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STICKY:  Member introductions

Florence ­ Kevin
Senior Member
798 posts
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Joined Oct 2009
Location: Clouds of the heaven, ohio
Oct 23, 2009 07:54 |  #436

Hello, Another new memeber from the midwest. i'm located in the cincinnati area and shoot with a canon 50d:) Looking forward to my stay here:) Looking to learn as much as i can before i start attending school next year.

Couple photos:




Logan ­ Graham
40 posts
Joined Nov 2009
Location: Canad-ia
Nov 03, 2009 11:11 |  #437


I'm Logan, a 15 year-old amateur photographer from Canada. My dad has always been a great photographer, so I grew up looking at his photos and watching him shoot. When I was 11, he needed a new camera for his office, but it's now mostly mine ;) (It's a Canon EOS 350D - the Rebel XT - still with the cr*ppy 18-55mm zoom lens). I only recently really got back into photography when I found Flickr and also because my sister is now using it for her photography course, so I want to challenge myself to take better photos (than her).

For the past year I've been blogging, but never about anything that truly satisfied me. Recently, I had the idea to set up a personal blog where I could write about anything, post up my photos, and showcase my music.

I'm really keen on getting better at photography, and that's why I'm on here. Right now, I'm experimenting with Aperture/Shutter speed, lighting conditions (which includes making my own lightbox), and image editing in Photoshop.

If you'd like to see my Flickr portfolio, go here (external link)! I only uploaded them yesterday, because I made 2 makeshift lightboxes while I was sick (still am).

If you'd like to educate me on anything (that's what I'm here for), just reply below!

Cameras: Canon 5D Mark II (shared) Lenses: Canon 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Canon 50mm f/1.8
My Flickr (external link) | Twitter (external link)

1 post
Joined Nov 2009
Nov 05, 2009 02:43 |  #438

hi guys.... newbie here... looking forward having good interactions with you all :smile:

Debt Leads (external link)

Senior Member
809 posts
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Dededo, Guam
Nov 05, 2009 07:23 |  #439

Hello everyone,

My name is Antonio and I'm from Guam although I was born in Missouri. I am a Secondary Education major specializing in Social Studies. My interest include skateboarding, paintball, guitar, and swimming.

I would take pictures with digital cameras but not like what I was limited too. Seeing so much potential in a subject I didn't know what to do. I found out about DSLR's and since I liked Canon (I saw a lot of sports photographers using them) I decided to get a 50D off the bat. After 2 months into photography I'm still learning head on. I would like to be recognized as a paintball photographer (and Guam's first in fact!) but I still admire landscape, model, and macro shots. I love photography. It's really fun taking a photo of something people don't think would look nice then when I show the photo to them, their jaw drops.

I was thinking I didn't want to turn this into a business or try to make money out of it. However, my gear needs to pay for itself and paintball and music already suck money out of me.

I'm really glad I found this forum. Everyone is polite but honest at the same time. There's no bs with the mods and no one rips on another. Regardless if I ever become a professional photographer I will never forget this forum that has helped me so much thus far.

Thank you all!

I'm a level 14 photographer who can't defeat the Paintball Gym leader known as Gary Baum until I get the 300mm 2.8L IS II USM stone.
flickr (external link)

3 posts
Joined Nov 2009
Location: Lexington, KY
Nov 05, 2009 10:47 as a reply to  @ Florence Kevin's post |  #440

Hello from Kentucky :)

On the recommendation of a friend I've been perusing your forum for a few days now and I like what i see. Everyone seems to have a generally pleasant disposition while offering up loads of helpful information. I hope to be able to contribute to your community as well as improve my less than stellar photography skills.


33 posts
Joined Nov 2009
Location: NZ
Nov 06, 2009 02:47 as a reply to  @ Pheelix's post |  #441

Hi from new member from New Zealand here. Bought myself a 40D a few months ago and working hard to try and learn how to use it, and hoping to learn lots from the forums.

Lots of questions :)

Blue Rose - Flickr (external link) Canon 40D and stuff Beginner Photography Blog (external link)

9 posts
Joined Nov 2009
Location: Saint John N.B. Canada
Nov 10, 2009 17:02 as a reply to  @ BlueRose's post |  #442

hey just recently signed up. i am extremely new at photography, i just picked up a canon rebel xsi and registered for a class to help me learn what I can about it and it's features.Looking forward to posting some pictures soon and getting some advice on what to change to improve them

Cream of the Crop, R.I.P.
75,941 posts
Gallery: 8 photos
Likes: 2611
Joined Feb 2004
Location: Middle of Michigan
Nov 11, 2009 10:56 |  #443

Welcome to POTN! Be sure to look at the "Sticky"s at the top of most sections of the forum.

FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1600 pixels on any side.

captain ­ chaos
3 posts
Joined Nov 2009
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
Nov 15, 2009 18:58 |  #444

Hi all...I've been lurking for a few weeks and finally got around to registering a few days ago. My PS died recently and I decided to go ahead and upgrade. Since it's close to the holidays and I work in the automotive industry in Detroit (Read: unstable at best) I am cash conscious.

