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08-24-2018, 01:24 PM   #1
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Hello from Ashburn, VA

Hi, everyone. Very happy to find this forum! My name is Chris and I live in Ashburn, VA (just outside of DC). I am a television director by trade but have loved photography for a very long time and it is my passionate hobby. I began with a Pentax Spotmatic in the 1970's and eventually upgraded to a Pentax K30 DSLR. (I would love to upgrade further but since I don't make a living with my photography I haven't pulled that trigger yet!) Thanks for letting me join and I look forward to interacting with you all!

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Welcome to the forum, it will be interesting to hear some your insights between the TV and Photography cross over.
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Welcome to the forum.

Note that we don't require that you acquire the latest/greatest cameras and lenses as soon as they come out. We're more interested in what you SEE with your equipment.

Well, there are a few people here who are gaga about equipment, but interacting with them is not a requirement. Enjoy forum areas that appeal to you. Avoid people writhing in agony over equipment.

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That's a beautiful part of Virginia, I look forward to seeing your pictures.
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Hi, and welcome from Australia Chris.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TedH42 Quote
Welcome to the forum.

Note that we don't require that you acquire the latest/greatest cameras and lenses as soon as they come out. We're more interested in what you SEE with your equipment.

Well, there are a few people here who are gaga about equipment, but interacting with them is not a requirement. Enjoy forum areas that appeal to you. Avoid people writhing in agony over equipment.
Thanks, Ted!
Trust me, I learned a long time ago to just "wait" and let someone else be the first to get the latest gear. I wait for the sales or for used equipment! I have had my K30 for a number of years and my next goal is a good prime macro lens for it (100mm). I scour eBay now and then. And with a birthday coming up I may have an angle with my wife to go out and get one!

Otherwise I am pretty happy with what I have (and I love Pentax cameras - I appreciate how much they put into them and the feature set they provide while not charging an arm and a leg like two other name brands whose names shall not be spoken here).

All that said, a used K3ii body might be nice ;-)

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Welcome to the forum, it will be interesting to hear some your insights between the TV and Photography cross over.
Thanks, Kerrowdown!

There certainly are some cross-overs between the two: lighting, focal length, depth-of-field, etc. Even post-production. I have some stories to tell.
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That's a beautiful part of Virginia, I look forward to seeing your pictures.
Well, the Shenandoah Valley is no place to sneeze at! Fall is coming and you live in an exquisite area of VA as well!
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QuoteOriginally posted by chrishamilton Quote
There certainly are some cross-overs between the two: lighting, focal length, depth-of-field, etc. Even post-production.
I for one will find that most interesting if you care to share.

QuoteOriginally posted by chrishamilton Quote
I have some stories to tell.
And I have popcorn...
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Hello . nice to have you here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chrishamilton Quote
Well, the Shenandoah Valley is no place to sneeze at! Fall is coming and you live in an exquisite area of VA as well!
Yes, autumn is approaching, and beyond the break from the heat and humidity, I am looking forward to the colors of the changing leaves.

I don't make it up to NoVa/Beltway enough so I have not been posting in this group recently, but I encourage you to consider doing so. I may be in Arlington more often, if that is the case I can once again provide more photographs.
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