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I Am Teaching Myself Photography

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    Well, here goes nothing.. 1) I'm fifteen, turning sixteen in September 2) I want to be either an author or surgeon when I'm older. 3) I have a niece who just turned three and I...
    restoringforce restoringforce 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I think pictures and photography are so beautiful, you are essentially capturing moments in time to keep them as memories. I have a canon camera and I used to take it absolutely...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I think photography is another way of expression . Just like art . Photography is art lol . I love it , and I do take a photography class at school it's really fun .
    MiaSnider MiaSnider 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Photography is one of my passions. When I grab my camera I instantly put myself in my own little world.
    Mariejxy Mariejxy 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I'm back! we been doing some photography! I just came back from photography πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜»πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™ŠπŸ˜ΉπŸ˜ΉπŸ™‹πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’₯πŸ’₯
    tiashepherdx tiashepherdx 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Welllllll... it depends what you mean by 'photography.' Haha. It's probably more accurate to say that I like taking snaps. Like scrapbook-style shots. I just think it's a lovely...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    1. I'm optimistic. 2. I like to make kombucha and kefir. 3. I like making natural products for friends, family and myself. 4. I lived in Japan for 3 years "teaching" English. 5. I...
    aepteewS aepteewS 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Check out tabitha woods photography
    rougewolf55555 rougewolf55555 18-21, F Jul 2

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    walking with my camera“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little...
    LightsinMotion LightsinMotion 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    I really enjoy taking landscape photos. Particularly sunsets. I am lucky to live in an area where mountains, lakes, and the sea are all very close by. I am studying online for an...
    l8rthanuthink l8rthanuthink 26-30, F Jul 5

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    I Love PhotographyI love the different types of works that photographers come back with after having an outing. I love the different types of landscapes people come out with.This...
    rompinrob rompinrob 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 6

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    This is a pic of me...I love photography plus photoshop!
    justbe00 justbe00 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 7

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    Photography. A tool to save a moment forever (:
    skylerGrace skylerGrace 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    To me being artistic with my photography meanseverything. This photo of a firework looks morelike a wildflower in bloom. I enjoy the vivid colorsand the shape the firework formed...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Taking on photography... with my smartphone haha :PI also have a film camera that is sleeping in my cupboard. XD
    pkmaster pkmaster 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I've always wanted to do a photography course but i'm already doing 3 chosen courses once i start college which are psychology, sociology and philosophy and ethics, however i've...
    sidraa sidraa 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    So happy! Started my photography class today in school, so going to love this
    Wannalovelife Wannalovelife 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 14

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    Photography is one of my favorite hobbies!!!I might not be the best photographer to other people, but I think I'm pretty good ;) :D :3Enjoy!!!!
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Love it! Would love to do more! Some nude or erotic photography would be fascinating.
    curiousinomaha curiousinomaha 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Photography is such a huge passion of mine. I want to do a project consisting entirely of people's hands. There's a story hidden in each person's hands and I want to find that...
    cricket2121 cricket2121 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    1)Im 18. 2)Im Irish. 3)I love animals and I have three cats, two dogs and a snake. 4)Im a nerd. 5)I love anime. 6)I hate spiders. 7)I love tattoos. 8)I love...
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I am not always this seriously just for the pic, I like to express myself using my creativity..
    justbe00 justbe00 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    And not just taking pictures of myself.
    onlylogan onlylogan 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I know I can be crazy and weird and say blunt things. But it's not out of hate. I love the way I am and wouldn't have myself any other way. I hope someone someday loves me as much...
    mindpalace mindpalace 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    once again...as always....I always set goals for myself that I want to achieve but I always seem to fail and it makes me so disappointed in myself and makes me feel like a loser...
    SomeGirlS SomeGirlS 16-17, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I try my hardest not to compare myself to other people and I feel this is why I'm starting to accept myself for who I amπŸŒΈπŸŽ€πŸŒΊπŸ―
    lavabug01 lavabug01 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    It's hard to write this because I still haven't been able to accept this about myself. But, I am without a doubt terrified by the person I am. I try to hide that I've never been...
    hollowman10 hollowman10 16-17, M 54 mins ago

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    I was having problems with sleeping. I started sleeping 24 seven and couldn't stay awake. So my doctor put me on medication that wakes me up during the day. The problem is now I...
    Britt25 Britt25 41-45, F 22 hrs ago

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    Feeling so good omg, can't stop touching myself today! Wish I had a women here to satisfy me....
    tay26x tay26x 18-21, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    It's one o'clock in the morning. And the clocks are ticking their warnings. Drifting in the fog. I haven't got all of the gears and cogs. Screaming your lullaby in mute. Digging...
    Lifesuckssmusichelps Lifesuckssmusichelps 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    As long as I can remember I have always been the one that everyone picked on and made fun of. Because of that I learned to withdraw within myself and keep everything inside, never...
    chadjunk chadjunk 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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    once again, I achieved nothing... I was supposed to lose weight this summer...but no instead I am sitting here eaing chips...once again I am so dissapointed in myself even though I...
    SomeGirlS SomeGirlS 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    how ******* dare i call my self a man im a pathetic loser deserve all the hate and bullying and pain ive ever got i don't deserve anything different i push everyone away and make...
    greatbritain1707 greatbritain1707 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I can't express myself fully. All this grief and pain is locked up inside me. I don't know what to do. I feel like I'm drowning. I have people to talk to, but I have trouble...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21 2 hrs ago

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    I have my hands in my panties! Message me and tell me what would do to me if u walked in on me touching myself!!
    xxfunloverxx xxfunloverxx 18-21, F 4 Responses 51 mins ago

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