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Oddmott
05-07-2014, 04:49 PM
Hi, name's Matt.

I've been involved in photography for about 15 years, but always had a terrible/misguided approach to the entire profession/hobby.

I helped with a community newspaper for a while and got really tired of the "everyone please squeeze in closer, a little closer, now just a little closer... okay hold it and everybody smile for the camera" type of photography. If it wasn't that, then i was getting roped into shooting friends' events, or cheap weddings for strangers.

I was always on the go and any time spent with a camera in my hands was usually spent "working", rather than honing my skills/abilities or learning the quirks of my equipment. My images were flat, discoloured, devoid of feeling. It bugged me and eventually i just set my cameras down for a couple years.

Now, I'm looking to get involved again, but only for myself and only for the joy of learning and experimenting. I'm just here to read and creep and learn. Thanks in advance for the help and tips I know i'll pick up.

Cheers,
Matt

Gear:
Canon T5i
Canon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS

Marko
05-07-2014, 05:43 PM
Hi Matt! Glad you found us and welcome to the forum!

Runmonty
05-08-2014, 07:56 AM
Welcome Matt,

I think your new found approach is refreshing, and hope you get a lot of satisfaction from using photography for your own enjoyment. I am a bit the same and will confess to photography being a stress release and a personal indulgence in attempting some individual creativity. I hope you get what you want from the forum and also hope you may share some of your creative efforts.

Iguanasan
05-09-2014, 09:22 PM
Welcome to the forum, Matt. I look forward to seeing what inspiration you take and how it affects your shooting. I know I am in flux right now... my photography is about to change. From what to what I don't know but it's about to change. I can feel it. :)

I look forward to seeing how yours changes. I hope you'll share your new experiences.

Lorey
05-12-2014, 11:14 PM
welcome! hope to see some of your images soon.