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Sep 30, 2006 23:40 as a reply to  @ post 2059657 |  #16

I want to capture the human drama of athletic competition... the thrill of victory... and the agony of defeat.

Oh... and the money. :D


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Sep 30, 2006 23:40 |  #17

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I want to capture the human drama of athletic competition... the thrill of victory... and the agony of defeat.

Oh... and the money. :D

I just want the money.


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Oct 01, 2006 00:13 |  #18
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I think, for me, its self worth.

I suppose they're many things I suck at in life. Photography, is something I know I can do and I know I have an eye for. I think its something I can be proud of, something I can show the family and get respect for.




  
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Oct 01, 2006 00:33 as a reply to  @ AGENT 99's post |  #19

I cant draw,sing, paint, or write :) . It gives me a chance of a creative outlet, and the ability to freeze moments in time.

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Oct 01, 2006 01:21 |  #20

It's an excape for me. Instead of roasting on the beach I take the camera, a friend and do a shoot.


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Oct 01, 2006 03:24 |  #21

I'm a camera (motion) operator. That's what I do for a living and it pays extremely well. Being 19 years old means I naturally want to try and give everything a go. Film making has always stuck with me so photography was a hobby that was always going to get my attention. I did photography in school and loved it but never really took it to heart.

A few days ago I got myself a new SLR to 'replace' my countless consumer digicams and I havn't stopped taking photos since. I can't put the camera down. It's an addiction :)

Plus, what could be better than getting paid good money for doing something you love?


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Oct 01, 2006 07:06 |  #22

Why? For the same reason peole climb mountains...

Because its there!

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Oct 01, 2006 07:21 |  #23

memories.they are of special places ive been,wonderful things i've seen,people i know,people i love.they are pictures of everything that means something to me.i'm just an amatuer with 1 camera and nothing else but i love my pictures and look at them all the time




  
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Oct 01, 2006 09:18 |  #24

I've always had a keen interest in photography. Worked part time years ago in a studio and did my own freelancing for quite a few years. Along comes children and your priorities change. Didn't lose the interest but just didn't have time for the level of participation that I wanted. Always had a decent setup of 35 film gear and then bought a little point and shoot digital.

Due to a crisis in my family I found myself with more time on my hands and needed something to take my mind off of things. I bought the Canon 10D and haven't looked back since. I used to do it mostly for enjoyment but now I am doing it full time.

There is nothing more enjoyable (ok well I can think of maybe one or two) than throwing the gear in the car and heading out for a day with just me and the gear. I can literally lose myself in my photography. It can be a real escape from the world around me. It is not just the photograph themselves that interest me. I tend to follow "the business of photography" allot these days too. I like to research the manufacturers, trends in the business, new products, just about anything to do with it.


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Oct 01, 2006 12:01 |  #25

It's always been fun for me and people seem to like my photos. I don't know whether anybody would be willing to pay for them though.


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Oct 01, 2006 14:44 |  #26

it replaces my friends ..as i havent got any.lol


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Oct 01, 2006 22:28 |  #27
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ssim wrote in post #2060990 (external link)
Due to a crisis in my family I found myself with more time on my hands and needed something to take my mind off of things. I bought the Canon 10D and haven't looked back since. I used to do it mostly for enjoyment but now I am doing it full time.

Our paths seem to be parallel, Sheldon. And for the very same reason.



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Oct 01, 2006 22:37 |  #28

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I just want the money.

But is there really a huge amount of money to be made in photography?


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Oct 01, 2006 23:24 |  #29
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Yep. But only if you are a master of marketing.



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Oct 02, 2006 10:08 |  #30

I worked on some image retouching for a private project of Douglas Menuez and he totally inspired me to pick up an slr. I've never looked back.


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