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Dec 6, 2011 16:53:01   #
1941Buckeye Loc: home is Miami Co., Ohio
 
I was a "learning, practicing" Deaf photographer until 1990. I became a "stroke photographer" that year. With hard stuborn work, I got back vision, movement, but was left with tricky language--an aphasia--which affects English, ASL and anything else. What I am saying is that reading and learning reading and trying to learn camera knowledge to help me with my cameras, just dosen't work.
I want to know how you all are doing the wonderful things you do with your photography. The words and the language of it do not "compute" my mind any more. Follow and copy is my best shot. Apology for such a negative article. Frustration will do it every time!

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Dec 6, 2011 19:15:37   #
johnnyg67 Loc: Northwest Georgia
 
1941Buckeye wrote:
I was a "learning, practicing" Deaf photographer until 1990. I became a "stroke photographer" that year. With hard stuborn work, I got back vision, movement, but was left with tricky language--an aphasia--which affects English, ASL and anything else. What I am saying is that reading and learning reading and trying to learn camera knowledge to help me with my cameras, just dosen't work.
I want to know how you all are doing the wonderful things you do with your photography. The words and the language of it do not "compute" my mind any more. Follow and copy is my best shot. Apology for such a negative article. Frustration will do it every time!
I was a "learning, practicing" Deaf phot... (show quote)


Welcome Buckeye. I admire your desire to learn inspite of your difficulties. My daughter-in-law teaches ASL (I assume you are talking about American Sign Language??) Anyway, do you have certain types of photography you are interested in learning? Portraits, Landscapes? What are you interest, I know people here will be glad to help as soon as we understand what direction you want to go. Good luck and keep it up!

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Dec 6, 2011 19:32:56   #
fawlty128 Loc: LI, NY now in Allentown, PA
 
I agree that when someone Shows you how to do something, it is much easier to understand.
Have you tried photography clubs in your area, you might get lucky and one of their members may be able to communicate in ASL, this would prove helpful but is not a necessity. People always seem to find ways to communicate their thoughts.
Best of luck to you and look forward to seeing some photos

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Dec 6, 2011 21:35:14   #
nikron7 Loc: Indianapolis
 
1941Buckeye wrote:
I was a "learning, practicing" Deaf photographer until 1990. I became a "stroke photographer" that year. With hard stuborn work, I got back vision, movement, but was left with tricky language--an aphasia--which affects English, ASL and anything else. What I am saying is that reading and learning reading and trying to learn camera knowledge to help me with my cameras, just dosen't work.
I want to know how you all are doing the wonderful things you do with your photography. The words and the language of it do not "compute" my mind any more. Follow and copy is my best shot. Apology for such a negative article. Frustration will do it every time!
I was a "learning, practicing" Deaf phot... (show quote)


Welcome Buckeye. Do you know there are many blind photographers, some of them professionals. I never could figure that out except if they wanted something bad enough they would start like you are. Heck this digital language is all Greek to me, too. Welcome aboard.

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Dec 6, 2011 23:20:06   #
1941Buckeye Loc: home is Miami Co., Ohio
 
Well, if I said "all kind" it would sound pretty daft. I like people, but not while they posing. While they going about whatever they doing. And I love the outdoors. I am trying to figure out what I do! How is your daughter learning ASL? Is she an interpreter? Is she teaching? Are you all in Oregon?

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Dec 6, 2011 23:23:27   #
1941Buckeye Loc: home is Miami Co., Ohio
 
Thanks! No. I do not try class or group. It's always a frustrating mistake, so I give that up! But you are right about communicating. If, or when, people want to, they find a way! That is why I have some hearing friends!!!

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Dec 6, 2011 23:24:30   #
Dunatic
 
Welcome Buckeye. You will find as I have that the people on this forum are very inspiring, challenging and very, very helpful. Cheryl

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Dec 6, 2011 23:27:52   #
1941Buckeye Loc: home is Miami Co., Ohio
 
Well THANKS!! I never knew they are blind photographers!!!! that is amazing. I am Deaf, and there has always been tension between us, but also, there have always been interesting and positive blind people, too! I am trying to put "blind" and "photographer" into my mind!!!

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Dec 6, 2011 23:32:50   #
1941Buckeye Loc: home is Miami Co., Ohio
 
Thanks You! I DO feel welcome! you forgot terriffic!! Somehow I found this place and I thought maybe some Deaf here. Well, maybe not, but some SUPER HEARING here I see. I hope and think this will help me find my way back into photography! It's such a wonderful world....Your lake photo is super!

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Dec 6, 2011 23:35:02   #
johnnyg67 Loc: Northwest Georgia
 
1941Buckeye wrote:
Well THANKS!! I never knew they are blind photographers!!!! that is amazing. I am Deaf, and there has always been tension between us, but also, there have always been interesting and positive blind people, too! I am trying to put "blind" and "photographer" into my mind!!!


Buckeye, my son's wife teaches ASL in Georgia and that's where I live too. By the way the best way to learn photography is to take pictures as often as you can. Post pictures here on this forum and try to give all the information you can about your camera settings. Then people can give you ideas of what settings may need changing. Good luck!

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Dec 6, 2011 23:42:09   #
1941Buckeye Loc: home is Miami Co., Ohio
 
OH BOY! Thanks! I will. Where in GA? I have a cousin and his family in Marietta. I had friends in Athens and I droove there to visit some years ago. It was a wonderful trip.

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Dec 6, 2011 23:43:57   #
Elle Loc: Long Island, NY
 
"Welcome Buckeye. Do you know there are many blind photographers, some of them professionals. I never could figure that out except if they wanted something bad enough they would start like you are. Heck this digital language is all Greek to me, too. "

I had a blind neighbor who took up photography and I thought that was kind of a strange hobby. He had been sighted at one time so he had a mental picture of what something might look like and colors. His dad would describe what was going on and where and he'd snap the picture. He never saw his own results but they were pretty good.

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Dec 7, 2011 03:13:30   #
1941Buckeye Loc: home is Miami Co., Ohio
 
Awesome! Back in the 70s, I had a blind friend in Boise who was a proffessor at Boise State. I was visiting in his office one day and a young friend of his came in. He introduce him to me and me to him and said "You must face her when you talk, she is Deaf" I said something to him and he just stared at me. Finally he said "You can't be Deaf..." I asked "Why" and he said "You're not mean enough!" Having lost her sight, I am not surprise that photography is a strong interest for that young lady!

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Dec 7, 2011 10:04:29   #
Photoman74 Loc: Conroe Tx
 
Sorry about your ears - the loss of one strengthens others, you're eye may allow you an advantage. Photography is the light - not sound. As the British say stiff upper lip. an American said if life gives you lemons ---- Beethoven was deaf. Go for it.

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Dec 7, 2011 10:15:05   #
Emmett Loc: Onalaska, Texas
 
Well, Buckeye, it looks like fate found this forum for you. Welcome, glad you are here. I know the determination you have will yield rewards for you in photography. Can't wait to see some of your photos.

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