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Indiana University Southeast
I have been taking pictures for over 22 years. The pictures are of animals in the wild, people, places and things. Most of the pictures I have taken are with out a flash. I was in the boy scouts for 8 years or so in which time I got to enjoy the outdoors. I have been on many vacations from Wyoming to Germany to Italy, and on those trips I took a lot of pictures.
I learned photography by trial and error.
I have several cameras from the older film to the new digital (3.2mp to my new one 18mp). I have been using Adobe Lightroom 3 for over a year and learning to use Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
I started at around age 5. As I got older I got much better, then went into Scouting and earned several Merit badges in and above the water, including some of these. Swimming, lifesaving, rowing, sailing and of course canoeing.
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I have been taking pictures for over 22 years. The pictures are of animals in the wild, people, places and things. Most of the pictures I have taken are with out a flash. I was in the boy scouts for 8 years or
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I have been using computers sense I took Computer Programming classes in College around 1986. I would have no problem teaching the basics, how to back up files, where to put them, “ organize “, and how to find lost files. I also know how to use many software programs.
I have had Adobe Lightroom 3 sense July 2010 and learned quite a bit on how to use it. I have only had Adobe Photoshop 6 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3, sense October 2010 and learning the basics fast. My friend has Adobe premium CS5 so I have been playing with it for only a year or so. Photoshop cs5 extended is a very nice improvement and fun to work with.
I received my first manual camera from my uncle when I was on vacation in Germany at age 20. I got my first lesson on the way up to the Neuschwanstein Castle In Germany. I was told how to set F-stops for proper exposure. After that I got several good pictures of the Castle, and from the inside out down to the town below. A few years after that trip a friend of my dad’s gave me another camera with a program/automatic mode which got me on the track of learning on my own. I spent most of my time outdoors, so I ended up specializing in taking pictures without a flash and in low light conditions. Over many years I have collected 5 film cameras, from my first Agfa to Minolta 9XI. Then the digital age came in and I stayed out of them for some time because of the cost. I started with a Kodak DC50 with about a 1Mp and no led screen and there was a converting program you had to use to see the pictures, not a fun camera to use. Soon after I Bought a new Canon Power Shot S1 Is 3.2mp which had a flip out led screen and auto and manual settings which I used for many years taking pictures of family, wild life, and even some very good pictures taken in several caves. Then it was time to upgrade to a Canon T2I 18mp with a few lenses which I have had for a few years, then sold it to upgrade to the T3I 18mp. With a few new features, and picked up a better lens too.
I have been swimming for a long time. I earned several merit badges in the Boy Scouts for swimming, life saving, and I even have some for rowing and canoeing. Once upon a time I was BSA CPR certified for several years. I have also helped to teach several of the merit badges. As you can see, I am no stranger to the water.