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Jan 18, 2012 16:22 |  #31

It's opened up new opportunities and introduced me to a diverse group of very passionate people.

Last year, through my hobby, I had the opportunity to go to Bolivia and Uganda for the sole purpose of photography and I got one of my favorite shots in Uganda!

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Jan 18, 2012 19:07 |  #32

i wish i could travel outside of my city right now. should be going south to southern california and i will be driving and taking pictures the entire way there and back


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Jan 19, 2012 11:56 as a reply to  @ post 13727533 |  #33

I credit photography with literally saving my life. My wife passed away very suddenly and I found myself a widower at the age of 46. I did what many do and hit the bottle for awhile until common sense kicked in. I had a full complement of medium format film gear that I used to freelance with but I needed something less expensive and something with more immediate results. I went and bought a Canon 10D and the rest is really history. A few years later I quit my day job to do photography full time.

I met some great people and have some on here that I have met personally and done some shooting with. There was a group of about 4 or 5 of us that would get together a couple times a year and shoot for a weekend. It really was a blast.

Photography has always been a significant part of my life and digital came along when I needed it the most.


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Jan 19, 2012 12:54 |  #34

Very inspiring Sheldon! Bravo Sir!!


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Jan 19, 2012 13:18 |  #35

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #13732540 (external link)
Very inspiring Sheldon! Bravo Sir!!

Yeah, wow, we do see some cool stories here!

Maybe one of these days I'll be able to share some good news:(:)!


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Jan 19, 2012 13:19 |  #36

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Yeah, wow, we do see some cool stories here!

Maybe one of these days I'll be able to share some good news:(:)!

Hasn't photography figured predominantly in your relationship with your grandson Tony?


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Jan 19, 2012 13:39 |  #37

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Hasn't photography figured predominantly in your relationship with your grandson Tony?

Well, Jay, yeah, although he's "moved on" -- but yeah, a few years ago he was my frequent companion and "co-shooter" on a lot of outings, and we share some great memories as well as photos!

We have had great times,

We decided once to pack camera gear into kayaks:

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He was happy to pack some gear as we'd roam around the woods and such:

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Jan 26, 2012 15:55 |  #38

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Photography gave me my escape from this world (external link) which was sucking the life out of me and gave me an entrance into this world (external link) where my soul breaths much freer and my life has a new-found purpose.

I know this sounds overly dramatic but it couldn't be more true...

Yeah...that. It's really helped me since I joined the Navy as well. Job sucks but being the ship's photographer it's such a release! I appreciate a sunset and sunrise so much more as well and everything really seeing the beauty of it in a photography makes you just look at it in an everyday experience in a different exposure...I mean light. :D

Being int he Navy, the photos I've had to enjoy and capture. As I often say if I forget my camera or simply detach it from my body for a night out, that sometimes I just want to enjoy something for what it is and remember in my mind and nothing else. Taking photographs though as allowed me to see things like that whereas before I may not have cared so much still every helo landing, RHIB taking off, gun shoot, ship alignment, anything. It's awesome and once you get hundred's of the same thing, you then enjoy it just for yourself and moment.


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Jan 27, 2012 00:10 |  #39

While I can't claim that photography has literally saved my life, ala Sheldon, I can certainly credit it for helping me endure the "dark periods". I suffer from MDD (major depressive disorder) and although medication controls the worst of it, I still go through periods of extreme social withdrawal. What usually pulls me out of it is the chance of a great photo excursion. While I lose interest in everything else---family, friends, life---at least the spark for photography is always there ready for me to fan it into flames.


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Jan 27, 2012 01:16 |  #40

irishman wrote in post #13776324 (external link)
While I can't claim that photography has literally saved my life, ala Sheldon, I can certainly credit it for helping me endure the "dark periods". I suffer from MDD (major depressive disorder) and although medication controls the worst of it, I still go through periods of extreme social withdrawal. What usually pulls me out of it is the chance of a great photo excursion. While I lose interest in everything else---family, friends, life---at least the spark for photography is always there ready for me to fan it into flames.

Wow, I feel for ya! And I can relate, photography (including hanging out here in POTN) has helped to keep me "sane", or at least somewhat sane!


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Jan 27, 2012 05:19 |  #41

The stress has given me male pattern baldness!


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Jan 27, 2012 13:04 |  #42

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The stress has given me male pattern baldness!

Heh! I attribute that and my grey hair to my children:)!


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Jan 27, 2012 15:26 |  #43

currently i've realized that photography has given back something to achieve. i'm mainly doing it as a hobby, i'll probably never get into it professionaly but just knowing that people like some of the photo's i put up and some can tell that i've been getting better (thanks to alot of people on here with their suggestions on things to try) i've regained a sense of accomplishment that i haven't felt in a long time. mainly because i work in the computer IT industry and there really isn't much left for me to accomplish other then to switch to a differen't aspect of the computer industry


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