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Bob K.

Location:

Brighton, MI

Member since:

March 8, 2014

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

I have been doing DSLR photography since the early 70's. Now digital pocket cams for convenience and a DSLR for improved versatility when weight isn't an issue.

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

Canon SL1 (EOS 100D). I like its full shooting capabilities in a size slightly larger than a Micro 4/3rds body. Favorite lens....depends on what I am shooting. For Macro- Canon 50 mm compact macro with a 12 mm extension tube. For street and landscape- it's a toss-up 17-55 and the Canon 10-18. For astro-photography- 8 mm Rokinon. For Near Macro (close-up) - Rokkor X 135 mm + extension tubes for a better depth of field. For portraits or low light shots needing a fast lens, I am having fun with a converted Minolta Rokkor X 58 mm f/1.4. It's an old 1960's manual lens but when focused in gives the best bokeh I have seen for a $21 investment and it focuses nicely to infinity without corrective glass.

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

Macro and nature are my most enjoyed subjects but a good shot or a memory to keep can be found anywhere and any subject.

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

In general, photography for me is a never ending learning curve. There is always new things to learn. What works for one camera is not necessarily shared to the next due to optical chip sensitivity, megapixels and focus sensitivity in low light. Each time I replace a camera OR change the lens, the learning curve starts anew. Shooting with other people enhances what I know and an opportunity learn new techniques from others. Technique is a major part of the battle but I think a person needs to learn to walk on a shoot not only seeing what their eyes see but to think about what your camera would see. It may mean to include more than what I was looking at or to remove the chaos or bland from the subject and focus specifically on a narrow view to the subject.

How did you hear about our group?

Already member of other meetups that support my interests... found you by searching meetup for photography and yours seemd like friendly folks. :o)

Introduction

I love to combine the art of telling a story through images with other activities. Willing to share what I know and always open to learn something new.

What Bob K. is saying about this Meetup Group

Great group of people so far. It was fun to be with others who enjoy doing things with photography involved.


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