Time to Confess ...


Lubbyman

Link Posted 12/12/2009 - 10:36
Hi

My name is Steve and I wish to confess my photographic sins:

- I take photographs, not digital images.
- I don't care about the ultimate in resloution and sharpness, only whether they are good enough.
- I would rather take a photo that is interesting than technically perfect.
- If I like it, that's good. If my family and friends like it, that's wonderful. The opinion of the internet doesn't interest me.
- I don't replace my camera whenever a new model arrives on the scene, old friends are usually the best.
- I don't lust after lenses that are better than my technique.
- One of my cameras is not a Pentax.

I get the feeling that there might be some people around here with similar weaknesses

Steve

Mannesty

Link Posted 12/12/2009 - 10:46
Welcome to the forum Steve. I suppose we'll have to think of a suitable penance now.

I confess:-
- My Pentax gear is more capable than I am of using it, but I'm getting there. Until then . . .
- I delete more photographs than I keep.
- I used to upgrade my DSLR when a new model came out, but I'm cured of that now.
Peter E Smith

My flickr Photostream

thoughton

Link Posted 12/12/2009 - 11:14
Welcome Steve
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

mr.mellow

Link Posted 12/12/2009 - 11:18
Hello Steve and welcome to the forum.
The older I get the faster I was.
Dave
K-3 II, K10D, DA16-85, DA*50-135, DA12-24, DA18-55, DA 50, Sigma EX DG 70mm Macro, Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma DG 120-400mm APO HSM.
Metz 58 AF-1.

My Flickr link

techno-terminator

Link Posted 12/12/2009 - 11:44
Welcome Steve

Your 'confession' sounds very familiar

I also own a camera that's not a Pentax - it's a Ko..k and worse still it's a P&S
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

Mike-P

Link Posted 12/12/2009 - 12:04
Lubbyman wrote:

- If I like it, that's good. If my family and friends like it, that's wonderful. The opinion of the internet doesn't interest me.

So I presume we won't be seeing any pictures from you in the gallery then

Welcome btw, where are you in Dorset?
I am just outside Christchurch.
. My Flickr

Greytop

Link Posted 12/12/2009 - 15:53
Welcome to the forum Steve
Regards Huw

flickr

thoramay

Link Posted 12/12/2009 - 16:28
I would have thought that the primary purpose of being on this forum would be to challenge your own concepts and to be open to other viewpoints. I am considered to be an old stick in the mud type but I can freely admit to getting more from this forum than I have given and to be a better snapper as a result. Knowing what is possible against what I now achieve is the motivation I have to spending so much time here.

regards thoramay

tomkeet

Link Posted 12/12/2009 - 20:14
Welcome to the Forum.
Regards
Tom

K-3iii's.
SMC PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED [IF], SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 16-50mm ED AL [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4 15mm ED AL Limited, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited,
SMC PENTAX-F 1:2.8 28mm, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:2 35mm AL,
SMC PENTAX-FA 1:1.4 50mm, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:2.4 70mm Limited,
SMC PENTAX-D FA MACRO 1:2.8 100mm WR, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM,
HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
HD PENTAX -DA 1.4x AW AF REAR CONVERTER,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

https://pentaxphotogallery.com/artist-gallery/?artist_id=20168301

Ko1obos

Link Posted 12/12/2009 - 20:22
Hi and welcome to the forum Steve
Flickr

MrCynical

Link Posted 12/12/2009 - 20:56
Lubbyman wrote:
- One of my cameras is not a Pentax.

Fetch the tar and feathers Welcome, for what that's worth from a fellow newbie!

goggalee

Link Posted 15/12/2009 - 08:26
Hi and welcome Steve
Pentax K10D, *istDS
Pentax 18-55mm,50-200mm,Macro 100mm
Takumar-A 28-80mm, Sigma 170-500mm, Soligor Teleconverter x2

Finally!! Sigma 10-20mm

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

http:/www.pentaxphotogallery.com/maliskaoosthuizen

petemasty

Link Posted 15/12/2009 - 15:34
Lubbyman wrote:
Hi

My name is Steve and I wish to confess my photographic sins:

- I take photographs, not digital images.
- I don't care about the ultimate in resloution and sharpness, only whether they are good enough.
- I would rather take a photo that is interesting than technically perfect.
- If I like it, that's good. If my family and friends like it, that's wonderful. The opinion of the internet doesn't interest me.
- I don't replace my camera whenever a new model arrives on the scene, old friends are usually the best.
- I don't lust after lenses that are better than my technique.
- One of my cameras is not a Pentax.

I get the feeling that there might be some people around here with similar weaknesses

Steve

what a strage person you are Steve.
I mainly lust after cider and peace and quiet away from my children.

Welcome and enjoy.
Pete M
My Flickr

JudithAnn

Link Posted 20/04/2010 - 05:03
Oh do enjoy the forum!
https://www.jastandringphotos.com

StephenLewis

Link Posted 20/04/2010 - 13:56
I do feel you are among friends Steve. Welcome to the forum and do post some photos. Remember though, 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' and 'one man's trash is another man's treasure'.

Regards,

Stephen
I gladly welcome C & C's. Being foggy minded they really help me learn.
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