I thought this would be a good thread for everyone to come in and tell a little about yourself, especially as the forum is just getting started.
My name is Michael Andrew, but I go by Michael The Maven. I have been a Canon shooter for almost 10 years now and I LOVE Canon gear.
I started off primarily as a portrait and wedding photorgapher, after a few years of working as a videographer in the wedding industry in Alabama. For the past 5 years, I have run a free online photography school for beginning Canon shooters and have have produced several Canon training videos, many clips of which can be seen on Youtube. I am intimiately familiar with the following Canon gear:
Canon Rebel XSi
Canon Rebel T1i
Canon Rebel T2i
Canon Rebel T3i
Canon Rebel T4i
Canon Speedlite 430, 580 Ex, Exii
Canon Speedlite 600
I look forward to meeting everyone and sharing my knowledge with you if I can help!
Wayne here, hailing in from Sunny South Florida where I operate a production company that specializes in HD video production plus working as contract videographers for a number of local and national new services.
While we don’t use Canon HDSLR’s for video preferring to utilize full size shoulder mounted camcorders we do have a couple of 1D’s for stills and a goodly amount of Canon office products.
With a background in broadcast engineering and television production I can hopefully provide some assistance across the various boards found here.
That stated, now go forth and produce content… 😉
KP from POTN here. I dabble in a lot of things related to computers, cameras, broadcast, and sound. There's almost nothing about photography I don't know about, but I still always manage to learn new things. My professional photography consists of art reproduction.
I also don't use Canon's HDSLR or camcorders for video, and have the most experience with full-size Pannies, also the most important part of video is audio.
We need more educated people behind the shutters.
Yoohoo another photography forum but I have high hopes for something that would appear to be run by the mother corp. Name is Sheldon Simpson and I am full time photographer from Canada. Gear wise I have a multitude of bodies but prefer to stick with the 1 series bodies and I have every version of these from the MKII's. I have a long list of glass from the 600 f/4 down to the 14mm. Professionally I stick with commercial work though I will shoot anything that comes my way. I have a solid list of cients that keep me just busy enough. Personally I prefer shooting wildlife, hence the 600 and 500 lenses but it seems I don't have enough time to do that these days.
Hi, I am Scott
I am a photo enthusiast, and I have been capturing images since I was a little kid. I think images are a story that can connect generations. I hope to capture images until my final day on this planet. My favorite camera is the Canon EOS RT, followed closely by the EOS Élan. I picked those up right after I picked up the original Rebel. This was also the time when I wanted something other than point and shoot cameras that I have had for so long. I was looking at Nikon cameras, but that EOS system was like a Siren song. Then I tried a Rebel out, and it felt right, and logical to me. Since then, I never looked back. I went to digital when the 1D Mark II came out. It was the first digital camera that really felt worthy of replacing my RT and I fell in love with the APS-H format. I am now using a 5D Mark III and 7D Mark II, and I am still using my 1D Mark II. I have had a bunch in between my 1D Mark II and 5D Mark III that became hand me downs.
I do have a wish list for Canon
Another APS-H camera. It would be sweet if Canon popped out a new camera that used the pellicle mirror and the APS-H sensor. I would also want dual CF slots and perhaps wireless connectivity, but definitely have weather sealing. I do many shots in the rain, which is one thing I love about the 1D series. Maybe some sort of blend between the 5D Mark III and 7D. I would like 8 ~10 fps and I am perfectly fine with 18~24mp.
Hello from Wisconsin! I've been shooting Canon for about 35 years. My first Canon was a Canonflex: Heavy as a boat anchor and built like a tank (roommate knocked it off the roof of a pickup truck onto asphalt and other than a scuff on the side, no damage - it still works today!).
My biggest regret with photography is not embracing digital when it first came out. I really sort of put my camera away for several years. My wife purchased a D30 when they first hit the market; I only shot a few images with it over the years and she used it like a point and shoot on trips.
Not sure what sparked it, but I have the fire again in a big way!
I love shooting landscapes and am now working toward becoming a good portrait photographer.
PS. My screen name is Denny_Crane, because my wife tells me that I sometimes act like I have the same form of "Mad Cow Disease" as Denny Crane from the TV show.