Completely New Photographer!!

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  1. A.Maupin

    A.Maupin TPF Noob!

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    Hello all!! I am completely, 100% new to photography. :blushing: I come here in hopes to learn a lot and get some good C&C on my work.

    My name is Allyssa. I am 20 years old, been married to my HS Sweetheart turned Sailor for almost 2 years and live in Southern California. Where I was born & raised (luckily we're just two hours from our home town!). I work as a sub preschool teachers aid, but being as I am just a sub, my hours vary greatly so some times I'll have a lot of time on my hands to practice my photography.

    I've been really interested in photography for some time, but was never able to afford a DSLR camera.. But finally, we got a lovely Christmas bonus and my husband bought me my very first DSLR camera about 3 weeks ago. I have a Sony DSLR A100K and I love it. I don't have any special lenses, just what it came with. And I am perfectly content with it for the time being. I work with paint shop pro for the time being, as photoshop is just too pricey for us. But I don't do much editing wise to my pictures.

    I am 100% self-taught. I haven't taken a signle photography class. I've learned about my camera all on my own, by playing and reading the instruction booklet, and I am still learning as it's only been three weeks. I have gotten a few tips and suggestions from family and friends, but that's about it.

    I seem to do better with landscapes & nature shots then anything else. I love shooting sunsets and using my macro setting. But I hope to expand my horizons and get into protraits and all that fun stuff.

    I can't wait to see what this sight has to offer for me!!
     
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    ikjosh TPF Noob!

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    Welcome! What part of So Cal are you from? (I am originally from there as well, near Laguna Beach)
     
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    A.Maupin TPF Noob!

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    Both my husband and I grew up in La Quinta [Palm Springs/Desert area]. And now are in San Diego.
     
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    Welcome to TPF.
     
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    Hello Allyssa and Welcome to the forum.
     

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