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06-17-2008, 09:54 AM   #1
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Hi from Toronto!

I'm a new K20D owner, and though I have a propensity for lurking, I thought I'd at least introduce myself.
I've been taking photos in some way or another for a long time, from "Stop wasting vacation film on bugs!" to "Here's a digital point-and-shoot, happy birthday, and we're not developing another roll of bugs/particularly interesting twig!" to "Ooh, I am so artistique and fancy with my moody images of *abstract!*" to "Okay. I have a DSLR. When do the commissions and money come pouring in?"
Seriously, I'd actually like to do this professionally one day. I've only just graduated from uni where I studied English (haven't even gotten the papers yet!) so it's not too late. I'm eager to pick up any knowledge I can from you all.

06-17-2008, 10:39 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! I'm another K20D owner in Toronto and had a similar photography progression :-)
Have you got any online galleries of your work?
06-17-2008, 10:41 AM   #3
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A fellow Canadian, student, and new K20D owner, whose family tries but fails to understand the sheer joy of photography...

Welcome! I'm sure you will enjoy your K20D as much as I'll enjoy mine.

If I was confortable enough that the risk involved with a career change was not an issue, I might enjoy being a photographer profesionally too. For the time being, I'll enjoy my amateur status. I wish you good luck if you really plan on becoming a pro. Visit Fred Miranda's forums, the pros there coud help you (though some will try to deter you )
06-17-2008, 03:50 PM   #4
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Hey, nothing wrong with bugs, lizards, and other little critters. They make great macro models!

Welcome aboard!


06-20-2008, 11:28 AM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome! As for galleries: you can find some shots (pre-K20D; the gallery sorely needs an update) on my site or you can find me on flickr . Thank you for the interest

Thank you for the welcome and the good wishes. (Also, wow, lots of Canadians here, it seems!) I'll be sure to check out the forum you mentioned.. maybe I'll even post after I build up some confidence!
I hope your family comes to understand what photography means to you!

They do indeed - but probably not blurry ones taken by a kid using her parents' vacation-designated film! Thanks for the welcome!
06-20-2008, 08:10 PM   #6
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Just opened an account today and started another "Hi from Toronto" thread before seeing this one.

Not much I can offer (being a complete newbie) so I just dropped by to say hi.

06-30-2008, 12:58 PM   #7
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I'm also from toronto. I own a K10D, just starting off really.

I joined the forum mainly for advice on lenses among other things.
06-30-2008, 01:45 PM   #8
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for the facebook inclined, please join our group!

06-30-2008, 01:46 PM   #9
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QuoteOriginally posted by gmac Quote
I'm also from toronto. I own a K10D, just starting off really.

I joined the forum mainly for advice on lenses among other things.
Oh oh, me too, me too

How about a Toronto Pentaxforums newbie meetup sometime soon, seems like there are enough of us to make a good showing?
07-01-2008, 03:18 AM   #10
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Well now, it seems more Canajian eh! came-out in this thread - a group-outing so to speak.

Welcome all.

There already is a social group thread, a Canajian thread so no need for a separate sub-forum, me thinks.

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