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Why you take pictures?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Just wonder!
     
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  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    because they're there ...
     
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  3. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Where?
     
  4. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Is it for fun, to capture memories?
     
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  5. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    What else would I be doin'? :confused:
     
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  6. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

    844
    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England
    Because I can't draw or paint.
     
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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    it eases the inexorable feeling of uselessness I feel.
     
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  8. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Welcome to our facility Luke.
    A nurse will be along presently to ensure you are comfortable and give you your medication.
    In the meantime, we'll just be keeping an eye on you every 15 minutes or so.
     
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  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Luke, don't sweat Doc Paul.... He's in worse shape then the rest of us....'Just say Foveon 3xs to him and it's all over...

    Herman..... Because I have to....
     
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  10. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    more to the point Herman

    are you watching the MAD v BAY match

    2-1 now = 3 all

    Final Result?
     
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  11. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Extra time. Real looking tired. Either of them will hammer Chelsea.
     
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  12. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I hope so
     
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  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Back to your question, at least for the moment, Herman... Why? Because I feel compelled to.
     
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  14. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    no point in asking me Herman

    "I'm with the birds these days"
     
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  15. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    To paraphrase Roy Batty from Blade Runner...
    If only you could see what I've seen....
    I do this because I have to.
     
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  16. Grant

    Grant SC Veteran

    249
    Nov 12, 2010
    Lunenburg Nova Scotia
    Before this thread I never though of why as it is just something I do.

    At first I though to give some smart a$$ answer.

    But … After reading BBW reply I realize I do it for the same reason.
     
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  17. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Rocking slowly in her corner we see the fellow 'patient', twitching every so often, camera in hands, bleary eyed...

    ---As a teen, because Instant [Polaroid One Step] was cool. After which it used to be to record things [Nikon One Touch, Samsung, both film], family events, vacations though those were few, then my cameras broke. Several disposables down the line [Kodak & Fuji] and a small 2 pixel digital [Canon Power Shot S200 - still have it], because I could, and to record things. Skipping forward again to DSRL [Rebel XSi], because I can whenever I want, it doesn't cost anything and I can share.. and record things. Enter Macro Lens [100mm, like whoa].. because I'm seeing what I've never seen before and I want to show others.. off to film cameras again [collecting, flea markets, estate sales, etc], they are cool and old and have that vintage feel even with photos developed today not to mention all I am learning-- and on to the point and shoot upgrade [G12 wanted for Aussie trip] and we're back to because I can, wherever I am, even if I can't sneak in with the DSLR. I think it is in my blood. At 7 I was shooting tree stumps with unique wavy lines [Kodak Instamatic], as an adult I still do that with a macro lens. In another life I'd probably be a photographer, starting early, riding the wave before all the digital stuff came along and then making the conversion like most others but at the time my desired Canon AE-1 was never acquired. Couldn't afford the indulgence of hobby let alone the camera. Now I can [mind you no $Leica or Hassy$ here] and I really enjoy it. Referencing Luke above- it is my outlet, it is therapeutic sometimes and back to the.. I'm recording things!

    I feel like the wordy one here but I guess that would make sense since I write as well. Anyways to summarize what I said above, because every reason points to doing it so far ;)
     
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  18. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Why? Because I can, because I like to, because if I don't, I start feeling restless and stay that way until I get out... and because if I didnt take photographs, I might never leave the house. Its therapy :) And yes, I want to show others what I have seen and how I saw it. Don't we all have a bit of that within us?
     
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  19. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Because in those rare instances when I've done everything absolutely right, it gives me great joy.

    I just wish it happened a little bit more often..... the "getting everything absolutely right" part.
     
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  20. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    To explore. Both myself and the world around me.
     
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