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Are there any other teen photographers out there??


I was just wondering if there were any other young photographers on this site, I can't be the only one! lol, I am 15 and grew up in Arizona, USA, 100%desert-born. WE just made a very different change of environments when we moved out here to Oahu, Hawaii early in '05. I enjoy macro photography the most, talk to you soon if there are any others out there, :P.
Aloha and Mahalo(thank you) for your quick responses,

~David Namesnik
Oahu, Hawai'i


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9/8/2005 6:28:42 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  Hey David,
Don't worry there's PLENTY of teens out here. hopefull you're not out to pick up all the ladies (because my sister is on here too!) haha just playing with ya. welcome to betterphoto. we have a fun old time here.

Two teens I know of are :
Caiti Goeden
Elizabeth Coachman

Anyways start off by telling us what you shoot with.

.justin.


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9/8/2005 7:00:10 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   I'm a teenager too - many times over! LOL Actually, there are quite a few teenagers on this site, both guys and gals - good photographers too. Join in the fun and enjoy the site. You might even enjoy some of us old coots too. BTW, Justin ain't far from being a teen himself.


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9/8/2005 8:05:58 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  Yeah I guess I'm still a baby though. Hey Kerry guess what...I just turned 21 last Thursday so all these talks about these guys walkin around with a camera in the left and a bud in the right, I can finally join you guys! well legally now (lol) haha I wish there was somethign easier than that BP convention thing costing too much for all of us to meet.


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9/8/2005 8:44:34 PM

 

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  Wow was that fast, lol. Okay, just wanted to be sure I wasn't alone out there, :P. nah im not out to get the ladies, :P again, lol. I'm jus out to see if thr really were any others, coolio, I guess I'm not alone then,

~Dave
P.S. email me if ya wanna keep in touch, I'm not that great at keepin up on here, :P. { mantidave@yahoo.com }
and by da wway brada', I don't mind hangin' wit' the "old farts" LOL.


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9/8/2005 8:52:50 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Dave, compared to some of the kids here, you aren't too young yourself. There are a couple of 14 year olds and I think at least one 13 year old.


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9/9/2005 6:38:35 AM

 
Sherry S. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2005
  There are some even younger...My daughter is on BP and just turned 12!


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9/9/2005 9:08:13 AM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  I'm 18...does that count as a teenager or an adult? ; )
I know of one other girl, Casey H. and she's 14.
~K


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9/11/2005 8:27:47 AM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Okay, I just re-read this thread and realized I didn't even say what I shoot with! (Sorry, Justin!)
I use a Canon PerShot S1 IS. It's all I can afford right now, in between car insurance and rising gas prices!
Come on over to my gallery and check things out! I am always looking for constructive critique!
~K


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9/11/2005 8:43:58 AM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  I'm starting to feel like I'm talking to myself, but I forgot to mention another teen photographer, Abby Way. I think she's 15.
~K


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9/11/2005 10:03:53 AM

 

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  Wow, I didn't even realize there were that many of us out there, lol. then again it makes sense in such a vast amount of people, :P. Oh well, hope we all have a great time and I'm proud to have joined, lol. Anyone who wants to check out my gallery, feel free and I'll try to visit a couple when I get the chance, as I said I don't have a ton of free time to be on here, but I will today since it's sunday, :P(again). Tty'all lata on,

Alohaz,
~Dave
Oahu, Hawai'i


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9/11/2005 1:08:31 PM

 

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  Hey all, oops, I forgot to tell ya, as of right now, I'm using a Fufifilm S3000. But, I have about 600 dollars saved up, and in a couple months I'm gonna add that to some money from my dad and am planning on buying a good digital SLR and a Macro lens for it, so I can get the really close up shots I want,

alohaz,
~D


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9/11/2005 1:23:16 PM

 

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  Lol, unless there's a BP convention here on the islands, I doubt you'll be seeing me real-time anytime soon. We just got off the mainland about 6 months ago, I DON"T WANNA GO BACK! lol, oh well, ya'll have a good day,

Alohaz and Mahalo nui loa,
~Dave
Oahu, Hawai'i


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9/11/2005 1:35:43 PM

 
Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  Welcome David, I think that I'm the first kid to respond, so, I'm 14. Stick around and you'll learn alot here!


