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07-18-2016, 02:06 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Hi all, In the 80's photography was my hobby. It then became a job. In the mid 90's I put my camera down after being burnt out. If I recall correctly my last job was photographing Kyle Petty for Coors and Hooters. So after 20 some years out of the blue I bought a new Pentax K-3 DSLR. Not sure why, really. I will never take any photos for a job again. Just trying to relax. So that brings me to your Pentax Forums.

Hoping to enjoy myself,

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QuoteOriginally posted by Stingerrray Quote
Hoping to enjoy myself,

Hi Stingerrray. Welcome to the Pentax forums. Glad you have found us here, and found your way back to photography. Good to have you here.
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I look forward to "picking your brains" for info and of course if I can help anyone I will.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Stingerrray Quote
I will never take any photos for a job again. Just trying to relax.
You put me in mind of the airline cabin crewmember who resigned by opening the door, pulling the emergency slide release, saying some choice words about his job beginning with the 6th letter of the English alphabet and then sliding down the slide to freedom! Enjoy taking a whole lot of undisciplined, ill-lit and badly composed photos that you could never have got away with at work.

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Welcome to the clubhouse!

It's a lot different as a hobby than a profession, everything is. Have fun, go chase dragonflies or something.
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Welcome, and enjoy the K-3!
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Welcome to the forums! Glad to have you join us! The K3 will give you the opportunity to enjoy photography again! Just kick back, and enjoy your "new" hobby!

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Welcome here and to Pentax, hope you get to re enjoy your photography once again.

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