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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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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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