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08-27-2016, 08:36 PM   #1
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Hello from the Southeast US

Hello Pentax Forums! I'm new to DSLR photography, but have dabbled in amateur photography for the last 40 years or so.

I learned to shoot with my father's Minolta SR-T 101 35mm SLR kit, which I carried on several backpacking trips in the 1970's. Began developing and printing B&W while in High School. Purchased a Pentax Program Plus and took a few Photography classes while in college, under one of Ansel Adam's former students. Unfortunately, I had to give up the darkroom when I entered the work force. Gave up film photography altogether when the electronics on the Program Plus died. I was never satisfied with commercial film prints, and figured SLR's with digital sensors would be coming I waited. In the meanwhile, suffered through years of mediocre results with point and shoot digicams.

Last November I purchased a K-3 II after months of research and deliberation. I came across Pentax Forums during that process, and found many helpful opinions here. I hope to continue to learn and grow artistically, and to be able to share ideas and experiences with others who are passionate about photography.


08-27-2016, 09:16 PM   #2

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Welcome! There is a lot to learn but also maybe a lot to share too.

You definitely have a nice camera to get into the DSLR fray. Careful about it though.. next step is lenses... and flashes.. and accessories.. tripod.. filters.. software. haha
08-27-2016, 09:29 PM   #3
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Not to mention the eventual "second" camera body, the K-1 . Thanks for the welcome!
08-27-2016, 10:51 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peterman Quote
but have dabbled in amateur photography for the last 40 years or so.
Hi Peter/ Welcome to the Pentax forums. I bet you have picked up a few tricks in those 40 years !!! Hope to see some of your photographs soon, and good to have you here.

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Welcome to the forum, enjoy all that you find here.
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Welcome Peter, and impressive launch into serious digital. Former Tennessean here, and K-3 user--love it. Looking forward to seeing more of you on the Forum!
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Welcome! Your part of the US offers a lot of great subjects to photograph, I look forward to seeing your pictures. When I discovered PF I joined the Single In group, and it encouraged me to get used to my equipment and try new ideas, and I met a lot of great people and learned a lot from them.

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