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12-23-2015, 11:58 PM - 1 Like   #1
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New to photography, not to expensive hobbies.

I've wanted a camera for a while and this past September seemed like the perfect time to try my hand at photography. I lucked into a photojournalism class at the college and ended up in a social media job at a small jewelry store.

I researched dslrs for a few days before deciding on a k30. I was curious of the merits of a pentaprism, and given its price point, it seemed like one of the best entry-amateur level cameras I could buy in my budget. I shoot with a 50mm 1.7 and a 70mm 2.4.

I've been learning what I can in the last three months and am hoping I can grow as a photographer from being part of this community.

Patton_choice_1 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/136330509@N03/]

patton_portrait_2 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/136330509@N03/]

Feature7 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/136330509@N03/]

Patton_choice_2 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/136330509@N03/]



12-24-2015, 12:20 AM   #2
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Welcome

Hi,

Welcome aboard and I hope that you enjoy the journey.
I know that I have and still am.

Regards.

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12-24-2015, 12:42 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by averagehitman Quote
I've wanted a camera for a while and this past September seemed like the perfect time to try my hand at photography. I lucked into a photojournalism class at the college and ended up in a social media job at a small jewelry store.

I researched dslrs for a few days before deciding on a k30. I was curious of the merits of a pentaprism, and given its price point, it seemed like one of the best entry-amateur level cameras I could buy in my budget. I shoot with a 50mm 1.7 and a 70mm 2.4.

I've been learning what I can in the last three months and am hoping I can grow as a photographer from being part of this community.

Patton_choice_1 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/136330509@N03/]

patton_portrait_2 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/136330509@N03/]

Feature7 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/136330509@N03/]

Patton_choice_2 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/136330509@N03/]

Welcome to the forum. I still have the K-30 as a back-up and everytime I use it I say to myself "hey, this is one heck of a camera". Enjoy it.
12-24-2015, 12:47 AM   #4
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Welcome. Nice images. You have a good sense for working with people.

12-24-2015, 04:21 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. Merry Christmas.
You made an excellent start with posting some of your shots - and great shots too. Well done. Keep it up.
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Welcome to the forum, thanks for sharing some great pictures! Truly great street or informal portrait work. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

Consider joining this group, very friendly, with lots of support and helpful advice. Monthly Photo Challenges - PentaxForums.com
12-24-2015, 06:53 AM   #7
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Welcome aboard, good decision on camera and lenses. Very nice work.
12-24-2015, 07:17 AM   #8
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I almost bought the K-30 - knife edge decision between that and something else - so I think you've done well. The shots you've given us indicate a bias towards people/portraits; and as ramseybuckeye said, you've made a couple of good lens choices (and you're doing very well with them).

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Welcome to the forum, you've certainly found yourself some interesting characters there.
12-24-2015, 03:42 PM   #11
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Merry Christmas and thanks for the warm welcome. I've been impressed with the quality of the k-30 so far, but I feel like I'm just beginning to realize the camera's capabilities. My next project is shooting in low light. Here's to hoping that 2016 is a photogenic year.

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