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9/11/2005 8:53:50 PM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
  Hey David! I am a 14 year old... and know of a few teens: Caiti Goeden and I are friends, and then there's Elizabeth McNeil... but I haven't heard form her in a while.. she just got back from a missions trip. Well, I was gonna mention Brendan, but he's already responded. Welcom, David! I shoot with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, 18-55mm lense... can't wait to get a macro lense. Later!

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C.
PS... Kerry Walker is a "teen" too - at heart. Love ya, Kerry!


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9/15/2005 6:39:03 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Thank you, dear. Tell Mom I said Hi.


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9/15/2005 7:00:59 AM

 
  Wow, sounds like you all have a tight knit little cirvle on here, lol. Well, as I said before, glad to be part of such an awesome community and site. Well, most of oyu have some better equipment than I currently do(not that everything is equipment, but ya'll know what I mean, :P) But I am looking at getting an SLR sometime in the near future, within about a year(the only problem is the expense, amazing how much some of this equipment costs!) I'll take a look at all your galleries as I get the chance, talk to you all later, and ALOHA!

~David


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9/15/2005 12:48:46 PM

 
Stephanie M. Stevens   Hi David! I am 17 and also enjoy macro, although I do a lot of other work too. I am also looking to purchase an SLR as soon as possible, but I currently have exactly nothing saved up toward it, I keep finding other things I need! :)


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9/17/2005 10:06:19 AM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
  Kerry, I will tell her.

Cavid, we love to have you. You have and will be a great contribute to this community, I can tell. Keep on kepping on! And, the ONLY reason I have a (really)nice camera, is because my grandmother bought it fo me. I thought I wouldn't be getting it until sometime next summer. I had like $85 saved up towards it, and then BOOM. happy day.

Stephanie, you have some great photos! I really like Duck Looking Away, Sand Ripples, Snail 2, and Painted Zebra - very nice.. is this PS? I am sure it is, but if so, you did a really good job! Bravo!

Anyhoot, I gtg, later too all teens - and teens at heart!

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C.


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9/17/2005 2:44:50 PM

 
Stephanie M. Stevens   Thanks Elizabeth! I actually work in Paint Shop Pro, I don't know if you are familiar with this program, but I love it.


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9/17/2005 2:50:34 PM

 
Forrest C. Wilkinson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/15/2005
 
 
 
David,

I am 15 years old, I shoot for the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and other DFW area newspapers with my friend, who is 15 as well. I enjoy working with landscapes, action, travel, and macro to go along with my job, sports and journalism photography. Whenever we shoot at some of the professional sports events around here, we always get weird looks and some of the pros compliments on our "young-eyes", but its all the more fun being the youngest on the sidelines. Not to mean that I can't wait to get older and get treated with more respect at some of the events ;). Anyways, my friend and I both own Canon Digital Rebels, all of our newspaper covered events are shot with the Canon 1D Mark II or Canon 1Ds Mark II. We use Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L, 17-40 Canon L, 28-105mm Canon f/3.5-4.5, Sigma 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 (those are the four we own), and shoot events also with Canon 300mm f/2.8 L, Canon 400mm f/2.8 L, and Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L. Just got back from a nice trip to the National Canyon parks in Utah, so I'm working through those right now, I posted some above, any critique is appreciated. But I do know that there are plenty of young photographers here, I expect this thread to keep on growing.

-Forrest


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9/17/2005 3:55:51 PM

 
Forrest C. Wilkinson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/15/2005
 
 
  Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon
f/8, 1/250, Canon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5, Outside Bryce Canyon Nat'l.
© Forrest C. Wilkinson
Canon EOS Digital ...
 
  Glenn Canyon
Glenn Canyon
f/14, 1/250, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L, Outside Glenn Canyon.
© Forrest C. Wilkinson
Canon EOS Digital ...
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Thrill of Victory
Thrill of Victory
f/5.6, 1/250, 1600 ISO, Sigma 70-300mm, National Champion Carroll Dragon football team, Texas Stadium.
© Forrest C. Wilkinson
Canon EOS Digital ...
 
