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October 6, 2010 @ 02:53 PM
shhh

Post: 240

Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: SL 510

I've been looking at the daily snaps, and wow, they're pretty damn impressive. How did you guys get into photography? I want to get into photography, but I don't know shit about it. Should I take a class. Just do internet research? When is the right time to buy a decent camera (rather then using a standard digital camera)? Thanks for any input.
October 6, 2010 @ 04:58 PM
pfortades

Post: 765

Join Date: Nov 2007

Get a decent camera now and just start taking pictures. If you're really into it you'll automatically do research. Classes wouldn't hurt too.

http://www.pfotography.tumblr.com

October 6, 2010 @ 05:23 PM
YDNA

Post: 1416

Join Date: Feb 2008

Location: Philly

Started shooting 3 years ago, just for fun. Its evolved to shooting clothing companies and weddings/engagement shoots. Just get a camera and go out and shoot that's the best way to learn, besides taking classes that is. good luck!cool
October 8, 2010 @ 01:12 AM
toeknee

Post: 10

Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: L.A.

Started off with a family digital camera that I always messed around with...

... I was amazed by the difference in picture quality
of some pics I saw online compared to the ones the digi cam I used produced.

I then researched what camera could would produce these crisp images.

Got a Canon Rebel XT for my 14th birthday... I'm turning 17 in Dec.

I won't lie, at first, I just wanted a DSLR to get those crisp images.

But through time I found that photography was something that truely interested me.
October 8, 2010 @ 02:18 AM
Carlton C-Note Banks

Post: 1715

Join Date: Jan 2009

When I was really young I think I liked playing around with cameras, I kind of forgot about that actually until recently, maybe this past year and a half or so. I considered getting a DSLR for a while and finally did, which was cool to me because I had forgotten how I've been at least somewhat into photography since I was a kid and the interest is back now.
October 8, 2010 @ 03:44 AM
VNDTAkast

Post: 301

Join Date: Oct 2009

Location: Los Angeles

I started shooting with a point-and-shoot camera. After that some how i came up on a nikon and started taking lots of pictures. Started shooting pictures of my friends and they started noticing that i had a nitch for it and the rest is history.

Instagram: VNDTAkast

October 8, 2010 @ 05:46 PM
Lloyd

Post: 545

Join Date: Mar 2009

Location: Norway/Nor. Cal

I've always been into documenting stuff. When i was younger i kept a diary and after a while it just developed into taking photos instead of writing. So for me it was/is mostly about documenting life, but i've been getting more and more into the "art" side of it the past few years...
October 17, 2010 @ 02:52 PM
shhh

Post: 240

Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: SL 510

Thanks. Is there a DSLR setup you guys reccomend for a beginner?
October 18, 2010 @ 10:55 PM
traniel

Post: 103

Join Date: Sep 2008

Location: Los Angeles

i got into it by my friends
October 20, 2010 @ 05:58 PM
2ichard3rooks

Post: 1231

Join Date: Oct 2009

Location: Ventura, CA

Thanks. Is there a DSLR setup you guys reccomend for a beginner?


I consider myself a beginner, and i use the Nikon D40 kit that they sell at bestbuy. I got it last christmas and it hasn't done me any harm. taught myself pretty much everything i know. didn't know much about dslr cameras except that they took great pictures.
October 20, 2010 @ 11:54 PM
BibleBurner

Post: 111

Join Date: Oct 2010

mom bought me a camera.
October 21, 2010 @ 10:29 AM
RawShack

Post: 1554

Join Date: Jul 2008

Buy a digi cam that has manuel settngs and start messing with it and expirementing.
After you learn you'll then want to get a better camera to learn more.
October 22, 2010 @ 08:23 AM
Koven

Post: 3593

Join Date: Aug 2009

I bought my first DSLR last year and I just assumed my pictures would be amazing right out of the box. They weren't lol, thats what made me get interested in photography, i wanted to take good pics.

