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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

I see that there are quite a few members that I do not recognize. Please feel free to post a little about yourself here and even what you might want to take away from being a member of the group!

A belated WELCOME to all newbies!
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lcarlson is a group moderator lcarlson says:

Don't worry, the DPG hazing isn't that bad...
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

www.shawnthompsonphotography.com
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EmilyNorton says:

Hi All:

It was nice meeting all of you at the meeting last night. I've always loved Duluth and it's been fun seeing your photographs. Keep up the good work. :)

- Emily
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Thanks for the Plug, Nate. HA ha ha ha
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Shana Jo/A Mother's Soul is a group administrator Shana Jo/A Mother's Soul says:

It was nice meeting you too, Emily. Will you be at the show opening with Rich Friday evening?
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EmilyNorton says:

Yes I wil :)
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fallfaceforward says:

Shana- the show opening is on Thursday NOT Friday!!!!! In case you're coming just don't want you to miss it.
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Shana Jo/A Mother's Soul is a group administrator Shana Jo/A Mother's Soul says:

Oh, thanks! I am all screwed up with dates this week.
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enchanted afternoon [deleted] says:

Hello Everybody. I just wanted to say I like everyone's photos. Lot's of creativity around here.
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

Welcome, Jason!
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hypnotic month [deleted] says:

Do I still count as a 'newb'? I think so, as I've not met anyone in the group and my photos are still all blurry...which leads me to my first and second goals (per the: "what do you want out of..."): 1) Learn how to not take blurry photos. 2) Look at other peoples' photos and figure out how they successfully avoided blurryness...oh...and 3) talk to people about how to not take blurry photos. :D And after that, I hope to figure out lighting. Although, I have more money than talent (and that's not saying much) so I might have lighting before figuring anything out. How about a lighting workshop for the newbs? (just saw the strobist thread :D ) And, darn, I wish I'd remembered the brainstorming meeting. :\
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

Welcom, Brynn -- yes, I still consider you to be a newbie!

1) Close attention to focus

2) Fast enough shutter speed

3) If 2 above can't be achieved, use a tripod.

Take care of these, and you no longer have blurry pictures!
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

Try not to use a Gob Lens either.
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JustinSinks is a group administrator JustinSinks says:

I also find that when im not drinking, my photos are less blurry. But, they are also less interesting. So, i will continue to drink ;)
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hypnotic month [deleted] says:

I had to google 'gob lens'. Still not sure about that, but that's okay 'cause if one of the non-blurry photo criteria is abstaining from drinking...wellll...maybe I'll just focus on lighting. Blurry, well-lit photos are nice, right? Art.

Thanks for the tips, Brian!
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K. Praslowicz is a group administrator K. Praslowicz says:

The only known use of a Gob Lens is here.

Sorry, I fogrot to tag it so The Googles hasn't picked up ion it yet. I just went ahead and remedied that.
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Hambone Lewinski is a group administrator Hambone Lewinski says:

Kip,

Who's that classy lady in your new profile pic?

Jason
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mr.lindquist says:

Hello everyone. I'm Jake. Brandon Thomas pointed me in this direction. Looks like there is some amazing talent in this group. I'll try to attend the meeting on the 28th.
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

Welcome, Jake! Look forward to meeting you, hopefully on the 28th.
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enchanted afternoon [deleted] says:

Speaking of the meeting on the 28th...where exactly is it again?
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fallfaceforward says:

Jason- it's at Green Mill in Duluth. Check out the meeting thread for more details.
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alisonamcintyre says:

HI!

My name is Alison. I just moved back to Duluth this fall. I look forward to being a part of this great community of photographers.
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

What Up?
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Nice, welcome everyone!
We might have to book out the entire Green Mill.
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JustinSinks is a group administrator JustinSinks says:

I already warned you to run!!
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its me...jeff! says:

I just wanted to post a quick "hi" to all of you since I'm one of the afore mentioned "newbies", great pics by everyone!
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kimiris says:

hi :)
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manley.josh is a group administrator manley.josh says:

Hello to all new comers...
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phawkinsphoto says:

Hi my name is Peter and we moved to Duluth from Walker Mn. Photography has been my life long passion and for the past 25 years my profession. The more you shoot the better it gets (satisfaction). You have the eye for photography, take care and keep making images.
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

Welcome, Jeff, Kim, and Peter
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

So, the big question: How did you all find out about us?
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its me...jeff! says:

