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Are you an active photographer?

View Poll Results: How often do you take photographs?
At least weekly 46 63.01%
Monthly at best 13 17.81%
Hardly ever, if at all 5 6.85%
I make my living taking photographs every day 9 12.33%
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Old 09-21-2006, 03:14 PM
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Are you an active photographer?

I find it very odd that I work with photos literally hours every day, yet I haven't touched my poor camera in months. I wondered how many active photographers we actually have here at RP?

To celebrate our new "Photography" forum, I thought I'd post a poll and find out.
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:16 PM
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I also have the most experience with image editing. But since a short time I am in to photography. I started with a Canon Powershot A530, then the A700 and since last week I have the EOS 350D.
I have uploaded some images on SXC.hu, but since last week I have also 4 pictures accepted on Istockphoto.com ( still from my A700).
Since the digital revolution more and more people start with photography, so you have to be really good to stand out these days.
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:30 PM
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I spend most of my time behind the camera. I'm only a hobbyist however. Breaking into the professional realm is more time, effort, and money than I have at my disposal. I do enjoy uploading the occasional photos for everyone to work on and will contribute as I get the chance.

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Old 09-22-2006, 01:26 AM
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I love getting behind the lens as often as possible. We have just bought a new camera, a pansonic FZ20, and are still learning what it does. This is a fun time. Playing with the settings and all the little buttons is fun, seeing how the picture turns out on the screen is the most fun though.

I am an amateur but would love to discover more about photography.
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:20 AM
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Re: Are you an active photographer?

Wow, more weekly photographers than I expected. Cool!
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Old 09-24-2006, 04:05 PM
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Re: Are you an active photographer?

I'm a professional photographer. I do most of my own retouching as part of my style except for mundane things like clipping and compositing...
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:43 PM
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Re: Are you an active photographer?

I shoot a lot of models ( certainly there are worse things to shoot =) to educate myself as I am rather new in Photography ( little over a year now ).

I do quite a lot of postprocessing too.

Im trying a lot of other things too as 360x180 panoramas, hdr.

I came into photography the "wrong" way, from being a musician to being a webdesigner and now its all merged into one, sort of.
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:36 PM
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Re: Are you an active photographer?

I'm a beginner hobby photographer.

Back in May, I got a nice cash surprise for my birthday, and so I bought myself my very first ever camera! 43 years old, and I've never had my own camera before - even, sadly, during my years abroad, living in fun and interesting places.

But now I'm the proud owner of a secondhand Canon Powershot Pro 1, purchased on a local auction website. I love the thing, and try to get out AT LEAST once a week to shoot and shoot and shoot. I love it! My next photographic challenge is to get up before dawn and take some nice rural sunrise shots. Might sound like not much of a challenge at all, but when you are as hopeless at mornings as I am...


Here is a pic I took at the Rotorua lakefront that I'm quite proud of.
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:24 PM
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Re: Are you an active photographer?

I regret that I do not have the time to shoot every day. I do carry my equipment with me everywhere I go but it seems as if I am always runnning late and don't have time to stop and smell the roses or photograph them. I try to set aside some time every week to shoot and it is a bit easier now that my oldest, Liz, is getting into the hobby too.
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Old 10-15-2006, 03:30 AM
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Re: Are you an active photographer?

I have to say that the only time my camera comes out is on holidays and special occasions. I just don't get the time to take as many as I'd like, I suspect I won't be the only one with this problem.
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