• 03-24-2005, 09:52 PM
    natatbeach
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    STEW---you're alive!!!!! wow...how ar ya? we still owe you dinner------
  • 03-24-2005, 09:57 PM
    natatbeach
    Re: Photographyreview: The People


    A few of my favorite pictures:
    Take a trip to my website.


    THAt was shameless advertising of your talents...
    :D

    sending a hug your way ;)
  • 03-25-2005, 02:24 AM
    shrapnel
    1 Attachment(s)
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    I'll play along

    Name:
    Chris R.

    Meaning of handle:
    alterego at work and on the internet playing network games


    Dorky PR club I belong to (if any):
    Nikon Samurai #16.

    Location:
    Dublin Ireland at the moment

    Born:
    Paris France

    Other places I've lived:
    London, Hong Kong, Paris, Singapore, Melbourne...

    Like to Retire:
    Somewhere by the beach and where it's hot!!!!

    Ethnicity:
    Half french half english

    Marriage/Family:
    Married and soon to be dad (terrified!!!)

    Languages I speak:
    English - French- Spanish

    Education:
    Masters in Chemistry (forgotten everything i learnt though)

    Occupation:
    For the moment, working in the video games industry (likely to change very soon though)

    Religious affiliation (if any):
    Catholic back bencher

    Political affiliation (if any):
    No not really. I believe in policies not tendencies.

    Other hobbies:
    Sports (everything) and litterature (mainly science Fiction) and film

    How long I have been a photographer:
    Not long. Got a lomo about 3 years ago which i took everywhere with me, but it broke so i seriously upgraded to a D70 and love it!!!

    First "real" camera:
    Lomo

    How I found Photographyreview.com:
    google search: Research on the d70

    Date I joined PR :
    A couple months ago

    Favorite forum:
    Viewfinder and photo critique (I'm amazed at how much i learn there!!!)

    Photogatherings I have attended:
    none

    Favorite subjects:
    Landscapes and people

    Current Gear:
    D70 + 18-70mm +70-300mm
    old smena

    Camera I use the most:
    D70

    Why I prefer film or digital:
    I love the colors from film but digital is making me a better photographer and lets me shoot everything in a guiltless manner :D

    What I like about Photographyreview.com:
    The knowledge and enthusiasm of everyone posting and incredible camaraderie

    What I am trying to accomplish with my photography:
    To see the world differently and with another perspective

    A few of my favorite pictures: unfortunately, all my favorites were taken with my lomo and i don't have a scanner but here's one of my wife and I.
  • 03-25-2005, 10:49 AM
    Photo-John
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stew
    Location: Boston, MA ... soon to be San Jose, CA hopefully! Wheeewww! Can't wait.

    You're coming to San Jo? You get a job here? Make sure to keep the Bay Area crew posted. Maybe we'll have a welcome dinner or something. We need to get more organized, here.
  • 03-25-2005, 11:31 AM
    villenadecorte
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Photo-John
    You're coming to San Jo? You get a job here? Make sure to keep the Bay Area crew posted. Maybe we'll have a welcome dinner or something. We need to get more organized, here.

    Definitely keep us posted! Welcome dinner would be awesome!

    More organized....Is that a hint PJ? ;)
  • 03-25-2005, 08:38 PM
    natatbeach
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Marriage/Family:
    Married and soon to be dad (terrified!!!)

    you'll both do fine...just remember---don't drop the baby
    :D

    how soon?
  • 03-26-2005, 12:18 AM
    opus
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Name:
    Kelly

    Meaning of handle (if it's not obvious):
    My favorite uncle dubbed me when I was just a toddler. I can still hear his voice singing "Kellybean!" and see his huge smile with outstretched arms. I miss him so much.

    PR club I belong to (if any):
    Clan O'Canon

    Location:
    40 miles from my first home

    Born:
    Milwaukee, WI

    Other places I've lived:
    6 blocks from my first home
    50 miles from my first home
    -- all in SE Wisconsin --

    Like to Retire:
    Before I retire, I'd like to live a few places around the US and Europe, maybe studying, wrapping up a degree or two: San Diego, San Jose, London, France, the Netherlands ... then retire someplace warm but keep traveling.

    Ethnicity:
    English, Irish, Scotch, Pennsylvania Dutch (that's German, I think), and Bohemian. I identify most with the English side of me, although I'm told I look Czech (Bohemian).

    Marriage/Family:
    Married twice ... not sure I made the best decisions with either one. :(
    One son from first marriage.

    Languages I speak:
    English; just enough Spanish, French and German to thank them for putting up with me; also the languages of diplomacy, poetry and music.

