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John R.


Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hometown: fort lauderdale

Member since:

May 13, 2010


What specifically would like to learn here?

No answer yet

What's your dream photo shoot?

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, was nice this summer shooting large format FILM 5x7 of waterfalls. Also would love to do similar in YOSEMITE, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia NP, Bryce, and many others. Update: semi-planning to go out to MOAB, Utah do a raft run, landscape photo, and shoot whatever flaps or howls when not keeping my camera dry on the river. Probably a week in June.

Favorite place or subject to shoot?

...the graveyard near Elkmont Campground, Great Smokey Mtn Nat. Park... actually I want my ashes scattered there. I'm not kidding, it is a nice old graveyard with clear view to Heaven.

Rate your skill level.

Professional, Yacht Photog, interiors and aerials. I even remember film. The days of doing much of that are done though. Now I'm just a nature wildlife dude.

What camera equipment do you use?

5x7 SHEN HAO view camera with Schneider 180mm. Canon 60 D,[masked] IS


retired professional yacht photog, doing waterfalls and birds now. Yachts no longer interested... being it's a youth and beauty & money show with them, and I'm no longer beautiful or young or even slightly rich.

What John R. is saying about this Meetup Group

It's not run like a platoon with a commander! Everyone serious seems at least to have good long lenses. I'm at this point just learning about the various shoot spots. and even the names of de birdies... Since starting I can ID a Sora, a Crested Caracara, a Least Bittern along with Herons, Ibis, egrets. Folks are nice. Gotta keep a sense of humor!


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