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rusdi
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Flippin, AR
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Re: [ID?] Getting to know you part 2

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OLYMPUS uD600,S600
11.5mm 1/125th F4.2 ISO100


My son & me. (I'm the silly one)
Hi folks, I'm Russ.
Let's see..... I've lived in Texas most of my life, 'till recent.

I started my working life at the tender age of nineteen, when I joined the USAF. I retired after twenty years, eighteen of those flying C-130 E/H models as a flight engineer. Sometime during my military career, I married my wife Diane, and we have one son, Michael.

I then started a business that was pretty unique in the field, got really lucky and managed to grow it to the point I had to hire twenty employees.
After eight years doing that, I got tired of "life on the road" and sold my business.

I've had a couple of other jobs that were in a "technical" field when I got so bored sitting 'round the house I was going stir-crazy.
My wife and I now have a home in the Ozarks in North Central Arkansas, and we both love it here.

I have always been interested in photography, even though I was never very good at it. I've owned many film 35mm cameras from Minolta (range finder type), Yashica, and the last Olympus OM-1.

I now own Pentax K-10D, and K-20D. Love 'em!!
I sometimes got lucky and produced a few nice film pictures, but when I went "digital" I had to throw out everything I had previously learned.

Thanks for listening to me talk 'bout myself.

I absolutely LOVE viewing all the Gallery photos, and say THANKS to those who share 'em!

Guess I'll tag one of my favorite macro/nature photographers,
Gooiool See Profile
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"Spread my wealth"? I think NOT!!


Gooiool
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Fort Smith, AR
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NIKON COOLPIX L3
6.3mm 1/60th +1.3ev F3.2 ISO200


Taken a few years back
 

PENTAX K10D
180mm 1/80th F7.1 ISO100


A 1 to 2 cm jumping spider
 
Well hello to all ...
A little about myself , I started film when I was sixteen .With a Pentax K1000 , moved on to a Nikon FG.
I was lucky enough to have a school that offer a photography class . And I took in as much of the class in as I could . I did a local internship with the local newspaper and funded my photography with weddings .
Most of my work was in black and white , because it was cheaper to buy the film and develop it yourself back then . Most of the wedding shots were done in color .
Then came my own wedding and a year later my first son. So from then on I spent 20+ years working in the "salt mines " so to speak.
For a few years I still did the occasional wedding and portrait work.
As my gear got older and my life/marriage got more expensive. I slowly stop doing photography for others .
I always wished for some new equipment and high dollar lenses .
So after having Diabetes for 20+ years the things they tell you might happen to you DID ... Neuropathy was the first major problem to set in then the loss of some vision was not to far behind .
So I said to myself I'd better start getting the things I've always wanted to have before it was to late...
So a few years ago I bought my first DSLR a Pentax K10 , and some Sigma lenses. Now I have moved on to a Canon 7D and some L-glass . But still love macro work so I had to get a new Sigma macro lens And a real set of tubes .
Macro photography was always an interest for me , but never had the money for the equipment until a few years ago .
It always amazed me , All the things we miss to see , that are right underneath us all along.

I'll tag 49528867 See Profile
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Gooiool©2005 My Photo Site


49528867
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I am honored and humbled by the invitation.

Of my many hobbies imaging, or more specifically photography is the one I really have the most fun with and being a brat spoiling that fun was one of the trepidations I have always had when it came to the idea of making a living with photography, it’s a fear and maybe just a touch of laziness which goes a long way to explaining why until I have steadfastly remained an independent as doing so has allowed me to work when I wanted to and to starve when I didn’t. It was a perfect synergy that fed me well at times while not gaining too much weight.

It all began when I was somewhere around fourteen or so years old which is a period of time that can only be described as a long, long time ago, I was in junior high and signed up for journalism which unlike creative writing allowed for a great deal of freedom outside of class.

My “assigned” job was to photograph develop and print school events mostly sports events even though our “photography department” didn’t have any cameras, none the less I owned a TLR of questionable heritage and it became our “official” camera.

