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Photographic Memories-Art of Photography

Updated on July 9, 2010

A camera is my paintbrush and the darkroom allows me to paint my canvas

A picture can say a thousand words. It can bring back memories that have been forgotten, feeling that you thought were lost and moment that you want to relive.

It is how you see the world


I was told, if you know how to handle a camera, you can make the world look beautiful in every picture you take, you can show people a new perspective and/or tell a story, without writing a word or saying a thing.

A passion for life, and the ability to see the world not for what it is, but what it could be


I have been a Professional Photographer since 1998 (Don't ask me how old I am, I will never tell you). My grandfather was the first person to introduce a camera to me when I was 8 years old. He use to tell me stories of when he was a little boy, he attempted to follow in his fathers footsteps as a painter, but admits that he was never any good with a paintbrush, but when he was a young man he was shown how to handle a camera. He told me the camera became his paint brush and the darkroom gave him the ability to paint his canvas. My grandfather passed away in 2001, which was the first of many deaths I would grieve through. His teachings, his passion for life, and the ability to see the world not for what it is, but what it could be; is what pushes me and gives me strength when I think I have nothing to offer the world.

It is more than the subject, it is how the subject is captured in light and shadows that makes a picture appealing

Photography is an art and each artist has a different style and perspective, just like painting, drawing and writing.

One of our Huber’s; Misha, actually gave me this idea (without knowing it), and although 90% of the time, I use my photographs in the Hubs that I write, I wanted to show the beauty of the world as I see and experience it; without using words or explaining each picture.

Just as many forms of art, photography is not just how the photographer wished to capture an image, it is how others view it and can relate to it that makes each photograph special and appealing.

A photographer uses light and shadows as well as angles and distance to capture an image that is simple for the eye to understand-without being boring and ordinary.

It is more than just a job to pay the bills, it's a piece of who I am as a person

The world is full of such beauty and every person has special gifts within them.

I know when I have done my job well, when I present a set of photos and I get a thank you and a tear, when I see the face of a mother when the innocence of her child has been captured in one of my photographs or when a response to a photograph gets a smile and more than a glance.

I hope you enjoyed this Hub and the images I displayed.

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      SGbrown- thanks for stopping by! Glad you found another hub of interest to you :) I appreciate the encouragement, very much! :)

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Very good hub! Good pictures as well. I love photography and am always looking for ways to improve it. Thank you for SHARING your information here. Voted up and awesome!

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      rkhenry, thank you so much for the compliment-I am glad that you enjoyed it :)

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      RKHenry 7 years ago from Neighborhood museum in Somewhere, USA

      Great hub

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Hi Mike-Wow, you cwent back in time to find and read this one :) Thanks for the comment. I always love it when someone decides to read an older hun of mine-it allows me to re-read it myself and reminds me of what I was feeling when I wrote it :)

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      Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      I've always dabbled with photography but never achieved what I wanted with it. Your photos are wonderful and demonstrate your a real expertise with a camera.

      Mike

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      LOL, that would be my wonderful sister. :) She started the moment she turned 18 and just keeps adding to them...

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      Richieb799 7 years ago from Cardiff, Wales UK

      Whos that babe with the tats? I dont remember seeing her last time :)

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Stacie L

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting- you should give people a shot (shoot), at first I was somewhat discouraged when I started with people-you want to make them look good, but after awhile, when you get comfortable with it...it can be a lot of fun :)

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      Stacie L 7 years ago

      photography is my passion..it can be very addicting..currently shoot nature a lot..I'm encouraged to start shooting people.now...LOL ..good hub

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Mega1

      Thanks for your compliment-that is always a great thing to hear(read) :)

      hc porter

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      mega1 7 years ago

      exceptional photos - great hub - really you are an artist!

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      soumyasrajan 7 years ago from Mumbai India and often in USA

      nice photos. your photos express quite a lot, specially happiness, just as your writing on your hubs does. Wish you all the good luck

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      prasetio30

      Thanks for leaving the comment. Black and White Portraits are some of my favorite types of portraits to do. I am glad that you like them :)

      Misha,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting :) You are the one who gave me the idea :) Interesting is a good thing, right?

      hc porter

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      Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

      Some interesting pics you have here. A fresh view :)

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      You have wonderful picture. Thanks for share. Actually photography is also an art. I like the black and white.

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Thanks Nadia & Alexandriaruthk, for looking over and commenting on this hub. Thanks for the encouragement :)

      hc porter

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      alexandriaruthk 7 years ago from US

      beautiful, continue on your hobby!

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      nadiaazhar 7 years ago from kuwait

      hey porter,

      i enjoyed the reading,and pictures you have clicked are awsome,you have treated them really well.i love photography too though i'm not a professional just carring it as one of my hobbies.

      i agree a photograph dipect the perspective of the photographer.This part has really strike me 'the ability to see the world not for what it is, but what it could be'

      LOVELY HUB,best reagards,nadia

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Hi Richie,

      Yes, I used Photoshop to first select the eyes so I wouldn’t de-saturate them when I de-saturated the rest of the photo-then brought the blue out a little more so they popped off the page. I use that photo as the background on my business cards.

      You are welcome for the comment-it was a great hub :)

      HC Porter

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      Richieb799 7 years ago from Cardiff, Wales UK

      Thanks for your kind words on my hub, I tried to encapsulate all the numbers as best I could, but you know what its like when your up late and tired, I have work in an hour now lol..I was resourcing the internet and I have a book here, but alot of the personality traits I have learnt over 8 years of studying Numerology, so some is from memory.

      I liked the way you captured the babies eyes in the photographs above, did you edit those in photoshop or something to accentuate the blueness?

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Wow, Thanks Veronica-that was a great compliment to receive-I am very happy that you like my work. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my hub

      hc porter

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      These photos are great. Thank you for sharing your awesome talent with us H.C. Porter. I think it's amazing how you can take a picture of such an ordinary object, and make it extraodinary.

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      Cagsil 7 years ago from USA or America

      I know I haven't really been too associative lately, because I have so many different projects running. :) But, it is nice to see and talk with you. :) Keep up the great work. :D

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Cagsil

      Havent heard from you in awhile. As for the girl with the tats being me? lol, nope-I am the photographer for all these photos, no the model. However it is my double.... The evil twin (just kidding she isnt evil).

      Thanks for the comment and for suggesting in the forum :)

      hc porter

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      Cagsil 7 years ago from USA or America

      Hey H.C.Porter, I enjoyed this hub. I found it to be very cool. But, was wondering if the girl with the tats at the end is you? Not trying to be a sexist, even though I am bias toward women, but would be really interested to know. LOL ;) :)

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Daytripeer,

      Thank you so much for being the first to read/look at and comment on this hub. That is one of my favorite photos, and i am not sure why either. It was taken while we were adding an addition to our home...It was the first time we were able to get the power turned on. :)

      hc porter

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      daytripeer 7 years ago

      I don't know anything about photography, but, I know when I like something. I like all of these photographs but the one with the light bulb is my favorite for some reason. It seems like there is a story it hints at. Good Hub.