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Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by coyote, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. coyote

    coyote SC Rookie

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    Mar 7, 2013
    eastern oregon
    eric
    hey kids,

    been a working pro photog for 40+ years.

    always carried around DSLR kits with fast primes for the vast majority of my work, but 10-plus years ago i also carried a mini film camera as back-up & grab/street images (my fav was the old Minox 35 series).

    haven't cared much for the mini digital cameras until i recently picked up a sony rx100. i am impressed!!!! now thinking about adding a fuji x20.

    suddenly my old nikon kit seems incredible heavy and large.

    so here i am, ready to learn from you folks who take these smaller cameras "seriously".

    thnx everyone,

    eric
    aka: coyote
    (in eastern oregon)
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    welcome Eric. Please don't hesitate to start sharing photos. I'd love to see what eastern Oregon looks like.
     
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  3. coyote

    coyote SC Rookie

    23
    Mar 7, 2013
    eastern oregon
    eric
    thank you luke.

    ok, here's one of our ponies on the ridge right above the house (taken with nikon dslr unfortuately):

    Horses-on-ridge-winter.

    using my sony rx100, here's a snapshot of my wife getting ready to go to work:

    Patti-horseback-Jan-2012.
     
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  4. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Welcome Eric-- wow, gorgeous photos!
     
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  5. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Welcome! I'm only a part time working photographer and I do my art photography and sell a few prints but I'm far from "professional" -- making my living from it. Uh... if I did I'd be a much thinner man, lol.

    I just picked up (like yesterday) a little Panasonic LX7 and I'm already digging it. The RX100 is even better (except maybe for controls but that doesn't bother many folks) and I'm sure you're having a blast.

    This forum and the micro four thirds one are exceptionally well moderated and the members are a cut above in terms of civil dialog, IMO.

    Welcome!
     
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  6. coyote

    coyote SC Rookie

    23
    Mar 7, 2013
    eastern oregon
    eric
    thank you isoterica.

    e.r. - the LX7 was my next best pick. nice going.

    thnx so much for the warm welcome and kind comments - you guys ARE great!



    fyi - i've always made a living (abet a very low income one) as a photog, buit recently expanded it into doing video and websites too. Wild Dog Studios

    i live the life i've always dreamed of, so consider myself a very lucky fellow indeed.
     
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  7. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Isn't it fantastic that you can do what you love and get paid for it too. Good for you!
     
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  8. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    +1

    The industrial engineering I get to do in my day job (mostly software) I actually love to do. I've never thought I would do photography for a living actually -- but whatever it is you love Isoterica (GREAT user name, by the way) is right that doing what you love is a very good place to be.
     
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  9. white_canvas

    white_canvas SC Rookie

    14
    Jul 17, 2013
    I agree small cameras have a lot to offer these days. I decided to get an X20 myself and I couldn't be happier. Here are my thoughts on the experience.

    http://whitecanvasimages.wordpress.com/

    Here are some images taken in the first two weeks of having this amazing camera in my hands.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/derekhall/sets/72157634516023080

    Hope that's helpful in your decision.

    Derek

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21374170903.507511.
     
  10. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

    622
    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Hey Eric,
    Welcome to the forum. I've been hauling gear for many a year too. I hear ya. Betacams in the ancient days and P2 now, college teaching and freelancing. D5s have been my mainstay for the past year or so. Back now with an X20 having some fun.
    Thanks for the images. Very nice work.
    Again, welcome the SC forum.
    . . . David
     
  11. Rlewis1944

    Rlewis1944 New to SC

    4
    Jul 19, 2013
    Hello Coyote.. I am a neophyte photographer, travel a lot with my wife, want to take better pix. Have recently acquired a Sony DSC- rx100, which you mentioned in your post. I love it! However, when I try to use aperture or shutter priority odes, get a ver unnatural blue cast in the image and the pictures have the same color. What am I doing wrong ?