Instead of buying new, I cashed in 251,000 Marriott points (I still have 250,000+ left, lol) for a new XSi 18-55mm kit and a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Zoom Lens. I've learned a lot and can't wait for UPS to bring my new gear. I have no formal training so I look forward to absorbing as much as I can here. Coincidently, I just checked the tracking info and it will be delivered tomorrow, woohoo! :)

119 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Mountain West, USA
Nov 16, 2009 21:20 |  #445

captain chaos wrote in post #9021025 (external link)
I cashed in 251,000 Marriott points (I still have 250,000+ left, lol) for a new XSi 18-55mm kit

hi Captain - my wife travels that much too. i just gave her an XSi, only because she bought me a 7D for the holidays.Thank goodness my birthdays in January.

don't let anyone dis that lense, it does well as you are learning shutter speed, aperture, and focus. i learned on my own also, this forum's a great resource.

Gear | Flickr (external link)

2 posts
Joined Nov 2009
Location: Cumbria, UK
Nov 18, 2009 09:02 |  #446

Well hello there!

My name is Dan, I am 18 years of age and live in Cumbria, UK where the scenery is beautiful yet wet.

Being from Cumbria and now on a photography forum you are probably expecting beautiful scenic shots etc. Well, if you are, you couldn't be further from the truth!

My photography is raw, to the point, basic yet, taken with love. Any events I go to, I bring my camera with me. It is not a fancy camera, it is a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W80 7.2MP.

Since the age of 11 I have participated in Stock Car Racing and continue to do so. I have been brought up around racing. My father has a Ford MKII Escort Rally Car and does Tarmac Championships across the UK and on many occasions when I was little, I was taken with him. I loved everything about it. The noise, the smell, the cars. And this is probably what started off my little photography hobby.

As you will see in my signature, there is a link to my Photography website (just created a few days ago). There are two areas of photography that I am mostly orientated around. Motorsport, and Music. Two of my loves.

Anyway, if you would like to know something, please don't hesitate to ask me!

Dan Hurst
DRH Photography (external link)

157 posts
Joined May 2009
Location: Kansas City, KS USA
Nov 18, 2009 23:20 as a reply to  @ Dan492's post |  #447

Hello all:
I'm relatively new to photography. I joined the site in May but have been very busy that I started only following it regularly only in the last month.
It's kind of addictive reading and learning more from others here.

I'm 37 year old from Kansas City area. Have a very busy life, and photography is like therapy to me. I can forget myself for hours clicking away.
I hope to get to know more people, and learn from you all guys.

Equipment: Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 f4 IS, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, Sigma 150-500 f5-6.3, Canon EF-S 10-22mm , Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, Canon EF-S 18-200 IS, Kenko pro 1.4X, Tamron MC7 2X, Canon 580 EXII, Lensbaby composer, and accessory kit

7 posts
Joined Oct 2009
Nov 22, 2009 18:40 |  #448

Greetings! I'm Stefan, a graphic designer from Serbia, and I've got into photography only recently- but yeah, I always wanted to try it :)

I'm quite handy with Photoshop, and I've found that my skills as a designer can help quite a bit when shooting, composing and post-processing pictures. Of course, that doesn't mean that I'm not accepting comments and criticism! Any advice I can get would be much appreciated :)

I've been lurking here on the forums for quite some time (read the WHOLE 370-page topic about the nifty fifty, for example) but I've decided it's time to get a bit more active :)

I've three objectives and a flimsy tripod in my modest collection, with some more miscellaneous stuff on the way (yay, a wireless trigger!), it's dark and I'm wearing sunglasses. Hit it.

Canon 700D
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OC HSM FTW BBQ
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM | Samyang 8mm f/3.5 fisheye | Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II - Nifty Fifty | Sigma APO DG 70-300mm f/4-5.6 telephoto/macro
Canon Speedlite 430EX II flash

82 posts
Joined Nov 2009
Location: Chicago area
Nov 27, 2009 20:06 |  #449

Hi all! My name is Mary, I'm from the Chicago area and have recently been getting into photography and trying to improve my skills. I'm fairly proficient with an SD1100 hubby got me for an anniversary gift in hopes I'd quit pestering to use his 20D. Now, I get to use the 20D and am looking to improve my skills. I like nature photography and am working on learning to use light to my advantage and to memorize the 20D manual-LOL.

Canon SD1100 Powershot
Canon 20D
Sigma APO 70-300mm
Sigma 18-50mm
Canon EF-S 18-55mm
Canon EX420 Speedlight
Canon G2
and a partridge in a pear tree......

Fat ­ Buff ­ Guy
Senior Member
858 posts
Joined Dec 2009
Location: Spearfish, South Dakota
Dec 01, 2009 18:46 |  #450

Hello Community. My name is Chris and i am a photo student way out in the boonies of South Dakota. I have yet to find and uninteresting subject to shoot, and i shoot with quite an assortment of equipment,
I have a Canon P&S as well as a 35mm rebel 2000, i have a nikond5000 and hopefully soon a d90 and i also carry around a pair of pentax k1000's with an assortment of lenses.

Chris-some Canon, some Nikon, some Pentax, lil bit o' everything

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