    Education:
    Graduated HS fifth in my class with highest honors, but it took me ten years to go on to college.
    Associate Degree in Graphic Communications/Electronic Prepress.
    Currently working on a Bachelor's in some form of the arts. Right now I'm a music major but that will change after this year. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. :)

    Occupation:
    Professional Student?
    Actually, I've written a children's book that I've gotten tons of positive feedback on. I'm just working up the guts to write a letter to an agent ... I'm sure my book will get published eventually.

    Religious affiliation (if any):
    Raised in a fundamental Christian household, spent the last ten years questioning and testing my own faith, am possibly coming out the other side with a stronger relationship with God. Or I'm screwed. Who can know, with all the religions claiming they're the only one? I feel like Martin Luther, trying to cut through the middleman to reach God directly. I love Jesus and am deeply indebted for what He's done for me, and feel strongly that God listens to me.

    Political affiliation (if any):
    No formal political affiliation at all. Men get corrupted when they enter politics.
    But ideologically, I probably lean towards the liberals due to my strong love of peace, diplomacy and non-confrontation. I agree with conservative money policy though.

    Other hobbies:
    Posting to the computer, singing & studying music, working in the theatre (lighting, set crew, costuming, stage manager for guest acts, etc.), travel, swimming, writing, sculpting, sleeping.

    How long I have been a photographer:
    Since the eleventh grade, when I was *chosen* by the Journalism Advisor to take pictures for the yearbook. Senior year I was Chief Photographer for the yearbook and Photo Editor for the newspaper. But after graduation I found myself lacking subjects so I got away from it for many years. It was only in 2002 when I bought my Canon Rebel Ti that I realized I still had it!

    First "real" camera:
    I guess it was my dad's Pentax. My *own* real camera was my Rebel Ti.

    How I found Photographyreview.com:
    googled "photography bulletin boards" one day, when I got fed up with the snippy snarky weight loss board I was posting to.

    Date I joined PR
    last summer.

    Favorite forum:
    Viewfinder

    Photogatherings I have attended:
    Chicago

    Favorite subjects:
    I get most excited by journalistic type shots. After that I prefer travel photography, street shots, artistic landscapes and cityscapes, twilight and dawn shots, moody natural lighting, experimental abstracts, great exposures, perfect DOF shots, vibrant COLOR, and finding humor.

    Current Gear:
    *yawn* I hate this part and skipped through all the details of everybody else's. It's not the equipment I love, it's the eye behind it.

    For those who must know, I have a Canon Rebel Ti and a DRebel (3000). Plus two kit lenses that came with each, and a 70-300.

    Why I prefer film or digital:
    I prefer digital for the instant gratification, the ability to learn as I go, and not having to pay for and worry about film or running out of it.

    What I like about Photographyreview.com:
    The people
    The pictures they post
    The interesting yet friendly discussions

    What I am trying to accomplish with my photography:
    To get better, technically.
    To include people in my travel photography, and make more than just "postcards"
    To make photos I can hang on my wall, and
    To make photos that I can eventually sell

    And most importantly, to show everybody how *I* see the world.


    A few of my favorite pictures:

    My son:
    http://gallery.photographyreview.com...agunabeach.jpg

    My success in getting people in my shots:
    http://photos8.flickr.com/7453943_f8ba1ead7a.jpg

    I just *love* the DOF of this shot:
    http://photos5.flickr.com/7453944_3eeae5fe8f.jpg

    More people (love the shadows here):
    http://gallery.photographyreview.com...12sailorsx.jpg

    And finally, a self-portrait taken this past Tuesday. I'm standing in front of Mt. Quandry (14,285') in Colorado, a few miles south of Breckenridge. I really felt a communion with this mountain that day. I couldn't seem to leave its presence.
    http://photos8.flickr.com/7453942_cce50de448_o.jpg
  • 03-26-2005, 12:36 AM
    almo
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kellybean
    Name:
    Kelly


    And finally, a self-portrait taken this past Tuesday.

    Found the smallest picture of yourself for this one that you could huh? Well thats cool...Mine is dark and RED.....:D:p;):rolleyes:
  • 03-26-2005, 12:42 AM
    opus
    1 Attachment(s)
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    What, you want a large, bright, red picture of me that was taken this past Tuesday?

    OK, here you go!
  • 03-26-2005, 01:33 AM
    almo
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    WOW!!!! That's brite!!! But now we can see just how cute you are...:p
  • 03-26-2005, 01:49 AM
    opus
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    what happened to your logo? It looks like it got wet.




