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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I took this photo a year back on my camera when I was teaching myself to use it. enjoy :-) it's one of my favorites
    xXalternativegirlXx xXalternativegirlXx 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 4

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    #pictures#photography#urban#pair#few photography#kiss#lipstick#hipster#hip#mine#b&w#black and white#b&w photography#sunset#autumn#slide#favored#sunset#orange#lovely photography...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    #sunset#orange#beautiful photography#adorable couple#pair photography#dancing#dancing during the sunset#daylight#bright#dim#beatufiul#adorable#lovely#sweet#tumblr couples...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    Then there’s The straightforward role reversal, Permit the person do the motion with out kissing. Have him demonstrate his like to her with no kissing, employing simple...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Let's commence by introducing ourselves... We're Dave & Charlotte. We're wedding & portrait photographers. Our passion is photographing the associations amongst people identical to...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    We suggest at least five outfits, but really choose which you convey a lot of as opposed to much too minimal. We're going to mix and match from your range to build an ideal...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I cherished small photojournalistic moments like these. Her eyes peeking with the ideal piece of shade on her solution to her wedding ceremony! So sweet!We actually savored...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    Henri-Cartier Bresson Diane Arbus Nadar Ansel Adams Cindy Sherman Etc. I have been reading about and looking pictures from these different types of photography masters. I feel...
    juliusjulius juliusjulius 22-25, M Oct 29

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    I do love photography, I might decide in a few years to open a photography studio many people tell me I have an eye for it so I might take my mums advice and do it!
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    The vows were so significant and touching, it absolutely was genuinely sweet to check out them lose a tear. The thing is that they are the very best of pals and so they share a...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    I have been capturing weddings for that earlier seven years and nonetheless get energized by what wonderful visuals I can produce for each of my purchasers. Just about every...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    Western Australia, with its vast open up blue sky, golden shorelines and green parks, is the ideal spot for a wedding. Perth presents everything a bride and groom could aspiration...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    The philosophy of Bliss Studio is easy - to build stunning, all-natural household portraits. We would like our pictures to actually replicate who you will be to be a loved ones so...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    The Naylors arrived in to the studio for his or her 2nd shoot with wonderful little Sienna. She was very drained and happy to snooze with the initially half in the shoot.Our...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    Consulting with Producers and Editors EarthCam's in home producers and editors operate with you to capture and current probably the most dynamic sights within your undertaking in...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    This will sound like im trying to toot my own horn, but i assure you it is not. So, i have many passions in life. They come and go. Then I realized just this moment that I love...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 Nov 14

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    Photography is like the visual equivalent of "stopping to smell the roses"
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F Oct 24

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    I took this picture when I was 13. This is when I realized I had a thing for photography. I have more photgraphy on my Instagram! @jennifer_wheat
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F Oct 25

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    This was a little hard to take! Follow me on Instagram for more photography @jennifer_wheat
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    just posted some examples of my glamour photography in my albums page.
    EnglishCharles EnglishCharles 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    My main interest is street photography, especially candid's. Autumn, Winter and Spring is my landscape and wildlife time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 3

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    Yo if you love photography check out my website www.antoniobphotography.com and tell me what you think.
    TonyBananas TonyBananas 22-25, M Nov 5

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    There is one area about getting an official Qualified Picture session performed for couples that appears to cement their marriage and announce to the entire world that they are...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    As being the bridesmaids assisted Tabitha into her gown you could feel the Vitality and the enjoyment. Tabitha appeared so graceful and elegant, she has The gorgeous porcelain skin...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    Im well into photography. There is a lot to learn about it but its a great hobby, especially as I like to climb mountains and go for long treks. I love landscapes best. I live in...
    taydee taydee 56-60, M Nov 8

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    I love photography, it is one of the things I love to do in my spare time.When I'm older I would love to be a photographer ????
    Katiebug249 Katiebug249 13-15, F Nov 9

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    This is JinxI'm not talented at photography. I do enjoy trying though.  
    ABitOfConversation ABitOfConversation 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 11

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    Love photography and London so I combine them regularly.
    Fozzyuk34 Fozzyuk34 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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    My two loves in one, cars and photography.
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 11

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    I just love nature and photography what else can I say :)
    AladdinsCave AladdinsCave 26-30, M Nov 12

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    My first camera was a Minolta X-700.....miss film photography.
    BlaiddDrwg05 BlaiddDrwg05 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    While im thinkin bout photography.... Isn't this picture pretty? I think it's in Paris France
    burnout95 burnout95 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    i enjoy my time with myself with a nice cup of cofee......
    daphee daphee 22-25, F Nov 1

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