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I Am Teaching Myself Photography

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 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

    I am a highly experienced photographer specialising in pregnancy photography, newborn photography and location children's photography. My style is natural, intimate and uniquely...
    rahulbehal009 rahulbehal009 26-30, M Apr 1

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    Starting to get involved in the world of photography. Just got my Canon EOS M2! So happppy!!!
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Photography is a way to escape for me. Well that and music of course. I get so lost in the pictures I take and I forget about all the bull that's gong on. It's the simple fact that...
    Photographybrat Photographybrat 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Photography is my favorite form of expression. I love taking pictures of things and freezing a moment in time forever.
    futuremike1 futuremike1 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I was just reading about an experience the first woman photojournalist Margaret Tabot Beal she was born December 23,1870 and what struck me about her is that she was born on my...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F Mar 28

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    More amature photography by my iphone, on the brightside it finally feels like spring!
    apmountaindrew apmountaindrew 16-17, M Mar 31

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    Photography as a career.Any tips on how to get started?
    biwhisper biwhisper 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Two shots of rear view photographyexperimental, actually! 
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I do a lot of amateur photography. I've even done a paid shoot of my friends wedding :) I always carry a camera around with me, ready to snap something that catches my eye
    emyleejane emyleejane 26-30, T Apr 7

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    I love black and white photography! I use a mobile app called "Dramatic". You might like the app too. It has various options of filter. Just take a good angle of your subject when...
    CatGurll CatGurll 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    With photography you can express your feelings and also have fun with it haha<3 btw that's my picture (:
    Sammie099 Sammie099 13-15, F Apr 9

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    Any people do portrait photography in here...lets see your best shot
    CluelessStudent CluelessStudent 22-25, F Apr 10

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    My earliest memories of taking photography recedes to when I was just a young girl. I remember my climb to the tipity top of the living room hutch to ****** my mothers instant...
    Imaginist Imaginist 16-17, F Apr 10

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    amateur at best....but i love black and white photography.
    TopNotchGuy TopNotchGuy 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    Practicing with Adobe elements! Do you guys use it? I know it's more like beginner software but it's pretty equipped if I do say so myself.
    HannahB15 HannahB15 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I love this picture I did it myself!
    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Let's start with the basics. I'm a 15 year old girl. I'm a freshman in high school. I love learning, reading, writing, singing, drawing, hiking, and photography. Lover of music. I...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I cause my own headaches. I need to keep myself from sinking into the "what if's", "how come's","what's the purpose ","should I's", and "why not's". I surprise myself...
    aLadywithoutaclue aLadywithoutaclue 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    I didn't realize how much I hate myself. I'm always comparing myself to others and I'm used to reminding myself that I am an awful person. I don't think that's working out for me...
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    In the moment. In that moment. I was not myself - the one I always have been, no more. A promise made, broken. I made the right choice, and it's haunting me. The thoughts, the...
    LuluMoualla LuluMoualla 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    It's odd but I have found myself but it's hard finding ways to express the bits of me left but I'm giving it a shot and to some manner it's working
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I always hate myself for being awkward but I have friends and a gf that say I'm not awkward and it's just in my head, I know they mean well but my head still keeps on saying I'm...
    Just1n12345 Just1n12345 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    I hate myself for still being in love with a girl, who walked over our serious long term relationship, because her parents did not approve me(I am not from her 'culture'.
    eternallonely eternallonely 26-30, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I have learned over the past and being in a sexless relationship for several years and not having a partner male or female that I have become my own lover in pleasuring and playing...
    Pantyluvr55 Pantyluvr55 56-60, M 10 hrs ago

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    My cousin was visiting over spring break and we had a tickle fight. He pinned me down and tickled me so much I peed myself.
    KaitlynS1996 KaitlynS1996 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    To find You. ((Lose Myself by Tobymac))
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    By that I mean I'll say something once and repeat it once, twice, thrice, etc. I do this because if I don't get some sort of reply first time over, than I think that I wasn't heard...
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T 3 hrs ago

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    for being a coward. It really ****** me of! Especially with my mom. I am just so afraid of she is going to react. I AM SO ******* STUPID... The first time I told her I had a bf was...
    DRgirl809 DRgirl809 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Ever since I was younger, I don't react to disappointing others very well. I had always been wary about how they see me and how I should act around them because I feel like no one...
    JalynArr JalynArr 16-17, F Mar 24

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