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Ron C.


Washington, DC

Member since:

December 16, 2012

What kinds of subjects do you like to shoot?

I specialize on photos of waterfalls, covered bridges, lighhouses and murals on the walls of buildings. I do landscape photography take photos of interesting architecture. Adding night photography...including DC at night and stars in the sky. I have some great shots of a full moon taken with my 900mm lens and 900mm lens with the 2X extenter. While I lived in Germany in the 1980, I did quite a number of nude (women) photo studies. Unfortunately, all were destroyed, along with my entire collection of European travel photos, in 1986. It was easy, there in the 1980's to get interested models through the local free advertising newspaper (Stuttgarter Wochenblatt).

How would you describe your level of expertise?

Experienced amateur. Presentation of my long prints (up to 40+ inches) of the Kingsland, GA city murals to the Mayor was written up in the local newspaper. I am developing a display of all the covered bridges in West Virginia for the Hampshire County (WV) Library system. I am planning a photo book of various subjects in West Virginia. During 2012, I have taken three all-day courses (one in New York City) offered by the National Geographic organization. These, with some repetition, have enhanced my skills as a photographer and teacher.

What kind of camera are you shooting with?

I have been shooting 35mm since I was 14. Then it was my dad's simple Kodak. I started with simple digital cameras in about 2000 and have continually upgraded. My last two cameras (within two years) were Sony alpha SLR 580, Sony alpha SLT 55 and finally the Sony alpha SLT77. On it, I use a Tamron[masked]mm (f[masked]) zoom lens. After many months of research, I chose the Sony alpha series. I find the Sony alpha series the best value of any camera made today. I also have external flash units for general use and for macro. I have a 2X extender, a wide-angle add-on lens and a separate 900mm mirror lens. I have both a wireless remote and a wired remote that lets me do very long (Bulb) exposures. It has a time-lapse feature that I have not yet learned how to use.

Share a link to your portfolio or blog.

None at this time.


I am an experienced amateur photographer. I also teach "Make Best Use of Your Digital Camera" at the College of Southern Maryland. Anyone interested in a field trip?

What Ron C. is saying about this Meetup Group

I like the way it keeps me informed as to what is going on where and when. My apology goes out to all those I met and did not get their names. I could not check "Good to see you" by your names. The "slight" was not intentional.

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