Are you good in taking photographs?

Philippines
November 8, 2009 10:36pm CST
My uncle gave me an unexpected gift last January-a digital camera. My family never owned a camera-since eversince. So, I never really have any idea how much the filmed camera cost. I was caught by surprised when my uncle e-mailed me and told me about his gift. Oh well, when I received it, that was the moment that I started getting involved in so much pictures. I find it very fascinating. And at some point amusing. I took pictures of places, people and some pets. Then, when I started uploading those pictures, a friend gave me a picture editing software-and that's the beginning of my obsessions in taking pictures. I've always love to put some effects on the pictures and I try to transform them from nothing to something. And I must tell you, it is awesome. Especially when you start mixing photos and all that. Well, I'm not so good at it. But ever since I got involved with this picture taking habit, I always take time to give some effort in this work.
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@jayzelle (76)
9 Nov 09
like you, I like also taking pictures its one of my hobbies and I think I'm also good in taking pictures.
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• Philippines
9 Nov 09
that's nice. what type of digital camera do you have?
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• Philippines
10 Nov 09
wow. congrats! i hope you'll always have a great time taking pictures. happy mylotting!
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
9 Nov 09
I enjoy taking pictures and have always had a camera. It is great for memories and you never know when you will use the photographs. Enjoy.
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• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Yeah-pictures are good memories for keeps. Thanks for your response! Happy day!
• India
9 Nov 09
I love taking pictures.I love to take many natural scenes. I enjoy in taking snaps...
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• Philippines
10 Nov 09
natural scenes are good subject of photography. i love looking at them. :)
@fiazio (736)
• India
9 Nov 09
Yes, I have a old yashika fx 3 3000 SLR camera, the feel of the "heavy" camera is what makes me like it. Its very heavy compared to a digital because of the mechanical parts inside its about 35 year old now. I have another Olympus u1010 10 megapixel which is not very good, but is pretty normal, nothing extra ordinary here. to edit, I use adobe Photoshop, the best software out there for editing pictures, every photographer should know how to use it. You should really upload some of your work, search deviantart, and in that search fiazio. you should see some of my pictures
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
really? yeah... when I got my digital, I was so happy. But then, I realized it's not that good. It's also an olympus. I'm still hoping that I can buy myself a bigger camera. I don't know what's it called...but maybe you know :) I'll check on your pictures. Thanks
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@fiazio (736)
• India
9 Nov 09
The bigger one is DSLR .. digital slr, those are the ones that give a great picture. The reason probably behind that is camera control, the one that i get in the fx 3, i can change every setting in that camera, but in a digital one there are limitations. try getting a perfect focus with a digital camera its not that easy, also doesn't come perfect its after all a machine. But with DSLR you can get the perfect shutter speed, ISO settings manual focusing which gets the best picture
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• Philippines
9 Nov 09
that's really the problem. the picture is not that accurate. sometimes, it's blurry or dark. sometimes there is too much light. and at those times, i really get frustrated and wishing that i could acquire one that is good-like those cameras that pro photographers use. but i guess, it's so expensive. so i just have to stick with what i have. Gee!
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• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Nov 09
I am a frustrated photographer. I love taking pictures but i don't know if am good in taking photos. In all the places i visited i had lots of pictures-- landmarks and people. Whatever subject as long as i am in the mood to take photos i will. but wait-- myself and my family as my main subjects for my photography.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Nov 09
i hate flashes too-- it's a trigger to my migraine. but since is love taking picture and being the model too, no right to complain LOL- huhuhuhu just bear with my migraine!
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
hi. im just a normal point and shoot person and just tweaks my photos in photoshop. just love the software.. heheh
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• Philippines
10 Nov 09
well, i'm basically like you, too. but i hope to get more experience in photography.
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
9 Nov 09
Dear friend, I do like to take photos and that too mostly with digital cameras. Photography was a hobby for me after I brought a cybershot sony cam. It really gives some inner satisfaction of finding my own talent as a photographer and enjoying it. I mostly take my camera in picnics or in special occasions.
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
What's the megapixel of your cam? I wish to have a cam that shots the real view. I mean, one that can take even if it's night. A camera that has a good flash. Mine is not that good especially at night.
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• Philippines
9 Nov 09
Even if you don't have own a DSLR you can still have a great outcome from your point-and-shoot camera. Although I do want to have a DSLR but since it is very expensive I find ways to make a good picture out of my point-and-shoot digital camera or even my camera phone. I'm not saying I am good but I do get my inspiration from browsing sites that involved photography such as deviantart and flickr (to name a few). Good luck on your new found love. Oh! And maybe you can share some of your photos too.
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• Philippines
9 Nov 09
Yeah. I'm going to share it when my laptop is fixed. All my photo shoots were saved there and it is now broken. I am kind of disappointed. So for now, I have to take more pictures and study other picture editors.. Thanks!
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• China
9 Nov 09
The camera is a very good gift for you. I had my first camera four years ago. at the beginning, I take the photos for all things. but now, the camera is seldom brought to my mind. I have no time to take photos and averse to do so.I hope you have a lasting love to you camera.
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• Philippines
9 Nov 09
Yeah. Thanks for your comments.
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
10 Nov 09
I have been told I take good photographs. They seem surprised when I tell them I just use a point and shoot camera, one that is several years old at that. If you can take good pictures with an old camera, you can take good pictures with the newer cameras. Some people take terrible photographs and blame the camera. Only half the quality of the photo is in the equipment, the other half is the photographer. If you take crappy photos with an old camera, you probably will take crappy photos with the new camera, only bigger and faster. The fancy high end cameras are more difficult to use as there are more things to adjust when you take a picture, unless you take them in AUTO mode it can be more difficult, but the extra expertise necessary can yield better results.
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
i agree with what you say...photographer has also to be blamed about the outcome of photographs. gee! but really, i just want to have a camera that has a high mp. i hate it when i shoot a beautiful view, only to find out that the picture is all black because it's dark and the flash of the camera is not that reliable.
• United States
9 Nov 09
I am not usually the one who is often asked to take the pictures at gatherings. I am horrible at it. I do have a camera but I seldom use it. I often get others to use it for me. I still have the camera with the 35mm film still in it from a long while back. I know that I will never get the developed.
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
haha. i almost had the same feelings. i have no confidence in myself about my photography. but since i'm using some picture editing, i have upgraded those takes into, well, sort of it got better than the one i took without the edits. i hope you'll get through it. picture taking is really good.
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
9 Nov 09
invisiblelady, I am sure your enthusiasm is understandable here and let me assure you that once you are really hooked - you can be sure that your pictures will turn out better with experience and practice, of course. You may want to join a local photography club to share your new found interests and pick up invaluable tips from the experienced and/or professionals in there. Sharing pictures with various appraisals and criticisms will also enhance your learning. You may also want to read up online on digital photography or books from the libraries. Just pace yourself and I am sure this interest may be your hobby for the rest of your life. Have a nice day. Ref: http://digitalphotography.tipcentral.net/
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Wow! It's so nice of you to give me some information. I promise to work out on it. And I'm going to tell you if I have reached a little success about my newfound hobby. Thanks! I owe you! GODbless
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
i love to take pictures too!!!... what is your picture editing software?
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
Photography is very addictive and a an expensive hobby. But it enhances you creativity. What i like about photography is that it is so broad and there is no limit on what you can do. My advise to you is that to do some research on the basic techniques and styles. After when you acquire the basics and have gotten to know your cameras limits and capabilities then it is up to you to create your own style.