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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Nikon D760/D620 vs Nikon D500? Full vs Cropped 2016 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D800) Talk 3 days ago
Best Mac for photo-editing Mac Talk 3 days ago
Best type of glasses (lens) for doing Photoshop? Mac Talk 4 weeks ago
Which first? Upgrade to El Captian or switch from Aperture to Lr? Mac Talk 4 weeks ago
Here in the USA, it's called kidnapping. Off Topic 2 months ago
Are you going to "punish" Nikon if there is no V4 at CP+? Nikon 1 System Talk 2 months ago
J5 w/ 10-100mm lens kit discontinued Nikon 1 System Talk 2 months ago
Can you guys explain the dynamic range fervor Open Talk 2 months ago
Some sensible analysis of the Nikon 1 / DL debate - at last! Nikon 1 System Talk 2 months ago
Since when are digital cameras competitive? Open Talk 2 months ago
acquired a V1, now I get it. Nikon 1 System Talk 2 months ago
Has anyone tested Nikon1 with NIKKOR 80-400mm f.4.5-5.6G ED? Nikon 1 System Talk 3 months ago
Nikon interview is up... Nikon 1 System Talk 3 months ago
What is the greatest trait a photographer can have? Open Talk 3 months ago
Dear Nikon: please announce n1 v3 successor NOW, or at any rate tommorrow Nikon 1 System Talk 3 months ago
Nikon 1 future unsure according to Nikon Rumors Nikon 1 System Talk 3 months ago
If Nikon does phase out V series . . . Nikon 1 System Talk 3 months ago
Can I get some constructive criticism of this photo? Beginners Questions 4 months ago
The ONE Ft-1 lens Nikon 1 System Talk 4 months ago
Retailers starting to drop N1 in Canada? Nikon 1 System Talk 4 months ago
Mac Mini & Photo Editing Mac Talk 4 months ago
What is the ultimate photography cliche? Open Talk 5 months ago
Frustration Beginners Questions 5 months ago
New to sports photography....Looking for feedback Sport and Action Photography 5 months ago
Do you have to shoot in manual to be a real photographer? Open Talk 5 months ago
Sigh...why all the hate? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk 5 months ago
Ignorant newby needs help Beginners Questions 5 months ago
Begginer photography course ideas Beginners Questions 5 months ago
HEEELP ONE SECOND THE SHOT IS GOOD, THE NEXT IT'S ALL BLOWN OUT AND "REDDISH"?? Beginners Questions 5 months ago
D500!!! News & Rumors Talk 5 months ago
Do I have the right equipment for fast paced Motorcycle Photography? Sport and Action Photography 6 months ago
D750 or D810 Sport and Action Photography 6 months ago
Question on tripod legs... twist lock or lever lock?? And Why! Open Talk 6 months ago
How do you "discover" your artistic side? Open Talk 6 months ago
Thom Hogan's D810/D810A e-book now available ! Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D800) Talk 6 months ago
Who owns your camera? News & Rumors Talk 7 months ago
OH GOD ITS DEAD!! Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D800) Talk 7 months ago
Lot's of questions Beginners Questions 7 months ago
Switching To Nikon! - D800E, D810, or D4?? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D800) Talk 8 months ago
Why 4K/5K iMac? Mac Talk 8 months ago
Misplaced or missing files Mac Talk 8 months ago
advice on type of lens then camera macro Beginners Questions 8 months ago
Smart phone vs Point & shoot. Mobile Photography Talk 9 months ago
Need advice turning to macbook pro. please help. Mac Talk 9 months ago
Opinions Needed: iMac 5K or Mac Pro with 4K monitor? Mac Talk 10 months ago
What Makes a Great Sports Picture? Sport and Action Photography 10 months ago
Photography ban in Europe News & Rumors Talk 11 months ago
Flash Bracket for Bounce Flash Off Floor Studio and Lighting Technique 11 months ago
Photo store closes after 125 years News & Rumors Talk 11 months ago
First D810 pictures Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D800) Talk 11 months ago