    --- EDIT ---

    now it doesn't anymore. Nevermind.



    and thanks for the cute comment. :) I wish I had a neck tho. My goiter didn't like the altitude, I guess.
  • 03-26-2005, 02:17 AM
    shrapnel
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by natatbeach
    Marriage/Family:
    Married and soon to be dad (terrified!!!)

    you'll both do fine...just remember---don't drop the baby
    :D

    how soon?

    I'll try not to!!!! (but i heard they bounce anyway)
    :D
    it's due in august, and we don't know yet if it's a boy or a girl yet but we'll find out in three weeks after the next scan :D
  • 03-26-2005, 03:15 AM
    almo
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shrapnel
    I'll try not to!!!! (but i heard they bounce anyway)
    :D
    it's due in august, and we don't know yet if it's a boy or a girl yet but we'll find out in three weeks after the next scan :D

    2 good names for a boy: John, Almo.

    Just cosider it...:D
  • 03-26-2005, 03:19 AM
    almo
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kellybean
    what happened to your logo? It looks like it got wet.

    ...thanks for the cute comment. :) I wish I had a neck tho. My goiter didn't like the altitude, I guess.

    My logo looked wet...neat!


    My goiter tends to act up at low pressures too...small world huh?

    :p
  • 03-26-2005, 04:57 AM
    natatbeach
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shrapnel
    I'll try not to!!!! (but i heard they bounce anyway)

    actually they do as long as their little heads don't hit anything on the way down on the floor. if it's rug they bounce a bit and then they just roll till they come to a stop... he he...

    sorry- some of my sick humor---never dropped my own kids just someone elses...about a month after meeting her
    :rolleyes:

    ...we're still friends---kid's still alive :D

    (not an actual drop---she rolled off the diaper table(parenting hint #2 --strap your kid in when changing a diaper especially after 3months of age). ;)
  • 03-26-2005, 05:55 AM
    another view
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kellybean
    I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

    Yeah, me too. Anyone else? :)
  • 03-26-2005, 07:08 AM
    mjs1973
    4 Attachment(s)
    My 411
    Name:
    Michael Smith

    Meaning of handle (if it's not obvious):
    My user ID is my my initials and the year I was born.

    PR club I belong to (if any):
    Clan O'Canon
    Canon Bird Nerd in training :)

    Location:
    Mineral Point WI, a small town of about 3000

    Born:
    Dodgeville WI, about 6 miles from Mineral Point

    Other places I've lived:
    Right next door. Seriously. I bought the house right next door to the house I grew up in. My parents are my next door neighbors. An interesting side note, both of our houses have the same house number. Been that way ever since I can remember.
    I spent 3 years in Platteville WI while in college. That's about 20 miles south of here.

    Like to Retire:
    Someplace warm. Perhaps Arizona or Utah. I would like to be close to some National Parks, and I would love to do some traveling.

    Ethnicity:
    Norweigen and German. I believe my dads family is from Luxumburg, so does that make me Luxum?


    Marriage/Family:
    Not married but I live with my girlfriend. No kids, unless you count Holley, our 4 year old black lab.

    Languages I speak:
    English is it for me.


    Education:
    BS in Economics
    BS in Business Administration with a tripple emphasis in management, human resource management and marketing.

    Occupation:
    My official title is CAD Generalist. I work in the CAD dept. of Lands' End in our Business Outfitterd division

    Religious affiliation (if any):
    Lutheran. I don't go to church often, but I do still believe.

    Political affiliation (if any):
    That's kind of a tuff one for me. I lean more towards the liberal side as a general rule, but I conduct myself in more conservative manner. Just because I don't believe in something, I don't feel that I have the right to tell someone else that they can't either.
    To each, his own is my political philosophy.


    Other hobbies:
    I enjoy reading, and listening to music. Playing with the dog and spending time with my girlfriend and my family. I own 3 guitars and a bass, but I'm struggling to find the time to learn how to play them.

    How long I have been a photographer:
    I have been taking pictures for a long time. I have only gotten serious about it in the last 10 months.

    First "real" camera:
    I still remeber my first Disc camera. It's still at my mom and dads house. I still carry my Canon WP 1 with me. It's my first 35mm camera. Takes great pics too, and it was free from Marlboro. (no, I don't smoke). My first SLR was a Canon Rebel G. It drowned in a horible canoeing accident last summer. I was able to save it from the murky depths of the river, but it was too late to revive him. R.I.P. Rebel G.

    How I found Photographyreview.com:
    I did a web search looking for advice on getting the Rebel G fixed, or taking the plunge into digital.

    Date I joined PR
    June of 2004

    Favorite forum:
    Viewfinder, Help, and Critique

    Photogatherings I have attended:
    None yet. I did meet Chunk when I took his darkroom equipment off his hands. Does that count?

