When I was younger I used to have a Minolta X700. Lovely camera! I really enjoyed shooting and had thousands of negatives and photos.

Then the digital camera era came and I bought a point and shoot camera (Canon Powershot something). I continued shooting a lot of photos but did not enjoy so much the experience. Probably due to the low quality of the images. At some point the camera sensor gave up and I gave up too.

Recently, (March 2009) I bought a DSLR (Olympus E-520) and I rediscovered my old joy in shooting pictures. Then I found Flickr and the Flickr community and the joy got stronger.

I love taking pictures and sharing them with my Flickr friends.

My equipment
OLYMPUS E-520

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6
ZUIKO DIGITAL 35mm 1:3.5 Macro

METZ 48 AF-1

OLYMPUS DZK bag (This bag is a small wonder... Everybody wonders how do a DSLR and two zoom lenses and lots more fit in there... love it.. Highly recommended!)


Things I like about Flickr:
It motivates me to improve my photography skills... at least I try to shoot better shots...

Everyday I visit a gallery of amazing photos and I get inspired.

Things I DO NOT like about Flickr:

Takes a lot of time to keep up with your contacts' photos and comment on them (I have to shorten my contact list).

I cannot understand how Explore works... makes absolutely no sense to me... some of my best shots never made it to Explore while some others (not so deserving) reached high positions.

NEVER EXPLORED

…color is like dynamite – dangerous, unless you know how to use it




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    Atilla2008 says:

    "Dranidis is fast developing and absolute super body of work on his Flickr photostream.
    As Ken Rockwell said "it's entirely the artist's eye, patience and skill that makes an image". Dranidis has a super eye and the other qualities in abundance. It's a delight to review his new uploads for the inspiration they provide me as a fellow photographer.
    Thanks Dranidis and keep up the impressive work!"

    June 5th, 2009

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    Worldworx says:

    "Dranidis is a brilliant photographer. I always look forward to his latest uploads and am often left speechless with the wonderful things he captures. From stunning sunsets and landscapes, to incredible focus work and portraits, there is always something unique to find in his amazing photostream. It is a pleasure to call him a great contact and friend."

    May 14th, 2009

Name:
Dimitris Dranidis
Joined:
March 2009
Currently:
Thessaloniki, Greece
I am:
Male
Website:
http://www.city.academic.gr/csd/dranidis/