Hello from Delaware

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Tony Burns, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Hi everyone! My name is Tony Burns and I'm an aspiring amateur photographer from Delaware. I'm a software engineer by trade, and photography has become my favorite hobby since the second half of 2015. In particular, I've decided to focus my trajectory on strobist product photography in my tiny home office studio.

    I shoot everything with my Sony a6000, mostly with the Sony E 35mm f/1.8 and the Sony E 30mm f/3.5 macro (occasionally with the kit lens as well), and if you look at my Flickr you'll see that I mostly take pictures of my other hobby, flashlights and everyday carry gear.

    Excited to join the community here!
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  2. Welcome. ☺
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Welcome Tony,
    Your photo "Lighting Setup For Monkey Balls" shows you really know what you're doing with regard to lighting.

    That title also made the 12 year old boy trapped inside me giggle out loud.

    BTW, do you have a favorite smallish flashlight?
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  4. Biro

    Biro SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Welcome aboard. Great work, Tony. Lighting is everything.
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  5. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Welcome. I'm a hunter rather than a creator of light.:D
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  6. michealj

    michealj SC Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    Twin Cites, MN
    Welcome Tony, I am looking forward to your images.
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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello Tony and welcome to the Lounge.
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  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Hi Tony, welcome!

    Where in Delaware? I'm just north of the state line in Chester County, PA, pretty close to Wilmington and Newark...

    I too "hunt light rather than create it" (that's a great line Steve!), but I like what you're doing with it from the little I've seen thus far...

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  9. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Welcome, Tony. You live in a beautiful state. Enjoy your time here!
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  10. Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!
  11. Thanks, Luke! I'm really just a novice when it comes to lighting still, though I'm glad to feel like I'm making progress :D My favorite light, and the one I carry with me every day is still the ZebraLight SC62w.
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  12. I'm actually in Wilmington :D
  13. Dan-idoine.com

    Dan-idoine.com New to SC

    Dec 5, 2015
    Hi Tony (this is my first message on this site too but welcome anyway!)

    I bought an a6000 and sent it back as it just didn't work well for me even though I desperately wanted it to. You seem to be making the standard of photos I had thought possible but couldn't get out of the one I got, so well done! How do you feel about the a6000 when looking at images up close? It seems fine for internet size images but do you feel you are getting the full use of its megapixel count?

    Nice light work and keep up the good work!

    All the best,

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  14. Hi Dan, thanks for the kind words! I've been really happy with my a6000, and the sharpness up close has been just fine for me (I don't do prints though).
  15. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

    Nov 15, 2011
    Hi Tony & welcome!
    Thanks to this thread I have my first Zebralight on order :)
  16. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Welcome Tony.
    This is where Delaware meets The Netherlands.

    Best regards, Herman