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nda

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #60 on: April 25, 2013, 10:21:52 AM »
to see what the world looks like photographed.
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #61 on: April 25, 2013, 11:22:54 AM »
I took it up to help me learn about how lenses and exposure work when I was a tv student.

The bug bit.

Now I do it because I really really enjoy it.  It's for me.  I don't take commissions. I reluctantly sell an image if asked, but it's absolutely mine. 

It's also amazing how different the process is from doing video, my day job, with the exact same gear.

It's gives me an excuse to drive around the clyde and west coast.

And I love it when a plan comes together.

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #62 on: April 25, 2013, 11:43:54 AM »
 It is my time to relax. Especially at night. This one I took yesterday at full moon. A train lit the scene, but I guess I have to go down to ISO 800 or even 400 that the whites in the pond won't get clipped again...any advice? Aperture was 2.8 on the 16-35. High ISOs due to darkness without any artificial lights.



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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #63 on: April 25, 2013, 11:56:44 AM »
I got into it in college as a hobby. After I graduated I started doing prototyping and design work and we needed a product photographer so I bought a 5dII, 50 1.4 and a speedlite and taught myself everything I needed from books and workshops. Now I shoot more subjects, but my primary focus is prototyping, patent writing and design. I would say its a 60-40 split now that I own and run my business. When I was working at the law firm prior it was more a 90/10 split.

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #64 on: April 25, 2013, 01:50:42 PM »
It gets me out of the house and usually to places I wouldn't go in any other circumstance. It allows me to explore areas around me that I didn't know were there and see some really cool things. It's a great challenge, but also a great relaxer when I'm out there. And it fills the void in my artsy side since I quit drawing and such years ago. Very expensive hobby =)
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #65 on: April 25, 2013, 01:54:56 PM »
First: I can't draw to save my life. Second: I love capturing moments and emotions. But the most important thing to me: There is nothing to me like the feeling you get when you press the shutter button and you just KNOW that you just captured a great moment. There are these moment in portrait shoots where the model responds to something  in a way that is purely "him" or "her". And if you capture these moments it's a great feeling. :) Like this picture from the portrait session last weekend. I just love it. :)
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #66 on: April 25, 2013, 02:05:55 PM »
 because I'm not talented  enough to draw,  paint,  act,  sing,  or dance on a  pole. 
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #67 on: April 25, 2013, 02:43:34 PM »
To relax, have fun and giggles.

What I do not get is why so many try to meddle with my past time.  ;D

Get a life, fool! Or better yet quit your day job and do something more lucrative like being a call center agent.
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #68 on: April 25, 2013, 03:39:25 PM »
Three answers come to mind:
"To Win Friends and Influence People" (or to meet girls ;D ).
To not would be to rob the world of a genius.   ::)
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #69 on: April 25, 2013, 04:01:28 PM »
Pictures look ten fold better when I'm not in front of the camera.

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #70 on: April 25, 2013, 09:25:20 PM »
Three answers come to mind:
"To Win Friends and Influence People" (or to meet girls ;D ).
To not would be to rob the world of a genius.   ::)
When you have the camera, no one is pointing one at you.
I had not figured the third one :)

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #71 on: April 26, 2013, 09:18:40 AM »
I feel much better after seeing this poll. I thought I was little crazy spending that much $ into camera gear just for family photos ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #72 on: April 26, 2013, 10:59:44 AM »
I have for many years said that I would rather go blind than not being able to listen to music. Now that I've owned a few cameras and used them for a number of years, I'm more and more willing to sacrifice an ear and keep (at least) one eye.

Caveat: If you show me a picture of Justin Bieber and play one of his songs, I might end up both blind and deaf... ;)

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #73 on: April 26, 2013, 01:09:42 PM »
I have for many years said that I would rather go blind than not being able to listen to music. Now that I've owned a few cameras and used them for a number of years, I'm more and more willing to sacrifice an ear and keep (at least) one eye.

Caveat: If you show me a picture of Justin Bieber and play one of his songs, I might end up both blind and deaf... ;)
LOL! Well, just my opinion, but he sings better than I can...

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #74 on: April 26, 2013, 01:40:28 PM »
 to get the bitches
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