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Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Matt Friedman, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Matt Friedman

    Matt Friedman TPF Noob!

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    I guess I should introduce myself.

    I've been a photographer for many years. I started when my dad brought a Pentax Spotmatic 2 home when I was a kid. I still have that camera. Continued through high school and college, and in my first career as a journalist. But I fell out of photography after a while, as my career path changed, and feature phones and then smart phones became ubiquitous.

    I got back into photography seriously a few years ago, and for the last couple of years, I've been getting back into film photography (I still have my dad's Pentax!). I shoot both film and digital, though I think I prefer film, and it has become (again) a part, Mi of my livelihood. In fact, my academic persona (I'm a history professor) and my photographic persona have begun to overlap in a book project I am working on, on American memorials and public historical memory.

    In terms of gear... Nikon D500, Canon EOS Rebel XT, Pentax Spotmatic 2, Minolta SR-T 202, Minolta SR-T 101, Minolta SR-T SC II, Minolta XG-M, Minolta XE-7, two Minolta X-700s, Minolta Maxxum XTSi, and more glass than I need. I'm not really a collector, but I teach photography from time-to-time, and the old mechanical SLRs have been useful as loaners.


     
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  2. jaomul

    jaomul Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Welcome to TPF
     
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    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Welcome to the forum.
    I have an SR-T 101 in my small collection.
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Welcome!
     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    We've got a couple of other professors hanging around here... welcome.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to TPF! Your photographic history sounds interesting. Please take some time to check out our Gallery section, where you can post your work by category (landscape, people, etc.). It's a great way to get to know your fellow TPF'ers!

    Keep posting, and have fun!
     
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  7. Dean_Gretsch

    Dean_Gretsch TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Welcome. It sounds like you will be giving rather than getting advice here! I hope to see whatever you may share soon.
     
  8. Matt Friedman

    Matt Friedman TPF Noob!

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    Oh... Hell no! ;) Seriously, I was out of photographic action from the mid-90s until about 2009. I have a lot to catch up on. But photography is a little like riding a bike, and I like to think that I still have my eye.

    As for the tech... Well, there are things that befuddle me -- like the wonky battery compartment in my XE-7. I'll post some picture in the gallery...
     
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    davidharmier60 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You sound a lot like me.
    Have me AE-1 since 78 or so.
    Got an EOS650 in 93 or so.
    Lost track of the guys I used to go shooting with.

    About 95 or 96 it got down to Ellington Field on weekends. By 99 it was over.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
     
  10. Matt Friedman

    Matt Friedman TPF Noob!

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    Ha! It could well be!

    I actually wrote about my photo-biography on my blog (or one of my blogs)here: A Life on Film | Matt Friedman Photography. How well do we match up?
     
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    davidharmier60 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I never did Journalism. But I was approaching Pro as a film photographer.
    I have about 22 rolls that need developed.
    They may not give up much. But I'd sure like to try.

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    welcome to the forum
     

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