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Preston P.


Dallas, TX
Hometown: Dallas

Member since:

January 8, 2012


What camera(s) and equipment (i.e. lenses) do you use?

I use mostly Canon DSLR equipment, but I still use some film. I have a EOS 30D (old) and an Elan7 ( also old). After that I use a hodgepodge of other equipment ranging from poloroid instant camera's (also old, and expensive to use) to various point and shoots to an HG-10 HD camcorder (which has made me a lot of money)

What photo manipulation program(s) do you use? (i.e. Adobe Lightroom; Photoshop CS5 for PC or Mac)

Photoshop CS5, Premier Pro, Lightroom 3.1, all on PC. I am very into post processing, and can spend a lot of time doing it when I have free time.

Is photography a hobby or profession?

a little of column A and a little of Column B. I get it from my mother, who used to shoot film with my Elan7 (it used to be hers). I started shooting as an amateur in highschool, then pro in college, then semi-pro after college.

What types of photography do you enjoy (i.e. nature; artistic; portraits; landscapes; macro; etc...)

Sports, news, and art with some portrait thrown in.

Do you have a favorite place/event that you like taking pictures of? If yes, feel free to explain.

Over the history of my career my favorite place to take pictures has been New Orleans LA Post Hurricane Katrina. I liked shooting those photos because of the reactions of the viewers of the photos. When people look at the photos, their first reactions range from "oh look another news photo of something unknown and terrible" to "wow, look at that" to "that's eastern europe"... But upon a second look, at the caption and photo info, People are always shocked to see that the photo was taken not far from their own backyard. No one ever believes that those photos are of a place in america at first. I lost a film camera while I was there, and I don't have many photos from that trip left. I really want to go back and take more, but I am afraid it won't be the same.


My name is Preston Pettit, have done newspaper style photography semi-pro for 3-4 years. I currently work as an auto mechanic, and have gotten away from practicing with my camera. I have done a lot of wedding videos lately.

What Preston P. is saying about this Meetup Group

seems pretty good. I wish I could go more often.


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