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01-13-2019, 10:37 AM   #16
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Many of the ones mentioned are right on the money. In addition:
To experiment with my creativity and the capacity of my equipment.
To provide a service to an organization.

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- To create my vision of a scenery that I somehow react to and that is IMO worth to show an audience and remember myself.
- To give my creativity a home.
- To generate some income.
I'm guessing 9. To generate some income" would be the keeper here, Maybe the other two can be incorporated into previous suggestions.

"10. To provide a service to an organization.", another one that never would have occurred to me.

This is turning into the Egg plant that ate Chicago.

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To act as eyes for those who can't be with me. I started taking wildlife shots to share with my ill spouse, so she could see the neat things that i saw.
11. To act as eyes for those who can't be with me. I started taking wildlife shots to share with my ill spouse, so she could see the neat things that i saw.
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I'm guessing 9. To generate some income" would be the keeper here, Maybe the other two can be incorporated into previous suggestions.

"10. To provide a service to an organization.", another one that never would have occurred to me.
Of course, do as you like, you are the boss.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I'm guessing 9. To generate some income" would be the keeper here, Maybe the other two can be incorporated into previous suggestions.

"10. To provide a service to an organization.", another one that never would have occurred to me.

This is turning into the Egg plant that ate Chicago.

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11. To act as eyes for those who can't be with me. I started taking wildlife shots to share with my ill spouse, so she could see the neat things that i saw.

I've taken event photos for a variety of 501(c)3 organizations over the years. Most have been organizations to which my children belong. It's gets me greater access to the event and gets them lots of photos to use for the participants and for promotions in the future - a win-win.

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Of course, do as you like, you are the boss.
Unfortuntately, I may be the boss of this little thread, but where I'm sitting right now in my living room, I'm definitely not the boss.
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Unfortuntately, I may be the boss of this little thread, but where I'm sitting right now in my living room, I'm definitely not the boss.
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None of 1,2,3. I take photographs of travel, vacation, hiking, because I like to remember and feel again the experience I had during travel and vacation in various places, and I came to use larger sensor initially because the of the low light capability, and later I enjoyed how much bokeh / subject pop it can do and potential for printing posters. For me RAW is only a way to correct exposure, wb and style in case I messed up with camera settings during the shot. it Not sure how that answer your post.
I agree with biz-engineer. I take photos because the act of shooting takes me to seeing and being in places that stirs my mind, heart, and soul.
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I take photos because the act of shooting takes me to seeing and being in places that stirs my mind, heart, and soul.
That's good. I might use that, I generally try and steer clear of philosophical/religious constructs, but I assume everyone would get that phraseology.

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Poll option:. I don't have any damned idea.
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Because I like the challenge of combining composition, photographic technique and post-processing into something that I (and, on rare occasions, other people) like. This can be shortened into just... because.
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Because they never made a Pokemon Snap 2 game?

I enjoy balancing all the variables of an image to get desired results, or to capture some aspect of what is happening or existing in the 3d world. It really is a lot like a game.
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Enjoy the experience of observing my surroundings and "getting in the zone" to take pictures.
Creating a connection to what I saw, sharing my experience with others.

Nobody is talking about "getting likes", but of course I'm not going to say that!
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#. Photography is my creative outlet, since I can't paint or even draw a straight line.
#. Photography allows me to manipulate the reality beyond the range of the human eye (filters, fisheye, long exposure, high-speed shutter, etc)
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I enjoy photography because it gets me out of the house and into nature. and I like showing friends and rellies where I've been and what I have been doing. Otherwise I would simply vegetate as I age.
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Photography is my creative outlet, since I can't paint or even draw a straight line.
We don't want to alienate those who have those abilities.

#. Photography allows me to manipulate the reality beyond the range of the human eye (filters, fisheye, long exposure, high-speed shutter, etc)

I will work that in, but probably a composite with the other creative lens.

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I enjoy photography because it gets me out of the house and into nature. and I like showing friends and rellies where I've been and what I have been doing. Otherwise I would simply vegetate as I age.
Not that there's anything wrong with vegetating.

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Poll option:. I don't have any damned idea.
For those of us who started really young, it's like asking "why do you breathe."

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Because I like the challenge of combining composition, photographic technique and post-processing into something that I (and, on rare occasions, other people) like. This can be shortened into just... because.
Boy oh boy....

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Because they never made a Pokemon Snap 2 game?

I enjoy balancing all the variables of an image to get desired results, or to capture some aspect of what is happening or existing in the 3d world. It really is a lot like a game.
Combined with the last one, maybe this concept is a "thing". Maybe "I like the combination of technical and artistic challenges."

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Enjoy the experience of observing my surroundings and "getting in the zone" to take pictures.
Creating a connection to what I saw, sharing my experience with others.

Nobody is talking about "getting likes", but of course I'm not going to say that!
We don't need any blasphemous options. We aren't facebook philistines.

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