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    Talking My one year anniversary of joining DPS

    I just realized that I joined this fabulous community one year ago today. Who'd a thunk that in one year, I'd learn so much about photography, post processing, and the business aspects that I'd have my own business now? I certainly didn't!

    Thank you to everyone who has offered advice, answered questions, helped me with problems, and critiqued my work. I have made so many friends here and you are all so special to me.

    I thought a fun little comparison in how I've grown would be fun. Laugh along with me!

    Taken January 24, 2009. I thought this was brilliant! How's the muddy BW conversion, the harsh pop-up flash, and the pinlights? Sheesh.....
    My Girl

    Taken March 30, 2009. Um, white balance problems, anyone??? And don't forget focus issues. Way to go, me! LOL

    Lucy & Ethel hugs

    Taken September 23, 2009. Intro to studio lighting...By George, I think I'm starting to get it????
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    Taken December 6, 2009. Almost a year of shooting and I'm finally starting to figger this thing called photography out.
    re-edited.

    I've been seeing so many new folks here, so excited about learning this maddening, wonderful art, and just wanted to say, be patient. If I can do it, anyone can. Read, study, ask questions, shoot, shoot some more, practice post processing, and shoot some more. It's a never ending journey and a constant learning process. I can't wait to continue digging in and learning even more...I'm not even close to where I want to be yet.

    Thank you all...I can't wait to see where I'll be next year. Hugs to friends, old and new.

    As always, thanks for looking. :-)
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    Congrats on your 1 year. I think you are an amazing portrait photographer and I always enjoy looking at the photos you share. You always have such positive comments and a willingness to share your technique so that those of us with less skills may try and learn from your work. Thanks!

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    HI Susan and congratulations on your anniversary ... we all have a come a long way baby
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    Thank you for sharing your anniversary. It is inspiring to this newbie. I did some practicing yesterday. Everything was covered in white and it was fabulous outside, so I went out to take pictures.

    If you want to take a look, here is the link to my set and comments/suggestions are welcome.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/seethel...7623119685051/

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    Thanks for the inspiration.... i hope to do this professionally someday also...... Your pictures are beautiful.

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    Your portraits are great BTW.

    On the portrait that says "intro to studio lighting," what did you buy for your lighting?

    Congrats on your 1 year.

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    Congratulations Susan... Happy DPS Anniversary

    Wow... you sure have come a long way... you are a fantastic portrait photographer and
    I look forward to learning much more from you and everyone else here.

    Thanks for the inspiration

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    Congratulations, Definitely you have made the best of your stay in DPS, awesome Susan. In a cuple of months i'll be completing my first year here, i think its time I look back and assess myself now

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    Congratulations Susan .... long way to go .
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    " When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes ,but when you photograph people in B&W you photograph their souls ! "
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    wait a minute! my portraits look like your first shot.....all I have is my pop up flash.....and pin lights.....I guess that is why I have not ventured into people photography....indoors......outdoors to a certain extent if on an overcast day...but that's it......a guy that works for me at Lowe's asked me the day before yesterday if I would be so kind as to shoot his wedding.....I just about crapped in my pants......fortunately, they are thinking outdoors.....very low key......not a fancy church wedding...he just wants pictures to remember the event by....but I am still frightened out of my mind......oh well, I'll get over it. Susan, you came on a month before me so I consider you to be one of the "old" gang that hung out before dps exploded......it has been harder to maintain contact but you are part of that family and I know that you know what I mean......we were only a handful at the time......It has been great watching you grow and I have got to go get some diapers as I try to figure what I am going to do for this guy......
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