 
Here are the pictures.


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9/17/2005 3:56:49 PM

 
Stephanie M. Stevens   They look pretty good to me, Forrest.


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9/17/2005 4:29:50 PM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Hi Stephanie!
I just checked out your gallery...I REALLY like 'Sand Ripples' and 'Jellyfish' Keep up the great work! ; )

Forrest, AWESOME pictures! I love the scenic ones of Utah!
~K


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9/17/2005 6:21:44 PM

 
Stephanie M. Stevens   Katrina, thank you so much! It's always good to hear somebody likes your stuff. Especially somebody outside your immediate family:) I really like your stuff too. Is Beauty From Long Ago hand colored? Or is it decreased opacity? By the way, I noticed that you accidently hit the "p" on your keyboard, you spelled it "Agp". Just wanted to let you know.


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9/17/2005 8:39:48 PM

 
Stephanie M. Stevens   I love the kitty too! Is he yours?


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9/17/2005 8:41:31 PM

 
Stephanie M. Stevens   Sorry, I just realized that decreased opacity doesn't make sense. What I meant was decreased opacity color layer over a black & white duplicate layer. You can't take anything I say literally, I leave stuff out and mix up words constantly. Dyslexia of the mouth I guess:)


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9/17/2005 10:31:52 PM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Thanks for the heads up on my typing error, Stephanie!
About 'Beauty From Long Ago', all I did (I use Microsoft Photo Editor for the time being) was decrease the saturation of the colors. Does that make sense?
All the cat pictures I have are taken of my sister's cats...so they're kind of mine too! ; )
Don't worry about mixing up words on here...it happens all the time and we can usually tell what you're trying to say anyway! ; )
~K


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9/18/2005 5:29:22 AM

 
Stephanie M. Stevens   Yes that makes perfect sense. More sense than what I said. :)


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9/18/2005 9:54:11 AM

 
  Wow, lots of responses, and I too am sure this will contine on into a lenghty discussion ,but thats fine with me! lol. the shots are wonderful forrest, youre ahead of me anyway, I don't understand anything about the lenses and stuff you were talking about(ar anyone else) im just startin to actually get into it myself, so I dont know much of the photographers language, I guess you could say, ;).
As for making misatkes on here with typing, I really dont care(as you can tell from any one of my posts) no need to go back and fix little stuff when were all just casually chatting.
You could always use the Hawaiian by-product language from over here, "pigeon".
All yu brada's an sista's can be all talkin story about anythin ya wanna and makin typin mistakes on da keyboard, but hey, inoca.
Lol, hard to type or read, but its hilarious to listen to, :P.
Well, as elizabeth said, "keep on keepin on" and its nice ta hear from ya'll. Hang loose,

~Dave
Oahu, Hawai'i


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9/21/2005 2:45:54 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Wiht aul thu spall chuckers todai nobodi shud hav a tipo!


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9/21/2005 2:48:54 PM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
  Tis true.... our vocabulary and grammar has sadly declined of late.

Guess what? You'll never guess, so I'll tell you :-) I have been asked to be the photographer for a friend's wedding. I was so surprised... I was almost speechless - which doesn't happen, like ever - I am still in shock. I am going to do it with the help of two of my friends from church who are both great photographers, and pray it goes well. The wedding is in November, so I have some time... but please pray for me. Any input and help greatly appreciated! Well, gtg! Tootles!

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C.


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9/22/2005 10:08:25 AM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  oooh! That's so exciting, Elizabeth! I've done only one wedding before, with my dad and uncles, but they're great fun!
One thing to remember, if the wedding is held inside a church, the lighting will usually be pretty poor, so just keep that in mind! ; ) Good luck!
~K


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9/22/2005 12:52:51 PM

 
Caiti M. Goeden   hey guys! its been too long! oh anyways... david, im 14 and on the pretty sloooow point of photography when you've literally run out of all your money and have rolls of film EVERYWHERE just sitting there screaming at you to get them developed! I hate it but oh well everything takes some time I guess. nice having yet another teen out there!
dont worry im counting you,kerry, on that one too!
talk to ya'll
caiti***


