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I Am Teaching Myself Photography

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I am interested in general photography. I have no specialties, but enjoy trying to capture what I see accurately, from macro to moon shots. I use a digital SLR and consider myself...
    jomafo jomafo 61-65, M Apr 2

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    I started doing film photography in my photo class. At first, I hated it because I am such a digital girl, but now I really have a feel for it.It's cool how you can do everything...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I really want to pursue photography as a career.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    Photography is a huge part of me. I absolutely love it. I'm going to be a professional photographer someday! It's my true passion :)
    dplastini dplastini 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    One of the things that I love about photography is that it can make the simplest thing look beautiful. You never really notice how amazing the stars look until you see them through...
    Xmengirl101 Xmengirl101 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    If you like photography and appreciate other people's art work then check out my new website kobyimaging.com
    unevenfire943 unevenfire943 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I love photography. Black and white photos. Random photos with hidden meaning or purpose. Now I tried uploading one of my photos, but it wouldn't let me, so maybe next time. ;) I...
    iWearPantiesToo iWearPantiesToo 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Since I got my Canon 5D MkII I have enjoyed taking pictures of Landscape, Sunrise Sunset, Thunderstorms, Flowers, Wedding and Family pictures ... I would like to take some pictures...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    One of my early shots when I was 13 ^u^ Photography is so fun. I feel like nobody can tell me what to do; it feels limitless.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have always had a love for photography deep down inside, but it wasn't until recently I realized it. I'm looking forward to buying a good camera this year, so I can travel around...
    hellsvien hellsvien 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I looooove photography and have been huge into it me entire life. Today I snap pix with my iPhone or Nikon D90. My memory is kind of poor sometimes so I photograph things in an...
    GreekGoddesz GreekGoddesz 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I touch myself at least 4 times a day! I caress, kiss and suck my breast!
    expressingmyself expressingmyself 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    I have to say I do it at least 4 times a day! At work I sometimes get so wet that I want to go into the bathroom or out to my car and pleasure myself!
    expressingmyself expressingmyself 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    (Some is cut off) what do you think? I like to take pictures (nature most specifically) and I am running out of things to capture. I use my iPod 5, which has an actually decent...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know where to go for different shots. I live near a creak, but I am not allowed to go by myself, and my sisters are always busy.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    THIS IS TO MY STUDENTS. I cannot really say this to them directly, so I will just let it all out here. I'm just so sick and tired of their immaturity. *** What the hell are you...
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I feel like everything in my life is a complete contradiction right now. Like - I'm attracted to guys who are 'badass' yet - I'm married to the biggest pansy ..... I'm pretty sure...
    teach82 teach82 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    1. I'm an African American. 2. My favorite food is French Toast 3. I'm a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and His teachings. 4. I'm often hungry. 5. I have a Golden Retriever...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I told you guys that I hated myself. Now I am in a messy circumstance and I felt everything was falling apart. I might not finish my degree on time when the financial stance is not...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M Mar 24

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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Here the past few days I've been dealing with a lot of insecurity and self esteem. I was talking with my best friend today and I think I have a really good idea of what I would...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    ( Short story: Prologue) My last hope Everything stops. Times stands still. There he lies on the cold ground. Here I’m standing just staring down as death whispers on the end...
    TweDee TweDee 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    When I make a mistake, I hate myself, I get angry with myself & I want to hurt myself & punish myself!!! I feel worthless. I suffer from depression & social anxiety. I mentally...
    l2thedoublej l2thedoublej 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    It took me a while to realize that somewhere along my path of life I actually managed to lose myself in reality. I lost old friends and gained new ones and realized I had changed...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    We're all here for the same reason right? We all hate ourselves. But I don't know if I actually hate myself or I just can't find anything about myself that I like. Or I think...
    caseylouise caseylouise 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I've been trying to concentrate on things about myself I like rather than my flaws. It's so much harder than I thought it would be. I always catch myself comparing myself to other...
    daniefaye32346 daniefaye32346 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I do this as a way of figuring myself out. I love diving into the deepest depths of my innermost desires and thoughts, exploring myself and learning new things every day. I love to...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I started to really hate myself when I was about 9 or 10. I don't know why but as I was going through the day I realized all of the stupid things I do, how pathetic I am and I...
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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    I came to a realisation today that I have given up on myself. I have been putting on a brave front for the most part, but inside been struggling with inner turmoil. I was driving...
    NewDay NewDay 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    My birthday came and went without fanfare on Valentine's Day. Yes, I am a year older 57. While part of me feels young, my body still feels sluggish. I bought myself a new...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Yeah, I am myself, 100% I'm the original G. So many goddam people always ask me how and why I change how I act and behave and stuff depending on where I am and who I am with...
    bluemetalchick9 bluemetalchick9 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I once read an interesting perspective about the people you will encounter in your life, it states: "25% of people you meet: will never like you; 25% of people you meet: won't...
    FussBox FussBox 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I wouldn't call it loving myself, but rather that I find myself to be one awesome, one of a kind person. I am intelligent, hard working, easy going, open, and honest, to name some...
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M Apr 12

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    I've only been on EP for three days, and it's already helping me with my ongoing battle with depression. Or rather, it's helping me to help myself. I'm the kind of person who...
    xeian xeian 26-30, F a week ago

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    My biggest problem right now is not knowing how to handle the most basic situations. I find myself stuck, unable to explain myself, or my feelings, throwing everything into a box...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am a tom boy kinda girl.. but so what!! i love myself now n don't care what others think of me.. i love to try out new things ...so what if others don't like it. i love to deal...
    90colors 90colors 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    For the longest time I have invested my time thinking about my friends and family and whether I have upset them. Whether I said something wrong. Whether I offended them. Whether I...
    moorelove3168 moorelove3168 18-21 5 days ago

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    1. I feel bad (Can I allow myself to really feel it? Can I accept that what I really feel is horrible pain? Can I allow myself to feel it without trying to assume it can/should...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was so cruel to myself. Before...i let them paint those heavy weights on my confidence. Worse, i painted the world on my worth, slowly crushing any hope i had left. They kept...