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Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)
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Hello from California!
New member here. Just wanted to post and say hi.
I've recently decided to take my photography up as a serious hobby. I've dabbled here and there before. My wife and I bought a Nikon D3100 two years ago to get better images than our P&S camera was taking, and what an upgrade! That also opened up the potenital of learning more about photography and in fits and starts we've both been doing that.
I recently purchased a D7100 after being frustrated with the D3100's lack of external controls (although, I have to say, the image quality, even with kit lenses, on the D3100 were exceptional for our purposes; the D7100 even more so).
My interests are primarily just being able to take good pictures of our family, in usually candid settings of the kids playing, etc. For nice prints for family and ourselves, etc. Secondly, I love digging into the macro realm and getting amazing detail there. Lastly, I'd like to become competent at taking other photographs at other times (landscapes, etc.). At most I'll be printing out some nicer pictures to hang on the walls. I have zero intention of doing this professionally. I don't think I'll ever get to the point of being good enough to trust myself to do something like that.
I've recently started uploading some of my shots to Flickr if you want to take a look around: www.flickr.com/photos/54250430@N05/
As for gear, we've got:
Nikon D3100 with the 18-55 and 55-200 kit lenses.
Nikon D7100 with the older 18-70 kit lens (love that construction), the 70-300 VR (or will, once it's replaced. 5 days old and the AF motor died on it), the 85mm f/3.5 Macro, and the 35mm f/1.8 (love this lens with the kids).
Clearly, not a professional setup, but it's versatile and meets our needs for now.
Love all of Greg's work and looking forward to learning here in the community as well!
As a thanks for getting this far, here's one of my favorite pictures I recently took:
Columbine after "rain" by daroga28 , on Flickr
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