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What got you into photography?

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Apr 28, 2010 23:49 as a reply to  @ post 10086736 |  #61

My uncle Frank had a darkroom. loved the smell of the chemicals and the dark, cold, smelly air..and the naked pictures of all the africanwoman in NATGEO...

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Apr 28, 2010 23:59 |  #62

10+ years of traveling and staying on SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) partner hotels (Westin, Sheraton, W...) and so i had roughly 400,000 hotel points... i used 100K on upgrades, the rest on gift certificates... and i splurged...

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Apr 29, 2010 00:32 |  #63

All the cute high school girls who wouldn't look at me sideways, but always posed when I had my old Yashica film camera. That's when I figured some stuff out!

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Apr 29, 2010 10:30 |  #64

My work related move from NY to Delaware and the resultant tons of spare time...

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Apr 29, 2010 17:26 |  #65

Not really sure exactly....I just remember begin a little kid and loving to look at photographs....studyin​g them, their details, colors, etc. I remember looking at an Ansel Adams photograph once and feeling like I was there in the moment there was just so much detail and depth to it. It just made me want to know more about that place, and isn't that what a great photograph is supposed to do? Provoke emotion and thoughts.....

So, then I just started snapping away....and got talked into doing pictures for our local county paper (yes I said county, I'm from a very small rural town) I loved it!! Getting the action of the girls spiking the V-ball, or the boys running in the winning touch was a total rush and it made me want to learn more and do more with photography.

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May 01, 2010 22:19 |  #66

I was into it in high school. Then I was a photographer at Universal Studios Hollywood for a few years out of high school (2002-2004).

Then....I got hooked here: (external link)

And it started it all. Sitting with my Canon right now because of Kelle.

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May 02, 2010 14:33 |  #67

I remember back when i was young (i'm 23 now sorry older people), i was sitting in my "tree fort" with an old point and shoot kodak waiting for some birds to come to our back yard feeder. it must have been hours. I honestly don't know what happened to the shots, but it got me hooked on the visual arts.

During high school, i was very much into the video side of the house. I then went to film school for two years in philly...I got bored, dropped out, and joined the army. Once I got through EOD school, i was stationed in Germany. I figured it was a once in a lifetime sort of thing to be over here in europe, so i bought an XTI with a kit lens and never looked back. (oh yeah, a 100% disposable income helps too)

I love seeing how much i've progressed in the past few years. looking back at shots i thought were awesome from when i first started, only to see how wrong they were. haha

And i still have A LOT to learn.


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May 03, 2010 12:14 as a reply to  @ post 10055118 |  #68

My dogs!
They are all so photogenic and such hams for the camera!
I have now upgraded to a Canon SX10 IS but have yet to leave the AUTO MODE after 7 years now of being stuck in it!
I am hooked on all kinds of photography. I know I eventually need to leave the AUTO MODE behind. Scary!

Canon A630, Canon SX10 IS

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May 03, 2010 17:35 |  #69

I wanted a hobby, and enjoyed photography before but never had an amazing camera to take pictures with. Then started getting into the photoshop ideas. (That's where I really want my photo's to evolve.

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