Remember when you first started photography?

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  1. thebeginning

    thebeginning TPF Noob!

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    What were some of the things you thought at first, and ended up finding out the truth about? For me, I thought the more megapixels you had, the better camera (common belief i guess), and also thought that the bigger lens you had, the more professional you were. Which is why I have a 13inch or so 500mm f8 (not a mirror lens) telephoto sitting around at my house that I've never really used. I got it for 30 bucks on ebay :lol:
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I was 8 when I first start getting interested in photography, so I don't remember what I was thinking! I don't think most people knew what a megapixel WAS then! :lol:

    Ok...when I first started really SERIOUSLY getting into photography....I just remember feeling overwhelmed because there was so much to learn and I didn't know where to start.
     
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    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    that i could take a better picture with an F5 than with my '61 F model. WRONG! you create the picture not the camera. your ability to 'see' coupled with an understanding of light, shutter and aperature make the image.

    edit:.....and that a computer could minipulate photographic images.....ha, yeah right. :greenpbl:
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    I started when I was 12... then I grabbed my dad's Zenit and started to play with it. Nobody knew about digital cams then here in PL :p At the beginning I thought that background is not so important and all my pictures were tilted ... ALL ... I wanted to have the main objest straight, even when it wasn't in reality :p
     
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    Becky TPF Noob!

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    Well I havent been into photography seriously for too long so anything stupid I thought at the start, I probably still think... so I wont embarrass myself!

    However I've had some great comments from customers in the store like "and what about those mega-pixies things? what do they mean?" and "digical zooms" and "where does the film go in the digital camera" etc.... got to bit my lip a lot.... :lol:
     
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    alexecho TPF Noob!

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    When I was eight I thought I could make a good living from photography! That's not quite as arrogant as it sounds, when you know how I got into taking photos.
    My dad used to photograph weddings for friends, and I was allowed to reload his 'second' camera when the film ran out. That involved firing a couple of shots, to get the film wound on. I started using those shots (and then some!) to get canded images. The good ones my dad would include in an envolope in the back of the album.
    Very quickly we were getting orders for reprints from MY photos as well as his, and this started when I was eight!!! I thought I'd be a wedding photographer and make loads of money... Then I grew up and got a real job. :(

    I also thought studying photography would improve my technique/skill/interest, all it did was kill my desire. I still don't take photos like I could before I went to college 10 years ago...
     
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    LittleMan TPF Noob!

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    I remember thinking that the more zoom the camera had the better it was,
    and the only reason my photos didn't turn out was ONLY because of the ZOOM!
    :biglaugh:
    That's why I have a Panasonic Lumix... it has 12x optical zoom. My dad remembered me talking about how I needed a really high powered zoom (way back when) and he got me the Panasonic. :lol:
     
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    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I received an Argus C-3 for my 11th birthday. "The Brick" as it's know was a good 35mm rangefinder in it's day. Mine was second hand, but a good camera. For Christmas when I was 12, I got a new Miranda GT, the when I was 14 I saved up and bought a Photomic FTN and a 45mm f/2.8 GN. That was the start of my path down Nikon lane. Been on it ever since. I still have those three cameras and every one since then except for two that were stolen. Great cameras, Great memories.
     
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    'Daniel' TPF Noob!

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    I thought the higher the aperture number the more light it let in...till about 5 days ago...

    :king: I know I'm cool.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I thought photography was way too expensive. Little did I know... ;)
     
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    I didn't understand depth of field and f/stops. I would try to set the shutter always around 1/500 and only adjust the aperature :)
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    I did the same Darin... and only TPF told me that's not the point :p:p
     

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