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I was they guy at parties and gatherings (and especially on vacation!) taking pictures of everyone and everything. I had a point-and-shoot camera at the time but finally picked up a DSLR in 2008 and will never go back!

I haven't quite found my niche yet. Lately I have been exploring HDR and textures and have developed a respect for persons who spend so much time processing and editing and layering to achieve their desired result. I am awe struck at HDR architecture and city life. Landscapes with a perfect texture choice (especially if the texture and colors are a direct contradiction of the subject) have a special uniqueness. On the other hand, anytime I upload a picture (nearly) completely unedited there is a unique sense of pride about it. Even if I don't discover my niche anytime soon, I'm having a lot of fun figuring it out!

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Michael Ruiz
February 2008
Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.
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