Hola! from Bogota, Colombia

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Vnz, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Vnz

    Vnz Rookie

    Jan 31, 2012
    Hello All,

    I discovered this site while researching into the Ricoh GXR - a camera that's piqued my interest for awhile now. While browsing through the forums I came across this week's competition subject "Solitude" and decided to enter. I had shot my entry early today morning while taking my dog for a walk on my iPhone 4 :)

    My camera is a Canon 50D and my favorite lens on it is the EFs 10-22 - love shooting landscapes and church interiors with it. I love the bokeh I get on my EF 35mm which is my go-to lens for most occasions.

    Lately, however I have been shooting regularly on my iPhone 4 as I have it with me most of the time. I like the fact that I am able to post process my pictures on the phone a few minutes after shooting them vs. downloading it on my computer and working on Lightroom/ Photoshop.

    My resolution this year has been to shoot at-least 5 well composed pictures per week.

    Look forward to improving my technique with regular feedback from you all.

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  2. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Welcome to the forum, VNZ!

    I received some great advice and tips here when I recently purchased my GXR. :biggrin:
  3. Vnz

    Vnz Rookie

    Jan 31, 2012
    Thanks Kyle! You've some great shots on your GXR. How is the low light performance of the camera?
  4. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Hola Vnz! It sounds like you got a good game plan. Focus on quality, just a few images but well taken ones. Welcome to SeriousCompacts!
  5. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug

    Please post this low light question in the Ricoh GXR forum here. I think you will receive good info from the experts.

    I think the GXR low light performance is better and worse than my m4/3 Oly E-P3. On the plus side, the GXR files hold up better at higher ISOs, as you would probably expect given the larger sensor. I didn't really ever push my E-P3 beyond 1600 ISO, but I have been happy with the GXR's 3200 output (with noise reduction in Lightroom, and/or B&W conversion). The E-P3 focuses more reliably and quickly in low light than the GXR, though, the Ricoh's snap focus feature is pretty great.
  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome Vnz - we have relatively few members from South America. Congrats on getting the GXR - it's an interesting system.
  7. defektive

    defektive Veteran

    May 4, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    Welcome Vnz, you'll find some very helpful and friendly members on this site and not a trace of the 'full of own importance' attitude that is rife on many other photography forums.

  8. Lili

    Lili Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Howdy and welcome to the Forum, VNZ!
  9. Phoenix

    Phoenix Top Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Hi and welcome VNZ :smile:
  10. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Welcome! Looking forward to seeing your work. Having a camera with you at all times is really valuable, it can lead to some great unexpected shots...
  11. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    Hello and welcome VNZ.
  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Vnz, thanks so much for taking up my invitation to introduce yourself. :th_salute: I'd never have guessed that your entry for the current WC was made with an iPhone! Very glad to have you here!