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Charlottesville, VA

Member since:

August 11, 2012

How would you describe your interest in photography? Or, are you involved with photography in some other form?

I'm an avid amateur with an interest in using my photography for web design with the idea of eventually creating my own small business.

What type of photography do you enjoy the most?

Actually have several areas of interest. I'm a horse-aholic :-) So i know how to photograph horses and hope to have this be part of my eventual business. I also really enjoy macro photography, love the details that a camera can pick up so our eyes can see the tiny details better. And i like to photograph big things from unusual vantage points or really close so you have to guess what it is.

Do you use a DSLR , a film, point-and-shoot camera or a combination?

My new Leica V-Lux3 is basically a fancy p&s camera but has many of the functions available on true SLRs so i can create the shots i want. I decided on this camera mainly because i'm am usually in dusty locations with horses or other nature settings so can't change lenses without risking getting dirt inside my camera. But i need a lens that go from macro to considerable zoom. And i needed the camera to be fairly light weight. This Leica has really fit the bill so far. Eventually, if my photography progresses i may get a full SLR but for now i'm happy with this great little camera :-)

What would you like to get out of our organization?

Learn as much as possible about photography in general as well as how i might be able to incorporate photography into my eventual small business. AND to meet and get to know other photographers!!!

A lot of work goes into planning these events. Can we depend on you to show up to an event if you RSVP?

If i RSVP i absolutely plan to show up!


Hi, I'm Soraya van Asten. As a teenager i loved taking photos, even entered some in a county fair and got 1st, 2nd, & 3rd! Then my SLR broke... After that i just had simple cameras. I finally have a nice camera again and want to learn more!

What Soraya is saying about this Meetup Group

Super group of people dedicated to sharing knowledge! Very glad i found this group and looking forward to getting to know them better :-)

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