For each assignment a cameraman or two would be issued a single roll of Tri-X and a purple mimeographed page of the event from which we where expected to bring back the winning shot and once in awhile we did.

It was fun work very addictive (think chicks) and it got me in the door as an unpaid assistant at a local studio and carried me through high school, then I hit 18 and the parental funding ended so to speak.

I had to get a job a paying job and many jobs did I get none of which I liked nor cared much about, then as it would be my luck turned.

I set the TLR aside and graduated to a 35mm having purchased a like new Honeywell Pentax SLR, it was a rather rugged camera which served me very, very well and at around the same time I discovered through a friend the concept of stringing, which turned out to be a real game changer, it allowed me the freedom to come and go as I pleased I was working outside and it afforded me the privilege to work with some of the best photographers in town, one of whom rather frankly explained to me my work left a lot to be desired though that isn’t quite how he worded it.

Again luckily for me, we where both single, had a work hard, play hard, drink hard attitude and chased women, occasionally the same one and this friendly competition turned into a lifelong relationship and a mutual learning experience for all things photographic and beyond.

In time I moved from the Pentax to a Canon T-50 then on to the T-70 which like the Pentax served me very well, then came this crap called digital, I had a chance to try out a Canon 1D at a shop in Miami and even though after reviewing the shots which I quickly determined where considerably below 35mm film it was a digital version of a Polaroid on steroids it provided no waiting instant results and I saw it as a serious time saver and a leg up on anyone shooting silver, I busted the bank and bought one.

A couple of years later I inadvertently used my 1D as a boat anchor and even though the camera was quickly recovered drained and dried, it came back from Canon with a note which should been on a hook stating “Sorry Charlie” though they where able to refurbish the lens that went in with the camera, go figure.

Since then I have had a couple of 10D’s and now work with a matched set of 1DMKII’s and I avoid water like the plague.

Then there’s video which many camera folks consider voodoo, I began getting serious with it around 2000 after picking up a Panasonic AJ-DP800 which was a wonderful 3CCD SVHS shoulder held camcorder, it like my other cameras served me well though after burning out a drum it finally bit the dust beyond it’s worth and was later replaced with a couple of JVC GY-HD200/250s, I decided to jump on the HD bandwagon for two reasons the first one being FOX News made it clear to their affiliates once they changed over to HD the use of non-HD content would curtailed which means no pay and the sales of HD sets was rising steadily which to me indicated they where being widely accepted and 4:3 would soon become passé.

Then last year we added a Panasonic AJ-HDX900 and a couple of 7D’s, and as the old saying goes so much for any form of retirement in my near future.

Next up Jodokast96. He gonna kill me...

Wayne
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A tree full of trained monkeys have my back.



Jodokast96
Stupid people really piss me off.
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Nah. If I wanted to kill you, you'd already be dead.

Sorry for the delay. Most everything about me can be found here »Re: Spotlight On! [Tag your it] from the last time we did this, so I'll just give some updates.

Four years later, and not a lot has changed. The hobbies have pretty much stayed the same, though I'm not into the computers quite as much since I've been more into photography, having come into it later in life. I still work for the same company, but now in a management role, and I've also started laboring a little for a good friend that has a handyman business. Same house, though a bathroom flood a few years ago started the endless cycle of home renovations that's taking up more of my shooting time, and has also led to the temporary suspension of my nail gun privileges (how was I supposed to know there was a pipe in that wall I just painted?). The family has had a couple of minor changes. Beauty has since left us, as I shared in our Pet Memorial thread. Tagger has since joined us, and was featured in last week's Artify #325, hosted by my oldest daughter, who already has a better eye for this stuff than I probably ever will. I'm still at the stage where pulling off a good shot is considered luck on my part. The bulk of my shooting involves landscapes, any events involving my family and friends, and any fire scenes I happen across, though I think I'd like to get a little more into portrait work. That's all that's coming to mind for now, but if for some strange reason you want to know more, just ask.

