Hello from Oaxaca

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by dysmedia, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. dysmedia

    dysmedia Rookie

    Dec 19, 2013
    Oaxaca, Mexico
    Hi all. I'm a Canadian living in Oaxaca, Mexico. Just starting to get interested in serious compacts: I've been looking at the Ricoh GR. In fact, back in the day, I shot film with a Ricoh GR1 (and published a few photos with it -- didn't tell my editor they were taken with a point-and-shoot). I'm mostly a writer, but I often do the photography for my own stories, if the photo department can tolerate the concept of a writer with a camera. (Most do, after fierce initial resistance.)

    I'll be interested in seeing what kind of results people are getting with the GR.

    Nice to be here.

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  2. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
  3. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Welcome, Doug. Perhaps photography by the writer of a given story is still unusual where you work, but it's becoming de rigueur in more and more shops. What's life like in Oaxaca?
  4. Yeats

    Yeats All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Hi Doug!
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I wan to be Oaxaca right now. Actually, I just love saying the word Oaxaca (pronounce it like wahaka with the accent in the "ha" for the non-Spanish speakers in the group). Welcome.
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  6. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    Hi Doug,

    welcome to this very friendly forum. And for your question about the GR, Im a 'GR shooter' myself. and love it. definitely my favorite compact of 2013.

    here are some examples

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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome Doug and Chris some great pics there.
  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Welcome, Doug - thanks so much for taking the time to introduce yourself. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you decide upon - and then seeing your photos.:drinks:
  9. dysmedia

    dysmedia Rookie

    Dec 19, 2013
    Oaxaca, Mexico
    Thanks, all! For some reason I didn't realize that I had all of these comments -- I *thought* I had things set up to email me whenever I get responses to a thread.

    Biro, life's good in Oaxaca. Pretty loud this time of year.

    As for writer/photographers: with print magazines it's always been an issue at the beginning. None of the magazines I've worked for are accustomed to this arrangement. Photo departments fiercely guard their independence, which is easy to understand -- it's a political matter. (Editorial wouldn't be happy if the photo department pushed writers at them.)

    I'm pretty much set on buying a GR. It will be interesting to see how the results compare to what I've been getting with a Nikon D7100. What's been posted here is extremely impressive.
  10. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    welcome doug!