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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)21:37 UTC+1 No.2368592 Report

What's the point of taking pictures?
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)21:42 UTC+1 No.2368596 Report

Bitches
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)21:42 UTC+1 No.2368597 Report

>>2368592
Expression, memories, sharing beauty, creating beauty, marketing, masturbation, wholesome hobby, conversation starter, forensic evidence, galactic exploration, historical record keeping, culture sharing, etc.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)21:45 UTC+1 No.2368599 Report

To check that your gear works
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shiro 07/21/14(Mon)21:48 UTC+1 No.2368604 Report

>>2368592
There are some little green guys in a tiny machine and they make an almost exact painting of what you see when you press the shutter in almost no time. Is not that awesome?

There are many other points too. For me, a picture can tell a story, or can be something that is pleasant to look at. A picture telling a story can draw peoples attention to a topic, which is social. A people that is nice to look at gives a nice feeling and can make you think about stuff, like when you are listening to music and it takes you away.

captcha: fifieldd asmuchas
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)21:49 UTC+1 No.2368606 Report

shit makes me cash yo
gotta have dat mone so i can enjoy lyf an do shit b4 i RIP
u nom sayin
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)21:50 UTC+1 No.2368609 Report

>>2368592
whats the point in making art?
whats the point in making movies?
whats the point in watching movies?
whats the point in working?
whats the point in having a gf?
whats the point in having a family?

everyone is just biding time for the inevitable, may as well do something that you get enjoyment out of.
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nwtchl 07/21/14(Mon)21:57 UTC+1 No.2368616 Report

Hobby? Just like playing video games...it is fun for the photographers
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)22:25 UTC+1 No.2368642 Report

>>2368599
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)22:26 UTC+1 No.2368644 Report

>>2368592
To participate in the world around me, and appreciate the environments that I enjoy spending my time in.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)22:30 UTC+1 No.2368648 Report

i do it same reason i suck cocks
because i hate mysefl
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)22:30 UTC+1 No.2368649 Report

>>2368592
Learn to see
Learn to tell a story, to show someone a thing.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)22:34 UTC+1 No.2368651 Report

>>2368592

hoes
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)23:00 UTC+1 No.2368682 Report

>>2368616
>Just like playing video games

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQm0Ec2PhJQ
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)23:29 UTC+1 No.2368703 Report

>>2368682
http://camerasim.com/apps/camerasim/preview/
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:40 UTC+1 No.2368761 Report

>>2368597
but the human mind is full capable of all these things already
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:45 UTC+1 No.2368765 Report

>>2368761
really? You can share memories, visually market, have a time consuming hobby, give 100% infallible forensic evidence, explore the galaxy at large magnifications (and various wavelengths of non-visible light) and visually share culture, just with your mind? That's incredible!

You're correct then, you have no use for photography. You should probably leave. Don't you have some interview on a late-night show that you should be on the way to, to talk about your amazing powers?
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)04:28 UTC+1 No.2368890 Report

>>2368599
i loled
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)04:36 UTC+1 No.2368900 Report

>>2368682
Im waiting for the Uncle Terry dlc where you date rape young starlets
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Sugar 07/22/14(Tue)07:03 UTC+1 No.2369008 Report

To stop time
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)16:22 UTC+1 No.2369204 Report

>>2368599
I hate you, /p/. But I can never stay mad at you for long
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)17:08 UTC+1 No.2369224 Report

>>2368682
Pokemon Snap was good, this is just gay.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)17:16 UTC+1 No.2369226 Report

>taking pictures of others work
>almost 0 effort spent thanks to automatisation and digital
>people still call architecture photography art
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)17:21 UTC+1 No.2369228 Report

>>2369224
pokemon snap wasn't a teaching tool

the idea behind that game is to teach photography basics

I played the demo, hopefully in the future they include composition; it seems they already have it set up to teach exposure (but not part of the demo)
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)17:22 UTC+1 No.2369229 Report

>>2368592
boredom
and to get the satisfaction of making cool stuff
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)18:33 UTC+1 No.2369267 Report

>>2368599

Gearfaggotry summed up in one sentence
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)00:21 UTC+1 No.2369462 Report

>>2368592
because keeping a journal is too hard, and my pictures are more interesting than my life
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)00:45 UTC+1 No.2369472 Report

Dat mono no aware son.
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)00:48 UTC+1 No.2369475 Report

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Proxiee 07/23/14(Wed)00:49 UTC+1 No.2369478 Report

I take pictures because its fun and an active activity, and then to post them online to see how many views I get to judge my self-worth as a human being. That is apparently not a lot
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)03:14 UTC+1 No.2370175 Report

>>2368592
The point of taking pictures is existence itself. But conversely there is no point to looking at pictures.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)22:03 UTC+1 No.2370681 Report

>>2368592
so you can tell people you do something, because you offer nothing of value to society
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)17:55 UTC+1 No.2372163 Report

>>2368599
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)18:05 UTC+1 No.2372171 Report

because at 20, my eyes are getting worse
because that's how I can see what's really going on
because that's how I can understand and remember better
because that's how I can show people the beauty of themselves and their everyday lives
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)19:22 UTC+1 No.2372215 Report

I wonder myself lately.

I think I'm too poor to have photography as a hobby right now. Can't afford the upfront cost of digital, can't afford to get into the areas of photography I'd really like to. I'm currently using some decent, but cheap film cameras. Film is cheap enough, and so are chems. But scanning it so it looks usable for even web I can't afford.

Been thinking of selling my stuff and maybe coming back to this later.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)06:39 UTC+1 No.2373409 Report

>>2370175
>The point of taking pictures is existence itself
so enlightened

>But conversely there is no point to looking at pictures.
People enjoy being moved by art?
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)07:48 UTC+1 No.2373436 Report

>>2372215

200-300 bucks will get you a good enough dslr and a kit lens (used)
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