So now, who do I tag? So many to choose from. I think I'm going to take some inspiration from waynegphfx's recent return and see if I can't get an old timer that hasn't been around in a while to come back into the fold. What do you say pog4 See Profile?



Jodokast96
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No response as of yet, so I've contacted a second member.



Jodokast96
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Waiting on #3 now.



Dream Killer
Graveyard Shift
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Forest Hills, NY
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reply to tmpchaos

said by tmpchaos:

You just had to do it, didn't you. They all told you not to, but you refused to listen. Did you really think it would do any good? Well, after careful consultation with my lawyers, I'm allowed to link to a terribly outdated FAQ entry ( »All things Macintosh »Your Host ) and to post an altered image:

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I'll tag rusdi See Profile

you owe me tool points for using my picture =O.

i kid


waynegilbert
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Brooklyn, NY
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I'm sure everyone knows my story here. My name is Wayne, 102 years old. I reside in Brooklyn with my wife and son YaaY for little man. I've been clean and sober for 11 months now lol oops wrong group Actually clean from wasting money on gear. All of it goes to my son and his future. YaaY again to one of the most amazing kids on the planet. Sure we all say that about our kids. Anyhoo,

My reason for dropping off the planet was to help raise my son oops and the recession killed my day job thanks assholes. So I decided to return to my love of photography to share my work with all. I'm mostly on facebook where I motivate others to lose weight and stay healthy.

*disclaimer: I don't drink it was a poor attempt at humor*


JRSlater
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Out There

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Nice to "meet" you again, Wayne. Kids are amazing aren't they? Be careful though, they seem to have a hidden power to alter time itself. Before you know it, they'll be off to college.
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badd
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De Queen, AR
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said by badd:

Last year or the year before a similar thread was posted here and I am thinking we should update it.
I will start by tagging someone and they will introduce themselves and tell as much about their life as they see fit.
A picture would also be nice. That person will then tag the next person of their choice and notify them by IM.
I tag KittyMom to start.

Wayne GphFx haas ask me to tag someone for him so I will tag Rconning and waiting on his reply.
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rcroning
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Winnipeg, MB

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Me and my D70 at Eagle Canyon, Ontario.
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Hunting for meteorites in Buzzard Coulee, Saskatchewan.
Guess I'm it!!

Hi Everyone, I'm Ralph Croning. I was born, raised and educated in Karachi, Pakistan. I immigrated to Canada in 1988 and make my home in Winnipeg (aka Winterpeg), Manitoba. I work in the manufacturing sector for a company that manufactures specialized environment plastic packaging.

My hobbies include photography (got my first camera at 5 and have been clicking ever since, but seriously since I was 18. My equipment of choice, for photography, has always been Nikon.

I have also taken on astronomy as a hobby and specialize in meteorites.....hunting and collecting them.

I was married, no kids. Now I have a girlfriend. We have a lot in common, including photography and astronomy.

What else can I say about myself? That's about it I guess, unless someone has questions like "what was your name before you changed it to Ralph?" I got a lot of that when I first moved to Canada

I will be tagging PastorMT. Will inform him via PM.

Cheers,

Ralph.


Pastormt
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Vallejo, CA

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Hello everyone!

My name is Mike Trimble. I'm 44 years old, married to the love of my life for 26 years, and I have three beautiful daughters (16, 19, and 22).

I have been a pastor for 24 years now, serving in three churches. I started out in a small country church in the San Joaquin Valley of California, I then moved to the Bay Area, near Napa, and started a new church there, and I recently moved back to the Valley to pastor a church. During my ministry I have done all sorts of odd jobs on the side...selling La-Z-Boy furniture, driving a School Bus, and Real Estate Sales.

Photography has been my way of slowing things down and taking the time to enjoy the beauty around me. I like landscapes but I find myself intrigued by taking small bites out of a landscape and trying to focus on the things I might normally never see. My photography is a very spiritual experience for me and I tend to come away from most every photograph with a devotional thought or scripture passage in mind.

I have been using my prints recently to give out to folks I visit at our local nursing home and hospital.

