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I Am Teaching Myself Photography

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 234 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    F/stops, focal length,

    time delays... ahh, photography, what an awesome subject!
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 24, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    There is something so pure about black and white photography, whether it is of nature or of a person. I love the simplicity, and I find the statement it makes is far more powerful...
    WiltedTulip WiltedTulip 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I love taking pictures Mom thinks I should get a good camera when I get the money Connor Franta is my inspiration for photography
    Jurnee16 Jurnee16 16-17, F May 2

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    To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything...
    shekarleader shekarleader 18-21, M 2 Responses May 4

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    photography course please ..wish me luck:)
    GeramieKrissia GeramieKrissia 18-21, F 4 Responses May 15

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    I love photography too. A picture tells a thousand words quickly!
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 2 days ago

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    I love photography. I'm still not very good at it. My favorite subject is the sky 
    RedKarmin RedKarmin 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    follow my instagram account @vibrant_photography
    KathrynR KathrynR 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I love photography, I'm for someone to hang out with
    Spiderman2001 Spiderman2001 13-15, F 2 Responses May 10

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    They are literally the only two things I could ever see myself doing in life and I plan to pursue them.
    CallMeShy CallMeShy 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I have accidentally exposed myself naked twice. One time i was water skiing at the lake with some friends. My guy friend was driving and the four girls were watching me. Next...
    swimguy0812 swimguy0812 22-25, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Im in my 20s, I have no friends, No girlfriend (never did), I noticed I am boring to be around.I have social anxiety and depression. I have trouble connecting with others. I dont...
    carreola765 carreola765 22-25, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Lol sounds abit corny , anyway ... Hello people :) I'm new here obviously lol just thought I'd introduce myself to the virtual world .. So here's me introducing myself :) friends...
    FancyPantiesBitches FancyPantiesBitches 18-21, F 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Just a couple days back from my trip to Vermont, and I'm eager to plan my next adventure. I've discovered as I'm getting older, my kids are growing up that I feel the need to...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    I feel guilty. Like I've cheated life. Taken it away from someone who hasn't even got a chance to even see what it's like. Now they will never know me and I will never know them...
    hannahashleigh23 hannahashleigh23 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I have bulimia and anxiety so burning myself with the metal on lighters makes me feel so much better, I pretend to my friends who asked what I was doing, that it was a joke and...
    markinggold markinggold 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm so horny I'm fingering myself so hard anybody wants to be my daddy ;) **** girls too ;)
    emily192 emily192 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    This morning, i woke up feeling so angry with myself!
    pgalsh pgalsh 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm so sick of this cruel messed up world. Can't people focus on something other than age, shape, color, sex, etc. I wish people could see the same pain I feel. i'm so sick of...
    HelpMePlzSOS HelpMePlzSOS 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am what some might call an "old soul" ... I enjoy oldies music (80s, 70s, 60s) and non-popular music aka Pop music genres. I'm a reading fanatic and writing is my life (I guess...
    lisemarii lisemarii 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I wish I wasn't so hard on myself but I'm afraid if I stop I won't have any motivation to move forward. It's as if I have this real of all my shortcomings and it just plays again...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 3

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    I'm here again tonight, just when i thought i should have by now feeling more better about myself after the short escape from the hermit shell i've been self-confined in - I'm not...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F May 9

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    YOUR LIFE IS YOURS TO DESTROY OR BUILD! The truthiest of all the truths is that you're the only person who has to live with yourself. It's all up to you to make yourself feel good...
    BetterWorldd BetterWorldd 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    This became a longer story then I wanted to be, but its my story and I carry it with pride. I have always been a weirdo and I love myself for it. I am now in a point in my life...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Something went wrong in my life at one time. I am so preoccupied by my looks it's disgusting. I used to have the lowest self esteem, I was antisocial, hated my looks, hated my skin...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M May 2

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    My body is a prison. I hate every single inch of myself, and sometimes it's unbearable. I am such a disappointment to everyone, including myself, and I'm pretty sure my boyfriend...
    Mickkeyy Mickkeyy 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I am having hard time starting conversations or meeting people, it is even worse when I am expecting someone to talk to me . Maybe it is just my lack of experience in that field...
    LFSomething LFSomething 22-25, M 3 Responses May 2

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    I have made this profile few days ago with a decision to face my fears of socialization and gain some insight in my own along with other people's similar problems. At first I...
    LFSomething LFSomething 22-25, M 1 Response May 6

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    Over this past year I've changed.The truth is I can hardly recognise myself,I'm almost a completely different person from before.I'm not really sure what triggered this change,it...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M May 10

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    This is to all the people who have thought about giving up. I 1st must say, god has not given up on you. All my life I have been worried about what others have thought of me. I...
    theplanofaction theplanofaction 22-25, M May 11

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    Every day, every time I go to school I learn to become more and more ashamed of myself then I currently am. Everybody always has to point out the bad of me. Even the person I used...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 24