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  1. sauce839

    sauce839 TPF Noob!

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    Hi, my name is Chris. I'm a mechanical engineer in Calgary, Alberta, and have been playing around with photography for the last 5-6 years. I started out with a simple Canon powershot camera... it was a good camera for traveling and took 'decent' photos. I have a few from that camera hanging in my house. When the motor assembly on the lens broke, I picked up a Nikon D50. It took great photos when traveling, but in low level lighting, I couldn't 'stop motion'. This became more and more restrictive when I was at the race track last year shooting motorcycles. After talking to a couple photography buddies, it came down to buying a new camera with a higher iso range, or buying a faster lens. I ended up deciding on a 70-200mm lens to go along with the 18-135 that lived on my camera. Well, when I finally coughed up the money for the lens, I also found a great deal on a D200... so I bought both (don't tell my wife how much these cost :mrgreen:). I recently picked up a 12-24mm Nikkor as well for doing some more abstract shots and to stretch the DOF. I'm still playing around quite abit, but have been hunting on line for some ideas/inspiration. I'll post up a few photos when I have some that I feel worthy of sharing.

    I still like the simple b/w photos, but am getting more and more into color... lots and lots of color (Ken Rockwell type color). Still, I would have to say that Ansil Adams is my biggest inspiration due to the simple nature of his photos and the high contrast that he used.
     
  2. Big Mike

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

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    Welcome aboard Chris.

    I would normally add 'Flame Suck!'....but my Oilers suck much worse lately :er:
     
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    Artograph TPF Noob!

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    Welcome!!! Nice to have you here!

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