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Ryan K.

Location:

Brighton, MI
Hometown: Brighton

Member since:

September 19, 2010

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How long have you enjoyed photography? What got you into it?

I took a few photojournalism classes my junior and senior years of college and fell in love! I've been doing photography since. I also took pictures and got published in Central Michigan University's Grand Central Magazine and for the Broadcast and Cinematic Arts department. While I unfortunately have very few opportunities to do photojournalism these days I'm always interested in learning new types of photography.

What kind of camera do you use, and what is your favorite lens?

I mostly shoot with my Nikon D700, Olympus OM-D EM-5, and my phone (currently an iPhone 4S (since it's always on me)). If I want to shoot film I'll usually shoot with a Minolta X-370 (or X-700) or a Nikon N80 35mm SLRs. I also have several other DSLRs, SLRs, Medium and Large Formats, and other cameras. As a technology enthusiast, I also find gear interested and am willing to try all kinds of cameras and equipment. My Favorite lenses for my Nikons are my 35-70 f/2.8, 100mm f/2.8, and 50mm f/1.8. On my Olympus I usually use my 45mm f/1.8 or 20mm f/1.7 primes. On my Minoltas I really like the Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7, 50mm f/3.5 macro, and 200mm f/4.

What type of photography do you most enjoy (e.g. portraiture, landscape, macro, street photography, nature, candid, etc.)?

Photojournalism, street, photo stories / documentary, candid portraits, macro, landscape/archetecture. I'm interested in learning all kinds of photography however, and I recently started to learn more portraiture, model photography, and other studio-related types. I really appreciate photos that can tell a story and communicate emotion.

How would you like to improve your photography? What are your goals?

I'm always striving to improve all-round. I also always need new ideas for things to shoot!

How did you hear about our group?

A friend suggested I check out Meetup.com and the site recommended this group to me. When I joined it was newly founded. I'm glad I have the opportunity to see this group grow and help contribute to it as an organizer.

Introduction

I am an IT professional living in Plymouth, MI. I recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Information Technology and Media Production. I am now helping run this group so I and others can continue to grow as photographers.


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