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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Lot's of questions Beginners Questions 4 hours ago
Best Way to Handle A Very Unprofessional Request... Pro Digital Talk 19 hours ago
What kind of photographer I want to be Pro Digital Talk 4 days ago
Best way to grow childrens photography business? Pro Digital Talk 1 week ago
All jokes aside, the Iphone 7's camera is a real problem for the consumer ILC Open Talk 2 weeks ago
"The Death of Consumer Cameras", by Tony Northrup Open Talk 2 weeks ago
Buying a new mac.. are these specs good for photoshop and photo editing? Mac Talk 4 weeks ago
Lens for Rio Olympics Sport and Action Photography 4 weeks ago
Worth waiting for the Canon 5D Mark IV? News & Rumors Talk 1 month ago
First interior photography job. Opinions needed Pro Digital Talk 1 month ago
Do you feel that sting, Nikon? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 1 month ago
Confused About Gimball Heads for Wildlife Nature and Wildlife Photography 1 month ago
Sigma lens paint flaking Pro Digital Talk 1 month ago
How do you get your significant other to approve camera purchases? Open Talk 1 month ago
Create "video" of several shots with music and captions. How? Beginners Questions 1 month ago
Help me make a "Smart" purchase. Upgrading from DX body Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D800) Talk 1 month ago
Some American Goldfinch Photos Nature and Wildlife Photography 1 month ago
sports and 6 vs 10 FPS Sport and Action Photography 1 month ago
Photography Equipment Insurance Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D800) Talk 1 month ago
What it feels like to finish a 192 mile bike ride. Sport and Action Photography 1 month ago
How long will it take to learn photography? Open Talk 1 month ago
What to do about stubborn client who thinks she's a cinematographer? Open Talk 1 month ago
Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon SLR Lens Talk 2 months ago
The woman with the flowing dress in Baton Rouge Open Talk 2 months ago
Cheap Telephoto Lens for Nikon D5500 Nikon SLR Lens Talk 2 months ago
Public Photography: Being legally right... Open Talk 2 months ago
Should i wait for the Nikon D850 or buy the Canon 5Ds r? News & Rumors Talk 2 months ago
This might sound silly! Can i use Macro kit to focus on the Moon Beginners Questions 2 months ago
Nikon D760/D620 vs Nikon D500? Full vs Cropped 2016 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D800) Talk 3 months ago
Best Mac for photo-editing Mac Talk 3 months ago
Best type of glasses (lens) for doing Photoshop? Mac Talk 3 months ago
Which first? Upgrade to El Captian or switch from Aperture to Lr? Mac Talk 3 months ago
Here in the USA, it's called kidnapping. Off Topic 5 months ago
Are you going to "punish" Nikon if there is no V4 at CP+? Nikon 1 System Talk 5 months ago
J5 w/ 10-100mm lens kit discontinued Nikon 1 System Talk 5 months ago
Can you guys explain the dynamic range fervor Open Talk 5 months ago
Some sensible analysis of the Nikon 1 / DL debate - at last! Nikon 1 System Talk 5 months ago
Since when are digital cameras competitive? Open Talk 5 months ago
acquired a V1, now I get it. Nikon 1 System Talk 5 months ago
Has anyone tested Nikon1 with NIKKOR 80-400mm f.4.5-5.6G ED? Nikon 1 System Talk 6 months ago
Nikon interview is up... Nikon 1 System Talk 6 months ago
What is the greatest trait a photographer can have? Open Talk 6 months ago
Dear Nikon: please announce n1 v3 successor NOW, or at any rate tommorrow Nikon 1 System Talk 6 months ago
Nikon 1 future unsure according to Nikon Rumors Nikon 1 System Talk 6 months ago
If Nikon does phase out V series . . . Nikon 1 System Talk 6 months ago
Can I get some constructive criticism of this photo? Beginners Questions 7 months ago
The ONE Ft-1 lens Nikon 1 System Talk 7 months ago
Retailers starting to drop N1 in Canada? Nikon 1 System Talk 7 months ago
Mac Mini & Photo Editing Mac Talk 7 months ago
What is the ultimate photography cliche? Open Talk 8 months ago