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12-06-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Hello from SF Bay Area

Hello everyone. I'm very excited to be here. A little about me:
Born & raised in the East Bay. Took my first picture when I was 5 with a 126 Kodak Brownie. From there I moved up to a Kodak 110. Took so many pix that mom got tired of buying the flip-flash bars at the grocery store and I got a real flash (from JC Penny) for Christmas. Pretty cool when you're only 5.

I bought my first SLR (Canon T70) in high school, sold it a few years later for a T90 (arguably the best manual 35mm SLR ever made - excluding the LS of course). Then around 1989 I moved up to an EOS 1 with a few L lenses, and used that during my college years to get a BS in photojournalism. Loved it, but sold it when the Dot Com bubble burst. Being such a Canon snob that I was, I never thought I'd ever buy a Pentax because I had alway been indifferent to the brand. Well I guess we all have to grow up some time.

So due to various issues I've been away from photography for more than 10 years, but the passion has never left. I still find myself looking for attractive scenese while driving; observing people while out and about - just always looking for cool images and composing in my mind.

I hope to be able to contribute more times than I ask. Again, happy to be here and can't wait to start making photogrpahs again.


12-07-2011, 07:42 AM   #2
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Welcome Frank, glad you've rekindled your passion for photography. Ask or contribute, it's all good. Enjoy.
12-07-2011, 08:57 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums Frank!

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