    Favorite subjects:
    Nature and landscapes are what I have been shooting mostly. I want to get into some action stuff this summer when my two nephews start playing some sports. I also would like to venture into some portrait work as well.

    Current Gear:
    Digital Gear:
    DRebel
    A couple of kit lenses left over from the Rebel G.
    EF-S 18-55mm kit lens
    EF100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
    Sigma 170-500mm APO
    A cheap 16mm fisheye I got on ebay

    Film Gear:
    Canon AE-1
    24mm f2.8
    50mm f1.8
    30-300mm f4-5.6
    135mm f2.8

    Why I prefer film or digital:
    I love digital for the instant gratification, and for being able to guiltlessly shoot 300+ shots and not have to worry about paying to get them developed.

    I just started shooting some slide film and I love that as well. I love the color saturation with Velvia!!

    What I like about Photographyreview.com:
    The people of course, and the vast amount of experiance that they bring to the discusions. This site has been the greatest photo learning experiance and resouce that I have found!!! You all rock!! Oh, and I love the photos too of course.

    What I am trying to accomplish with my photography:
    I want people to look at my work and say WOW!! I would eventually like to earn some extra $ with photography, but for now, decorating my house with my own work is it's own reward.


    A few of my favorite pictures:
    Here are a few of my favorites. I think they have all been posted on the forum at one time or another.
  • 03-26-2005, 10:42 AM
    mattp
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    OK, I'm game...

    Name:
    Matt Perry

    Meaning of handle (if it's not obvious):
    I think mine comes firmly in the 'obvious' category.

    PR club I belong to (if any):
    Clubless

    Location:
    Northwest London

    Born:
    Crowborough, East Sussex

    Other places I've lived:
    Three places in London over the last 4 years, but before that I was born and bred in Crowborough.

    Like to Retire:
    Wealthy, healthy and happy.

    Ethnicity:
    White, English.

    Marriage/Family:
    Single (goddammit).

    Languages I speak:
    English, and enough French to order in a restaurant. Sometimes they even give me what I thought I was asking for.

    Education:
    BA in English Literature, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies, then Law School.

    Occupation:
    Solicitor

    Religious affiliation (if any):
    Agnostic, although leaning more towards atheism.

    Political affiliation (if any):
    None really, most politicians irritate me. I think I'd rather be in charge myself, if you want a job done properly...

    Other hobbies:
    I read loads, and I love films, particularly older stuff (Hitchcock is a favourite, films with Bogart in, and It's a Wonderful Life never fails to make me cry like a little girl). Other than that, clubbing and pubbing with friends.

    How long I have been a photographer:
    I wouldn't call myself a photographer, but I've got into it more seriously as a hobby over the last year or two.

    First "real" camera:
    A little Olympus mini was the first one I got a few decent shots with.

    How I found Photographyreview.com:
    Probably Googling.

    Date I joined PR
    Can't remember, it must be up there under my name though!

    Favorite forum:
    Viewfinder, Help, and Critique

    Photogatherings I have attended:
    None.

    Favorite subjects:
    Anything and everything until I work out what I want to say with my photos.

    Current Gear:
    A little Yashica T4 Zoom and a Sony DSC-V3.

    Why I prefer film or digital:
    Like most people I love the look of film, but digital has opened up a whole new world for me to experiment with.

    What I like about Photographyreview.com:
    Good people, some great photos, and a valuable unbiased appraisal for my shots in the Critique forum.

    What I am trying to accomplish with my photography:
    I want to get technically proficient first, but then go beyond that to create something artistic. I want to take shots that people would happily put on their wall. I also want to have a vast stock of photos to leave behind when I'm gone for future generations of my family to look through (and hopefully enjoy)!


    A few of my favorite pictures:

    Just a couple -

    http://mattgcp.smugmug.com/photos/12091645-M.jpg

    http://mattgcp.smugmug.com/photos/12088130-M.jpg

    ..and finally, this is me, having far too much fun on the Professor Burp's Bubbleworks ride at Chessington World of Adventures...

    http://mattgcp.smugmug.com/photos/18252698-M.jpg
  • 03-26-2005, 04:55 PM
    opus
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by natatbeach
    actually they do as long as their little heads don't hit anything on the way down on the floor. if it's rug they bounce a bit and then they just roll till they come to a stop... he he...

    sorry- some of my sick humor---never dropped my own kids just someone elses...about a month after meeting her
    :rolleyes:

    ...we're still friends---kid's still alive :D

    (not an actual drop---she rolled off the diaper table(parenting hint #2 --strap your kid in when changing a diaper especially after 3months of age). ;)

    ummm.... it's true, they do bounce ...