I have learned so much and continue to learn from the fine members here... Thanks for participating and sharing!

MIke



badd
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Thank all of you who have replied so far. Here is an updated list of those.
KittyMom, Jkk. SueS, DowntheShore. Santa Fe
Gunga Din, Chuck22, Locutus65, GeekGirl1
usa2k, Dominokat, JRSlater, Badd, Coma, Ccat
krazyboi, Toodee2, Egeezer, Dream Killer, Drew
sonar riley, Dexter. Rdavis, Pistolpete, nklb
tmpchao, rusdi.,Gooiool, Channel one
Jodokast96, Wayne GphF, Rcroning, Pastormt
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Charliebrown
Smile Its Nearly Friday
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Australia

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Thanks Pastormt See Profile for the tag.


Well things have changed a little since part one, my name is still Scott and i am 37 years old soon to be 38 unfortunatley. I now currently reside in Australia after moving back here at the end of 2007 from the UK.

I'm sure most of you have had a look around my gallery which is appreciated as well as the comments made, I didnt really get into photography until around 2005 and since then it has become a passion of mine. I started out just pointing and clicking away and then found the Digitial imaging section of DSLreports and since then have learned a wealth of knowledge and information from many members here for which i am truly grateful, without online communities like this one i would have never met people or learned everything i know to this day when it comes to photography.

Unfortunatley i have to work to cover the cost of the passion, this entails me working in the mining industry over here which is big business, i specifically drive and operate a Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Unit which delivers the good stuff into the ground to make it all happen.

Of late i have not really had enough time to follow the night scape genre of my photography for a few reasons, mainly because the big city is a 2 hour drive for me to get to as well as the fact with the hours i work i rarely get the time, however in saying that i am due to be putting some new night stuff up very soon, still in the editing stages but looking promising.

Anyway, enuf about me I think we should hear from bostechie See Profile
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If you cant fix it, then find something you can. If you cant find something then break something.


bostechie
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Boston, MA

said by Charliebrown:Anyway, enuf about me I think we should hear from bostechie See Profile
[/BQUOTE :

Thanks for tagging me CharlieBrown
I'm working on it and will post it later today. - taylor

BTW - nice photo
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"NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF HUMAN STUPIDITY"



bostechie
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Boston, MA

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Canon EOS REBEL T1i
88mm 1/125th F11 ISO100


Self portrait 2010
Hi ya'll…

My name is Taylor Mitchell. Yes - that Taylor Mitchell.

I haven't maintained a serious BBR forum/gallery presence for more than a year. Here’s why - I endured two surgeries to my right shoulder with lengthy recovery times. Then I immersed myself in a 1200 hour professional photography program at Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA-BU). I just graduated, but with mixed feelings about the program. Now I’m recovering from a vitreous retinal detachment to my left eye (sounds worse than it is) since Jan. 21. Fortunately I’m right eyed.

Golden years...more like the breakdown years. BEWARE - warranty expires at 50.

January 19th, 1953 I came into being and was very young for my age. My parental units and I took up residence on Earth in the place known as Baltimore, MD. I spent much of my teen years in some altered state or another. Many a day was in the company of John Waters, Devine, Edith Massy and “the crowd” down Fells Point at the inner harbor or having wild summers down Ocean City, MD. It was a trip in more ways than one. I was a hippy.

Fast forward 1984: Drugs and alcohol having nearly put me in the grave, I got clean and sober. I haven't touched anything since – it’s been 27 years. Do I miss it? NOPE!

Today I live in Arlington, MA which is part of the greater Boston area. Been single all along – like it that way. My dog Wally and I are best buds (family) spending lots of time exploring life together. He is practically joined to me at the hip. We lost our other best friend and family member, Buttercup, this Halloween past. I miss her.

We lead a simple life…

I've recently found a liking for street photography and will start posting some of that work soon. HDR interior architecture and location portraits are on my radar and I'm contemplating trying my hand at pet portraiture.

At 58 I still don't know what I'm going to be when I grow up.
I like it that way. Never know what's around the next corner. Being a gay man w/o human family to worry about allows me the freedom to go with the flow - be a free spirit - so to speak.

