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08/06/2005 06:46:31 PM · #1
Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by aboutimage:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

I HATE it...I take crappy fuzzy pictures. I only do this to stress myself out and see how many scores in the 4 range I can rack up. I would love it if I were good but that ain't happening. Maybe in my next life. lol

- Linda

Hey, that sounds exactly how I feel about golf!!!

And bowling ...

Hey General - leave my half-hazard bowling out of it! lol My league starts end of the month.

- Linda

Unfortunately, I'd say my lifetime bowling and golf averages are just about the same ... not a good thing in either case.

Message edited by author 2005-08-06 18:47:02.
08/06/2005 05:14:13 PM · #2
Originally posted by nathaliedoo:

So why do you love photography?


My two strongest reasons: theraputic -- I don't drink, do drugs or smoke cigarettes so I have to have some outlet!

and it communicates beyond words -- I may not know the word for friendship in every language but if I see a picture of kids sharing a PBJ I know that's it.
08/06/2005 05:02:58 PM · #3
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by aboutimage:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

I HATE it...I take crappy fuzzy pictures. I only do this to stress myself out and see how many scores in the 4 range I can rack up. I would love it if I were good but that ain't happening. Maybe in my next life. lol

- Linda

Hey, that sounds exactly how I feel about golf!!!

And bowling ...


Hey General - leave my half-hazard bowling out of it! lol My league starts end of the month.

- Linda
08/05/2005 10:52:50 PM · #4
Because it is the most eloquent voice with which I can speak to any person on earth.
08/05/2005 07:10:49 PM · #5
Because i see so many bad photographer posting picture on web for instant grate and blue sky and sunset one, than I can see how far I am from beginner photographing lol lol ruf lol
08/05/2005 06:51:45 PM · #6
I love photography for many reasons. I could never list all of the reason why I love photography but here are a few, and I'm sure later on I will think of more and most likely post them too since it's a friday night and I don't have anything to do.

1. It's in my blood. I had a grandmother who is my idol. I have never got a chance to meet her, she died when my father was 7 years old. She kept many journals though and one day when I was a kid I found them. She wrote letters to me in them, even though I wasn't born. She would call me "her future". She was an artist and a writer just like me, and my first camera was a poloroid camera that she bought. I have been compaird to her my whole life.

2. I am addicted to my shutter button. I love the feeling I get when I make the photograph that is in my head. As most artist I have talked to, I push an idea around in my head for weeks before actuly creating it.

3. I am a very emotionaly based person, I love my camera or art in genral because it's my outlet. I love just leaving with a camera in my hand and making pictures of how I feel. Granted I have taken alot of bad pictures, but I have also taken a few good pictures.

4. Photography is the only thing I could ever see myself doing for the rest of my life. I couldn't imagine working as anything else but an artist. Ever since I was 8 years old I knew what I wanted to do in life.

5. Photography is my drive, my passion, my worship. (I hope this doesn't effend anyone)I am very grouned in my faith and I feel that photography is a part of my worship. I can make a photograph but I feel that God makes my subject. I'm not trying to force anything down anyones throat, I hate "turn or burn" mentalities. I am willing to talk of my faith but I respect that worship is a personal thing.

6....more to come later, I'm going out to get something to eat and take some pictures with this wonderful summer lighting.
08/05/2005 04:54:44 PM · #7
I love it for the reason of expressing myself,,to be able to create something that hopefully someone else hasnt created. To be free, to go out and just start shooting and then see what happens. I want to be different just like everyone else here.
08/05/2005 03:19:07 PM · #8
Originally posted by tfaust:

Originally posted by louddog:

I'm just in it for the chicks.

Oh, really??? Maybe I need to start going on your outings and hikes. ;-)


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I meant baby chickens! I love shooting those little buggers.
08/05/2005 03:11:52 PM · #9
Originally posted by aboutimage:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

I HATE it...I take crappy fuzzy pictures. I only do this to stress myself out and see how many scores in the 4 range I can rack up. I would love it if I were good but that ain't happening. Maybe in my next life. lol

- Linda

Hey, that sounds exactly how I feel about golf!!!