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9/22/2005 1:42:59 PM

 
  Thats awesome Elizabeth, sure you'll do a great job. Yea I remember when I was using film, rolls sitting all over the house, find em sittin all over the place, "howd that et there? whered that come from?" and every time ya thought ya had them all developed, you'd find more. I know how you feel, thats why I switched to digital as soon as I possibly could, more expensive at first, but it saves in the long-run!(especially if oyure like me and you get an equal amount of horribly blurry pictures as you do great ones, :P) Oh well, to any of ya that would like it if I'd clean up the english a little, lol. My dad was talkin to ppl in Hawaiian chat rooms online b4 we moved out here, and one guy said you only need to know one word, he spelled it out...I-N-O-K-A- my dads like "inoka?, what does that mean, the guys like "nonono, I kno Ka'" then my dad got it. Dumb soundin story, but it so true, everyone out here goes like 20 miles under the speed limit and is SO laid back.(On north shore anyways, honolulu is horrible for a country kid like me, :P) Well, ive gone on for a bit now, and I feel like im talkin too much as usual, lol. Tty'all lata,

Aloha to u bradaz and sistaz,( :P )
~Dave


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9/22/2005 2:03:15 PM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
  Thanks Katrina, I will remember that.

David, it is probably just me and my slow head, but what was that story about? I didn't get it. I am so stupid. Lo siento. Is it like, "I know, 'cause..." or what? Lo mucho siento, again.

Caiti, keep it up! One day, you will get all those rolls of film developed... though my mother still has birth photos from us on film, I'm sure. Lol.

Ohwell, see ya'll!

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C.


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9/22/2005 2:42:37 PM

 

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  No, its not you and your slow head, lol. Its kinda hard to read and ya have to know some of it to understand it fully. But when somethin ends in an "a", the a sounds like it should be "ea". So its "I no Kea" or "i no care" guess I should have exaplined that, :P. Oh well, like said, its hard to explain without being able to hear it, lol. tta lataz!

~D


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9/22/2005 3:19:00 PM

 
Casey H.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/27/2005
  Hey David,
I'm Casey H. and I'm 14 years old (almost 15) I've been seriously taking photos for about two years. I didn't realize there were so many teen photographers either. Cool idea of getting all of them together. Keep in touch, <>< Casey


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10/2/2005 5:02:35 PM

 
Bridget C.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/5/2005
  Hi guys! I'm Bridget C. And i'm 13. I'm new here, and also new to the field of photography. Good to know there's some other teens out there just beginning too. Great idea of getting us all together! How do you guys suggest getting started making some money off my photography?


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10/9/2005 6:55:16 AM

 
Maverick Creatives
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/1/2004
  Hello David, Happy Thanksgiving from Canada.
I have a small Amateur Modeling club in Toronto and one of the girls (18) has taken a serious interest in photography. I have loaned her my back-up camera and she is progressing and having fun on BOTH sides of the camera. Her name is Sarah Challenger and her Betterphoto site is:
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/gallery.asp?memberID=121249
Sarah's modeling progress can also be viewed at my website, the link is right here under my name.

Welcome, Photography is ageless.

Regards
Gary


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10/9/2005 7:17:12 AM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Hi again, Bridget! In answet to your question, I will again refer you to another discussion... http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/qnaDetail.asp?threadID=18139

Hope it help!

Thanks Gary for giving us Sarah's gallery...I am headed there right now...glad to find another 18-year old girl!
~K


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10/9/2005 10:38:18 AM

 

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  Hey Bridget, Gary, and everyone else too!
I havent been on in a while now, I'm about half way through school break and have nothing to do really, so I'm just hangin out bein lazy! Glad to meet all of you and hope we can all learn a little somethin more from eachother, and make soem freinds in the process.
As for your question Bridget, I'm not all that sure how to start making money off of my work. First I want to get some of it copyrighted so I can sell it. After that, sky's the limit! I am also a member of Ofoto, where you can have poster size prints sent to your house, coffe mugs with your photographs on them, T shirts, etc. I'm going to get some printed up with some flowers and hawaiian scenery, and put em up online. Also, I am going to be doing all the photography for a book a friend is doing. It's going to include over 1000 tribal art tattoos he does in his polynesian tattoo out here. I won't be getting any money out of it, but that's fine with me, Because it's all the more published work Ill have out there! Nice hearing from ya all and keep in touch! Aloha and Mahalo!

