MichaelSpotts

MichaelSpotts

Lives in United States Oceanside, United States
Works as a Photographer / Writer
Joined on Jul 23, 2011
About me:

I've been on DPReview since 2002, but scrapped my old alias (theopenlife) for my real name. Since the beginning I've sought to be an encouragement to others learning the art of photography. My sites and posts include tutorials and helpful info. Happy to grow with all of you.

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Subject Forum Last post
Some of my first shots - X100S.. Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 11 months ago
Give it two days... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Sep 28, 2013
Canon 60D does St. Maarten in the Caribbean Samples and Galleries Nov 14, 2012
So this is what Phil Askey is doing now Open Talk Jun 16, 2012
Romantic couple with 60D Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk May 24, 2012
Center-point autofocus suddenly dead, 60D Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk May 22, 2012
I wonder how the weathersealing compares between 5d3, 1Dx, and 1ds mk3 Canon EOS-1D / 5D / 6D Talk Apr 19, 2012
Oh God, fell and dropped the camera Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Apr 2, 2012
Great 60D / EF lens video Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Mar 29, 2012
60D does romantic portraits Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Mar 27, 2012
On the beach in California - 60D + 28mm 1.8 Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Mar 19, 2012
4 more years of banding posts :( Canon EOS-1D / 5D / 6D Talk Mar 11, 2012
Engagement photos with 60D — Kyle and Angela Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Mar 11, 2012
How large is view in VF-2 compared to APS-C and FF? Micro Four Thirds Talk Mar 3, 2012
Full Frame is now a luxury item! Canon EOS-1D / 5D / 6D Talk Mar 3, 2012
Finally!!!!!! an Olympus system for me :) Olympus SLR Talk Feb 27, 2012
Used Canon 5D, should I this late? Canon EOS-1D / 5D / 6D Talk Feb 27, 2012
Wedding in Sunny California Portrait and People Photography Feb 23, 2012
Low-end medium format... Open Talk Feb 18, 2012
2011 Favorite Shots (pics) Samples and Galleries Feb 17, 2012
I think this is Lensbaby's newest Optic Open Talk Feb 10, 2012
Your Most Colourful Pics - Post em here! Samples and Galleries Jan 24, 2012
X100 Street shots Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Jan 18, 2012
Impromptu photo shoot in Elfin Forest Samples and Galleries Jan 12, 2012
X100 B&W Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Jan 11, 2012
xPro1, which lens to start? Equiv. 50mm or 28m? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Jan 10, 2012
60D + 28mm 1.8 shoots ladies in tall weeds (pics) Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Dec 23, 2011
60D goes to California beach. Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Dec 23, 2011
Full lunar eclipse w/ Canon 60D + 85mm 1.8 Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Dec 22, 2011
Slay me... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Dec 11, 2011
X10 Field Test Video Fujifilm FinePix Talk Dec 8, 2011
Death Valley — Colossal Dunes, critique? (pics) Samples and Galleries Dec 6, 2011
X10 and a small swedish village Fujifilm FinePix Talk Nov 30, 2011
Dawn at Dante's View, Death Valley—Canon DSLR Samples and Galleries Nov 28, 2011
Quick survey - Photography habits Open Talk Nov 27, 2011
Camera Recommendation/Advice Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Nov 25, 2011
I think I pushed my luck Fujifilm FinePix Talk Nov 25, 2011
Ouch. My head! Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Nov 25, 2011
Hot shoe spirit level Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Nov 24, 2011
7D versus XXD cameras, my opinion. (image samples) Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Nov 24, 2011
Intuos or Bamboo Open Talk Nov 24, 2011
Going Professional, where to begin? Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Nov 23, 2011
Shooting where NOT allowed... Open Talk Nov 23, 2011
Canon DSLR does Colossal Dune Sledding Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Nov 23, 2011
Canon DSLR does Death Valley sunrise Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Nov 19, 2011
60D does Young Couple Engagement (pics) Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk Nov 6, 2011
Outrageous, things like this make me fear photography Open Talk Nov 4, 2011
X10 no Viewfinder Information Fujifilm FinePix Talk Oct 24, 2011
X10 Review with Samples!!! Fujifilm FinePix Talk Oct 22, 2011
Are these real X10 samples !? Fujifilm FinePix Talk Oct 10, 2011