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Post by Duck » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:40 am

Hi, my name is Charles Unitas but friends call me Duck. I am one of the administrators here on photoMENTORIS. I am a retired tattoo artist of 24 years with an even older background in graphic design and commercial art. Currently I have my own commercial photography studio where I specialize in product photography. I also run a photography meetup group and teach photography through local meetups and camera clubs. On the side I enjoy off roading in my Jeep, though it's getting less and less as I get older :(

My favorite quote is in my signature and I live by that philosophy. I am looking to learn video editing so I can create educational content to share knowledge on YouTube.

Now it's your turn. Introduce yourself so others in the community can learn a little about you.
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Post by b.destin » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:33 am

Hello everyone! Name is Bryan! I’ve been a photographer for roughly 7 years so far and conintue to learn new things every day! I graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in social work but that didn’t last very long haha. I followed my passion with photography and have been involved in freelance work for the past 3 years as well as events, portraits, macro work, and fine art.

I currently switched from Canon to Sony and so far, I do not regret my decision. As for work, I currently work at a Best Buy in Connecticut selling Canon cameras as there canon expert. If you guys have any questions or would like to stop by to check out our inventory, please do not hesitate to ask! Also if you’d like to see more of my work you may do so at bryandestinphotography.squarespace.com.

I love collaborating with others so if you have a project in mind or have any questions about photography in general, I also teach a beginners course so please let me know. I’m all ears! =) see you all in the forums!

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Post by Duck » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:17 am

b.destin wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:33 am
Hello everyone! Name is Bryan! [...]
Hey Bryan, glad to see you here. Feel free to read through some of the posts that strike your interest. We have two major sections for posting images; one for just showcasing your work so others can see what you're up to and the other is for receiving critique in order to improve your skills.

I suggest reading through the User's Guide under the Quick Links to get a feel for how the forum works.

Looking forward to seeing what you have to offer.
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:24 pm

Welcome to the forum b.destin...looking forward to seeing your posts..

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Post by minniev » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:38 pm

b.destin wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:33 am
Hello everyone! Name is Bryan! I’ve been a photographer for roughly 7 years so far and conintue to learn new things every day! I graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in social work but that didn’t last very long haha. I followed my passion with photography and have been involved in freelance work for the past 3 years as well as events, portraits, macro work, and fine art.

I currently switched from Canon to Sony and so far, I do not regret my decision. As for work, I currently work at a Best Buy in Connecticut selling Canon cameras as there canon expert. If you guys have any questions or would like to stop by to check out our inventory, please do not hesitate to ask! Also if you’d like to see more of my work you may do so at bryandestinphotography.squarespace.com.

I love collaborating with others so if you have a project in mind or have any questions about photography in general, I also teach a beginners course so please let me know. I’m all ears! =) see you all in the forums!
Welcome to pM, from a fellow social worker who’s lots older than you and didn’t (re)discover photography until a decade ago, 5 years before I retired.

Please share some of your own pictures to discuss here, and give us feedback on what we post. We would love to have you Involved in our little community!
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Post by bscotf » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:23 pm

Hey Duck! Thank you very much for the Milford photo walk yesterday.

Key learnings

- Knowledge of exposure triangle is understood.

- Use histogram, will show losses in color spectrum at highlights and shadows. Loss to the left/right can't be easily corrected in lightroom/photoshop.

- Don't just rely solely on ISO to "fudge" ... metering mode and exposure comp provide new tools. Spot or center metering for slow moving subjects is my new goto. For wildlife/sports, auto focus continous and matrix metering may be better?

- Nikon D7200 AF is wonky if you don't power off camera when changing lens!

- Shutter speed rule of 1/focal length needs to be adjusted to 35mm equivalent for crop sensor DSLRs or cell phone point/point and shoot

Things to work on

- Indoor lighting and flash concepts

- Lightroom/photoshop essentials


Link to a few photos here

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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:00 pm

Welcome to the forum bscotf..

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Post by minniev » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:11 pm

bscotf wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Hey Duck! Thank you very much for the Milford photo walk yesterday.

Key learnings

- Knowledge of exposure triangle is understood.

- Use histogram, will show losses in color spectrum at highlights and shadows. Loss to the left/right can't be easily corrected in lightroom/photoshop.

- Don't just rely solely on ISO to "fudge" ... metering mode and exposure comp provide new tools. Spot or center metering for slow moving subjects is my new goto. For wildlife/sports, auto focus continous and matrix metering may be better?

- Nikon D7200 AF is wonky if you don't power off camera when changing lens!

- Shutter speed rule of 1/focal length needs to be adjusted to 35mm equivalent for crop sensor DSLRs or cell phone point/point and shoot

Things to work on

- Indoor lighting and flash concepts

- Lightroom/photoshop essentials


Link to a few photos here
Welcome! We'd love to have you join in the discussions here, share your images, and tell us what you think of what's put up here.

And those two items you mention: lighting and photoshop - the learning never ends!
"God gave me photography so that I could pray with my eyes" - Dewitt Jones

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Post by Duck » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:42 am

bscotf wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Hey Duck! Thank you very much for the Milford photo walk yesterday. [...]
Hey Scott, glad to see you join the group. I'm also very glad you came away with so many lessons from our photowalk Saturday. As Minnie said, the learning never stops.
Feel free to post individual images to the appropriate forums for critiquing. That's a great way of getting feedback to advance your skills.
Looking forward to your participation here. Please let your friends know about our little corner of the world. :D
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Post by rcf2 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:31 pm

Hello photographers. My name is Rich and I am avid photographer living in Norwalk, CT. I have been shooting for over 35 years as an amateur photographer/ semi professional. I also organize another meetup to help share knowledge and photographic skills. I shoot a lot of animals, dogs, cats and horses. We own 10 horses and I am the administrator of an animal hospital which give me lots of opportunity. I have been a Canon shooter for about 15 years and I also just built a pro Olympus kit for travel. I look forward to sharing and learning from everyone.

Have a great day

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