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I Am Teaching Myself Photography

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Trying to practice more patience with myself.
    Kelsiii Kelsiii 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    how do you let go of your past, when u you keep beating yourself up about things that have happened or worse things that could have happened. when I was about 8 I got a half...
    twoface444 twoface444 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I feel like I should just put and end to myself sometimes, well most of the time.
    staygoldenbaby staygoldenbaby 16-17, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I'm playing with myself in my attends. While I was playing I peed all over my hand. It's fun to be playing with myself in a dry diaper and then then start peeing. I'm still playing...
    tylerlovesdisposablediapers tylerlovesdisposablediapers 16-17, M 10 hrs ago

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    Confusing feelings about my teacher. I started having a crush on them 2 years ago, but then tried to rationalise with myself. They are more than twice my age, possibly in a...
    andiloveit andiloveit 18-21, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I can't even look at myself in the mirror because I just hate myself. I don't believe I deserve to be happy or to feel content. I try really hard at trying to find a job but keep...
    alice0493 alice0493 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    I'm looking to start doing some live band photography, has anyone got any advice?
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm scared of being alone im scared my depression will take over me I tried so hard to fight but somehow it keeps coming back to me I don't know what to do I tried so keep strong...
    bearberryx3 bearberryx3 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I don't ask people about themselves, because I don't want to be nosy. I was always told as a child not to be nosy, and not to ask too many questions. Questions were annoying...
    ItisonlyI ItisonlyI 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    there is no beauty just expressing pain and misery your wish your wanting to see something from the other side sunlight has leave me only night and darkness was there for me...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    this is a true experience, and just for note I don't like peeing myself at all. I don't mind desperation in private, but I don't like it in public or find it fun at all. This for...
    kgirl17 kgirl17 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Since 4 months I have been fattening myself up every single minute of the day I gained weight rapidly each and everyday thanks to a friend here with my girlfriend I turned into an...
    M19946 M19946 18-21 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    hymn of nothingness oh i have serve feels like eternity to feel...joy and sadness illuminate my path with darkness and nothingness away from all this madness unite me with...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I'm trying to, anyway. I'm currently in my last week of an intensive outpatient program for drug addiction and mental health issues. A lot of the things I've learned from this...
    TheCallipygist TheCallipygist 22-25, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Some time ago I promised myself I wouldn't cut myself with a knife anymore. Last night I broke that promise. According to my promise this means I have a problem with cutting. I...
    jsualmtha jsualmtha 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    This is from Florida. Interestingly this was taken with a Canon Point and Shoot. Just caught it at the right time. I had to wait for people to move out of the shot. Patience is the...
    SimilarDifference SimilarDifference 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 19

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    wish i didn't know didn't expected now it's killing me to see you in reality didn't predict to witness this cruelty poisonous and so cold, smiling, throne of all your...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M Aug 17

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    I don't even know myself let alone able to be myself. I am so fake. I have social anxiety, which is getting better, but only because I force myself to behave more enthusiastic, or...
    WhereaboutsUnknown WhereaboutsUnknown 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I have never admitted this to anyone, but I self-punish. The thing is, I've always done this. I remember doing it when I was two years old. A lot of times, I'll get into moods...
    ChristineGalaxies ChristineGalaxies 13-15, F Aug 16

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    Yesterday at 6pm, when the cleaning team came in their usual round, the cleaning lady was taken by my tearful eyes. I was crying and for all my life, that was an impossible scene...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F Aug 14

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    you came and ruined my peace i was ok...in my sweet isolation destroyed that silence where i wander with no dream now in silence i drown in thoughts so miserably want to...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I like both B&W and color photography and prefer film to digital. Speaking specifically about film, black and white allows for much creativity, especially in printing. Color, on...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I absolutely love photography and expressing myself through it. just looking at nature and capturing that memory on film is one of my favorites I took this picture in Maine...
    crimsonrosebud crimsonrosebud 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I've been taking a lot of photos here lately, and I enjoy being able to express myself through photography :)
    georgiapeach1995 georgiapeach1995 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I seriously be in the house by myself, telling myself jokes laughing by myself just talking to myself.
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    City by day, or by night. Just me, myself, and I living this city life.
    Jillianlov Jillianlov 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Definitely would recommend this book to anyone interested in photography :)
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I have hated myself since I was about 8 years old. I hate myself so much that I went through a period of time in my life where I did not speak and could not look at people in the...
    dreampaladin dreampaladin 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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