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I Am Teaching Myself Photography

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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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    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 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'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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    A week later on I seen the pictures with my boyfriend and Erin. I figured this was gonna be rather simple, but I had been Incorrect! This was One more incredibly Specific...
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    She was celebrating not merely her fiftieth birthday, but she and her husbandR17;s thirtieth wedding day anniversary. We were being blown away by how stunning she appeared, equally...
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    I love photography and editing. I do it for fun. I have more.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F Aug 24

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    I love photography! ^_^ I took this one, about a month ago The fog was just setting down on the morning light
    SolarSkyDiver SolarSkyDiver 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    I love photography... And peonies!
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    pappharry pappharry 31-35, M Aug 31

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    I love photography, Capturing nature and freezing it in time <3
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    Photography and Biking are my passions!!! Love to get out in the great outdoors every opportunity I get!! Hope to be heading to the Rockies very soon!
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    awesome photo that a photographer took the other day of me and a man who worked at the old army base in town. photography is awesome, and I really like this photo!
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Woot! Just wanted to share just in case we have some photography lovers out there!
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    Wherever i go, i could always see photography things that most of my friends can't
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    I'm currently taking a photography class right now :) it's great! We are gonna get to take pictures soon I'm really excited :D
    Faiithh Faiithh 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    My photography class went outside today and we took many beautiful pics outside today :) It was our first day outside and practicing some new camera techniques. I know my pics aren...
    Faiithh Faiithh 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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    Herb Ritts I love his photography. So beautiful... I am glad to have seen his exhibit a few years back at the Getty Museum.
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I joined the photography club today! How many pictures can I get on Google? Lol!!
    PrincessAnnaT PrincessAnnaT 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Does this count as a good nature photo for my photography class?
    PrincessAnnaT PrincessAnnaT 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 12

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    Yay or Nay to this pic for photography class!!
    PrincessAnnaT PrincessAnnaT 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 12

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    check out this site of a photographer from Albertaclick on gallery at the top and then click on the pics alsolots of neat places to click on the first pageHe creates beautiful...
    westwoman westwoman 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    After a breakup, I feel like we all want to better ourselves. We want to show the sucker who broke our heart that we will be fine without them. With that being said, I am working...
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    "Don't look into your mind"Photographer: myself - What do you think?
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    Sometimes I find myself in a scene, in a dream that's so far away...
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    I don't care where I go, or what I do. As long as I have the chance to connect with and learn about people from around the world. Being able to experience the way they find...
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    My story is that I have a sickness inside that I don't know how to make go away. It's hard to define this sickness other than a pervading poison that is eating me from the inside...
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    I hate myself the pain and humiliation I caused my parents by marrying outside my religion. I hate myself for for forcing my husband to convert to my religion albeit for show...
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