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I Am Teaching Myself Photography

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "Photography is a love affair with life.

    " I've never had a fear of not becoming something . I know it will happen with time. I'm just scared of my first step. I don't know were to start I thought maybe an internship. idk anymore.??
    SJsmith23 SJsmith23 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 17

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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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    Ugh I hate everything about myself. I make everyone around me unhappy. I am so alone. No one understands me.
    AlliesWorld AlliesWorld 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Sometimes I get annoyed with myself, but overall, I like who I am as a person. I have things I need to work on, like everyone else. Sometimes I wish I was a little more extroverted...
    kRypt0lite kRypt0lite 22-25 1 hr ago

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    A few days ago when i sybolized my love I kept looking at the necklace and cried myself to sleep.
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    About an hour ago, all my memories of being an evil person and causing others pain came rushing back to me. I could not stop myself. And I try to be a really good person, and I...
    JSylvia1015 JSylvia1015 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    Does any1 enjoy erotic B&W photography
    Wellshaved64 Wellshaved64 51-55, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    My mother said that I don't know what it's like to be hungry. I know she didn't mean it in a bad or insulting way, but I'm self consists about my weight and sometimes I starve...
    Mewl Mewl 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I definitely need to take better care of myself.. I forget to eat or get too lazy to eat, so my weight fluctuates constantly. I forget to drink enough water and have lost...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Dear you, You don't know how much I appreciate your presence in my life. Yes, you are a patient I see twice a month or sometimes only once but you are an inspiration and a bless...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I'm stuffing myself all everyday this week until my parents come home from work. I'm already so full. Wish me luck.
    KrazyCat13 KrazyCat13 13-15, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    What's the old saying, "learn to laugh at your problems because everyone else is". Well, that about sums it up. I can definitely laugh at myself, and often do. Laughter is the...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Wishing I could unburden myself, release the excess weight I've been carrying for a thousand lives. I've seen trust dismantled before my eyes. And if I glance back into my past...
    FindingNirvana420 FindingNirvana420 18-21, F 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    i love touching myself any girls wanna see and send back?
    jimperson jimperson 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    it was when i was a teenager. i was in the fields with my dad. he didn't need me anymore so i went to the house to take a shower. when i got to the house there was no one home...
    jsmith19941978 jsmith19941978 36-40, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    In my past I was seeing a man who already had a girlfriend. In other words I was "The other woman" I was young , stupid , naive and inlove. I trusted this man. I spent THREE years...
    xBambi xBambi 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    please help me buy my first DSLR I've been an aspiring photographer since I was twelve years old. Over the years I've only used a two day rental of a Canon compact camera. The...
    Recklesslove29 Recklesslove29 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    please help me buy my first DSLR camera I've been an aspiring photographer since I was twelve years old. Over the years I've only used a two day rental of a Canon compact camera...
    Recklesslove29 Recklesslove29 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I used to see no point in self harm because it would only mean even more pain, but now what I see is a different pain that will temporarily distract me from the pain I constantly...
    bandgeekavery bandgeekavery 13-15, T 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I thought I had it figured out already -- being confident with myself, accepting myself, being comfortable with being around people, socializing, believing in myself and in my...
    Chraie Chraie 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This is some of the pictures I took and edited. Love nature photography, but I am still very bad at it.. 
    RyuAra RyuAra 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ever since I was given a camera, I was introduced to the world of photography! I hope to show my many photos of nature etc. To you all some day!
    MyNameIsNotKnown MyNameIsNotKnown 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I've been using filters to intensify my black and white photography lately, especially the skies in the landscapes that I take.
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    My friend and I tried to create some expressive photography yesterday! Turned out quite interesting I'd say. :)
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world. To me photography is like a quest, or a pilgrimage, or a hunt. I love painting, I love music, but...
    BashfulBlue BashfulBlue 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I am only 20 years old but I have gotten into Nature and Wildlife Photography big time. If you guys want, please check out my profile on Deviant Art and see all my pictures. The...
    davidallen1912 davidallen1912 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Photography is still one of the best ways to capture the moment of some of our most cherished memories and scenes. It can create truly magical moments and one of my favorite genres...
    eddymorgan eddymorgan 31-35, M a week ago

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    I have had this problem with myself since I was a kid. I think this may have something to do with my autism but I get a bit hard on myself and put myself down all the time. Every...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a model for photographers in South Africa. Will pose for nude and naughty photography.
    Talldude81 Talldude81 31-35, M Jul 26

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    making sense of it all the equations gifted to the living feeling, expecting..doing the chores silent yet so many opinions in the mind try..wait..think..hope..convincing the...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M Jul 24