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Posted 2/17/08
So what do you like about photography? Why do you do it? What do you photograph? What do with your images? Etc. Etc. Tell us all about your photography!

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I got into photography about 7 1/2 years ago when I got my first SLR, an EOS IX (which used the now almost defunct APS film format) 2 years into photography I purchased a Canon Canonet QL-17GIII rangefinder camera, and then a Nikon F2, both of which use 35mm film. From there I purchased a Nikon FA with MD-15. About three years ago I purchased my Nikon D70 and have been digital ever since.

In the past I have worked for a wedding photographer, worked for a photographic retailer, and have shot for my first college to produce images for their magazine and for their website. I have done portraits for several of my friends.

I personally enjoy two very different types of photography. On one hand I love portrait and event photography. On the other I love photographing the world (cities, landscapes, random objects, etc.) without any humans in my photos.

Now I am working on improving my photography and getting back into shooting more after several years of relative creative dormancy
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The reason I am so enthusiastic about photography is about I am able to use anywhere, to take down precious memories at anytime. Photographs are great records of the past as it speaks a thousand words. People who see them have to think about what actually happen then, thus, in my opinion, i feel this make them better then a video.

I photograph many things, be it my family, extended family or even strangers. The pictures that I take are sometimes uploaded to some websites such as Crunchyroll, friendster and MSN myspace. Those pictures that I feel are especially well-taken, I will develop them to store them in my album. It allows me to view them whenever I wish to.

I am currently using a Nikon D40x to take photographs. I know it is indeed a DSLR, and it really enables me to take high quality photographs but I feel the crucial factor of a great picture does not lie solely on the camera that is being used to capture that moment. Of course,there is quite a difference if you have a DSLR camera, as oppose to a handphone one(be it 5MP or 1.3MP). This is because a DSLR give you the freedom to meddle with the settings (shutter speed, aperture, etc).The critical thing is the way the picture is taken, the effort and creative thinking to enable one to capture that particular shot.

This is long because Mr RainbowCoconuts also gave a very lengthy introduction. I thought i should also follow his example but I think those who intend to give a reply can start giving short and sweet answers. Well, for anyone who wish to comment on my pictures, kindly do so(even if you think it isn't good) because I also would like to improve my photography skills. Probably in the future, I may even upload better photographs.
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Posted 2/20/08
BAHAHAHAHAH I'm not a MISTER> AHAHAHAHA I"M ONLY 21 WHY IS THAT NOW I'M AN OLD MAN?????????? SINCE TURNING 21 ????????????????????????? lol
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Haha.. I did not see whether you were a guy or a gal.. sorry about that. By the way, if mister makes you sound old, then how should I address you? Master? (I think this is for kids)
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Posted 2/21/08
Master is an old term. Just call me...Joe.
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Posted 2/24/08

k9sparx wrote:

The reason I am so enthusiastic about photography is about I am able to use anywhere, to take down precious memories at anytime. Photographs are great records of the past as it speaks a thousand words. People who see them have to think about what actually happen then, thus, in my opinion, i feel this make them better then a video.


Yeah, I agree with this...Photography is a great capture of memories..It's so amazing when something as a photography, something what can't even move, tells so much...it can be like a small book...we can always find something new even when it doesn't change at all...the feelings, the story, the emotions and the creativity always amazes me in photography...

I'm 16 and I started to be interested in it 2 years ago (at 14)...I just used a crappy camera, my parent's didn't even know that I just got into photography or something so I didn't even asked for the camera and did my own art...I love originality, creativity, the idea and the feelings in photography...I still have so much to learn...

Deviantart.com is the place where I learned so much...

And I have a small gallery there http://death-of-season.deviantart.com/

I love photography...I love art.
Posted 3/9/08
Wow ngocanh, your photography is amazing! I especially like 'Blur Present'... it's beautiful As for me, I've always loved taking photographs, just because you're in a moment that you want to remember and capturing it in photography is how I do that. But it hasn't been until now that I've taken it seriously, so I'll be taking it at college for sure!

So basically, since I'm quite a noobie at photography, hopefully I'll be able to learn a few things from the people in this group.
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Posted 11/22/08
photography is an art you can express what you really feel...
u can do anything you want.. it's hard to explain.. but i really love taking pictures anywhere. lolx.
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Posted 12/9/08
I started taking interest in photography this year. I don't have my own camera, and i do not want to ask my parents for one. Saving up and buying it with your own savings is more satisfying. =) I leaned A LOT in DA. (Deviant art) I got my tablet just recently and i'm still learning editing and digital art. =) My work ain't good yet, but hey, i'm learning. =)

http://syimati.deviantart.com/
hehe..feel free to visit...it's not nice, though.
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Posted 3/27/09
I started photography for three years and it has been developing through out the years. I take photograph so I can freeze time it allows me to stop time in that image and it allows me to keep the great images I seen forever. When I photoraph I do not really look for thing I see the image if it is interesting I then go through in my mind how it would look in differetnt styles like black and white or negative and Then I snap away.
Posted 3/26/16
Hello, I've been a photographer for ten, going on eleven years now. I went to Art Institute for a degree in photojournalism and film, and took two classes by independent photographers in my area. As many have said, the idea of capturing a moment had always intrigued me. Though it really became my passion when my grandfather passed away, and I was given vintage photos of him when he was younger. In my mind, anyone posing for a photo, becomes as immortal as my twenty-five year old grandfather, evinced in an era. Expanding my passion, I began to see the world in a different way, a beautiful way. People, places, objects with unique, individual expression. Finding art, written across the elderly. Their aged, significantly wise faces. The old, withered barn in the middle of a sunny, rustic field. Chipped paint, creaking shutters and crevices; snuggly gardening a mysterious slither of winding vines. Caught in your frame, and telling their story.

I also love abstract photography. Though street photography is my favourite of them all. I tend to stray away from photoshop and things/programs of this nature. I personally like my photos to be as natural as possible. Though sometimes, I will enhance colours.
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