October 9, 2008
Have been taking photos since the mid 70's, started with an Argus C3, progressed to several Pentax's and a Yashica Mat Twin Lens. Discovered the digital age with Olympus and now use an E-30, E-520, Stylus Tough 8010 and 1030SW.
Experienced and learning more daily! Photographed the 1975 Playmate of the Year as Candi and I went to high school together and I used her in ads for the school paper. Have been published by the AP years ago. Published on the Olympus Web site.
Nature/wildlife, sports and people.
Olympus E-30 and E-520 with 35-100mm f/2.0, 50mm Macro f/2.0, 12 - 60 SWD, 50 - 200 SWD, and 18 - 180 mm lenses; and Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 and 1030SW for underwater shots. FL50R with Gary Fong Diffuser.
Chance to meet other photographers in the area, learn and improve abilities. Meet with others to go to interesting places to shoot. I guess you never visit local sites and seems there are some great locations here in the area!
Great opportunity to meet people with the same interests and find great places to shoot photos! You will learn something at each event that you attend. There are all levels of expertise and everyone is friendly and willing to share!
You are the greatest photographer. We are lucky to have such a talented photographer for our events and activities in our Ground Zero meetups.
Hey Rick, I think I met you on singlenet.com a long time ago...smiles
Thank you for the really great pictures that you took last night.It was a pleasure meeting you!
Thanks for taking all the wonderful photos ! :)
I got it to work! Thanks again! I think your idea of having a photo meet-up would be a definite hit! I would come! :)
I love the picture you tagged of me. I was wondering if I could use it for my picture on the meet-up website? If you don't mind me using it, how would I do it? Also, I'd like to use it for my facebook too. You did a good job! I really don't have a picture by myself that I like. Most of my pictures are with my kids or friends. Thanks!
Hi Rick, great meeting you & thanks for taking some shots of me with Ellie @ Suzie's Pride!
Wow, Rick! I am looking forward to meeting you and spending some time with you at DSBG! Maybe you could actually conduct a "tour" for the members at the meetups who will be present on the 18th! I would love it if you could help! I have not schedueled a published tour at DSBG but maybe you know the place well enough to lead our group! Let me know if you are willing to serve in this capacity!
Hi Rick! So glad you joined our group! I hope that you can make it to one of the meetups sometime soon, I'd love to talk to you some more. I'm working on a schedule of live portrait shoots so that everyone can get some practice and build their portfolios. I think this will be fun, for those of us who have been doing it for awhile now, to help guide along the "newer" ones! The first classes will be in natural lighting.... I love it too, and don't get to do near enough of it!