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02/15/2007 11:14:18 PM · #1
John Constable, English painter, once said:
There is nothing ugly; I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, -- light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.

Beauty comes in many forms. But for me, I have found an amazing and wondrous power in great images; there's something that draws me into a picture, and moves me in ways words can rarely hope to surpass.

My adventure with photography started few years back when Iíve got my first digital camera for Christmas. Next day I photographed everything and everyone at home and in the neighborhood. I had such a wonderful time. Photography was my new destiny!

With a great enthusiasm Iíve traveled across the country to find fabulous landscapes, interesting sites and beautiful flowers.

20,000 picture or so later, to my disappointment, my work wasnít displayed in any galleries and museums. People didnít seem to share my excitement about my photographs. Well, the great artists were never understood by they contemporaries.

But after while I realize that taking picture is not only a point and shoot exercise.

It requires a tremendous deal of knowledge not only about technical aspects of the camera but also about the things I wanted to photograph.

So I started again. I learned how to use my camera properly, I read a lot of books, I subscribed to photographic magazines, attended many workshops.

My photography started to change. Now I was on a quest for light, shade, and perspective to make my pictures beautiful.

I have spent countless hours behind my camera and never felt tired or bored. I have learned how to be patient.

Making pictures forces me to look more carefully at the world, and I'm constantly amazed by the things I can find around me. Small bugs barely the size of my fingernail. I observe spider webs, birds flying across the sky. I get up early to see the sunrise through the mist. Every sunset is a miracle.

Photographs are small "pieces" of time which will never age and never forget the moment in which they were made.

Thatís why I shoot! Thatís why Iím so passionate about photography!

What about you?
02/15/2007 11:25:58 PM · #2
I just wanna be like ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Joey Lawrence. :)
02/15/2007 11:27:31 PM · #3
Its what I do, its who I am, its how I plan to leave my legacy.
02/15/2007 11:30:56 PM · #4
Passion equals Photography for me.

They both start with a letter "P" as well.

Coinsadentally, so does 'Puff', as in Cheese Puff.

Passion, Photography, and Cheese Puffs.

What else is there man?
02/15/2007 11:39:22 PM · #5
Originally posted by American_Horse:

Passion equals Photography for me.

They both start with a letter "P" as well.

Coinsadentally, so does 'Puff', as in Cheese Puff.

Passion, Photography, and Cheese Puffs.

What else is there man?


umm...i guess ill leave the sexual inuendos out of this one... pussy cats are good too ;)

Message edited by author 2007-02-15 23:39:36.
02/15/2007 11:42:29 PM · #6
It's a good excuse to see naked people.
02/15/2007 11:43:33 PM · #7
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

It's a good excuse to see naked people.


LOL I don't care if I see them naked or not as long as the check clears :P
02/15/2007 11:46:12 PM · #8
Originally posted by idnic:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

It's a good excuse to see naked people.


LOL I don't care if I see them naked or not as long as the check clears :P


That MIGHT be the reason I'm always broke... will have to ask an accountant to advise :-)
02/16/2007 12:08:20 AM · #9
Originally posted by CalliopeKel:

I just wanna be like ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Joey Lawrence. :)

I'd just be happy being able to lick my elbow like him.
:)
02/16/2007 12:16:50 AM · #10
i dunno... i'm like you were not to long ago, eva, and yet, like you are now... i see amazing beauty where others can't seem to find it, and i love to be able to show them what i see... i just need to get a hold of the technicallities...that, and photography is a lot quicker than doing manga :)...

edit: also, my family isn't the type to stop and smell the roses. i, being the more sensitive of three boys, tend to enjoy being able to take it easy and slow...photography is right up my alley because the only reason i need to hurry is to make sure i don't miss my sunset :)...

Message edited by author 2007-02-16 00:29:08.
02/16/2007 12:46:51 AM · #11
Originally posted by Muppet:

photography is right up my alley because the only reason i need to hurry is to make sure i don't miss my sunset :)...


Muppet, i hope your actual camera dont look anything like the picture showing on DPC's camera page LOL!
DPC camera page

Message edited by author 2007-02-16 00:47:34.
02/16/2007 12:48:37 AM · #12
Because it pays the bills! I think it's in my blood.
02/16/2007 01:26:11 AM · #13
It's my excuse to get outside.
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02/16/2007 03:42:32 PM · #14
Originally posted by crayon:

Muppet, i hope your actual camera dont look anything like the picture showing on DPC's camera page LOL!
DPC camera page


unfortunately, it kinda does...maybe i should get glasses :)
02/16/2007 06:36:24 PM · #15
I've been doing photography since I was 10 . Sometimes seriously, other times just for grins.

02/16/2007 06:39:11 PM · #16
I dont know actually O.o
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