Photography – Do you pursue it as an interest of yours?

@dpk262006 (56170)
Delhi, India
August 12, 2015 6:28am CST
Hello everyone! Technological advancements have made photography very easy for everyone. Now we have digital cameras, Digital single-lens Reflex Camera (DSLRs) and mobile phone cameras to aim and shoot. Many of us who use camera enabled mobile phones do not miss a chance to click pictures, be it of nature, flowers, selfies, events or even food we eat. Thereafter, they share it on social media sites. There are many sites such as Facebook and Instagram which allow a user to upload pictures so as to share with others. I love to click pictures with my mobile and digicam, as and when I get an opportunity. I love to upload pictures on photography sharing sites. Are you the one who click pictures at impulse because you have either mobile phone camera or handy digital camera always available with you? Do you regularly upload pictures on Facebook or Instagram to showcase your talent to others? Have a nice day.
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@celticeagle (118254)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Aug 15
Never was interested in photography. I make sure pics are taken of all the kids when babies and toddlers for prosperity and that's about it. My ex inherited an old camera with a lot of accessories and lenses. He and I went out and took a lot of pics and used different lenses and such. It was fun.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
12 Aug 15
I had a PHD camera - press here dummy! lol
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@celticeagle (118254)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Aug 15
@cynthiann --We use the computer cam or the one on my GS's Nintendo game device.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
13 Aug 15
@celticeagle I use the one on my tablet - when I remember!
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• United States
13 Aug 15
Before the digital age I only took photos of my children as they were growing up. However, without a car or job, I couldn't get my husband to develop some of the film and over time some was ruined. However, I am not great at taking pictures, so that was also a factor in that I didn't take many. Then when I got my hands on a digital camera, I was hooked, I don't take a lot, but I do take much more than I use to. Mostly of family and interesting things like the dogs I work with or to remember something that happen like when my son got a badminton birdie stuck in the tree followed by a Frisbee he used to get it out.
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@minx267 (14565)
• Hartford, Connecticut
17 Aug 15
I agree.. I to have found the Digital camera really changed everything. it's so easy to see the pic we just snapped.. erase it if we want or try other angles. we can perfect our technique so much easier now. I take much more photos than I ever did because now we don't have to pay for the cost of developing a whole roll of film to find out they were duds. If we want we can pick and chose which ones to print. and we can share them through the internet with all our friends and family so much easier.. I love the digital age of photography.
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@yukimori (9047)
• United States
13 Aug 15
Infrared photo of an old building in Jerome, AZ
I was seriously into photography for a few years, but the health issues I've been having forced me to put it on the back burner for a while. I'm still seriously contemplating the possibility of turning it into a career. The only problem with that is that I'd be competing with a lot of photographers in my area, so I need to work on building up my portfolio and improving my portrait techniques before I commit to that. I've done volunteer work for the early childhood education center my toddler goes to, and I'm signed up to help out with yearbook photography for my older daughter's school this year. Aside from that sort of stuff, I like playing around with macros, traditional film photography, and alternative processes like infrared. I'm still working on reorganizing all of my photos after reformatting my hard drive, so I don't quite know where a lot of my "good" photos are at. The one I'm uploading with this response is a digital infrared photo of one of the historic buildings in Jerome, Arizona. It's an old mining town, and there are a ton of places like this throughout the town. The infrared light (which we can't see) is what gives the plants the snowy white look.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
13 Aug 15
Hello there! It is interesting to hear about you and your photography skills. I understand that presently, health issues are preventing you to take it as a full time job. It is heartening to read that you have assigned the job of photography in your daughter's school. I feel that you know lot about photography. The picture you have uploaded is awesome. I loved it. Thanks for joining and sharing.
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@much2say (39227)
• United States
13 Aug 15
As an artist, I've always had an interest in photography. I loved taking photos on my old film camera, but we had to be ever so careful. These days in the digital world, we could literally take all we want and the results are instant. I still prefer my digital camera - I don't like to fumble around with the phone camera too much. Really, I enjoy capturing moments for memories - not so much for artistic purposes. I love taking pictures of family, especially the kids, in all the things we do in life. I rarely put up my own photos on sites like this, but I will put up photos on places like FB (though these days I mostly do not have the time). In any case, I do enjoy taking pictures!
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
13 Aug 15
As much as I love photography, I've cut down on taking pictures. Thanks to my kids, I'm nowhere near as picture happy as i used to be.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
14 Aug 15
Hello there! It means you love photography but as of now you have restricted your hobby due to one reason or the other. Thanks for sharing.
