Why do you shoot?

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  1. saycheese76

    saycheese76 TPF Noob!

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    I like posting these open ended threads and reading about many people's view on the same thing and how they differ.
    I love photography because it was the first (and only:mrgreen:) creative outlet I have ever had. Prior to learning photography, I would envy artists of all kind because they had something I couldn't find. I shoot for myself. I love hearing positive feedback on my work, for sure, but in the end it is for me. I love the technical aspects of both analog and digital. Being a technically minded person both at home and at work, I enjoy using my technical knowledge to a creative end. Isn't it amazing that we can take what we know about physics, chemistry, electronics, and software and create something beautiful? So why do YOU shoot?
    Jason
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Because it is fun.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have been trying to capture the ultimate image for the past twenty years ... I think I am getting close ... :greenpbl:
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I've always liked Garry Winogrand's answers:

    "I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed."

    "I have a burning desire to see what things look like photographed by me."

    garry winogrand - Google Image Search
     
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    saycheese76 TPF Noob!

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    Kind of like the great American novel...
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have a couple stolen ones that would fit...

    "Because it was there"

    "To get to the other side of the street"

    "Because she was easy"

    LOL!
     
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    My photography gives me a chance to see and experience something new and exciting everyday. I have an oppurtunity to tell people stories through my imagery. I also put my life on the line in some of the worst situations for documentation and there is nothing else I rather do that will make me feel more alive.
     
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    Because I wanted a hobby to throw endless amounts of cash into. I think I made a good choice.
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Because I am an admin of a photo website and I need to generate Spam.....J/k


    It gets me out of the house.....sometimes.
     
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    Where has work taken you lately?
     
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    I don't have any friends so I have to do something with my time
     
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