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01-04-2016, 01:28 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Hello - New year, new projects, new beginnings

Hi everyone, and as it is the right time to do so, I wish you all a happy, eventful, upbringing new year.

My name is Adrien. I live in Liège, Belgium. I am a chemistry teacher. I discovered photography in june 2014 when my fiancée offered me the K500 with kit lens for my 30th birthday. I never held a camera before.

My first photographic experience was a disaster : 5 days hiking in the Pyrenean mountains. I made over a thousand images and couldn't show you anything but crap. This made me very angry... At myself. I had a 500€ gift in my hand, I'd better be able to use it properly.

So I researched and researched the net, found Ed's videos of photo universe of course, began learning the ins and outs of the camera, shot a lot (over 60k actuations on my K500 alone)... 40 concerts, 20 sport events, 3 weddings (as a second photographer) and 15 family events later, here I am.

In the meantime, I upgraded to the K3 and got me some lenses (Sigma 18-35, Fentax 50 f1.8, Sigma 70-200, Pentax 100 macro, Pentax 300). And got me some (non Pentax, sorry about that) medium format film stuff.

2015 was the year of the learning, 2016 will be the year of the doing : I got a lot of paid gigs (weddings, concerts, real estate, ...) so I decided to go pro, business cards are printed, contracts signed... I'm off to a good start.

I registered here a while ago but never really posted or read. One of my goals this year will be to learn and share more with the Pentax community. In this spirit, I will be posting my first image to your critiques in a few minutes.

Have a good day guys

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01-04-2016, 04:53 AM   #2
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Hi Adrien. Welcome aboard the forum.
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Hi Adrien. Welcome aboard the forum.
thank you
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Welcome to the forum and best wishes for a Happy New Year.
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Welcome to the forum, have a profitable 2016.
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