how did you get started in photography?

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  1. kekaru

    kekaru TPF Noob!

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    tell us your story.

    Me personally, I was always a shutter bug, I always demanded control over the holiday snapshot camera. I was 15 when I got my first Digicam (Olympus something) and took it every where, when I was 17 when i got my first DSLR (Nikon D100) which is still going strong after four years and is still used and my secondary camera.
     
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    In the genes. My mother got me started as soon as I could hold a camera.

    skieur
     
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    Scatterbrained Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I knocked up my wife. :lol:
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    I bought an old plastic rollfilm camera at a school rummage sale for ten cents, back in 1973. That was my first camera. Within two years, I had bought a used Kodak Pony 135-B adjustable 35mm viewfinder camera.
     
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    kekaru TPF Noob!

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    I love going to car boot sales and finding old film cameras, I went to germany not so long ago and found an old ex-military, it is a gem to use.
     
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    Buckster Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    skieur TPF Noob!

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    Gee, I progressed to video and television shooting by then after more than a decade of shooting stills.

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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I was 15 and my cuz was working for a videographer. He asked me if I want to replace him when he stops working. So for the next 4 yrs I was on the video end of the industry. Then I jumped into photography and learned the taste of NPS. Few years later I was walking around with square Bronica and few after that jumped on the digital wagon...
     
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    I needed to be able to document my art work in university for portfolios and archiving. The university school paper was looking for a photo editor that paid $30 a week (sweet). I had a camera, so I was "qualified" for the job. I learned a lot more than I wanted early on. I started shooting sports, bands that would play at the school and drama productions. I got decent enough to shoot under difficult lighting situations and it has always stuck as a serious hobby for me. After I failed as an artist (just kidding, I never really tried because I like to eat) photography became a handy tool in teaching at a high school: yearbook, media art, and the school web site.
     
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    i started out as a guide for guided hunts and brought a cousins d40x with me. i took some photos for some clients and the payed me a nice bit of money after cuz they were very pleased with what they saw. so inturn i put the money they gave me to my new found passion
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I became the dedicated family photographer during our vacations.... 9-10ish of age (I think dad got tired of carrying the camera). At some point in time, I got bored of taking pics of ourselves at various locations and started to shoot everything else.

    Mom wasn't happy with all the $$ spent processing rolls but did mention some could be made into postcards.... that really motivated me as a kid. A little while later, Dad's Minolta 7000 basically remained in my possession as I always just kept shooting... didn't return the camera to him until college.
     
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    Started out borrowing my uncle's AE-1P when I was about 13. ( which I still own, and will never give up. He was killed at a very young age in an industrial accident, and my aunt gave me his camera)

    My parents bought me a Minolta X-700 for my 16th B-day. I was in high school yearbook & paper, worked with the local pro photographer who did all the portrait work, and my counselor was also a pro who taught a two student per semester photojournalism class, and I helped him out at a bunch of weddings. He also taught me how to develop & print.

    Went to college and bought an FM2, worked on the paper, was a stringer for the Akron Beacon-Journal, and I kept in contact with my HS counselor, still helping him as a wedding second occasionally (his payment to me was letting me borrow his lenses :boogie:).

    From there, it's just been a seriously expensive hobby.
     

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