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@allknowing (65103)
• India
13 Aug 15
Much appreciated photo
You could say I am obsessed. I have a nice camera with a very good zoom feature that allows me to capture objects in motion, specially birds There are enough subjects under my very nose guests, pets, garden. I do not go on holidays now but I have thousands of photos taken when I was visiting foreign countries. I am on viewbug where this picture has received many peer votes .
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
13 Aug 15
@allknowing - This is fantastic picture I loved it.. It undoubtedly proves your photographic skills. . It is interesting to hear that you are obsessed with photography. I could imagine how fantastic it would be to capture flying birds and objects in motion. Of course it requires special skills and special camera (which you already have). Thanks for telling about viewbug. I did not know about it. I post my pictures on Instagram, Facebook and Flickr. Thanks for sharing your views and undoubtedly a nice picture.
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@phoonk (344)
• India
13 Aug 15
Not interested in photography. Just love to pose though
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@ifa225 (11099)
• Indonesia
12 Aug 15
Hi Dpk how are you? looks like you are good, happy to see you again here well, I am kind of safe person I rare to share my picture to public as we know the world out there is so mean some may use your photo to took private information and use it to commit a crime
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• United States
13 Aug 15
It is one of my fervent wishes to have a very good camera so that I too may take lovely photos and share. Sadly, it is not to be at this time, they are very expensive.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
14 Aug 15
Hello dear! May your wish come true sooner than later. . I understand that there are cheaper versions of digital cameras available in the market, which could be considered.
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• United States
14 Aug 15
@dpk262006 Which is a good one Dpk do you know? When I was in my twenties I took a photography class at Oxford and we used Nikon and Cannon.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
16 Aug 15
@TiarasOceanView - I believe latest cameras by Nikon are good one and could be tried.
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• United States
13 Aug 15
I take lots of photos of my cats, ever since they were kittens. They even know to close their eyes now the minute they see the camera come out. But I just love those little buggers so much, I raised them from the second they took their first breath (along with their Mama). They're like my kids. And what do parents do with their kids? Take tons of photos of them.
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• United States
16 Aug 15
@dpk262006 -------------------------------
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
16 Aug 15
@Druscilla034 - It is awesome, it made me laugh. Thanks for sharing it.
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@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
12 Aug 15
I don't have a on the go camera or at least one I always carry around with me. In this day and age that must sound strange. There are some good cams now on everything, that are not expensive. Still, I might not take selfies with it. Not sure.
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@fufurinha (11520)
• Portugal
14 Aug 15
I love taking photography but I am not really an expert on the subject.
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@fufurinha (11520)
• Portugal
14 Aug 15
@dpk262006 thank you so much for the picture:D I share this one with you :D
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@fufurinha (11520)
• Portugal
16 Aug 15
@dpk262006 It's from Blue Lagoon, in Malta :)
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
16 Aug 15
@fufurinha - I have never been to such beautiful places. It looks awesome.
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• Preston, England
20 Oct 15
I love taking photos - not selfies, but photos of people and places I see. I have driven several digital cameras virtually to destruction now.
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• Preston, England
20 Oct 15
@dpk262006 I much prefer using a camera though use a phone camera if necessary
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
20 Oct 15
@arthurchappell - Digital cameras give much better results than mobile cameras, it is for sure.
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• Preston, England
20 Oct 15
@dpk262006 very much so as they are dedicated instruments while phones just have a camera as an add on but I have seen good photos from phone cameras
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 15
I am not really into photography but due to the influence of social networking sites where pictures become part of an interesting post, that aroused my interest to play with my almost forgotten camera.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
10 Nov 15
Hello and welcome back to mylot. Nice to see you here. I can understand that you are not a photography enthusiast yet you have started looking for your camera so that you could upload your pictures on social networking sites.
@marlina (73884)
• Canada
12 Sep 15
I just take a few pictures with my little Canon camera just for the family's memories.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
16 Sep 15
It means you love photography.
@Shellyann36 (9616)
• United States
15 Aug 15
I do like to take pictures of nature and of my family but I rarely load them onto FB or any other social media website. I do email them to friends and family sometimes .
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@Porcospino (17848)
• Denmark
14 Aug 15
I take lots of photos when I travel. At home I take photos of local castles and manors, abandoned houses, different kinds of festivals etc. I never upload photos on Facebook, because I don't use the site much, but I use my photos as illustrations when I write articles online. I prefer to use my own photos, because I never have to worry copyright and things like that. I use my photos of abandoned houses in my art.
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