    One night when my son was about 3 months old I was feeding him in my rocking chair, which had a matching rocking footstool. Anyway, I was finished so I stood up and started walking, but caught my foot in the footstool and fell flat on my face. I still remember the image in my mind of my son flying from my arms and making an arc through the air, before landing softly on his back a few feet away in what seemed like the hands of an angel.

    You've never heard a woman scream the way I did. But he was fine, still is ... he's smart, active, generous and good ... but he has this strange love of roller coasters and snowboarding, do ya think it's related??
  • 03-26-2005, 06:30 PM
    92135011
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Some chairs fell on me when I was a kid - dont know how that happened but it was at someone elses house or something.
    I'm not sure if I'm fine...maybe I would have been a genius
    According to my parents, they say its the worst to have your baby get hurt and not hear him crying.
  • 03-26-2005, 11:31 PM
    Aaron
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Name:
    Aaron Thompson

    Meaning of handle (if it's not obvious):
    I think mine comes firmly in the 'obvious' category.

    PR club I belong to (if any):
    Clubless

    Location:
    Mexia, Texas

    Born:
    Pilots Point, Texas

    Other places I've lived:
    Corsicana, Texas and Huntsville, Texas while I was going to college.

    Like to Retire:
    Already retired and loving it!

    Ethnicity:
    Texas Celt

    Marriage/Family:
    Married 30 years, no children - just a wife and a mother-in-law, we could hold a family reunion in a phone booth!

    Languages I speak:
    English and a bit of TexMex

    Education:
    BS in Sociology (Law Enforcement) Minor in Fine Arts (Oil Painting).

    Occupation:
    Retired Chief Officer of Fire Department

    Religious affiliation (if any):
    Strong Christian belief.

    Political affiliation (if any):
    I consider myself to be mostly an independant, conservative in some areas and liberal in others.

    Other hobbies:
    I love shooting sports and have been competing in them for many years, also camping - particularly primative camping and historical reinactment, motorcycles and travel.

    How long I have been a photographer:
    I have been involved in photography for over 40 years doing everything from evidence photography to portraits.

    First "real" camera:
    A Nikkormat FTN,still have it.

    How I found Photographyreview.com:
    A reference to it made in the Nikonians perhaps?

    Date I joined PR :
    Jan or Feb of 2005 so I'm pretty much of a newbie.

    Favorite forum:
    Viewfinder, Help, and Critique

    Photogatherings I have attended:
    None.

    Favorite subjects:
    Whatever captures my interest at the time.

    Current Gear:
    Nikon D70
    18-70 mm Lense
    70-300 mm Lense
    SB600 flash
    assorted dohickies for above

    Fuji Finepix 3800

    Nikkormat FTN
    Nikor 50 mm f1.4
    Vivitar 28 mm f2.8
    Soligar 90-230 f4.5
    Other assorted dohickies for it - just cleaning out an Old Graphlex Strobo IV, anyone want it??

    Full B & W Darkroom that hasn't been used in a WHILE.

    Why I prefer film or digital:
    Digital, I love the freedom to experiment to get the "instant gratification" making prints using the digital darkroom of the various image processing software. I find my self taking more and more pictures and trying different things.

    What I like about Photographyreview.com:
    Great information, good review of photo's, congenial folks.

    What I am trying to accomplish with my photography:
    Just my own satisfaction, if others like my work that's fine, if not, well that's fine too. I enjoy hearing what others say about my photo's and value the information as a way to improve and learn. When we stop learning, I think we start to become complacent and stuffy.

    A few of my favorite pictures:

    <img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/AaronT47/52ec7258.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

    <img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/AaronT47/SaladoTx.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

    <img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/AaronT47/a0988877.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">
  • 03-27-2005, 12:42 PM
    mtbbrian
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by another view
    Yeah, me too. Anyone else? :)

    ME!
    :rolleyes: :D :p ;)
  • 03-27-2005, 12:56 PM
    opus
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    ME!
    :rolleyes: :D :p ;)

    Brian, I just noticed your shadow avatar. Cool!
  • 03-27-2005, 01:21 PM
    mtbbrian
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kellybean
    Brian, I just noticed your shadow avatar. Cool!

    Thanks Kelly..
    If you'd like to see a larger version of it, you can take a look HERE
    I posted it the galleries and on the Critique Forum.
    It's on my site too.
    I did it in Ft Carson, CO, back in January during some travels.
    Brian
  • 03-27-2005, 01:58 PM
    opus
    Re: Photographyreview: The People
    I love shadow shots and posted a challenge about it last year (august, maybe). I thought maybe you posted it there and I missed it.