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I Am Teaching Myself Photography

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    Have embaressed myself a number of times and will probably share more of those stories as go along. One of more embarassing was when i was out shopping and had decided to wear a...
    Pissyknix Pissyknix 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    I've always loved photography. My grandpa was a photographer for the news when he was younger. He had a dark room and I remember wondering what it was. I loved seeing people...
    Forestofwonders Forestofwonders 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 7

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    For me photography is something that means a lot to me, because with photography I can save special memories and keep it with me for ever, family, uni, graduation, love, friends...
    Beyondtheseaa Beyondtheseaa 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    There is always something amazing to admire in photography. I wish I had the type of skill some people are born with for this haha
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M Mar 3

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    I love to take photos every day:))) especialy street photography. 
    Yasmeenaofficial Yasmeenaofficial 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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    Sooner ill post some of my works im street photography
    ryunlmtd ryunlmtd 13-15, M Mar 7

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    I prefer Photography for my walls. It's more real than a Painting. Although I do love paintings as well and have a Few on some empty spots that I love also. How about you?
    gino12 gino12 26-30, M Mar 9

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    Updated some new clicks on flickr. love street photography https://www.flickr.com/photos/olimurugavel
    olimurugavel olimurugavel 26-30, M Mar 10

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    hey guys, I wanted to get into photography does anyone know any good iphone filtering apps? I'm not very good yet but I'm trying to get into having hobbies, to get my mind off of...
    imswaggyurfaggy imswaggyurfaggy 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    I have been doing wildlife photography for just under a year and a half now and I have to say, it is the most relaxing thing to do. I love to just go out and get lost in the wind...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F Mar 14

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    Starting to get involved in the world of photography. Just got my Canon EOS M2! So happppy!!!
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Photography is a way to escape for me. Well that and music of course. I get so lost in the pictures I take and I forget about all the bull that's gong on. It's the simple fact that...
    Photographybrat Photographybrat 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Photography is my favorite form of expression. I love taking pictures of things and freezing a moment in time forever.
    futuremike1 futuremike1 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was just reading about an experience the first woman photojournalist Margaret Tabot Beal she was born December 23,1870 and what struck me about her is that she was born on my...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I ventured out last night to watch the sunset and take some time just for myself. I needed some quiet time and taking in a beautiful sunset always makes me happy. I thought I'd...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 9

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    anyone like ink drawings? I've taught myself how to use inks but I'm still starting out anyone who knows there **** is welcome to message me :)
    aradaex aradaex 18-21, M Mar 10

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    I was told I need to prove myself. I admit at this stage in my life I again have hit bottom and filled myself with depression as BPD has raised its ugly head again but in my life...
    wickedone72 wickedone72 41-45, F Mar 5

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    Ever since I was younger, I don't react to disappointing others very well. I had always been wary about how they see me and how I should act around them because I feel like no one...
    JalynArr JalynArr 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    i hate myself i hate my body, my face,my hair i hate how i walk,how i talk i hate looking into mirror i hate how i cant talk to people like a normal person i hate that i see myself...
    yeniC yeniC 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    all of my life I've put myself on the back burner to help friends and family and in a blink of an eye I turned 36. I've never been in a relationship, I've never really done...
    monteJ monteJ 31-35, M Mar 8

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    Yes I am a cutter but I'm not proud of it at all. in fact I do my best to pretend like they aren't there. I have old ones on my left arm but new and old ones on both of my thighs...
    easterbaby88 easterbaby88 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I have recently stopped caring. I used to cut because I just could not handle what was going on in my life. I used to cut because I would hurt so bad that I didn't know how else to...
    lowellwolf lowellwolf 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    It was a dreadful night that I hope I don't have to relive ever again. My boyfriend and I were at each others throats, testing each others limits and becoming increasingly agitated...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I put god first and myself second because I can only depend on myself and god, a part of loving myself is putting me first, I'm no longer saying yes to man, just god and myself, I...
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M Mar 19

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    I haven't been happy with myself for awhile. It started with my ex, I became very self conscious about myself. I used to never care, I was very care free but then I started to...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Ever since I was bullied at primary, I've lost myself. I wrote a list about myself and they were actually nice but deep down I still dislike myself for some reason. I've tried to...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    So yeah, me first experience on this site. I am one hell of a insecure girl. It started when I was 12, I had alot of friends but still alot of people called me a pig, or just fat...
    iwannarun iwannarun 16-17, F Mar 9

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    Yesterday I competed at the state academic team thing in Louisville. And I made so many mistakes. I don't know if I'll be able to forgive myself for some of this. I'll always be...
    AshleyWCSloth AshleyWCSloth 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    They say before You do anything you must first believe that you yourself can do it. Love yourself before loving others, accept yourself before accepting others, But as if would...
    Yuzuru Yuzuru 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Loving yourself can be challenging. Although it sounds quite elementary and simple -love yourself- it can be a perpetually formidable undertaking. This is doubly hard if you live...
    blutiger blutiger 41-45, F 3 days ago

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