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Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by phaedo, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. phaedo

    phaedo TPF Noob!

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    Hello there everyone,
    Have just found this forum and been reading as much as I can for the last day or so. I have been toying with the idea of starting to get into photography professionally for a while now, but each time I get close to doing something, I end up busy with work or something else.
    But now I have made up my mind - I will spend as much time as I can for the rest of the year doing research, taking photos etc. At the moment I don't have a portfolio, so that is something to start with creating. I used to have a Sigma SLR which decided when I was in the cold to give up on me - there was a rattle inside the lens, which caused issues of lighting. What should have been shutter speeds of 1/250th or higher were down at around 1/30. Totally gave up on that one while in London on holiday. And then my backup, a seagull medium format (don't get me started on that one...) died on me at the same time.
    But I digress. Got some good shots in New York before that happened at least. It was about another 2 years before I ended up getting another camera - second hand Canon EOS400 for $50AU. I was never going to go digital I thought, my opinion until quite recently was it takes away from the 'purity' of creating the final product with all the photoshop manipulation. Plus I used to really enjoy the darkroom side of things. But with all the time it takes and not having access to a darkroom, I am now thinking I will bite the bullet and go digital soon. They have got good enough that I can do everything I would want to with it, and a lot easier than the old days.
    Anyway, my eventual aim is moving to somewhere such as Cabo, the Bahamas, some sort of semi-retirement beach lifestyle place, and set up shop there as a wedding photographer. However, I have to get started and build up a decent portfolio before I think of getting that far.
    But anyway, as I said, I plan on just spending a lot of time getting my knowledge back up and building up a folio for the rest of the year, and hope to learn a bit from this forum too.
    Just to start with, here is a picture I took a couple of years ago, it has basically just been scanned from a print and been untouched.
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    Happy snapping all.
     
  2. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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  3. Doug

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    Welcome to the forum Phaedo
     
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    Welcome Phaedo! Read the rules and have fun. Post some more pictures, too. I'd love to see some!
     
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