~Dave
Oahu, Hawai'i


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10/9/2005 12:56:41 PM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Hey David, that's really cool about the book! My dad's going to be doing a book on covered bridges of America...and we're thinking about collaborating on a coffee table book of unique mailboxes!
That's also a great idea about putting your photos on mugs and such to sell. E-nay is a great place to sell things...you have to be 18 to get an account, but maybe you could go through your parents and start a small pics on mugs sale there! Have a great rest of the weekend!
~K


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10/9/2005 1:03:45 PM

 

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  Yea I'm supposed to start on it later this week actually, gonna take a while to get that many though. I have to wait until he actually has done over 1000 recent tattoos so I can get fresh pictures. It'll definitely be a while, but he's very serious about me doing all the photography for it. Have fun doing the books, sounds like you'll be busy as well!
Yea I'm actually going to get an ebay store under my step mom's or my mom's stores. they'll manage it, but I'll be setting everything up and all that fun stuff. Have a great weekend(sunday anyway) everyone and AlOhA!

~Dave


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10/9/2005 1:18:01 PM

 
Justin Taylor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2005
  Hi, My name is Justin, I am only 13! so I guess I am a young teen... anyways who else is 13 because it would be cool to see how many there really are!....well thats all

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10/11/2005 11:11:15 AM

 

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  Hey Justin, nice to meet ya!
well everyone, its my birthday, its my birthday, whoot whoot! I am now officially 16, I got a digital camcorder from my dad, sa-weet! Talk to you all later,

~Dave
(PS im pretty sure there r at least 2 or 3 other 13 yo's on here, just ask around like I did! lol)


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10/11/2005 2:24:41 PM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVID!!! ; D
Sounds like a great gift you got!
~K


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10/11/2005 2:27:25 PM

 
Bridget C.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/5/2005
  Happy birthday David!
Justin, i'm 13 also! whoot! yay for young photographers! (sry, it's the end of a LONG day....)


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10/11/2005 4:53:09 PM

 
Rob J. Fronte
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/20/2005
  hey you were asking for young photographers, im 17


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10/12/2005 5:16:34 AM

 
Justin Taylor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2005
  thanx for responding, I didn't realize how much young photographers were on this site! anywho...I guess it was David's B-day yesterday so happy belated birthday, good luck with your new camera!
-justin


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10/12/2005 9:43:17 AM

 

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  Thanks everyone! It was a pretty good day, lol. Nice to meet ya Bridget and Rob! Well, I'm back to school today(bleh!) so I gotta go get on that, hope you all have a great week! AlOhA!

~Dave


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10/12/2005 12:32:10 PM

 
Bridget C.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/5/2005
  Wow u just got back to school? i've been back for like 6 weeks!


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10/12/2005 1:37:21 PM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  That's one nice thing about being graduated...you never have to go back in the fall! But I won't rub it in! : D
~K


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10/12/2005 2:12:43 PM

 
Rob J. Fronte
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/20/2005
  man you guys stink ive been in school for like 10 1/2 weeks what state do you guys live in


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10/12/2005 2:20:58 PM

 
Justin Taylor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2005
  I have been in school for about 6 weeks but there is a big stike going on in B.C.,Canada where I live so I don't have to go
(>'-')>
-justin


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10/12/2005 4:38:44 PM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
  Hey all!

I am sorry I ahven't been on in a while... I was in Mexico on a missions trip. Man, that was great. We just got back last night at 10pm. *SIGH* It's good to be home.

Anyways, I think I took at least a few 'good' pictures, and will probably have them up be Wed.

Welcome everyone, and Happy B-bay David! Congrats on your 16th!