Just got my 5DMK2 back after being repaired - thank you Mack Warranty (they are awesome) - and today the weather is mild so I'm out of here, camera gear in tow.

Thanks for enduring my ramblings. And thank you all for your encouraging comments on my gallery over the years.

Warm Regards - taylor
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"Life is too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde
"NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF HUMAN STUPIDITY"


bostechie
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Waiting to hear back from rockhounds_5 See Profile who I tagged via IM.



rockhounds_5
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Lewisville, TX

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I was tagged by bostechie. I do believe that I participated in the original, but some things have changed since then. I'm Malcolm Jones. I was born in Charleston, SC in 1958, but moved away when I was 1 year old. We moved to St. Louis, MO, then New Orleans, LA, then to Monroe, LA, where I spent most of my childhood. After I graduated from college, I moved to Dallas, Texas to be close to the oil businesses.

Monroe was an idyllic place and time when kids could go out all day and parents would not be worried about them. We lived near lots of water and were always doing something. I took an early interest in photography when my Dad gave me his old German Baldax folding camera that I still have. He promised me if I took the photos, he would have the film developed. I don't think he had any idea how many rolls of film I would eventually shoot. It just dawned on me that my Dad was my inspiration to go into photography. He did do a lot of his own photography in the past, especially during his time in Europe and Japan during and after WWII. I'm looking to get those photos from my brother and scan them. There is a wealth of photos stored away - aging.

I married my sweetie, Pam, in 1984 at Ft. Belvoir, VA. We met here in the Dallas area as we both worked as geologists for an oil field service company - hence the name Rockhounds_5 (there are five of us now). We had two boys and a girl, Adam, Corey, and Erin. They are all adults now. Adam moved out a year ago, and Corey and Erin are attending college. Erin said she wanted to get away from us, but not too far, so she goes to school just south of us but stays on campus. Corey stayed here at home. There are many good schools here in the Metroplex and anybody can get a good education at any of the public schools ore one of the private schools.

I had major back surgery in 2004, 2007, and then again in 2008. I've not been pain free ever since. I struggle on a daily basis with my pain, and it makes photography a secondary thing.

In 2010, we lost my mother and my father-in-law. My father-in-law was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full honors and it was very emotional for both of us coming from families that have long histories in the United States. My mother's family (Pinckney) dates back to the 1600's in South Carolina and were involved in the signing of the Constitution.

I also lost 4 good friends to cancer last year and just recently. It has been a very dark time for me.

So, even though I bought a new camera (5dmkii and a new lens 16-35 L), I've not used it that much as I've just been flat. There really isn't much color this time of year here in N. Texas. I have the Dallas Blooms! event coming up in March which is hosted at the Dallas Arboretum. It is a riot of color and a wake-up call for photographers and tulip-lovers. Over 400,000 bulbs in the ground this year. Hopefully the weather behaves, as it snowed right before opening day last year. While the weather here has been abnormally warm after some serious cold, I do not think we're done just yet with winter.

Cheers,

Malcolm

Handing off to richdelb.



richdelb
Go Hawks Go
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Algonquin, IL

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My turn !!

Ok. Name is Rich Delboccio. I live in Northeast Illinois with my girlfriend of almost 7 years, her adult daughter, and our 2 1/2 year old Grandson (who keeps us all VERY busy, and has turned into the "Jewel" of my life) I also have 2 cats, which many of you have already seen several times.

I started off behind the camera very young with the old Kodak 110 cameras.

My first film camera was a Minolta Maxium (which I still have, but have not put film in in many years).

My digital pathway went from a Kodak DC series to the Canon Powershot G1. Once I got that G1 I became an official "Canon" person. Went from the G1 to the G3, then G5 before I got my first DSLR, the Rebel XT. I am currently shooting with a Canon T2i (which I LOVE)

I don't remember what brought my to these forums here at Dslreports.com, but I can say that I visit at least once a day, and have done so for a very long time. Mostly I lurk, read, and try to learn as much about photography as I can.

