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5th of March 2006 (Sun), 02:46
True photographer doesnít just run around with a camera, looking for a shot or two to make themselves look good. Let me tell you, I am here to share what part of my life photography has truly become. A huge one. It started off as me getting back into something I loved doing as a child, especially after Iíve seen what kind of images others have created and how much meaning there can be behind them. With my passion growing I have decided to put some money together and get myself a more decent camera. This money was heavy to get ( we all know the new DSLRís can get quite pricey ). Either way, I went on working with some techniques Iíve picked up over the years and submerged myself into it a little deeper, decided I needed some editing backup and bought myself a laptop and some other toys like lenses, tripod, additional batteries and all the crazy things to make my package complete. But was I wrong, a photographers collection can never be complete it seems. Iíve realized that I need more time and so I have cut my full-time job down to weekends only. Hardcore? Not yet, wait till you hear my latest idea Ė Iíve decided to move into a much smaller room upstairs in my house ( a place for rest Ė with only a bed ) and make my current room in the basement ( huge in size ) my studio. Removing everything unnecessary, making my closet into a wardrobe collection for my models Ė bringing down a huge mirror for my makeup artist. Literally will be destroying my walls for every shoot depending on the decoration required Ė I will paint, put wallpaper up, do anything necessary to get my perfect look. I also need to redo some electrical circuits in this studio -- for a perfect light setup. Iím somebody that will go an extra mile it seems, and Iím starting to freak Ė and I love it. Photography for life!? The love is in the air and sanity is out of the question. :p
5th of March 2006 (Sun), 02:56
Lines 1-8 describes me really well....
Yesterday i just realized i need more time...
5th of March 2006 (Sun), 03:00
I believe you are not the only one in this Forums sharing the same passion for photography. I trust that, as long as you know what you are doing, and you are determined to change your way of life for good, you can and will succeed. Welcome to be a member in our small group of enthusiasts. Looking forward to see the results of your work.
5th of March 2006 (Sun), 03:00
Hi and a big Welcome.
Perhaps your sig should be LostinAddiction!
You are an exceptionally committed adventurer - your rant reads like someone preparing for an extreme sport.
Post a pic!
5th of March 2006 (Sun), 03:15
I don't know if this picture will get deleted (it belongs in the Glamor/Nude) section, but I do not yet have rights to that. So here it goes! One of my favorites from the most recent shoot (available in print).
I called it Queen of Tragedy
Sorry about the size, too lazy to upload it to my server.
P.S. Thanks for the welcomes!
5th of March 2006 (Sun), 03:36
Also, wanted to talk a little on what my idea of shooting was. My previous shoot was about 5 hours long, 1200+ shots were taken, which packed up about 12-20GB of space, 1000 of them turned out great. Now what can be better than picking best shots out of already filtered down "great" ones. I have learned to shoot under restricted conditions with limited memory and light, which allowed me to now shoot every single shot with precision and near perfection (to my point of view) -- and with the ability of not limiting myself to any space I was able to get the best out of my every shoot thus far.
Some more about the photo I posted above:
The image was taken with non-studio lights, and there was alot of strange things going on. As mentioned I've got it in print but not with the extra dust (brushes) added over it. I like to keep my images pure when it comes to printing unless I'm doing one hell of a manipulation (with my strangely enough 7 years of photoshop experience).
I figured this thread would be a good way to introduce myself, once again thanks for everyone who has replied. :) I feel very welcome!
5th of March 2006 (Sun), 05:25
That's a good shot! 1000 great shots out of 1200 is amazing, I bet very few professionals can say that, but it depends how you define great. I'd personally cut down to your best 20 or so and call those "great" so you have something to try to do better than next time :)
My obsession isn't quite as bad as yours... just ;)
5th of March 2006 (Sun), 10:29
I do believe... and this may be wrong... you can contact Pekka or CDS for permission to hang out in glamour.... just a thought...
great picture by the way..
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