RickBuddy

RickBuddy

Lives in United States Benton Harbor, MI, United States
Works as a Creative Director, Product Planner
Joined on Dec 27, 2009
About me:

I've worked in advertising agencies for over 30 years, as a writer, art director,
creative director, planner and analyst

I enjoyed photography as a child. After a prostate cancer dx, I made a
commitment to enjoy life more. I quit putting off what I enjoy, and I am here to learn
how to improve so I can enjoy photography more.

I have a very good design sense -- at least the awards in the books and on the walls
seem to confirm it. But I want to improve technically as a photographer.

I learned a lot with my companion Argus C-3 and a darkroom as a kid. Light, density
and that kind of stuff. But forgot a lot, too. Digital cameras baffle me. I put mine on
'M' and don't bother much with the tomfoolery. BUT, I love manual white balance.

I have friends who help me learn stuff. I read a lot. And I'm dedicated to working hard
to improve. I supervise shoots (studio and field) and sometimes I model, so I know
how hard photographers work.

I own a Nikon D90 and I'm learning and purchasing equipment. Recently I upgraded to a D810, mostly for professional build, pro control layout, and mirror up function. Needless to say, I'm dumbfounded by the step up. What this camera can do is quite remarkable.

When I enter challenges, I approach them as class assignments. I don't have a big portfolio of photos to rely on. I had a lifetime of photos, along with a few thousand taken from a year's
sabbatical on the road, stolen from me.

That is OK. I am here to learn. I always take constructive criticism well. Except when I
don't.

I hope to make a lot of friends here and share information and some good shots.

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New, "No Post-Processing" Concept Challenge Discussions 14 hours ago
6 years later - I require your help yet again Beginners Questions 5 days ago
Local camera store experience Open Talk 5 days ago
Where to buy camera from? Beginners Questions 1 week ago
Even Nikon and Canon in financial trouble. Is this true? Open Talk 2 weeks ago
Looking for camera that does burst shots Beginners Questions 3 weeks ago
Wait for 5d Mark iv or buy the nikon D810? Beginners Questions 3 weeks ago
Road trip with a rented D810 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 2 months ago
Surge in D810 popularity... Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 2 months ago
First timer shooting sports Open Talk 2 months ago
What cheap accessory was your best buy Open Talk 2 months ago
I have never done this before . . . Open Talk 3 months ago
Any advise for a "Close Fit" bag for "D810+80-400Mark2 (attached)"..? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 3 months ago
What would be a better choice for upgrading from D5000, D750 or D810? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 3 months ago
Thom hogans guides Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 3 months ago
Advice for buying my first lens - 50mm prime for Nikon Beginners Questions 3 months ago
NEED ADVICE: Copyright Infringement? Open Talk 3 months ago
Struggles with sharpness Beginners Questions 3 months ago
How many people edit RAW files by making random guesses? Open Talk 3 months ago
Cheap and Bulletproof Compact Beginners Questions 3 months ago
First camera purchase Beginners Questions 3 months ago
mic inputs, flip out screens, videocameras vs DSLR/mirrorless, please comment. Beginners Questions 3 months ago
Beginner seeking for a macro advice Beginners Questions 3 months ago
LR5 Capabilities with JPEG Images Beginners Questions 3 months ago
First DSLR with lens buying help pls Beginners Questions 3 months ago
advice on type of lens then camera macro Beginners Questions 3 months ago
Would you be interested in Photo Tour Guide books? Landscape and Travel Photography 4 months ago
At what shutter speed should you turn off IS/VR/VC/OS? Open Talk 4 months ago
Exposure help please Beginners Questions 4 months ago
what are your thoughts about majoring in photography/Art? Open Talk 4 months ago
Will the prevalence of camera phones create MORE enthusiasts and create demand for high end cameras? Open Talk 4 months ago
Do the Millennial buy and carry dedicated camera? Open Talk 4 months ago
Who Else here (BUY LESS) gear every year? DigitalRev's Love-vs-Photography Open Talk 4 months ago
Why does everyone hate Ken Rockwell? Open Talk 4 months ago
Action cam question. Open Talk 4 months ago
Was this photo really necessary? Open Talk 4 months ago
Action shots (dog) Sport and Action Photography 4 months ago
Anyone, besides myself, doing dog agility trials? Sport and Action Photography 4 months ago
Work photo competition - need ideas Open Talk 4 months ago
Great features, but plastic Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 4 months ago
Nikon d610 - High ISO Noise Reduction - Suggestions? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 4 months ago
Superb. Nikon SLR Lens Talk 4 months ago
Quite a fine lens. Nikon SLR Lens Talk 4 months ago
Nikon 80-400mm or Sigma 150-600mm Sport ??? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 5 months ago
D90 High ISO Workout at Swim Meet Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Jan 5, 2014
photographing snowflakes Macro and Still Life Photography Feb 2, 2013
Cancer stricken garbage. Challenge Discussions Jan 1, 2013
What should be done with cheats ? part 2 Challenge Discussions Jul 20, 2012
51 Countries on my Motorcycle - What camera? Beginners Questions Apr 19, 2012
Worlds largest camera News & Rumors Talk Mar 21, 2012