Shooting pictures is a hobby of mine. In my work life I work in IT support.

When I am not shooting or working (or playing with the kid) I am enjoying my other hobby of weather and weather forecasting (will this WINTER EVER END !@!)

Here is a shot of my and my grandson enjoying some hockey (another love of mine, and now his as well)

I don't get the time to shoot as much as I'd like and more with the kid around. (and let me tell you what many of you already know, kids are HARD to shoot pictures of....)

I spend a lot of time studying others shots, trying to learn to be a better shooter. I don't like to spend too much time in post processing, so unless I am working on panorama shots, or HDR, I try to get the shot right in the camera.

Lately I have been enjoying Macro, and am learning how to use focus stacking software. As spring approaches (if it ever gets here) I will go out hunting bugs. I REALLY enjoy those amazing macro shots of the bugs, and I'd like to try to learn that skill.

Well, I guess that's more then you knew before..

Rich

EDIT: I'll tag Exit next.



Exit
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join:2001-04-10
Canada

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Only photo I have on my laptop right now
Ok here goes

I'm Steve, 27 and I'm from the wintry north (Canada ). I've lived all over the world, and most recently spent 5 years in Europe where I really got hooked on photography. I joined DSLReports over 10 years ago to tweak my DSL, and a few years back found this part of the forums.

While I was living in Europe for school I was doing a lot of traveling and noticed I wasn't really happy with the photos I was getting with my little point and shoot camera. A few weeks later I ordered a brand new 20D and 17-85mm lens. Withing a few weeks of shooting with it I was hooked for life.

A few months went by and people started commenting on my photos. I got a call from a magazine asking if I'd cover an event for them and I said sure. That one event led to me eventually getting hired by the second largest newspaper in the country, and AFP for some time. I realized after a few years that news photography wasn't for me, and moved on to other things.

Now after quitting my computer related job near the end of last year I'm doing photography full time again. I'm currently on the lookout for a new live/work studio in downtown Toronto to call home base. At this point I'm mainly shooting commercial/product/advertising/people and a few weddings thrown in for good measure.

I just got a new (used) phase one back for my Mamiya RZ and I'm really loving the old school feel and mechanics of shooting with it.

Not sure what else to write about so I will tag DavisPhotog See Profile


DavisPhotog
Flyingphotog
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Santa Rosa, CA

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Piloting.
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Self portrait
Alright, I'm Andrew, 24, and from the San Francisco Bay Area. I too have lived in several countries, including South Korea, Canada, and France. I only just got back last week from spending a year in South Korea teaching English.

I began doing photography about 10 years ago. My first digital camera was a Canon Powershot G2 and my first film SLR was a Minolta SRT-201. Since then, I've owned a number of DSLRs including the original Digital Rebel, Canon 20D, Nikon D40, Canon 40D, and now the 1D Mark III. My first paid assignment was in 2003 and I've made money doing photography ever since then.

My work in photography includes numerous print publications including the California Aggie, California Beat, Groove Magazine (Seoul), and Good Morning Incheon (another Korea magazine). I worked for several years as an aerial photographer and co-pilot around the same time I was shooting and writing for the California Aggie. I am a licensed pilot, though not current. Just need to scrape together the cash to get my bi-annual flight review and some additional training.

Currently I consider myself more or less a freelance photographer, though my dream is to really get back into photojournalism and shoot full-time for a newspaper. I'm working with a friend to help get California Beat off the ground. He's already got a huge presence in California news but we're looking to notch it up even more and try to make a profitable business out of it. Helping to run a publication that I shoot for? A dream I hope to make come true.

Looks like the person I was going to tag, drew See Profile already gave his spiel. Any volunteers?
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I am the Flying Photog, see my website accordingly named Flyingphotog.com. User known formerly as zakooldude.


badd
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De Queen, AR
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Since no one had volunteered I have tagged Robs440 and waiting to hear back from him.
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robs440
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Orlando, FL

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Well I’m not much of one for giving info over the internet but let's see what we can do.

