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I Am Teaching Myself Photography

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    Share A Story? Hmm Maybe Just A Little About Myself First.

    Average 27 year old living an average life enjoying the little things in it. Sitting here looking at this blank screen is making my head feel all buzzy... I wonder if im the only one thinking this right now? lol aside from not sharing anything of interest, I am interested in...
    Tegb1 Tegb1 26-30, M Jan 11, 2013

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    I Went To See If I Could Get A Job With A Photographer Yesterday

    She told me I shouldn't go to an art school for photography I should go to a business school. I know that if I go to a university I am going to fail out, because I just can not do school anymore. I'm not stupid but I can't stand it anymore. I've been taking pictures for about 4...
    GibsonR23 GibsonR23 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    F/stops, focal length,

    time delays... ahh, photography, what an awesome subject!
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    Always Learning

    I started teaching myself when I was 15 and 30 some years later I am still learning. I am a luddite on this subject, I mean auto focus,really?  I did break down and get a modern (notice I didn't say better) camera and found that if you need the auto focus and all the...
    jami01 jami01 46-50 Nov 27, 2009

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    Experiments

    I started using my DSLR a few years ago and always tried to get the perfect picture . I took photos of everything . I took long exposures , over-exposures , under-exposures , mainly for HDR images , high speed exposures and even night exposures. I've experimented with the 1...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 31, 2010

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    Thanks To My Wife.

    I have been doing and learning photography for about 8 years now. My wife actually got me interested when she bought me my first digital camera. Photography takes a lot of dedication and patients to learn and do. to someone who is reading and may considering starting out I would...
    jlewis3555 jlewis3555 56-60, M Sep 27, 2010

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    I Like Taking Pictures of Things

    My goal--being a self-taught photographer I like bringing my digital camera along with me when I am out. Pretty much I can take pictures of everything. (note: usually I don't take pictures of people, except for little babies) I enjoy the moment of taking a snapshot. It is just...
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2008

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    A Life Long Chase

    My first camera was an Instamatic with the cube flash. I was in Jr high school.The second was a Miranda 35MM. A bulk loading and a temporary darkroom followed.In 1980 I sold the Miranda to some people I was working with in Peru. I replaced it with a Canon AE-1 with a fast 28 mm...
    Codemanblue Codemanblue 56-60, M Mar 17, 2012

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    I Guess You Could Say That...

    I have been taking a lot of pictures over the last few years, since I got my first digital camera. I have just been playing around, trying to take my camera with me on my walks, (after being out at sunrise and sunset a few times and really wishing that I had brought my camera...
    BonVie BonVie 41-45, M 7 Responses Jun 12, 2011

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    I Used To Do It Alot In High School

    I took a photography class then I was all like why am I doing this? I started teaching myself it. I got permission to use the black room. I actually did the yearbook that year. I was so proud of myself. To this day I still love taking pictures and love to do my scrapbooking with...
    GreenEyedBeauty GreenEyedBeauty 22-25, F Oct 25, 2009

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    I'm On A Steep Learning Curve

    The trouble is that I just can't trust anyone else to take pictures of me.  I don't know how some people have such a knack of making me look like a total doofus but they seem pretty accomplished at it!  From now on I will be holding the camera and there will be an end...
    surfingsundays surfingsundays 31-35, M Jan 20, 2010

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    Never Too Late To Start

    I've always loved photography, but never envisioned having a nice enough camera to get serious about it.  That's changing this Christmas.  My company is giving me an Olympus E620 for having worked there for 25 years.  I'm really jazzed. It won't get here for...
    GideonWright GideonWright 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2010

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    Harder Then It Looks

    Photagraphy is a lot harder then you might yhink. when you take apictrue you are painting with light. the photograohr has to know the type of light there is, how much to use, and how long or strong he wants it. most pepole have these camera phones and think that they can take...
    charlesruth42 charlesruth42 46-50, M Aug 26, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I am really into photography. I think it's one of the very few things I find myself actually passionate about. But I hate that my parents don't appreciate it. They won't even buy...
    yhazzaa yhazzaa 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    awesome photo that a photographer took the other day of me and a man who worked at the old army base in town. photography is awesome, and I really like this photo!
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Woot! Just wanted to share just in case we have some photography lovers out there!
    ilyrica ilyrica 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    Wherever i go, i could always see photography things that most of my friends can't
    mxnzyy mxnzyy 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 4

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    I'm currently taking a photography class right now :) it's great! We are gonna get to take pictures soon I'm really excited :D
    Faiithh Faiithh 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    My photography class went outside today and we took many beautiful pics outside today :) It was our first day outside and practicing some new camera techniques. I know my pics aren...
    Faiithh Faiithh 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    Herb Ritts I love his photography. So beautiful... I am glad to have seen his exhibit a few years back at the Getty Museum.
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I joined the photography club today! How many pictures can I get on Google? Lol!!
    PrincessAnnaT PrincessAnnaT 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Does this count as a good nature photo for my photography class?
    PrincessAnnaT PrincessAnnaT 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 12

