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02-13-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
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Hello From Benicia CA

Hi folks,
Another newbie, with questions, crazy ideas and helpful advice from time to time. For more than 40 years I've been no stranger to a camera, the first were Mamyia and Yashika but eventually I moved to a Pentax K1000 and then on up to a 645 shooting mostly landscapes, for some unknown reason avoiding people. In 2002 I moved to digital with a Sony F727 and then the 828. I used these cameras to produce very large prints on an Epson 9600 printer.

Last year I decided that when I retire from industrial electrical control and instrumentation, I would begin a new career in photography. At that point I needed to think about what system I would use for the next few years. With due diligence i began looking at the various systems available and Pentax won out on three very important counts; A quality brand I knew and trusted, price point and image stabilization in the camera body rather than the lens (that made a big difference).
In 2008 I picked up a K20D and 4 lenses, (macro, wide, portrait, and tele) to cover most of my anticipated needs. Recently I began studying studio lighting and in a few days a new set of 3 studio lights will be delivered. (I'm still looking for a portable background support systems, suggestions welcome)

In November I was invited, for the first time ever, to shoot two fashion shows, What a blast. And with that contact with the fashion/glamour world I'm hooked on learning the techniques and creating a style. I don't expect to be any Nigel Barker, just to have a bit of fun shooting aspiring models. I think this is a good stepping stone towards event photography like weddings and such.

Okay itís not supposed to be an autobiography soÖThe end.

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02-13-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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Wow, that sounds good! Welcome to these forums!
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This is a wonderful image and welcome to the forum!
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Welcome to the forum, that sounds like a great networking opportunity, get names and phone numbers of everyone there, that's how it works, who not what you know.


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