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Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Alex Europa, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Alex Europa

    Alex Europa TPF Noob!

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    Hello all, just wanted to introduce myself. My name's Alex (duh), I'm active duty military stationed overseas, and am new to photography (other than just playing with a PnS). I actually became addicted during a recent vacation to Switzerland. My fiancee and I took over 1,000 pictures in 8 days. I'm trying to get my favorite pictures uploaded to Flickr, but I'm failing miserably-thanks to my horrendous internet connection.

    As my signature says, I've finally ordered my first digital SLR, a 30D. The 1.4 came with the camera, so I'm really stoked about that (I intended to get the nifty fifty, but clearly this worked out better). The main things I intend to shoot (well, unless I find a different niche) are sports and landscapes. I bought the 17-55 because I will be using it for photographing my clients (I'm a CrossFit trainer) during their workouts, so I needed a fast wide/zoom lens that would enable me to get all the action in tight quarters. I also figure that it'll make a nice walk around lens as well. My next lens will probably be a 70-200 for doing local outdoor sports stuff. But I figure that as a complete beginner, I'm going to have my hands full enough as it is so I think I'll mainly stick with the prime for awhile to get the hang of the basics before really tapping into the 17-55.

    I won't be posting much at all, not because I'm not around, but because I've got ALOT to learn, which is done by reading, not talking and sounding like an idiot. :lol:

    See you all around!

    - Alex
     
  2. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey Alex, first of all, thanks for your service! Second, don't be shy, no beginner is sounding like an idiot. And third, a warm welcome and congrats on the Canon!
     
  3. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Another Alex :)

    But actually, you are not overseas, you are on our side of the ocean.
     
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    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    A big welcome to you, Alex! And don't be shy about posting some pics.
     
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    benhasajeep TPF Noob!

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    Welcome,

    Don't worry about asking questions. Ask away when you feel the need too.

    And thanks!:thumbup:
     
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    Doug TPF Noob!

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    Hello Alex and Welcome to the forum.
     
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    PhilGarber TPF Noob!

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    Hahha.. Sorry Alex_B, but we have cheeseburgers and you have sausage..you do make damn good chocolate, I hear.. AMERICAN CHEESEBURGER FTW! :heart::lol:


    Anyway..

    Welcome to the forum dude! As said, we'd all love to see your photos!
     
  8. Alex Europa

    Alex Europa TPF Noob!

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    My Flickr page is linked in my signature, and I'll be sure to post pics for CC once the new toy gets here.

    Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

    - Alex
     
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    Welcome!!!
     

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