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Hello from Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
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Jun 30, 2020 10:17:57   #
CGephart Loc: Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
 
I'm Craig. I began shooting with a SLR camera back in the early 80's when dating my wife (we both had cameras and photo outings were a great dating opportunity). I stopped shooting after a few years - as a young couple starting out, our budget just couldn't support the cost of film and developing.

Around 2008 I bought a DSLR and began shooting again. I photographed everything from flowers and bugs to my sons at their lacrosse games. I bought a motorcycle in 2013 and began taking trips. Unfortunately, I didn't feel comfortable packing my DSLR so my iPhone became my go-to (and the DSLR went on the self).

Fast forward to the fall of 2019 I was reflecting on the things I've enjoyed over the years and realized I needed to get back to using a DSLR. The iPhone no longer held my interest and there wasn't much challenge. I realized I enjoy the feel of a DSLR and being more connected with my gear; to me, it feels more like what photography is all about and I wasn't able to get that from the iPhone.

I now shoot with a Canon EOS RP and I love it. This time around I am committed to developing all areas in my journey as a photographer - from planning a shoot, to deciding what settings to use on location, to working with filters, to post-production, to printing.

Craig
www.imagesbycraig.com

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Jun 30, 2020 10:20:11   #
Zooman 1
 
Welcome to the group!

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Jun 30, 2020 10:22:15   #
CGephart Loc: Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
 
Thanks!

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Jun 30, 2020 10:24:09   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 
CGephart wrote:
I'm Craig. I began shooting with a SLR camera back in the early 80's when dating my wife (we both had cameras and photo outings were a great dating opportunity). I stopped shooting after a few years - as a young couple starting out, our budget just couldn't support the cost of film and developing.

Around 2008 I bought a DSLR and began shooting again. I photographed everything from flowers and bugs to my sons at their lacrosse games. I bought a motorcycle in 2013 and began taking trips. Unfortunately, I didn't feel comfortable packing my DSLR so my iPhone became my go-to (and the DSLR went on the self).

Fast forward to the fall of 2019 I was reflecting on the things I've enjoyed over the years and realized I needed to get back to using a DSLR. The iPhone no longer held my interest and there wasn't much challenge. I realized I enjoy the feel of a DSLR and being more connected with my gear; to me, it feels more like what photography is all about and I wasn't able to get that from the iPhone.

I now shoot with a Canon EOS RP and I love it. This time around I am committed to developing all areas in my journey as a photographer - from planning a shoot, to deciding what settings to use on location, to working with filters, to post-production, to printing.

Craig
www.imagesbycraig.com
I'm Craig. I began shooting with a SLR camera back... (show quote)


Welcome aboard Craig. Post images and ask questions. A great way to learn.

In my other life I had to go to Mechanicsburg, PA for IBM. Nice town.

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Jun 30, 2020 10:29:12   #
CGephart Loc: Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
 
PixelStan77 wrote:
Welcome aboard Craig. Post images and ask questions. A great way to learn.

In my other life I had to go to Mechanicsburg, PA for IBM. Nice town.


Thanks. Will do. Yeah, this area has been home for most of my nearly 60 years. It has gotten a bit crowded for my taste but my family likes it so here's where we'll stay for the foreseeable future. :-)

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Jun 30, 2020 10:32:23   #
Blair Shaw Jr
 
CGephart wrote:
I'm Craig. I began shooting with a SLR camera back in the early 80's when dating my wife (we both had cameras and photo outings were a great dating opportunity). I stopped shooting after a few years - as a young couple starting out, our budget just couldn't support the cost of film and developing.

Around 2008 I bought a DSLR and began shooting again. I photographed everything from flowers and bugs to my sons at their lacrosse games. I bought a motorcycle in 2013 and began taking trips. Unfortunately, I didn't feel comfortable packing my DSLR so my iPhone became my go-to (and the DSLR went on the self).

Fast forward to the fall of 2019 I was reflecting on the things I've enjoyed over the years and realized I needed to get back to using a DSLR. The iPhone no longer held my interest and there wasn't much challenge. I realized I enjoy the feel of a DSLR and being more connected with my gear; to me, it feels more like what photography is all about and I wasn't able to get that from the iPhone.

I now shoot with a Canon EOS RP and I love it. This time around I am committed to developing all areas in my journey as a photographer - from planning a shoot, to deciding what settings to use on location, to working with filters, to post-production, to printing.

Craig
www.imagesbycraig.com
I'm Craig. I began shooting with a SLR camera back... (show quote)


Welcome Craig and congratulations....you've made a wise choice indeed. Good luck to you sir.

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Jun 30, 2020 10:34:03   #
CGephart Loc: Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
 
Blair Shaw Jr wrote:
Welcome Craig and congratulations....you've made a wise choice indeed. Good luck to you sir.


Thanks, Blair!

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Jun 30, 2020 10:45:29   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
Welcome to the forum.

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Jun 30, 2020 10:52:09   #
CGephart Loc: Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
 
Longshadow wrote:
Welcome to the forum.


Thanks!

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Jun 30, 2020 10:52:49   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Welcome. Post and have fun.

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Jun 30, 2020 10:53:36   #
ELNikkor
 
Welcome to the forum, Craig! Great choice of camera and system! Look forward to seeing your renewed foray into the awesome new world of mirror-less digital photography and all it has to offer.

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Jun 30, 2020 10:59:34   #
jdub82 Loc: California
 
Welcome to UHH!

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Jun 30, 2020 11:02:41   #
gsmith051 Loc: Fairfield Glade, TN
 
Welcome to the forum Craig.

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Jun 30, 2020 11:03:26   #
CGephart Loc: Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
 
jdub82 wrote:
Welcome to UHH!


Thanks!

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Jun 30, 2020 11:03:43   #
CGephart Loc: Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
 
gsmith051 wrote:
Welcome to the forum Craig.


Thanks, George!

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