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C


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10/16/2005 10:17:46 AM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Can't wait to see them, Elizabeth!
~K


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10/16/2005 10:40:08 AM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Hey Everyone! I was wondering if you would check out my photo "Serenity" and maybe leave a comment for my friend's family as they will be viewing this. Thanks a ton in advance!
~K


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11/5/2005 7:00:27 PM

 

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  I was just wonderin if anyone'd plz check out my gallery. I put up some of my newer shots and I'd like some feedback on it if ya could, tanx all! tty later,

~Dave
Oahu, Hawai'i


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11/6/2005 2:07:20 PM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
  Hey David!

Well, I looked at your gallery, and I think you have improved much since last time I was on. You are doing a great job! Your landscapes are beautiful! Bravo! My only suggestion is for the flower macro - I would try it w/o the flash... maybe on a different backdrop or different lighting. Just a thought.

Katrina, I looked at your picture too. It is beautiful! Great job! I commented there too.

Talk to ya'll later!

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C.


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11/7/2005 6:33:44 PM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  I agree with you about David...he's really getting good at this photography thing! ; D

Thanks for your comment on my pic...i really appreciated it.

~K


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11/7/2005 6:45:58 PM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
  Anytime! I thoroughly enjoy looking through your gallery... you too have seen a lot of improvement. Keep on keeping on!

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C.


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11/7/2005 6:55:14 PM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Thanks! Appreciate your vote of confidence!
~K


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11/7/2005 7:01:38 PM

 

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  Lol, thanks Katrina & Elizabeth!
I guess that's the main reason we're all on here in the first place, is to share our work and get better! ;)
Hang loose everyone an' I'm gonna try to get on a lil lata' and check out some of your galleries for once, lol.
Talk to ya all l8ter,

Aloha,
~Dave


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11/8/2005 11:10:25 AM

 
Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
  Hey Just thought I would jump in here, Im 18 (or will be in a couple of days!) anyways, I shoot with a Nikon N80 but am saving up to upgrade to a digital SLR!!! BTW I'm Collette!!


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11/9/2005 12:05:05 PM

 

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  Nice to have ya in the "group" Collette!

~Dave


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11/9/2005 12:28:40 PM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Great to have you, Collete!!! I have seen your gallery several times and, noticing that you have a website, certainly didn't think you were 18!!!
You have an awesome gallery...very nice to 'meet' you!
~K


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11/9/2005 12:42:24 PM

 
Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
  Thanks David and Katrina for the welcome!!!
I love your photos in your gallery as well Katrina, really great stuff!!


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11/9/2005 12:51:12 PM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Thanks Collette! ; )
~K


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11/9/2005 1:00:09 PM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
  Hey Collette! I think we have 'met' before, but if not, then welcome! Nad, happy 18th!! How exciting! My older sister just turned 16 a few days ago... that was fun.

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C.


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11/9/2005 4:48:42 PM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
  Hey again, guys. I just recalled. I am shooting my first wedding this Sat! I am getting nervous, and could use prayer.

Also, I have been asked to do two more weddings, one in Dec., one in Jan. Man, shooting weddings is a big deal! There is so much stuff I forgot to talk to the bride about, and we are going ot the church in the morning, and what equipment to bring, yada yada. SIGH. Well, I'll talk to you later!

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C.


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11/9/2005 4:58:37 PM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Don't stress out too much!!! Just remember that you will DEFINITLY need a tripod and probably a few extras memory cards, or whatever it is your camera takes. Weddings ARE big deals...but have fun too!
I remember the one I did...it was an all day affair, from about 9 in the morning to get photos of things being set up, then we had the bride dressing/putting on makeup, then the wedding and the reception and all in all it lasted until about 8 at night! I was exhausted, but had so much fun too!
Can't wait to do another one...right now I am busy with Senior portraits and maybe a wedding and then I get to shoot at an elementary school prom in Feb. Get to dress up too! How fun!
Well, I have blurbed on enough! Have a great rest of the week and if I don't speak to you before then, good luck with the wedding! ; )
~K


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11/9/2005 5:37:03 PM

 
Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
  Hey all!!
Elizabeth, yeah I think we did meet before!! hows it going? That is awsome that you were asked to do those weddings, I would LOVE to do weddings but havent had anyone ask yet!!! Let us all know how it turns out! Also what camera do you shoot with?
Katrina, thats sounds like fun doing a prom!!!! Hope you have fun with the senior pictures too!! I loved doing those, they are so much fun!! Also what camera do you shoot with?
Well GTG!!

