Hi Everyone - from Los Alamitos CA


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Hi Everyone,

I'm an enthusiast who just started practicing photography again after stopping about 40 years ago when all my cameras and lenses were stolen. Fast forward, almost two years ago, a friend saw the pictures I was taking with my phone that I posted on Facebook. He liked my shots and asked if I would be interested in having his old camera since he was getting a new one. Of course I said yes. So he gave a Nikon D3300 with a 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 and a 55-200mm f/4-5.6 lenses. In the two years I have had this little Nikon, I've shot thousands of pics for fun and a few for profit too. I volunteer and a few local schools shooting for their show choir programs. I've shot hundreds of portraits and live performance shots that are sold to parents and friends by the booster clubs.
I love photography and look forward to sharing and learning here on nikonites !



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Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride. We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

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Hi Dean! I started with that exact setup, and it took me very far also before I got the itch to upgrade. Looking forwards to seeing what sort of artistry you produce with yours!


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Hello and welcome. Why not participate in our Weekly Photo Challenges and Monthly Assignments.