Well I think I can help answer the question of how did you all find out about us. Well at at least the how did I find out about you haha. I just put in a search for groups in the Duluth area and this is one that came up. I looked at some of the amazing pics that were in the photo pool and decided this was a good place for a beginner like me to learn a few tricks. I'm more of a point and click the button kind of picture-taker right now, but I've been inspired the last month/month and a half to take more pics. They really inspire imagination and creativity, plus I need a cool hobby! My New Years resolution was to take at least one photo (or more) every day this year. So far it's been quite interesting, leads to a little excitement in my ho-hum life!
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GetLex says:

Hey !
Laramie and J Sides introduced me to the group. Glad to know there's a group like this around where you live ! 23 yrs old UMD student, going for Digital Arts and Photography Major.

Thanks for all your help in all the questions in need ! very helpful

GetLex.
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Captain Campion says:

I found out through Tina, Natalie and Celeste
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

And we are glad that members are getting the word out to others! Thanx!
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

Just a bump for new members to introduce themselves! Welcome!
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enchanted afternoon [deleted] says:

Hello Kimiris. Hehe.
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J.Rabold says:

Hello gang. Been snapping pics forever as most of you here. Just now taking it serious. Im sure this group is going to be a huge help.
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

Thanx for joining us, Willowmaker!
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JustinSinks is a group administrator JustinSinks says:

Welcome everyone!! We may have a big turn out this month!
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brimsonredneck says:

Looks cool. I'd like a place to show some of my work. We'll see what happens.
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wensjo says:

Hi there! Photography was a passion of mine years ago, and I'm getting excited about it again. Those were the days of kodachrome and a Nikon I bought when I was in college. Now I have a digital camera but it is less versatile. I've been using Photoshop for about 15 years (I'm a graphic designer), and I'd like to learn more about digital photography and get some feedback from other members.
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fallfaceforward says:

wow so many new people all at once- crazy!
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noxious kettle [deleted] says:

hi
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lcarlson is a group moderator lcarlson says:

And if you all don't know, we host a monthly competition!!! Search for DPG Monthly Contest.
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phawkinsphoto says:

I'm new to this group but not to Photography. Photography has been my life long passion and for the past 25 years my profession. The more you shoot the better it gets (satisfaction). You have the eye for photography, take care and keep making images.
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clumsy star [deleted] says:

Hello everyone, I'm looking forward to using my camera for something other than work again. It's been great checking out the photos posted. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

Hello, hello, hello!
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Darin... says:

hey, all. i was a vagabond working for the railroad/gov't from 02-06, spent alot of time in Thunder bay these past couple years, and finally made it back to the Twin Ports. i've been a pocket point-and-clicker for a while but recently picked up one of those Sony a-300's and will soon be getting a beer can lens. i'm usually up for spontaneous photo hikes. keep on clickin', ya'll!
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K. Praslowicz is a group administrator K. Praslowicz says:

Beer can lens?

Ginfax Can Camera (Heineken) by John Kratz

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enchanted afternoon [deleted] says:

Nice.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Ha, Welcome Everyone.
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Darin... says:

ha... good stuff, Sjixxxy!
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rrrrriki says:

I just read about you guys in the paper and was thrilled there is a group like this around. I have been clicken away for a few years now, but have so much more to learn. Happy for the Hook UP!
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jay1441 says:

Hey I'll post here since I occasionally dump stuff here, posts a bit, but haven't actually met any of you.

I live in Milwaukee, but visit Duluth often since my parents have a place up near town on the north shore. I'm jealous of you guys and the chances you get for shots up there.
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

YES, 2 FOR SONY!!

I might be willing to part with my Beercan.....
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

Good to have you aboard, rrrrriki and jay1441
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Darin... says:

Bump bump
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philsphoto says:

Greetings fellow photo-type people! I just joined last week. I read the article in the newspaper last week and thought this group should be fun to join since I love to take pictures, especially landscape, anything else outdoors really. I already posted my first three photos the other day and look forward to posting many more.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Welcome to the group!
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slushsucks9182 says:

I have been taking many nature photos while out on skis and runs, in extreme winter temps and conditions for years! I tend to carry my camera all over while I bike, BWCA, etc...! I have taken photos of nature, athletes in action, and tons of my pets on a regular basis for years. I have sold some of the nature ones after learning to mat at various functions...after people told me I had some kinda eye for stuff...either that or I'm just nuts enough to be out in the beautiful winter conditions that normally keep others in!
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

@Slush -- I hope to see more of your images soon! Welcome!
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