Used to live in the mountains most of my life, now I am living in the unbelievably humid south east. I was a working mechanic for years on cars, trucks, and heavy equipment back in the good old days. but working as an automotive consultant for several years now, which for obvious reason means using the hell out of a camera. unfortunately the various companies i work for are more interested in photo documenting damage and wear, and getting it down quickly...and small enough that it doesn’t slow down their servers, since there is about 500 guys across the country also doing it. I sometimes get an interesting job, and go out of my way to take the shots the way i want regardless of the way the company wants them!

But i get the weekends to take decent stuff, with an occasion to shoot something unusual during the day while out on the road such as gators sitting across the parking lot from me or a frog hiding in the back of an SUV. Sometimes however i think i need another memory card just for that so i don’t mix them up with my work shots!

I still have a Yashica 35MM SLR in the closet I break out once or twice a year for certain car shows, but haven’t found a decent developer here. I used the hell out of that thing when I first started this job in 1991; you know….back in the BDC dinosaur days (Before Digital Cameras). But in those days I needed more than 12 exposures and less than 24. I’m sure you old timers remember film rolls sold that way! I found a local retailer that sold custom made rolls cut in 18, 27, and 39 exposure rolls. The 18s were awesome for my job back then. Now a days most customer want a minimum of 30 shots, and we use an internet enabled PDA to upload the shots right from the job sight.

My my how times have changed!



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TigerNuutz has been tagged and should post soon.



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said by robs440:

I still have a Yashica 35MM SLR in the closet I break out once or twice a year for certain car shows, but haven’t found a decent developer here. My my how times have changed!

If you don't mind mailing your work these folks are great.

»www.dalelabs.com/

Wayne
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Looks like TigerNutz decided not to post after all Anyone care to tag someone? He has been Ill but will post soon.
Tagged and replied so far..
KittyMom, Jkk. SueS, DowntheShore. Santa Fe
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my works not good enough to justify the expense



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Looks like TigerNutz is still ILL so I have tagged Wyrdsister for next.
she should post soon.
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Hi Folks!

My name is Deb and I live just outside of Toronto, Ontario and am a native Canadian ( I have a toque to prove it). I've spent several years in IT and was also employed in advertising as a traffic manager, sometimes responsible for graphic design and video rendering.

As a teenager, I became interested in photography when friends and I would take long Sunday drives, capturing things we would see along the way. I drifted away from photography when I became interested in web design and I still do some design as side projects for extra money from time to time. Photoshop CS4 is my weapon of choice for graphics, Premiere Pro for video and Flash for fun of all kinds. I am slowly getting back into photography as well but am undecided on my next camera purchase.

I love looking at all of the amazing contributions in the Artify and CE threads and contribute when I can. I'm not sure who to tag next, maybe 29886823 See Profile?
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Probably 70 years ago
Hi - I'm surprised that some of you consider me a member of DI at all. I was born and have lived in NYC for some 78 years, probably making me the oldest member here. I can remember developing and printing my first images right after WWII, and remember sun developing kits even before that. Photography was an early hobby for me, both 35mm and 2 1/4 square, and some of you will remember Federal enlargers, and Weston Master exposure meters. It wasn't until I got married, 51 years ago, that I got my first 'real' Nikon, a model F, followed by a couple of additional lenses, all of which were put to use taking mostly pictures of my three sons, the kind I usually object to seeing here in the gallery (I've always considered them personal, and not to be publicly displayed). For a while I used a Bronica, but gave it up as too cumbersome.
When we could afford it, we took trips to Europe, where I really began to have an interest in photographing 'places', which has remained with me to this day. As you may have gleaned over the years I've been here, the Gallery for me is a place to post the best I can, and seeing some bad imagery here still makes my blood boil, but nowhere to the degree it used to (live and let live). One of my real pleasures here is to see Galleries I haven't seen before and to discover more and more great images, especially those that lead me to try to emulate them in my own way.

I'll drop an IM to Bon Scott as my 'tag'.