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    Yay or Nay to this pic for photography class!!
    PrincessAnnaT PrincessAnnaT 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 12

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    Bokeh The Japanese word for the concept for seeing the beauty in the blur... The beauty in the chaos that surrounds the "important" part of the image. The subject. It's not...
    pappharry pappharry 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Sometimes you just get tired of the flowers and sea... So here's a prison from, umm, somewhere instead. Little challenging subject for photography, especially with the search...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I treat myself like I'm a different person. I often have debates with myself, get mad at myself, and I even have different opinions. Conversations with myself could go like, "Haha...
    unicornbombz unicornbombz 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    "Don't look into your mind"Photographer: myself - What do you think?
    Sia17 Sia17 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 19

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    Sometimes I find myself in a scene, in a dream that's so far away...
    Aquarius1402 Aquarius1402 22-25, F Sep 22

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    I don't care where I go, or what I do. As long as I have the chance to connect with and learn about people from around the world. Being able to experience the way they find...
    modinski modinski 18-21, F Sep 21

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    I hate my life, I am almost 30 and haven't had a job in over 10 years, live alone, have 0 friends for 10 years now, almost never leave my house, high anxiety, major depression...
    Asadfellow Asadfellow 26-30, M 31 mins ago

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    I have been teaching spoken English and grammar. If any one want to learn can join to develop their skills within short duration. Personalized coaching is offered
    srenukasteno srenukasteno 56-60, F Sep 12

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    So I have the job of teaching my 16 yr old daughter to drive. Ok so we went over the rules: 1. No radio while you're driving it will distract you. 2. No you cant bring your...
    Redneckmom1992 Redneckmom1992 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate waking up with myself, opening my despised eyes to see my hideous self. Tasting the horrible taste of my own mouth makes me not want to breathe. Then comes the stupid...
    tylerkleewilliams tylerkleewilliams 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    So I have a bad habit of waiting until I have to pee REALLY bad before going to the bathroom when I'm playing video games or watching movies and stuff. So its one of those days...
    rubyf rubyf 18-21, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I take a lot of pictures of myself lol
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Me is exactly what society wants to dump in trash bins. unattractive, my actions are usually actions or word that i'll regret less than a second after doing it, i hate the fact...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 6 hrs ago

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    I'm depressed and it's hard. It's gotten bad enough that I started cutting myself for tons of different reasons. Sometimes I feel so numb inside that I cut myself so I can feel...
    benjamintkw benjamintkw 13-15, M Sep 10

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    The group "I want to kill myself" is not available to me on EP. That is bullshit. So I'm here. There's not much I can think of to say. I have been wanting to kill myself for a...
    Orange666 Orange666 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    This is the first time I am opening up about myself, and I truly cannot stand the person I am, all for one small aspect of me that in reality should not be as big of a deal as I...
    skh22 skh22 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Especially when other people are in the picture. When others speak fondly of me, I get upset. I want them to just shut up, and that makes me feel like a bad person. Some days I...
    iKitKat iKitKat 18-21, F Sep 10

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    Leave me alone for now I'm deep in thought, treacherous territory I know It's what I must do to decompress from a day of scattered thought I never thought I'd get to a stage where...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 10

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    Do I love myself?! I have started wondering do I really love myself? I mean of course I do I'm adorable! At least that's what I always say. But do I really love who I am, am I...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F Sep 16

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    There are days when I won't be able to do anything but feel. (I say only "feel" because I can't quite find the words. I feel bad about myself and everything else, but not really...
    TwoWastedCigarettes TwoWastedCigarettes 16-17, F Sep 16

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    I have a serious problem comparing myself to others. I try really hard not to, but I do. It seems that I am really slow at learning things. Its like everything I look at something...
    TurkeyBacon TurkeyBacon 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I have been doing so much writing as of late, I find that it helps me focus on the here and now. I write about my day, my goals, dreams, desires...I write about so much. I have...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I think I might be in love with myself... Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Well, I don't really care. I am most important to me. Of course, I don't always put myself first. I...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 22 hrs ago

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    I was looking for the page "I Am Ashamed of Being Myself," and I could have sworn that I clicked on it, but instead Firefox led me here. So what I'm going to do is tell the story...
    Kurokagi Kurokagi 18-21 Sep 2

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    I have cut myself multiple times. I used to insert safety pins into my wrists whenever I was suffering. I tried to overdose myself with glucophage and adol, that I've lost count.I...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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