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    Not really a photographer, as most of the pics I take turn out BORING, but I wanted to tell everyone here how amazing their work all is, and felt weird about doing it without posting a pic, so the above is a photo of my house that I've very quickly made colorful in Corel Paint Shop Pro to show my roommate what different color trim would look like... which spiraled out of hand when they (my rm's) started shouting out things like "Flowers everywhere!" and "Pink roof!"

    If you're wondering, the front door really looks like that, and we're in the process of painting the trim to actually look like that Mac and Cheese yellow/orange...
    • CommentAuthordeshan10
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009 edited
    Pro/Am. I'm a photographer from Sri Lanka - learned photography partly by myself and partly by osmosis. Fleeing to America for four months on assignment soon. Can't wait. I hear you can now be arrested in the UK if the coppers suspect you might be a phototerrorist. Can't wait for the Yanks to break my kneecaps.

    More here:
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
    i bought a nikon d40 and called it obnoxious.

    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
    @allana I didn't know you had a nikon! yay, nikon love. And that one of the ceiling fan gets me every time I see it, I love it.
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
    I did the exact same thing as Allana!
    duckie Juan
    pineapple AJ
  2.  (5100.6)
    I have major camera envy
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
    i have major pineapple envy.

    (please, someone, take this and run with it.)
  3.  (5100.8)
    @ thewaltonsare -

    If it makes you feel any better, this was the camera I'd been using up until the summer of '07:

    (but yeah, even with my Pentax DSLR, I have camera envy, too)
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2009
    @thewaltonsare - There are pro shooters doing pro level work, selling to magazines, using point-and-shoot cameras. The gear is just tools, and as with any form of art it's the person using them that makes it work. Better tools make things easier, but if you don't know how to use them properly there's no point. I suffer from ridiculous gear envy, and it's pointlessly discouraging. Get out there and shoot with what you've got. Learn your camera's settings and how to manipulate light in your favor. Get as good as you can with what you've got and when you DO get better gear, some things may get easier but you'll still be taking great shots.
  4.  (5100.11)
    I did a lot of photography in college when I had a better 35mm film camera. I even used to develop my own negs and pictures in the darkroom at school. I miss having a nice camera I guess. You're right, I should just get out there and see what I can do with what I've got :)

    I am pretty proud of this one.
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    Okay, I'm going to give it a try
      CommentAuthorBexx B.S.
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
    @ RachaelNoel

    HEE!! I had the same Sony!! ;) It was a great lil' camera.. and actually took really fuckin' good pix!
    this is one of the Long Exposures I took with it of Morro Rock!
    Morro Rock
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    @ Angeldye - yeah, the quality of the pictures was pretty good, it was the on lag and shutter lag and battery life that killed me. But when seeing my pictures online, I used to get alot of questions regarding what kind of camera I used, and the reactions were always of shock. Further proving Bcslaski's point, it's all about what you do with what you got, not about what you got.
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
    it's all about what you do with what you got, not about what you got

    As Ted (or was it Bill?) said: It's a poor craftsman who blames his tools. But dude, it totally rocks to have bitchen tools.

    Oahu Palms, Canon DSLR:

    That said, I'm with Winogrand and Cartier-Bresson. Be there at the moment, and be shooting whether it's with an SLR w/ a 50mm prime, a mondo large format Ansel Adams rig, or with a digi point & shoot. Be there shooting, at the moment.

    Nikon Coolpix, the backyard:
    • CommentAuthorcrashd
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009
    Amateur with professional interest in the workings and artistry of Photography :

    budapest - rooftop


    hypno lenin

    Reminded me of Dok Sleepless a bit...
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    Love this thread.
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2009
    Kamogawa crane

    Mejiro in plum blossoms

    Plum grove

    Kitano Tenmangu Plum Blossoms
  9.  (5100.20)
    I'm I guess what you'd call a dedicated amateur, although I've sold my photography locally. Almost exclusively nature/landscape photos, taken while hiking, or on the beach.

    My Website