A hacker in the most general sense of the word. I am a photography hacker, video hacker, and computer hacker. An extreme enthusiast, if you will. The way others spend vast sums of money to have the best car, I spend to have the best photography equipment (within my means) and editing software, video editing software and equipment, and computers.

I enjoy shooting nearly all genres of photography - Portraits, Macros, Landscapes, Night shots, etc But what I love most is getting a very difficult or unique shot. Those photos that I had to try the hardest to achieve tend to be the ones I love the most. And, if pressed, extreme closeup portraits would have to be my favorite by a hair.
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I strongly believe that information should be free. Only by freely contributing to our culture can we affect in the most profound way.

All of the pictures in my stream are licensed under the Creative Commons License
Attribute--No Commercial--Share-Alike
Let me explain:
Attribute
You can use my pictures however you like. Put them in a mashup, remix them, or use them to adorn your website. I only ask for credit for what I did. Don't take credit for what isn't yours - I never have. If you have a website, just put a photo credit whereever it is convinient for you. Near the bottom or side or on another page. Just make it clear that it is my picture. A link back to the original is preffered, but not required. Letting me know is encourging to me, but not required.

No Commercial
Let's play fair. No making money off of what *I* did. If you want to make money off of it in any way (including using it in such a way as to bring more visitors to your site, which earns you money) then contact me and we can negotiate. Don't be a jerk, everyone hates jerks.

Share-Alike
This is similar to the GNU. Look, I was nice enough to share my photo with you. I could have done a regular copyright which would make it illegal for you to do anything without it outside of "fair use" without asking my permission. In return I require that you allow the same with anything you do that involves my work. You cannot take my work and then put a more restrictive license on it.

Thank you and enjoy remixing the planet!
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Equipment
Fujifilm Finepix A345
Fujifilm Finepix S7000 (no longer own)
Canon EOS 350D (aka Digital Rebel XT)
Canon EOS 400D (aka Digital Rebel XTi)
Kodak DX3600 (no longer own)
featuring the following lenses:
Tamron Di II AF 55-200mm
Canon EFS AF 18-55mm (kit lens)
Canon EFS AF 18-55mm USM
Canon EF AF 28-105mm USM
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact-Macro
Canon EF 40mm f/1.8 II
Sigma 120-400mm f4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
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    thebillies says:

    "DJOtaku has the ability to make you feel really happy and proud of your work as not only does he give you a lot of encouragement, he also has the ability to make you feel good each time you upload a picture. I am proud to have met him through flickr and I enjoy his comments as well as his work and I like learning from him. Thanks my friend for being such a nice guy."

    April 12th, 2005

Name:
Eric Mesa
Joined:
February 2005
Currently:
Near Baltimore, United States
I am:
Male and Taken
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Engineer
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