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Lightroom noob from North Virginia

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Ozgood, May 7, 2012.

  1. Ozgood

    Ozgood New Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    North Virginia
    Lightroom Experience:
    Beginner
    Primary OS:
    Windows 7 64-bit
    Hello,

    Happy to have found this forum. I just purchased Light Room 4 and am eager to get some learnin on how to use it. I have also purchased Martin Evening's book and am wading through it. I have already learned several good tips just surfing the threads on this forum. I especially appreciate the attitudes towards noobs like me. :D I look forward to surfing and searching for more tidbits here.

    I first got interested in serious photography when I purchased my Canon AE-1 back in 1981. I still have that camera and it has never let me down. I have many fond memories of the hours spend in the dark room.

    About 5 years ago, I was seduced to the darkside and went digital. I am now shooting a Canon 30D, but never seemed to have the time to get out and shoot.

    About a month ago, I learned about my company's photography club which is a fancy way to describing a small number of people who meet during lunch and look at pictures. This was the nudging I needed and I dusted off my camera and started taking pictures. I was shooting JPEG only.

    One of the members, who I have designated, with out his knowledge, as my mentor, recommended Light Room. I had expermented with earlier versions of PS Elements but found the learning curve a bit steep. Especially when I did not use the software often.

    I got a really good deal on Light Room 4 and the new PS Elements 10. This coincided with my decision to buy a new much more powerful computer (Birthday). More importantly, I have decided not to find time to shoot but to make time to shoot.

    My interests are mostly close up/macro photography. With Light Room 4, some of my pictures even come out well. Go figure! One advantage of digital over film is that digital images are practically free so I need to adjust my paradigm to shoot more.

    I look forward to being a member of this forum and perhaps sometime in the future actually writing a post or two. For now, I have a lot of threads to sift through.
     
  2. rjalex

    rjalex Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    292
    Location:
    Rome, Italy
    Lightroom Experience:
    Advanced
    Primary OS:
    Mac 10.11.x El Capitan
    Lightroom Version:
    6.5 / CC 2015.5
    Lightroom License:
    Perpetual License
    Welcome aboard. I also had an AE-1 with only a 200mm lens for a long while and sometimes miss that exposure needle (or was it my FTb ?) :)
    Ciao from Roma, Italy
     
  3. Victoria Bampton

    Victoria Bampton Lightroom Queen / Owner Staff Member Administrator Moderator Lightroom Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Messages:
    18,304
    Location:
    Southampton, UK
    Lightroom Experience:
    Power User
    Primary OS:
    Mac 10.12.x Sierra
    Lightroom Version:
    6.7 / CC 2015.7
    Lightroom License:
    CC Subscription
    Welcome to the forum Ozgood! It's great a hear a little of your background, and I'm sure your newfound enthusiasm will rub off on all of us!
     

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