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I think everyone who picks up photography goes through periods where they are learning, and get into bad habits that they eventually grow out of.

I figured it would be fun to share the different phases we've gone though while learning, and maybe compare some similarities.

One of my phases was a black and white phase. While editing, I could never get happy with the color, so I would just make the image black and white, up the contrast a bit and call it a day. So, I have a ton of portraits and pet photography that would probably be better in color if I would have learned how to fix the white balance instead of just giving up and making them black and white.
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when i first started i could not understand shutters speed coming from shooting film with a 180degree shutter that you could not alter the speed of all we could change was fps and aperture and then chose what speed film stock. so like all my photos were always over exposed because i would shoot at high shutter speed. still dont like shooting fast because i feel like it is bad for my camera even though it cant be because it wouldnt be an option if it was bad lol

also i shot everything at iso 100-400 because i was scared of noise now i have no problem shooting at 6400
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I didn't get how it worked. And I shot JPG. And I edited without saving the originals.
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Originally Posted by dudemanppl;14327098 
I didn't get how it worked. And I shot JPG. And I edited without saving the originals.
I did the same thing. I now have a folder just with my original shots so I can go back and do a different edit if I get a better idea.
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I started with film. IMO, everyone should shoot with it at one point and fully understand it.
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post #6 of 10
I have to post this, though it's pretty old by now:

Stages-of-a-Photographer.png

I must admit it resembles me somewhat. wink.gif
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i remember back then i pretty much took a picture of EVERYTHING ... ring.. pencil.. laptop... flower... tree.. every decent lookin item in the house.. Lol

then to shutter crazy and takin enough pictures to make like a movie LOL

big difference now to when i first started.. most should see the difference. lol hopefully
 
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3G8K

Where I currently am at on all three lines.
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Originally Posted by Marin;14330130 
I started with film. IMO, everyone should shoot with it at one point and fully understand it.

I agree with this. I'd even go so far as to say that they should develop it and make prints themselves (shooting film just to scan it and edit it on the PC defeats the whole purpose).

It's not that expensive either - you can get an entire darkroom setup, chemicals and enlarger and all, for around $200 these days. And it's not like you need a dedicated room for it...I used to put a towel in front of the bathroom door and stay in there for hours.
Edited by Manyak - 7/25/11 at 4:19pm
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Including c-prints.
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