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Joined on Apr 5, 2010
About me:

I have a here-and-gone relationship with photography. I got into photography as a teenager. My first SLR was a fully manual Minolta. (Had the needle in the viewfinder.) I had a darkroom set up in my bedroom as a 15 yr old. (Those skills are worth a lot As a teen, I worked for the local newspaper as a sports photographer. I went to college to major in photojournalism but decided to go into education instead. Dropped out of creative photography for awhile. I later got a Fujifilm S7000 bridge camera (I loved that CCD), which took great images for what it was, and I fell in love with photography again. A few years later upgraded to a nicer Fujifilm, then right after that bought a Sigma DSLR and collection of lenses. Tried my hand at model/portrait work at a hobbyist level. Always had a love/hate relationship with the Sigma. My gear aged, I got married, life got busy, and I fell out of photography again. Now, I am switching brands and starting from scratch again with Pentax.

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  • Created questions Focus Issues with Faces
    I'm trying out a new lens I picked up with the hopes of using it as a portrait lens.  Sigma EX 50mm f/1.4 I have only had time to do some casual snapping around the house.  The lens is almost ...
  • Thanks for the link, Ron.
  • That's actually a nice option I hadn't thought about. I assume aperture is still set/controlled through camera, correct?
  • Commented on Soaring in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge

    This was another one of my favorite shots from this voting batch. I would have placed it higher than 10th, though.

  • Commented on Kingfisher in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge

    Nice. This was my favorite from the voting batch. Excellent shot.

  • Replied in DA 50mm 1.8
    I do not have that particular lens, but I can say if you have not shot with a fast prime very much, it will change your life. OK--maybe not that radical of an change, but it will change your ...
  • Created questions Manual Macro Suggestions
    I recently bought a K50.  It is my first Pentax, and thus I am starting from scratch with lenses.  Along with the kit zoom, I bought the 35mm f/2.4 when I ordered the camera from Adorama because ...
  • This one. Really, any of the first 16 photos you see in my gallery should be ones I had trouble uploading in FF.
  • Any photo from various drive locations on my computer failed to upload using Firefox browser. When I tried IE, the same photos uploaded just fine.
  • I bought the K50 right before Christmas, as the deals were too good to pass up.  I like the KS1, though, and would have picked it over the K50 for the same price.  (I'm really digging my K50, btw.) ...
  • That would be pretty cool, indeed. Whatever they do, I hope they don't try selling a FF body until they ensure the video capabilities of it are at top shelf level.
  • Apparently this was a FireFox issue.  Worked with IE.
  • Commented on 3267959655_3b2beff25c_o photo in coraxphoto's photo gallery

    This is from several years ago when I bought my first set of cheap strobes/softboxes. I only shoot with a studio setup on occasion, and it is still a skill I am slowly learning (and have so far to...

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  • Commented on c29b photo in coraxphoto's photo gallery

    This is a "snapshot" example from my Pentax K50. I just got the camera and haven't had time to do anything artful yet.

  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
  • Created questions Gallery Upload Photo Failed
    Trying to upload photos to my gallery.  All are under 5MB in size.  I already tried uploading one at a time.  I keep getting an upload error after I add and then click on upload. What's going ...
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