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Mrs Woo
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Hey look!  We’ve got a smart aleck (sorry, I try to be umm… really polite and usually sweet) here!  I guess we’ll either have to get used to the strange humor or ignore them.

I’m might be a photographer.  I know quite a bit about the craft, but there’s always more to learn.  I have a lot of experience in nature/wildlife/landscape photography, a little with people photography, and made the switch to digital SLR about two years ago.  Way back when I had a film SLR and learned to make my own prints (which I keep considering doing again now that I’ve had a digital SLR in hand for awhile! – have to buy all the equipment and get the room put together though), so I consider myself at least a little experienced.  The inability to control depth of field as accurately with point and shoot cameras and lack of manual focus was driving me crazy and I begged DH to get me a DSLR whatever Christmas it would take him to save up (i.e., put aside the budget for my Christmas every year until enough Christmases had passed to get me a DSLR).  Since I am treated really well by my beloved spouse, he somehow made it happen the Christmas I asked.

I was assured by the person who trained me in the darkroom (former wedding photographer) that it was too hard of a business to make a worthwhile living in and he talked me out of pursuing photography as a career.  Well, fast forward almost 30 years and I’ve developed an incurable disabling illness and am looking for something to make a little money here and there and to make me feel like I am not totally useless.   Hoping to put together some images for microstock companies and maybe sell my nature photography as fine art and make enough money to at least keep feeding the photography gear obsession that most of us develop sooner or later.

Look forward to participating. I shoot almost exclusively Canon except for my water-resistant Panasonic P&S.