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Old Jul 13, 2010, 8:45 PM   #11
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If I only knew then what I would end up spending on cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, etc,etc, I would have seriously considered a less expensive hobby - something like collecting gold coins or old masters.

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Old Jul 15, 2010, 8:53 PM   #12
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If I only knew; I was going to get back into photography I would have kept all my old gear.
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 10:22 PM   #13
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Good shots come with experience.

Experience comes from shooting a lot of bad shots - and learning from them.

Get out and shoot, then spend time figuring out why they did/didn't work.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 7:09 AM   #14
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If only I had known what a pain it would be to digitize slides I would have done everything as prints.

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Old Jul 21, 2010, 11:22 AM   #15
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I would have to agree with tclune here and say that my regret is taking so long to figure out the a good photographer captures the moment (or to paraphrase "A great photograph is a photograph of a great subject".

The photographs that mean the most to me are the ones that I have captured the moment naturally . I spent years trying to "stage" what I thought was perfect. When I realized the difference, my whole pursuit of photography has changed (with the exception of my strobist work, which I think of more as art than photography).
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 6:59 PM   #16
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Default If I only knew then what I know now

I would have taken up photography a lot sooner than I actually did. As soon as I started taking photographs with a 35mm camera, I really did see the world through a different prism( pun intended).

To this day, whenever I'm driving around or walking, I'm always thinking about how I could frame in my camera what I'm seeing with my eyes. The world of photography has opened up the world to me in away that I never saw it before I took up the hobby.


So you want to be a better photographer? Open your eyes and take a look at what is all around you.
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