Hello from West Virginia

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  1. wvav8tor

    wvav8tor TPF Noob!

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    Hi folks, I wouldn’t exactly call myself a beginner however technique and the end results often prove otherwise. Yes I am my own worst critic but the simple fact of it is I am a picture taker not a photographer, never have been and probably never will be. I believe you can be taught to take pictures but photography is an art form and you must have that given ability.

    Now what this is leading up to and I know it will sound like a Canon 5D commercial but trust me it is not. I have been through several film and digital cameras, the last being the Rebel and 20D. Even with L lenses on the 20D I was never really satisfied with the results, yes I admit in the hands of a capable person I have seen photos from this camera that do impress.

    I have heard wonderful things about the 5D and with the price coming down on this camera I thought I would give picture taking one more try. I sold the 20D including one of my L lenses to fund the camera and it has turned out to be the best photo investment I have ever made. No I am still not a photographer but I have never been so satisfied with the pictures I get with this camera. It has relit the fire under me and it is fun again to go out and take pictures knowing when I come back I will have something I can smile at.

    I have read on many forums that the equipment does not make a photographer and I could not agree more, however the Canon 5D has made me a better picture taker.:wink:

    Here are a couple this ole house 1 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Thanks
    dusty
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    We are happy to have you here.
     
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    Hello Dusty and Welcome to the forum.
     
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