Greetings from the suburbs of Atlanta, GA

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Eric Henderson, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Eric Henderson

    Eric Henderson New Member

    Nov 10, 2011
    Hi, my name is Eric, and I'm new here!

    I recently (as in like 18 hours ago) completed the agitating decision between getting an Olympus XZ-1 and a Canon Powershot S100. I ended up going w/ the XZ-1, and have been very pleased so far.

    I've been lurking here for the last few weeks, soaking up as much as I could about the XZ-1, Canon S100, and the Fuji X10. In the end, I demo'd a XZ-1 and determined I could make it fit in my pocket all the time :).

    I don't have a long history in "enthusiast" photography, whatever that means, as most of my cameras have been cheapie point&shoot's and my iPhone 4.

    My main outlet of photograph is a one-picture-per-day photo journal, which is about 2 weeks out from hitting three years of consistent photos, one per day. The feed is here: Flickr: ericonceaday's Photostream

    My first "published" photo with the new XZ-1 where it was anything beyond just picking one that looked so-so is here - A Bright Child | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - which is today's picture of the day.

    I look forward to learning much more about photography - when you require yourself to upload at least one (and only one) photo per day, you end up w/ the camera in hand quite often.
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Eric, welcome.... Funny post...listen, look at your work for the last 3 years, look at the camera in your hand.... Look in the mirror...
    See that guy... He's an enthusiast.
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome Eric - congratulations on the new Oly and thanks for the intro. I admire your persistence.
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Eric, welcome and congratulations upon your new camera! I just took a look at your first portrait with the Olympus and think you've done beautifully. Your "model" is darling and the results look great!

    I'm glad you've come out of the Internet shadows and appreciate your introduction very much - it makes it just that much easier to get to know you. Check out the FAQ and because it would be great if you'd like to post your photographs directly in the various threads.

    Please make yourself at home, Eric!:biggrin:
  5. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Welcome to serious compacts Eric.

  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    G'day Eric. Well you've come the right place - friendly folks and sound advice - sort of sounds like the atmosphere of the Cheers bar.:alcoholic: My only warning is that while you lean on the bar and share war stories over the coming years with the many faces on here that you might find your pockets, then shoulder bag, as well as your signature block, growing in volume with the advances in compact camera technology. Keep that resolve strong my new friend, and it sounds like your PAD assignment has, and will, keep you grounded :thumbup:
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Welcome and congrats on the XZ1!