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I Am Teaching Myself Photography

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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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    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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    The approaches In this particular workshop use to all levels of engagement photography and all amounts of equipment. Whilst we suggest a DSLR, any good quality digicam, like a...
    Michael838w4jc6 Michael838w4jc6 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    I do photography AS level at college, I love it. I did a shoot today and the pictures from it are amazing.
    thatmegan thatmegan 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    The subsequent video talks about one of many simple Basis poses that we use. The DVD covers posing along with write-up generation, lighting, preparing plus much more!six. Produces...
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    Chapter three introduces The fundamental lighting strategies that we are going to be employing all through the workshop. Through the whole workshop, we is going to be showing you...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    Scan  the more mature pictures of both you and your beau to mix them With all the new photographs. Use both the outdated and new images make a shocking photo e-book to depart on...
    Michael838w4jc6 Michael838w4jc6 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    The visual art of photography is enlightening. Everytime I take a photo of a funny, disturbing, emotionally fleeting event, the icon itself is interesting to look at. Taking...
    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Your sketches are excellent and really encourage Every photographer's creativity in working with them. (Now I just should communicate on the list of Little ones outside of an...
    Alexander6935esh5 Alexander6935esh5 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Scan  the older photos of you and your beau to mix them Using the new pictures. Use both of those the aged and new pictures make a surprising Picture e-book to go away on Exhibit...
    James2581uiu1 James2581uiu1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    There is a thing about possessing an official professional Image session accomplished for couples that seems to cement their romantic relationship and announce to the entire world...
    Logan3691wjw1 Logan3691wjw1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    The Normal Light Couples Photography Workshop on DVD focuses on educating techniques in lieu of the particulars of application. Below is definitely the software program that we are...
    Willsam936i7gv1 Willsam936i7gv1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    Reddit user brookemayo confirmed us what eleven many years of marriage really seem like when she posted this outrageous Image on Reddit Wednesday.Searching the online world and...
    Ryan505m0vr1 Ryan505m0vr1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    Joshua604a3xn8 Joshua604a3xn8 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    Like is affected individual, really like is kind, love is... posing with your husband as he leaps to the air holding a giant fish?13. Consider photographs of your pair going for...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    We start with planning to the shoot. We speak through why it is important to encourage marriage ceremony consumers to perform a pre-marriage ceremony portrait session, we mention...
    Nathan4702xky2 Nathan4702xky2 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    So you are a looking to be a professional photographer and want to set up shop but don’t know how to attract clients? Don’t be overly worried, you are not alone! This is a...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Nov 25

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    12. A pose with a small amount of enjoyable. The important portion is her leg positioning, Every single leg must be bent in numerous angles. Although he continues to be lifting her...
    Joseph0368lyk7 Joseph0368lyk7 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    @ccting: In case you have Microsoft 1 Take note, it is possible to duplicate and paste Virtually anything to it. You may make folders for various categories and position posts like...
    Joshua604a3xn8 Joshua604a3xn8 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Check out several different influences to supply options for your pair. Be sure you Perform While using the tints and ageing on the shots.Have the shots from the Unique session...
    Aiden3693znb4 Aiden3693znb4 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    All pictures on this Internet site are protected by copyright. Masterfile incorporates a authorized responsibility to guard the rights of our contributing artists and our clientele...
    Matthew9482ypf5 Matthew9482ypf5 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    Photography is never about the actual photo. Its importance is found in the way it makes you feel. Photography is about capturing the emotions and moments in a life, so when you...
    afnfnfjf afnfnfjf 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I adore photography it was my first true love. After years of wanting to be a photographer for National Geographic I gave up because I was told I'd never make it. Oh well, I still...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love photography but I can't produce great photographs :(
    zimoash20 zimoash20 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    5 years experience on photography of wildlife.
    danlacks danlacks 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I love photography but cameras are so expensive!!! And still learning my skills too TAT
    LRxIce LRxIce 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    Good couples photography captures the essence of the relationship. We're thrilled to operate with the two straight and gay couples as the thing is while in the image gallery below...
    Joseph0368lyk7 Joseph0368lyk7 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    We don't photograph just about anything express. We worship and adore the human anatomy and we seek out to flatter and complement the human variety at each individual opportunity...
    Alexander0493fzr1 Alexander0493fzr1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    When you’re new to couples portraiture, or your subjects are a tiny bit self-aware, it’s fantastic to get started on the shoot with a longer lens. This allows you to...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    This DVD is great! The two the video clip and seem quality are high-quality. For me, the tempo that the knowledge was offered was ideal. The purchase that the information was...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    For sure our annual "family members/few" Picture shoots might be heaps far more fun! Thanks for that inspiration!! xoxo!sixteen. A pair lying close together on the bottom. Make...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    I really don't think my photography is that great but my husband made me go semi professional and I photograph weddings birthdays and christenings and any other event I love...
    leahlovesyou leahlovesyou 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I really love photography, and the fact that this tree looks like a poodle, kinda. :)
    clary15 clary15 13-15, F Dec 7