I'm self taught and still learning. Think for yourself. It's cheaper. But takes forever.
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1972
Born Portland, Oregon.
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1992
Found photography using my grandma's 35mm camera here and there.
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1999 to 2006
Disposable film cameras from Safeway and Fred Meyers.
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2007
Camera World downtown Portland. First digital camera. Nikon Coolpix S50. Went to Las Vegas the next day and didn't have a clue what I was doing (see Imperial Palace car photos).
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2006
Joined YouTube.

2008
Joined Flickr.
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2016
I know more about photography. I have amassed a moderate equipment arsenal:
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Tripods, heads, misc

Manfrotto Bogen 3001.
Manfrotto 190CXPRO4.
Manfrotto Bogen 3130 head.
Canon RS-60E3 remote switch.
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Lenses, filters, misc

FILM

Canon EF 28-80mm.
Sigma 28-80mm

DIGITAL

Canon EF-S 60mm USM Macro.
Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM.
Canon EF 75-300mm Series II.
Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS.
Canon EF-S 18-55mm.
Quantaray 70-300mm F/4.0-5.6 Tele-Macro Zoom.
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SLR 35mm FILM

Nikon N60.
Canon EOS Rebel 2000.

DSLR 35mm

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi 400D.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i 500D.

POINT AND SHOOT

Nikon Coolpix S50.
Nikon Coolpix S8000.
Nikon Coolpix S8100.
Nikon Coolpix AW110.
LG G3 LS990.
Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930P
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Pioneers and visionaries

Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)
Edward Weston (1886 - 1958)
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I'm a cyclist. I have an avid interest in auto photography. I also immerse my skills in everything else.
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I haven't garnered much attention since opening my Flickr account way back in 2008, but I do have a few accolades as of about 2010, as my photos have appeared in:

> Family Circle, August 2012. Volume 125, Number 8 (page 44) Lake Oswego Train Bridge and Willamette River.
> The Portland Outsider, Spring 2015. Volume 3, Number 1 (page 28) Urban Coyote Portland Oregon on SE 57th and Hawthorne.
> A Canadian automotive publication featured a photo I took of the dashboard of a 1955 Ford Thunderbird. I have no proof of this, as I didn't ask for a copy of the publication and now I don't know the name of it, but I still have my mental bragging rights.

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Number of views, before the Bad Panda, Flickr changes occurred in late 2012 / early 2013, back when it made sense and was cool.

10/2008 to 10/2009 7000 views [First year with Pro account]

10/2009 to 10/2010 11876 views
10/2010 to 10/2011 18263 views
10/2011 to 10/2012 56664 views (10/9/12)

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  • • 1937 Cord 812... Packard ... Bugatti... etc... at 2007 Concours d'Elegance Tour. MMFC0283 ... by Artamia
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Joined:
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