Intro: Me

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  1. Canon John

    Canon John TPF Noob!

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    Hey ya'll,

    My name is John Cowan, and I have been shooting for nearly 10 years. I got into this at, I believe, the most exiting time in photographic history. The year was 2000, and the exciting part was the coming of the digital revolution.

    I started out shooting color print film, and soon move to B&W. I stuck with that for nearly a year before a wise old photog advised me to try shooting slides. This was the best advice I had even gotten for photography. Slides were, and I believe, still are the best way to learn proper exposure, and the importance thereof.

    In 2003 I made the jump to digital with a Minolta DiMage 7i. At the time it was one of the best cameras around for the wary film user looking to try out the digi thing. I really opened up a whole new world for me, especially in the realm of editing. Something I could not do on my own before digital; not without a scanner or a pair of scissors and a big print… :p

    At this point in time I am shooting with a Canon EOS 30D, 70-200 f/4L USM, 50mm f/1.8, and a Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX HSM. I also use a Sunpak flash gun and a set of Kenko Canon AF macro extension tubes.

    I am a former moderator of the galleries, and 2 forums on photographyreviw.com, though I left a year ago due to time constraints. My main subjects of interest are nature, animals/wildlife, and people. I have had several aquariums over the years, and I use them as miniature studios for fish photography.

    Here are some examples of my recent work…

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    Poorly rendered HDR, I am just getting into this myself...
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    Panorama made from 5 combined images...
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    And, of course, the man himself...
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    Thanks!
     
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  3. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nicely done on the fish, I've done a few of them and I know how hard they are to get.
     
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    Welcome, John :) Enjoy your time here.


    On a sidenote, it's funny that even though we have an introduction board, you get these topics popping up everywhere, heh! ;)
     
  5. Canon John

    Canon John TPF Noob!

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    Oops!

    It's too far down the list! I looked until I hit the subject forums and I gave up. Usually you see that at the top of the page. :oops:

    Thanks for the kind words guys!
     
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    nynfortoo TPF Noob!

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    It is a bit, isn't it? I probably wouldn't have found it on a first look without lurking for a while beforehand!
     
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    Hehehe, I didn't even know there was one. :D

    Hi John! Welcome in!
     
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    Canon John TPF Noob!

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    LOL,

    The whole reason I went looking for new forums was to find a new one to dive right into. I suppose I could have given it a better once over first...:p


    Thanks!
     

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