a macro mode on the menu, an optical zoom and an indoor lighting option. Visit TakeGreatPictures.com's online "Camera Comparison Guide" to compare all the consumer models currently on the market.

Polls originally ran in the "Your Turn" section of TakeGreatPictures.com. Complete poll results are below.

Which snack tour would you most want to photograph? (2408 votes)
1. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Tour-Waterbury, VT30 %
2. Hershey's Great American Chocolate Tour-Hershey, PA --23 %
3. Jelly Belly Candy Tour-Fairfield, CA --19 %
4. World of Coca-Cola Tour-Atlanta, GA --17 %
5. Cape Cod Potato Chips Factory Tour-Cape Cod, MA --11 %

Which famous hamburger would you most want to photograph? (1673 votes)
1. The Original Burger- Louis' Lunch-New Haven, CT --26 %
2. Deep Fried Hamburger- Dyer's Burgers-Memphis, TN --22 %
3. The Guber Burger- Wheel-Inn-Sedalia, MO --20 %
4. Steamed Cheeseburger- Ted's Steamed Cheeseburgers-Meriden, CT --18 %
5. The Butter Burger- Solly's Grille-Milwaukee, WI --14 %

TakeGreatPictures.com is the premier web site for photographers of all ages and ability levels. The site offers tips and techniques from expert photographers, columns on digital photography and scrapbooking and the latest on new equipment, events and more.

Established in 2001, TakeGreatPictures.com receives an average of 125,000 visitors per month and has earned glowing reviews in media outlets nationwide. TakeGreatPictures.com is a non-profit service of the PhotoImaging Information Council (PIC), a joint venture of the Photoimaging Manufacturers & Distributors Association (PMDA) and the Photo Marketing Association (PMA). PIC's goal is to help consumers say and do more with their photos as well as to raise consumer awareness and involvement in photography.

Formed in 1939, The PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association seeks to promote imaging, involve member companies in charting the photoimaging industry's future and gain perspective on technologies and business methods that will enhance members' standing in the marketplace. PMDA also administers programs that promote photography to the general public, such as the PhotoImaging Information Council (PIC).

As a professional trade organization, the Photo Marketing Association helps the worldwide photo imaging community achieve business success and adapt to new technologies. Its commitment to 20,000 members in 100-plus countries is part of an 81-year legacy that connects business owners to a network of knowledge and support. PMA furthers this purpose through the development of educational programs, business services, marketing research, publications, and trade shows. As a non-profit organization, any success enjoyed by PMA in its endeavors directly benefits the industry, allowing PMA to provide continual services and activities for members.

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