And bowling ...
08/05/2005 03:09:58 PM · #10
the sound of the shutter.
08/05/2005 02:49:06 PM · #11
Originally posted by tfaust:

Originally posted by louddog:

I'm just in it for the chicks.

Oh, really??? Maybe I need to start going on your outings and hikes. ;-)


Busted! ;) LOL
08/05/2005 02:46:12 PM · #12
I had a fashion photographer tell me that he spent all of high school trying to get girls to take off their clothes. He didn't figure it out until later that if you have a camera, all you have to do is tell them to take them off.

Message edited by author 2005-08-05 14:46:28.
08/05/2005 01:30:05 PM · #13
Originally posted by louddog:

I'm just in it for the chicks.

Oh, really??? Maybe I need to start going on your outings and hikes. ;-)
08/05/2005 01:26:13 PM · #14
The chicks.
No doubt about it

...And the toys
And that satisfying click when you push the shutter...
And, well, all of it

08/05/2005 01:11:07 PM · #15
Because I sold my boat and I needed another "hole in the watrer" to pour money into. Come on, you know you all like the spending part the best. Like a kid on Christmas eve you sit at home all day on the day UPS is scheduled to deliver your new .....
08/05/2005 01:07:13 PM · #16
so i have blackmail pics. :)

seriously, a lot of the reasons people have said already.
i like being able to capture that moment in time, and also through the power of cropping and skills, taking something that might not be so beautiful or interesting and making it appear beautiful and interesting.
08/05/2005 01:03:29 PM · #17
Originally posted by Digital Quixote:


I love photography because if I can find little bits of the world that are beautiful, uplifting and positive, and if I can photograph these things and places and people, maybe I can change at least one person's world view ... tell them that in spite of its broken nature, we can still make our part of the world different ... beautiful.

Back to my philosophic cave while I attempt pictures worthy of my philosophy.


I like this reason!

Thanks for sharing it!
08/04/2005 02:13:52 AM · #18
I feel I love photography because I am mentally unstable. I love the way the sublight reflects off the tripod legs in the morning. It looks like...
08/04/2005 02:03:16 AM · #19
Originally posted by mesmeraj:

because it justifies me being naked a whole lot of the time.


Haha....I'll add you to my favourites then! :)

08/04/2005 01:49:12 AM · #20
Originally posted by mesmeraj:

Originally posted by mesmeraj:

because it justifies me being naked a whole lot of the time.


Now that's a good reason !!!!
08/04/2005 01:47:14 AM · #21
now im repeating myself shew!

doubley naked i guess!

Message edited by author 2005-08-04 01:56:07.
08/04/2005 01:46:32 AM · #22
because it justifies me being naked a whole lot of the time.

Message edited by author 2005-08-04 01:56:23.
08/04/2005 01:45:52 AM · #23
Cause the chicks dig it
08/04/2005 01:35:50 AM · #24
I am an optimistic positive person. It is my nature. I am also a 26 year old trapped in a 54 year old body, but I digress.

That being said, the world is major league broken with many many bent and broken people. I am uplifted by the fact that the world mostly "works" often in spite of itself.

I love photography because if I can find little bits of the world that are beautiful, uplifting and positive, and if I can photograph these things and places and people, maybe I can change at least one person's world view ... tell them that in spite of its broken nature, we can still make our part of the world different ... beautiful.

Back to my philosophic cave while I attempt pictures worthy of my philosophy.
08/04/2005 01:14:35 AM · #25
I dont really hate it - just wish I took clearer shots. Anyone want to donate a good lens or two to my cause? It will help you in return as you won't have to look at my fuzzy fotos in the challenges anymmore. I'm too broke to buy better glass.

- Linda
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