Greetings from the SF Bay Area

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by switters, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. switters

    switters Rookie

    Dec 28, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    Hi everyone,

    I'm just getting back into shooting regularly after a 1.5 year hiatus. Having a baby (5 months old now) inspired me to pick up the camera again. I've mostly focused on fine art B&W and have had some stuff published in niche magazines like Sun, but I've also shot weddings and portraits professionally at various times. These days it's almost all baby pictures, because that's about all I have time for. But I'm hoping that will change soon...

    My main rig is a 5DII + a few fast primes. While I love the IQ, the size and weight is a deterrent. So I bought a Fujifilm X10 a few days ago and am eagerly awaiting its arrival. Seems like the camera I've been waiting for for many years.

    I used to be a regular at FredMiranda in the B&W forum with the handle "badlydrawnboy" - in case there are any FredMiranda folks over here.

    Looking forward to sharing and learning with you all.
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Welcome to the forum Switters. And congratulations on your 5 month old!

    I'm sure you'll enjoy the X10 tremendously, specially with your professional background. The X10 is definitely an enthusiast/pro's point and shoot.

    Looking forward to your contributions to this forum. :)
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    switters, welcome aboard from New York and congratulations on your 5 months old baby! I have a feeling the X10 will be excellent for you - including for those photographs of your child. :flowers_2:

    If you've got a website and/or a photo hosting account like Flickr, etc., please consider adding the links to your signature line. And I will really be looking forward to seeing some of your photographs here very soon. Very glad you found your way here, switters!
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Hi and welcome Switters, I'm new here as well and did you say "fine art B&W?" :yahoo: I look forward to your images.
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    And a big Aussie welcome from me - nice to have you here.
  6. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    Welcome from SoCal
  7. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    G'day from Down Under and welcome aboard. Mate the mixture of fine art B+W and a willing model in your new child should make for some very interesting work with the X10. Can't wait to see it more!
  8. Hauki

    Hauki Regular

    Dec 2, 2011
    Somerset, England
    Welcome aboard:smile: