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Jim E.


Farmington, MI
Hometown: Farmington

Member since:

August 31, 2011


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

I have been into photography for about 3 years now. I got into it mostly because of my kids as discussed above.

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

I currently use a NIkon D-5000 which replaced a Nikon D-90. I love my zoom lens [masked]) made by Tamron; it was cheaper than the Nikon equivalent and seems to work real well (I had checked with a friend in the industry and he said it was good).

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

I mostly enjoy taking candid shots of my kids while they play or do whatever, but I also enjoy nature shots. I recently went to the Detroit Zoo and got a lot of great pics of the animals, really enjoying those pics right now. I would really like to learn more about using the features of my camera, I still definitely consider myself a real beginner. For example, I would like to learn to shoot great macro pics and I would like to learn the post-production end of photography.

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

I would like to improve my photography by learning the settings on my camera and exactly how to use them to make my shots even better. And, as I said above, I would like to learn macro photography. Right now, my goals are to enjoy photography as a hobby (I have blown up and framed some of my best/favorite shots involving my kids), but if I were to truly improve, maybe turn the hobby into a job/career.

How did you hear about our group?

I heard about Meetup from a friend who heard about it from a friend so I just googled it for this area. I am recently divorced and thought it would be a great way to meet new people and I think that the whole idea of specialized Meetup groups, i.e. shutter bugs for photography, is a great idea.


Hello, my name is Jim. I have been really interested in photography for about 3 years now. I currently use a Nikon D-5000 (prior camera was a D-90). I got into photography mostly because of my kids (son, 10, and daughter, 7).

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