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

October 23, 2010 @ 05:11 AM
allllbert

Post: 236

Join Date: Dec 2007

My dad is a photographer.. so that helps. I also did alot of online research.. reading.. everything is provided for you here on the interwebz, you just have to find it and read it. Good luck!
October 23, 2010 @ 05:17 AM
SaVaGeDrIfTeR

Post: 320

Join Date: Oct 2007

Location: North Las Vegas, NV

I've always been into photography since I was a kid but didn't try it out until I was older. My dad is a photographer, and one day in my senior year I decided to pick up my dad's camera. From then, I haven't stopped. I did not know a thing on what I was doing, but I began to shoot on the daily and eventually learned on my own. Books/internet didn't really help me with anything since I am a hands-on learner. You don't need books/internet/classes, just shoot a lot and on the daily.
October 24, 2010 @ 05:46 AM
Eric P.

Post: 22

Join Date: Oct 2010

Location: 954, FL

My uncle was into taking photo's and I used to chill with him a lot.
October 25, 2010 @ 12:01 PM
redkey

Post: 30

Join Date: Oct 2010

by playing with a camera.
October 25, 2010 @ 04:09 PM
allllbert

Post: 236

Join Date: Dec 2007

I've always been into photography since I was a kid but didn't try it out until I was older. My dad is a photographer, and one day in my senior year I decided to pick up my dad's camera. From then, I haven't stopped. I did not know a thing on what I was doing, but I began to shoot on the daily and eventually learned on my own. Books/internet didn't really help me with anything since I am a hands-on learner. You don't need books/internet/classes, just shoot a lot and on the daily.


Couldn't agree more.. photography is all hands on... all experimenting and messing with different buttons and such. I stated too by picking up my dads camera.. my first camera I ever played with was the Canon EOS Rebel..
October 27, 2010 @ 05:42 AM
sneha123

Post: 7

Join Date: Oct 2010

>sad>sad&)
Hello,,,,,This is sneha here,,,I've always been into documenting stuff. When i was younger i kept a diary and after a while it just developed into taking photos instead of writing. So for me it was/is mostly about documenting life, but i've been getting more and more into the "art" side of it the past few years........ >sad>sad
October 28, 2010 @ 01:18 AM
RobertMDM

Post: 27

Join Date: Oct 2010

My dad had cameras and i always admired his old photos i would find..
Nowadays it's less important to take a class to begin.. however, i think it's good to take classes if you decide you want to be a professional... it's crazy how easy it is to distinguish between bad and good photography after you take some classes and start working in the real world....
October 28, 2010 @ 01:59 PM
sh3liqu3

Post: 1088

Join Date: Sep 2007

Picking up an AE1 for a r cheap price.
October 28, 2010 @ 11:46 PM
kpwaffles

Post: 15

Join Date: Apr 2010

i got flickr'd into it
October 29, 2010 @ 01:07 AM
alengrew

Post: 24

Join Date: Oct 2010

i have got on google.
October 29, 2010 @ 02:15 PM
jamestapoz

Post: 946

Join Date: Feb 2009

dad gave me his canon collection. i then moved on to nikon |0
October 30, 2010 @ 08:59 PM
NeoGohan

Post: 89

Join Date: Oct 2010

Location: San Diego

senior in highschool for video production class, got my dslr the month before. took my best photos in that class
October 30, 2010 @ 09:27 PM
obakeissick

Post: 530

Join Date: Jan 2008

Location: LA

slutswithtits

haileybardwick.tumblr.com

October 31, 2010 @ 07:29 PM
ichigo81

Post: 2813

Join Date: Jun 2009

Location: between the bay and...

i hated photography at first, especially pictures with me in it, then i started working at bestbuy and got tired of lying to people about what this camera does and really started doing research,took a class, and fucked with free dslrs'(before they "got hot") and found that it gives me peace and finally found and artistic outlet, really don't do like the model thing, but i mostly do nature or urban shots, it's hella theraputic after my last break upcool
November 1, 2010 @ 01:47 PM
Trollinator

Post: 5030

Join Date: Jun 2010

Location: Location

My girl would always be taking pics and doing all sorts of effects with it and i learned alot from her

Every bitch thinks they are good photographers but my is

its why i love hercool

i love you ashley&)

I want to see the world burn

November 2, 2010 @ 11:41 PM

Inactive

Found some videos on YouTube of 35mm and 120mm cameras.
Rest is history.
November 6, 2010 @ 10:45 PM
brianK11

Post: 26

Join Date: Nov 2010

Location: Staten Island

cool

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