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Mr. Rain Cloud, Male, 56, from USA

Hey, Thanks for the messages. I'll try to offer as much help in Open Forum as I can give you. Apr 12, 2017

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    1. Michael Donald
      Michael Donald
      Hi Derrel. I’m brand new on here. I like the idea of a community. You’re clearly top of the pops, accomplished, talented and are very familiar with the landscape. Do you have any advice on how to make the most of this. I’d be very grateful.
      This is me..
      1. Derrel
        I think it really helps to post and reply and give your opinion no matter what your level of experience might be. Showing up counts a lot. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner intermediate or advanced… Just show up and weigh in … Seriously… Within a week and a half or two at most and you will be a regular. Welcome, and best of luck to you in all things. Derrel.
        Sep 21, 2019
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    2. Musty
      Hi Derrel. I'm a new member.. I see your photos.. they're absolutely amazing. I need help please. I have an app on my phone that snaps all pictures when the phone is unlocked. Recently I came across 2 unlock photos but honestly they don't make sense and I can't seem to make out the images captured as they're blurry.. Is it possible to send the 2 images for a professional opinion from a great photographer. Thanks
      1. Derrel
        I wish I could help you, but I'm afraid I can't.
        Aug 7, 2019
    3. Dutch97
      Hi Darrel, I met you at McDonald's yesterday. Just wanted to say thanks for your info, advice and words of encouragement. I'm looking forward to my next step in digital photography with Lightroom, as you suggested. If I have questions, I know who to turn to. Gary
    4. Allsop
      Hi Darrel, I am new to both this forum and Lensbaby having recently bought a Sweet 35. I am considering a Velvet 56 and saw on one of your posts that you said not to buy the Canon EF fit but get a Nikon F mount and use an adaptor; what is the reason for this? Hope you do not mind me asking. Best wishes, Andrew-Bede Allsop
      1. Derrel
        The lens has no internal f-stops or connection with the camera, so it makes much more sense to buy it in F mount and then adapt it to Canon EF mount it will work on both cameras that way otherwise it won't focus to infinity
        Apr 10, 2018
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    5. TylerF
      Hey Derek thanks for the help in my post about the d7000 upgrade. You have me strongly considering a D800/D800E. Do you thing the aa filter makes a big enough difference to look for a D800e? I’m really interested in being able to crop/print large. Thanks!
    6. Derrel
      Hey, Thanks for the messages. I'll try to offer as much help in Open Forum as I can give you.
      1. Jassim161
        Thanks alot my dear Derrel
        May 5, 2017
    7. JCul
      I just joined this forum today in hopes that it will guide me through my photography journey. I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate it. Thank you for any help you can give me.
    8. JCul
      I was asked by a friend to shoot her daughter's Sweet 16. My friend knows that I have never shot a big b-day party & had no expectations or questions. I'm a semi-pro but considered myself a newbie because I don't consistently shoot. My question is, how much do I charge? I don't want to undercharge & I don't want to overcharge because of lack of experience & fear of my photos not being 100%.
    9. dasmith232
      I just came over here from another forum where even moderators were ripping into minutiae. I literally had a guy that told me he agreed with everything I was writing but didn't like the way I worded it.

      So I come over here and you're clearly one of the more prolific and knowledgeable posters here. And I really like your demeanor in your words. It's refreshing.

      Just wanted to say that I appreciate that about you.
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    10. N1kon1k
      hey derrel looking forward to your suggestions on my new post In General Gallery.
      Hope to hear from you :-)
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    12. bratkinson
      Just wondering, Derrel...

      Are you a night owl (like me), an insomniac, or a 3rd shift worker with time to kill on the job...also like me?
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      2. Derrel
        I live on the west coast, but my posting time is not set to west coast time, so it appears that I am up at all hours of the night! Just saw this post 12 days after you made it!
        Oct 27, 2014
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    "It's about time people started taking photography seriously, and treating it as a hobby." Elliott Erwitt

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