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It started in high school, when I received an Olympus OM-1n for my birthday. I joined the Yearbook as a photographer (yes I was one of those guys), and helped build a darkroom. It was here that I really fell in love with photography: learning, through trial and error, such wonderful things as composure, exposure, depth of field, etc. Having bulk black and white film at my disposal, and free weekends in the darkroom, only accelerated my learning.

When I switched to color, the fun was over. Processing became complex, confusing and often lead to inconsistent results that were considered creative in black and white. Plus college and life in general ate away at spare time. While I still took photos, it was to record memorable events, not explore the craft.

When digital photography started getting comparable to film, I purchased a Canon Digital Rebel Xt, and with my computer, was instantly transported back to those bulk film/ darkroom days in high school. I could experiment with abandon, and color was no longer a mystery solved with unlimited patience, equipment and chemicals.

Seven years, several camera bodies and many lenses later, I have grown as a photographer, and mastered Lightroom and PS. But I love getting out and shooting landscapes, nature and travel photography, plus taking shots of my kids playing sports. Photography as a hobby is my preferred path.


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comment Can I import photos into Lightroom from Microsoft OneDrive without downloading them directly to my HDD?
Lightroom can only 'see' images that are available in a folder or attached drive. It can not access cloud repositories. You can use Dropbox or OneDrive, IF you also sync those files to your local hard drive.
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answered Is it possible for a phone manufacturer to enable camera raw through a software upgrade?
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comment What filter is best for mid-day beach photography?
Because 1) screw-in is limited to one filter size, I have 4 filter sizes in my lens collection (52, 67, 77, 82). 2) Cheaper and easier: all my filters are Cokin so its flexible and simple. Only the circ. polarizer is filter size bound, in my case 77mm. Yes step down rings exist, but are a compromise.
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answered What filter is best for mid-day beach photography?
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comment Colour matching with Photoshop and Canon IP7250
did you disable the printers color management as suggested by the warning dialog?
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revised Does Lightroom or a RAW format store the original rotation of an photo?
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comment Does Lightroom or a RAW format store the original rotation of an photo?
reset, not rest. In the Develop Module, f you click on the reset button (lower right) it will reset the image to how it was on import, clearing any rotation for example.
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comment Does Lightroom or a RAW format store the original rotation of an photo?
Lightroom does not change the original file. Lightroom will honor the rotation info in the EXIF, so you can't over-ride the EXIF info. You can rotate in LR and it will remember that setting in LR.
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answered Does Lightroom or a RAW format store the original rotation of an photo?
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comment First prime lens for newbie Canon 600D?
Check out the Sigma 30mm, excellent glass
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comment In OSX, why don't my Panasonic and Olympus DNG files have thumbnail icons?
In Adobe DNG converter, Linear option is available under 'custom' in Compatibility
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answered In OSX, why don't my Panasonic and Olympus DNG files have thumbnail icons?
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answered Can Lightroom facilitate the consolidation of 2 external drives to a third?
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comment Does the size of blower matter to clean the sensor of the camera?
+1 on the Rocket Blower
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revised Do I need a specific type of lens to work with my Canon T3i, or will any lens work?
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