by Chris Gampat on 04/21/2012
I fell in love with photography when I picked up my first developed photos and saw in print what I saw through my lens and now years or moments later seeing all the captured memories, moments, places and the shots that totally happened by accident make me happy. Now filling up my memory card and taking all sorts of pictures that are anything from a action shot, wildlife, pictures of my loved ones, a portrait and food photography. I just love photography…
I fell in love with photography when we started learning about pinhole cameras, developing those sheets of photographic paper couldn’t have been a better way to start, and I still love slow shutter photography
The moment I fell in love was not from actually taking the photos, it was seeing the expressions and sheer joy on other people’s faces when they saw that magical moment you had captured.
When my parents bought me a Brownie when I was in grade school.; I saw now much my father loved photography, and I couldn’t wait to create my own images.
When I was a child my granda died, gran gave me 3 photos of him, and whilst my childhood memories of him faded, the emotions captured in the photo’s made me realise at an early age that for me photography was the way to capture and keep those special moments.
Was told that the day that we are born is the day we start to die, we cant bring back the past but we can save memories by taking pictures and thats what I love to do. I view it as an autobiography with no words just my creativity.
The moment I used my first 110 camera and looked at the burnt Magicube flash in amazement
My love for photography began as a child via magazines and books. The pictures always brought me to places I would dream of seeing one day, of experiencing moments foreign to me. It wasn’t just images such as magazines in National Geographic, even the photos of the objects and faces in adds would trigger a level of inquisitiveness about the the subject matter and those objects and people used. Today, my aim is to do the same via my own imagery: to stir the imagination or nurse questions into existence by capturing moments I simply witness and find interesting.
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The day I took a picture of the Mexican landscape from the top of the Pyramid of the Sun with my Kodak Disc camera
My love for photography started when I got back from my first international trip. Looking at those pictures (some of them surprisingly good!) was all I needed to become obsessed and star gearing up!
The click of the shutter, the zoom of the lens, the image created the memories no ends. The love of photography locked in my heart and utterly secured.
It started with wanting to document my kid’s life in pictures, but it turned into an amazing outlet for self expression and an awakening of the creative side of my brain! I’m obsessed now!
When I was nine-years-old and using a homemade pinhole camera. Watching the images appear on paper seemed like magic.
This is kinda lame but I purchased an iPhone 4 on launch day, and was blown away by the camera. I would document hill climbs me and my friend went on and take photos just about everywhere. Soon enough I wanted a dslr so I borrowed my mothers 400D and just became absorbed in photography. Now I have my own equipment, but it was good to start my journey on a wee-little iPhone 4, because it taught me great concepts of composition and helped develop my eye for photography.
When I was 4 i fell in love with the flash on my mums camera, I used to believe that when I triggered the flash the light would travel all the around the world and never stop. Our flat was about 200m from the sea so late at night I would stand on the balcony hold the camera to the sea and send my flash around the world. I’ve never looked back.
Photography and I started dating about 22 years ago when I was in high school. It took us a while to get to know each other and in the beginning things were great. We grew apart during college. I was more interested in living life than capturing it for posterity. We started seeing each other again in the late 90′s. The digital age made things in our relationship interesting again. Now we have a loving partnership that we’ve committed to continue working on. And that’s how I fell in love with photography.
I fell in love with photography because i am somebody who does like saying anything unless it is worthwile.. They say a picture is worth 1000 words .. This is so very true to me.. If you tell me to tell a story let alone a funny one.. I wouldn’t ever be able to.. But through my photography am I much more able to engage and communicate with the world around me.. Photography to me is the most beautiful thing in the world.. What would I do without it? .. For me it’s a day without my camera is a day not lived…
As far back as I can remember my dad had various camera and he would let me take pictures. I liked being like my dad and taking pictures was something I could do with him. In fourth grade he got a Nikon 35mm camera with a large selection of lenses which cemented my love of taking pictures. That summer was the summer I was old enough to go with him fishing in Alaska, and taking the boat from Seattle through the inside passage. The adventure with amazing views and animals and me with my dads camera that would be repeated each year for almost 20 years. I now have my own Nikon camera and his old cameras with a sense of adventure and love of capturing it on film or digitally everyday has new possibilities.
Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted my own camera. If only there was digital back then. Wishing for a camera did not include the cost of film and developing and prints. Now I am super happy there is digital – there is no limit as to how many photos I can take. I take photos of artsy and beautiful things; I document events and photograph things I can’t buy, just to remember them; I take photos of things I am eating, things I made, places I visit, friends, nature, storms, flowers and my garden. I take pictures of pages in old books, airplanes, train stations and trains, whatever and whenever. I particularly enjoy photographing objects in museums and antique shops. It is fun to use micro settings to get up close to fabrics, embroidery, textiles, plants and bugs. Birds are also interesting to capture on film. My favorite things are nature and plants and flowers.
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