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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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 46 mins ago

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    Something I wrote to him, although I didn't send it. Thank you. I have a lot of things to thank you for. Thank you for showing me how to love and supposedly be "loved". Thank...
    weightingforhappiness weightingforhappiness 18-21, F Oct 2

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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 5 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 1 day ago

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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 1 day ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    Photography teaches us that sometimes the simple things that go overlooked can radiate with beauty when captured with a particular perspective...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I think both of those things have got more common than it seems to be at first. I think the photographic eqipment is today so advanced, so well oriented that we are able to make a...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M Oct 11

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    There's nothing more that I enjoy than walking outside in the woods or down the street with my camera on hand. You never know when you'll find the perfect picture. It's just so...
    FiftyLyricsInAMiracle FiftyLyricsInAMiracle 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    There is something so honest about black and white photography, especially with portraits. I don't know how to explain it. Does anyone get what I mean?
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response Oct 18

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    is there someone can teach me more about photography?
    MazelGriselda MazelGriselda 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 19

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    Critique my photography. How could I have made this photo look better?
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 19

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    Photography is like the visual equivalent of "stopping to smell the roses"
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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    I'm 42 years old, am mother of 4 (19, about to become a father, 16, and 12 year old twins). Their father and I have been apart for 6 years. I've struggled with poverty, depression...
    Goodsunflower Goodsunflower 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I took this photo on my walk in Ithaca today. I love fall, walking in the woods and being in nature more than anything. It's my way of relaxing and centering myself.
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Unknown facts about Buddha that will blow your mind-From The Speaking Tree-The details of the Buddha's life are not known for certain, but most scholars are in agreement that he...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I want to be the unique and beautiful goddess I once was. Right now, I am ugly and undesirable. I loved myself last week and the week before, but something happened this week that...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 3

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    Never have I thought of killing myself or try hurting myself in ways that would end my life easily. I started to beat myself a few days ago and it felt good. I feel like I deserve...
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    How can you love yourself when you don't feel good about yourself ? This is the question I ask myself, because when I think about it the answer is. I don't feel good about myself...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I treat myself like I'm a different person. I often have debates with myself, get mad at myself, and I even have different opinions. Conversations with myself could go like, "Haha...
    unicornbombz unicornbombz 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    But I'm not IN love with myself ;) Seriously, though, what I have learned about loving the person you are is that if you don't, it is awfully hard for someone else to love you...
    shoehorny shoehorny 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I can't tell if I'm beautiful or ugly. My face and body distort when I look at myself in the mirror. The one moment when I finally tell myself I could possibly be pretty, I look up...
    SaveTheGeek SaveTheGeek 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I knew that long time back, I have myself, and ONLY myself. But Idk why I keep on forgetting, Idk why I am fooled easily into forgetting facts and into believing in things that...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I want to wear all black, and have multiple piercings in my ears. I want to wear deep dark eye make up, and wear strange things. I want to act crazy and go on midnight runs. I want...
    mishandle mishandle 18-21, F Oct 6

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    Well I feel like I'm never satisfied with myself. I can never do anything right or please anybody. Sometimes I'll cry randomly because I'm frustrated or just tired of everything...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    All my life I have pushed myself to do things that are difficult and that scare me. On a daily basis I purposely put myself in situations that I do not like, that terrify me. Why...
    mattturcs mattturcs 26-30, M Oct 12

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    There was a time I had no friends. So I decided to change myself. I wore lots of makeup, fancy cloths, stuck out my boobs with a push up bra, and had my hair nice. Within two days...
    Fifidog Fifidog 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I try to think back to a time where my life was different. A time where I was completely content with myself. And you know what? I can't recall a time where I was ever content with...
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I constantly think negative thoughts about myself, I hardly consider myself human and I put everything and everyone before myself. It's gotten to the point where I don't even...
    caseys22 caseys22 22-25, M Oct 14

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    "All of our relationships depend on our relationship with ourselves. If you don't love yourself, you can't possibly love anyone else" ~unknown. i never understood this when i was...
    AThousandThoughts AThousandThoughts 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 14

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