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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 GoPro why high frame rate does not reduce time
why would the time be effected? Frames per second doesn't change the 'seconds' it changes the number of frames over a given time period. Time period doesn't change.
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revised Is there software to integrate photos stored in different cloud solutions with my local collection?
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answered Is there software to integrate photos stored in different cloud solutions with my local collection?
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answered Can I do “back conversion” of a B&W JPEG to color?
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comment Is there a way to permanently Sync Settings in Lightroom?
Virtual images do inheret the settings of the original. However, they do not get updated if you change the original after creating the virtual copy. Is that what you are seeking, to have the virtual copies updated when the original updates? That kinda defeats the purpose of the virtual copy, especially if you went in a different direction with it (say B&W)?
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comment DSLR with a basic lens only?
Why are you thinking of getting a DSLR? What is the motivation here? Your worries sound like you are not sure what a DSLR will do for your photography.
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revised How can I clean up Lightroom removed RAW files and other files?
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revised How can I clean up Lightroom removed RAW files and other files?
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comment How can I clean up Lightroom removed RAW files and other files?
Those folders are simply folders Lightroom has created during your import. They aren't part of Lightroom, they are just your image files. I will edit the answer to respond to your question.
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answered How can I clean up Lightroom removed RAW files and other files?
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answered How do you import the new OS X Photos app to Adobe Lightroom?
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comment How can I get crisp, clear product photography with everything in focus?
it is possible the previous photographer shot this further away from the bag, then cropped down to give the image you have. This way, everything is in focus. Search for hyperfocal distance
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answered How to calibrate 2 monitors identically?
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comment How to apply lens profile to multiple photos in Lightroom 6
you can also rt click and choose 'Copy Settings', then check the box by "Lens Corrections". Select your images in Library, and then rt click, choosing 'Develop Settings', 'Paste Settings"
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revised Is it possible to set up a Lightroom “Render Farm”?
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comment Is it possible to set up a Lightroom “Render Farm”?
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answered Is it possible to set up a Lightroom “Render Farm”?
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comment Can I re-rinse developed negatives?
Water won't harm the negative, if you really mean rinsing, since you do not use any detergent in negative development. Photoflo is a rinse agent
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revised How can I change the display to show current shot number on my Canon 600D?
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