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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 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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    KeepYourFaith0 KeepYourFaith0 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Like I said before I enjoy playing with a camera. It started way back in 1972 or 71 but I have had an affair with the camera ever since.My mom started it off when she gave me a...
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    Aaahh this is one of the things that is man made and very famous as a profession at the same time we are our own boss without having the need to get a degree My first experience...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    01. My name is Helena Magdalena 02. My age Usually 35 Occasionally 12 03. My hair and eye colour *Natural brunette *Hazel eyes 04. My city and country Melbourne, Australia...
    cbk69 cbk69 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 8

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    My new favorite photography subject lol
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 18

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    Photography enthusiasts? Gimme me 5. Yo.
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    I call it power out. I love to teach people photography!
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    It's my passion I love to go and take pictures, I have always thought that what you think is amazing and picture worthy may also be amazing and perfect in someone else's eyes, even...
    relapsing14 relapsing14 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am in the process of taking up photography, because I love the power of a well taken picture, the beauty it holds, the story it tells, the memory it preserves, the thoughts it...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Photography to me is about capturing a moment that tells a story. It's about wanting to capture not only a memory but the mood and feeling of a particular moment in time. I took...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well my mom loves photography too and she always uses me as her model. It's always fun when we do these "photo shoots" No pressure. Just fun times and a lot of laughing. :)
    Curiouslittleone96 Curiouslittleone96 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love photography and photo editing
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    the photos make me long to travel so I can experience this beauty myself. what a great time we live in where we get to see these scenes from around the world.
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F Feb 12

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    Hey there. Since I love to write this is a great site for me to start of with. 1) My name is Amna. 2) I am from Dubai. 3) I am 21 years old. 4) I love photography. 5) I am in a...
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    Self portrait I took of myself :)
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    i don't call myself a photographer , but i have a camera , and i am not afraid to use it :D lol
    sexybunnylove sexybunnylove 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    “Sometimes I look at people and I make myself try and feel them as more than just a random person walking by. I imagine like how deep they’ve fallen in love, or how much...
    shuga15 shuga15 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I look at people and I make myself try and feel them as more than just a random person walking by. I imagine like how deep they’ve fallen in love, or how much...
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    Sometimes I look at people and I make myself try and feel them as more than just a random person walking by. I imagine like how deep they’ve fallen in love, or how much...
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    Brokenandvulnerable Brokenandvulnerable 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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