-Collette-


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11/11/2005 7:53:45 AM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Hey Collette!
I have a simple point and shoot, a Canon PowerShot S1 IS. I hope to buy myself a good DSLR on my nineteenth birthday...my gift to myself! I feel that I am really outgrowing the camera I have, and I can't wait to get something better!
What about you?
Great to hear from you so soon!
~K


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11/11/2005 7:58:16 AM

 
Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
  Hey Katrina!
What DSLR are you thinking of getting? Yeah and I know what you mean about out growing the camera!!
Right now I shoot with a Nikon N80, its a film SLR. So when I shoot I then have to take my negatives to get scanned to a cd, so that I can work on them in PS!!! I am also hoping to get a DSLR soon, Im still saving though, and hoping that if I wait longer the prices might go down!!!!=)

-Collette-


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11/11/2005 8:18:38 AM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  I hadn't decided yet, Collette! I was thinking of looking at all the reviews of camera here on BP and then hopefully making a choice. They are SO expensive though, especially when you also get the almost necessary lenses like a polarizer and wide angle lens. I hope I'll have enough for it by July!
I used to have film camera...can understand that it isn't fun going to all that trouble just to get a picture edited!
Hope you can get what you want too!
~K


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11/11/2005 10:09:11 AM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
  Hey guys!

I am getting ready to head out to the wedding, we're just waiting for our co-photographer from our church.

I am doing well, Collette, thanks for asking. I shoot with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, but only have the 18-55mm lense. I think after these two weddings - yes, I have one NEXT weekend too; sigh - I think I am going to get a new lense. Oh, and I have a wedding in Jan. too! My life is crazy.

Katrina, that prom sounds like a blast! I hope it goes well for you!

Hey, all... one of my friends from church recently got a BP gallery, but I don't know how to find her. Any ideas? Thnaks a ton!

Well, I got to go get my shoes... my friend is almost here. Talk to ya'll later!

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C.


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11/12/2005 7:00:48 AM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Don't mean to sound funny, but maybe you could ask her to send you the link? Or type in the name of one of her photos? Hope you find her..let us know when you do!
~K


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11/12/2005 1:31:04 PM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
  Now see, I would, but her only sister is getting married in the next two months, and they are all going a little nuts. I don't want to ask her to do anything that will distract her.

SIGH The wedding is over. I am glad. I think it went well, except one time during the ceremony.... that scared me, and we haven't seen the pictures yet. Very sad. Oh well, We are trying to get it moving.

Well, I got to go! LOTS of school to do!

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C.


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11/14/2005 6:18:53 AM

 
Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
  Hey,
Elizabeth, I hope you had fun doing the wedding, and Im sure that the pictures will come out great!!! You should post a couple of them in your gallery so that we can all see them!!

It sounds like you have a full schedule ahead of you with all of the weddings you are doing!!!

Katrina, I hope you find the camera that you want, before you buy one though you should look online for one, I know a bunch of places that sell them for a good deal less than the asking price, here are a few you should check out: www.amphotoworld.com , www.bhphoto.com ,www.ebay.com those are just a few I hope they will help!

-Collette-


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11/14/2005 9:57:17 AM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Happy Birthday, Collette! Of course, today might not be your actual birthday, but you said you would be 18 in a couple days and that time is up, so happy birthday! ; )
Thanks for listing those sites...E-bay is a personal favorite of mine already! But I hadn't heard of the others...so I will have to check those out once I have enough money!
How are you coming with your camera purchasing quest?

