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I Am Teaching Myself Photography

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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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    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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    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 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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    "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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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

    Welcome to my profile! This story acts as a quick access point to my other stories. Sadly this is little helpful in the Android app because that does not support links. The...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 30 mins ago

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    Stuck in a world created by feelings and thoughts that live. These steps I once took on this earth, this realm, now unfamiliar dark having no volume to which internally I seek...
    Jusslogiq Jusslogiq 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    Seems so hard to do, always coming down on myself in spite of things. I am getting bolder and still it happens. I also feel like there is no one to confide in and so hold things in...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    I have come to a beautiful place in my life where I unconditionally love myself ... i love this fusion my soul and body have formed ... I love myself I love the "flaws" or the...
    igotthesunshiningoutmyass igotthesunshiningoutmyass 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I love everything to do with taking care of my hands and using the manicure tools to make my hands and nails clean and pretty. I also love painting my nails and at first felt self...
    Ddlinks Ddlinks 18-21, T 3 hrs ago

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    I loathe myself. I am so miserable. I hate going anyway with my partner he's 31 I'm 23. Woman look at him he looks at them in constantly hideous and invisible. I used to jog I got...
    Ufront1 Ufront1 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Emotions are a pain, regret, guilt, sadness and many more. If I distract myself then they will only show up shortly, they don't have the audacity to interrupt, at least, most of...
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Stuffing myself with food before bed so that my body has no choice but to pack on the pounds. Tonight's its nutella drenched toast.
    AmandaBanks AmandaBanks 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    I hate my life and myself so much. I'm so ugly and chubby and nobody likes me I'm basically nothing. I get rejected by the lowest of the low. I don't even know why I'm still alive
    katiebuggg katiebuggg 16-17, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I cut myself today, and yesterday, and last year...
    Lili3423 Lili3423 16-17 12 hrs ago

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    I do, and I've always felt kind of ...off. Because it's so easy for me to find the beauty and good in other people, even in the worst kind of people, but I can't seem to be content...
    chickenstrips chickenstrips 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Whoever commented on my last post that my anti-depressant pills do not make people happy was right. I don't feel like myself right now, is like I am watching myself from far far...
    Zolfy Zolfy 22-25, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Really, I only wanted to share one thing that I was thinking right now, but I always have things I want to share and then forget to do so. 1. What I eat is determined by whether...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It was Begging of September of 2015... I was invited to a Wedding to a military buddy of mine. And I was feeling more Obligated to go because I am a man of my word.. I woke up that...
    Micheael Micheael 26-30, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    At 19 I decided that I was ready to fall in love. I met a boy through mutual friends, we talked all night, and I knew he was the one I would open my heart to. Our relationship...
    Halfapersonn Halfapersonn 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    1. I've been told to die so many times2. I've been bullied3. betrayed by my previous friends4. waste of space5. it seems like everything i do is never good enough6. too afraid to...
    starphantom starphantom 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I have to work on my attitude towards myself , I'll be puttin myself down alot thinkin myself as a loser sometimes
    jayjay388 jayjay388 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Why can't I shout anymore? I write to express my feelings, yet I find myself lulling the noise as I pick up my pen. I wonder if I'm afraid to see myself ugly. I wonder if...
    wtfgirl001 wtfgirl001 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    this type of photography enhances natural beauty of the subject matter. when the subject matter is a woman,the photograph can be absolutely breathtaking...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Like my page 'ali talpur's photography' on facebook
    alien1997 alien1997 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    It's the moments you didn't plan where you find the most beauty. I just went on a casual drive and found myself paused at a stop sign, much longer than the normal "stop and go...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Most of my photography is in color, because I'm not yet experienced with black and white, though I've shot a few rolls of B&W film. This is one of my best pictures, shot at a local...
    HisMajestyTheKing HisMajestyTheKing 46-50, M a week ago

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    i was once in college for fine art and took a digital photography course...i learned a lot how to see things differently and appreciate nature and the simplest things more. i...
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F a week ago

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    I am in my mid thirties. I have two daughters who live with me. I just finished going through my second divorce, and my heart is pretty broken. Just two weeks prior to her walking...
    JoeGlas JoeGlas 31-35, M a week ago

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    The first time they dropped rope at my feet I did not pick it up. Must have been my pride. Then as they spoke of faults which labeled my worth I thought I could do better. I could...
    Myplethora Myplethora 22-25, F Feb 5

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    I feel like I lost who I am, but I can't figure out where. I need to find myself, I'm tired of being emotionless and watching everyone around me succeed and live their life. I feel...
    DaisyKaine DaisyKaine 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I feel that most people in my life are only there due to convenience. I don't feel any "bond" or connection with even my closest friends and family anymore. I know it's my fault...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    As I take these 6 months to leave my husband and get myself on track, I think I am doing well so far. I am giving him and us 6 months. 6 months for him to seek a cure for his inner...