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ishdakuteb

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2013, 04:25:03 PM »
I do it for the chicks

lol... your answer has made my day. and yes, i am doing for chicks too... but more like Dyland777.  below are some of examples that i have recently done for my daughters...

note:  these images are linked from my facebook and was shot with my canon 30d (available light).  the other two of mines are saved for big events or outing with family and friends.  canon 30d and 50mm f/1.4 is my everyday toys... and one thing that i have fogotten to say that this is chanlenge hobby imo...



















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Re: Why do you do Photography?
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2013, 05:27:20 PM »
I enjoy photography because it allows me to experience things in a unique way. It gives me more of a reason to go out and visit more places.  I like trying to capture memories of my family to remember while I am away. I shoot for myself to remember the people and things that I love.
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2013, 06:29:20 PM »
It's what keeps me sane...  Like some, I make no money from it.  But with this uncurable hobby, I am able to record every step of my little ones.  I grew up with hardly any pictures and I wish I have had the opportunity to see those pictures then.

I love how the camera/lens can capture an image in a certain way--blur the background away or everything in full  focus... or the sense of tension and motion within the image.  If desired, it can freeze anything in mid-air.  Always looking how I can frame what is before me.

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2013, 08:45:26 PM »
Because if I draw a rock and a tree, I have to label them so you can tell which one is the tree.
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2013, 08:57:18 PM »
Because if I draw a rock and a tree, I have to label them so you can tell which one is the tree.
Same here. In the seventh grade I drew a bird and people thought it was a frog! This way if they think a bird is a frog it is their eyesight that is in question :)

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2013, 09:33:49 PM »
Because if I draw a rock and a tree, I have to label them so you can tell which one is the tree.
Same here. In the seventh grade I drew a bird and people thought it was a frog! This way if they think a bird is a frog it is their eyesight that is in question :)

gotta love those sense of humor   :P

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #51 on: April 17, 2013, 11:27:43 PM »
I like photography for the challenge, variety, and the art.  I love the colors and light.  I like that I can capture moments that are only visible for an instant and then gone forever.  One of my favorites is creating an image that is completely different than reality by using flash or ambient light that is manipulated and controlled.  The earned money also helps keep things rolling along.

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« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2013, 01:33:43 AM »
Photography was my fulltime job in the last 15 years to earn a lot of money.

Now it´s a lot of fun because i have enough money, don´t need to work every day and I can decide the way I shoot the picture for my customers. I am in the fashion and fine art business.

But photography is not only a job for me, it´s also my hobby.


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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2013, 04:22:22 AM »
Hi guys, there are a few reasons I do photography:
The first is that my dad did! ( also why I got into my other hobby, Triumph cars. ) Dad documented most everything we did through slide photography, one of my memories is the slide shows!
I find I view the world in more detail like a lot of you guys.
I use it to document my other hobby!
I use it as a tool to document jobs, mainly those jobs I am pleased with or even, inflate chest I did that proud of.  8)
I use it to document things I find on jobs to try to stop them biting me in the butt at a later date.

loved this reply,

Photography is like a conversation with someone who lets me ask lots of questions. But I usually only get a good answer when I ask a good question.

Because if I draw a rock and a tree, I have to label them so you can tell which one is the tree.

Yes sounds like my level of ability at art, never got away with flicking paint at the canvas as art either! ::)

Now need to add to try to get pictures of birds of prey like Stilscream just posted, lovely pics of beautiful subjects, they are always above me when I try, silhouette against sky.  :'(
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #54 on: April 18, 2013, 06:39:26 AM »
1) For the art and enjoyment of capturing a beautiful shot of something wonderful or finding beauty where people overlook it! The pride i get from showing people my work and them enjoying it.

2) To document my life, create memories that will hopefully surprise me and remind me of events when i look back in later life.

3) It appeases my inner geek...  I like technical things and enjoy learning and mastering, er, things (languages excluded).

Photography, combining all of the above, makes for a perfect hobby for me; producing beautiful photos, that will remind me of places of been seen, while always challenging me.
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #55 on: April 18, 2013, 07:07:24 AM »
Now, I have a 1DX. And it's mostly for adoration from friends.

A 1DX for a hobby? Now i feel a lot better about my 5D :D but those are some amazing pictures.

Wow when i made this thread i was really expecting most people to be full time or part time photogs. Seems a lot of us are the same, willing to spend (a lot) money for a hobby. Cool
Thank you for the compliment. I always enjoy enablers!

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2013, 04:24:07 PM »
I got lazy and did not go through every posts...but I do sell pictures from time to time on Alamy.com and what I tell my wife is "honey, I can pay back all this gear in the next 40 years if I continue selling pictures".

Just to say that there is a slight chance it might become a cheap hobby by the tine I retire ^^





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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #57 on: April 22, 2013, 02:49:54 AM »
to send time with my family
 Great grand  son and he is all ready a pixel peeper

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #58 on: April 25, 2013, 09:24:04 AM »
to send time with my family
 Great grand  son and he is all ready a pixel peeper

Nice shot Gary ;)
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #59 on: April 25, 2013, 09:27:31 AM »
Photography was my fulltime job in the last 15 years to earn a lot of money.

Now it´s a lot of fun because i have enough money, don´t need to work every day and I can decide the way I shoot the picture for my customers. I am in the fashion and fine art business.

But photography is not only a job for me, it´s also my hobby.

I have 4 friends(wedding pro), they spend their time @ studio more than home.
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