Elizabeth...congrats on doing your first wedding!!! I'm sure the pics turned out great! Can't wait to see some of them! ; )
~K


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11/14/2005 11:44:19 AM

 

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  Hey I am a "teen photographer" too. Pretty much a big amateur but I love it. Anyways---I'm 14...and I live in Idaho, previously Texas. :( Well, talk to you guys (and gals) later.
-Lindsey


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11/14/2005 2:51:31 PM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  Welcome to betterphoto and our little group here, Lindsey! Nice to have you!
I will be heading for your gallery right after this to take a look at your pictures! ; )
~K


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11/14/2005 3:18:19 PM

 
Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
  Thanks so much Katrina, No I havent had my bday yet, its in 7 days I guess I got a little caried away when I said a few days, sorry!!!
I think Im leaning towards getting a Nikon D200, but I cant decide between that and the D70, so Im going to keep gathering info on the two. How about you, how are you doing with your camera research?

Hey welcome Lindsay, I looked at your gallery and you have some really good shots there, keep it up!!

-Collette-


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11/14/2005 3:34:56 PM

 

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  Hey again...thanks Collette! hehe I feel special...


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11/14/2005 3:36:46 PM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  I haven't really researched much, Collette! I think I'll just wait until closer to my birthday...by then there'll be something new anyway!
~K


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11/14/2005 3:55:40 PM

 
Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
  Hey Katrina, So when is your Bday?

And, yeah I know what you mean, they have already come out with a new one since I started looking!!!! So Im waiting to make my final decision until I have the money to actually get one!!!

-Collette-


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11/14/2005 4:30:23 PM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
  Hey all!

I love these boards... I just love keeping in touch with you all.

I will post some as soon as I can... and some Mexico ones too. I FINALLY got to look at them yesterday... some came out really good. I can't wait to post them. Also, my sister is having her sweet 16th this Sat. and it is gonna be a Masked Ball. That should provide for some neat photos.

I got to use my friend's lense for the wedding - it's a 24-70mm portraiture lense - and fell in love with it. After I get a photos only computer, which should be soon, I hope to get one of those lenses. They rock!

I hope you all have a great evening. Talk to you later!

By His Grace and For His Glory,
Elizabeth C.

PS Yeah, Katrina, when is your birthday?


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11/14/2005 5:41:44 PM

 
Katrina McMeans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
  My birthday is the 3rd of July... I was almost a firecracker! ; )
Can't wait to see the pictures, Elizabeth!
~K


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11/15/2005 6:42:25 PM

 
Kahaulani Betts   OK not a teen here, but I have two :)!!! actually I just wanted to say "Hey" and that your photos are awesome!!! I am very impressed with your talents!!keep up the good work!!!

oh, and David,what's up?? how's life in Hawaii??? I was born and raised there,hope you are enjoying it.


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1/2/2007 5:24:58 PM

 
Christiana V. Karl   hay im not a teen any more I just turned 20 but I wanted to join in on yalls little groupy it souds fun if u dont mind


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1/11/2007 1:45:14 PM

 
  Hey, im 18. ive only been a photographer for about two years. I mainly do photography for my high school yearbook, But I also work for the local newspaper under the sports section.


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1/24/2007 8:37:28 AM

 
Sisterlisa B
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/21/2007
  My daughter is here too and she's 12. She'll be back from camp soon and she will be so happy to see this thread.


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8/7/2007 1:26:21 PM

 
Jared L. Loftus
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/11/2007
  Hey, I'm not sure if this thread is still active but we'll see.
I'm 14 and shoot with a nikon D80.
It seems all the cool threads were started in '05. I wish I had an intrest since then. O well. c ya.
Jared


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8/7/2007 9:22:21 PM

 
Sisterlisa B
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/21/2007
  This thread is still growing Jared. Welcome to the conversations.


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8/7/2007 10:37:12 PM

 
Adrienne Maldini   Hi my name is Adrienne. I am 16 years. Some people say I am good, but I think that I can use more experience and more information. I have been taking pictures for about 4 years. I have a Nikon D50 SLR.
Adrienne


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8/28/2007 6:30:06 PM

 
Ruth S. Ueland   I am 15 and take picture of virtually anything and everything.
I am what you would call a photographer, and I am lovin' every bit of it! Oh Yea!
Ruth


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8/31/2007 2:41:26 PM

 
Molly E. Baldwin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/8/2007
  Heyy guys..i dont usually do much on the forum, but this thread caught my eye. I had no idea there were this many teen photographers! im 16 and it's so great to see all of ur great photos! Keep up the good work everybody! ;)


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