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01-04-2006, 05:09 PM
Hello folks, my friend Parallaxkid pointed me here. I met this chum when he came up to Nor. Cal with an old buddy of mine. Little did I know, he was all into photography. I should have interrogated him while he was here.

In any case, he recommended this site to me and the Olympus cameras when I told him I maxed out the capabilities of my point and shoot. Needless to say, a few months later, I purchased my Olympus E-volt 500 w/ 2 Lens Kit - and I absolutely love it.

As for a bit about myself: I\'m a full time student and I\'m trying to get into nursing, 24 years old. I also work part time at Kilopass Technology as their Systems & Network Administrator (I know, these two fields have nothing to do with each other). Right now, I\'m just into photographing whatever I think is going to look good - and photographing cars. My main passion in life is automobiles, but I\'m not very technical when it comes to engines, but I\'m learning!

Here are a few shots I took, hope you guys enjoy them. I think they turned out quite well using the 14-45 with the widest aperature I could use & no tripod. The first few shots are of my car, then the things around me at work. The last shot is taken with a tri-pod at 4 second shutter speed, I wish you guys could have seen what my eyes saw, it was pretty impressive. Next lens up: I need a macro lens to play with!!
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/pictures/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=3994& g2_serialNumber=1&g2_GALLERYSID=35443a8ef56895de61 935ddb2d3814a6
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/pictures/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4000& g2_serialNumber=1&g2_GALLERYSID=35443a8ef56895de61 935ddb2d3814a6
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/pictures/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4005& g2_serialNumber=1&g2_GALLERYSID=35443a8ef56895de61 935ddb2d3814a6
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/pictures/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4010& g2_serialNumber=1&g2_GALLERYSID=35443a8ef56895de61 935ddb2d3814a6
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/pictures/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4015& g2_serialNumber=1&g2_GALLERYSID=35443a8ef56895de61 935ddb2d3814a6
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/pictures/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4020& g2_serialNumber=1&g2_GALLERYSID=35443a8ef56895de61 935ddb2d3814a6

If you guys are wondering about the cloudy spot in the upper left hand corner of the last picture, it was my friend walking through the frame to see what would happen during the 4 second exposure :)


01-04-2006, 05:22 PM
Welcome Charlie! The E-500 is a very nice kit and such a great deal.

I am not into cars enough to give a good critique. My husband would have all the skinny on the car from a photo. I am more into horses than horsepower :)

01-04-2006, 07:13 PM
Welcome to the board. (I modified your post to make the pictures fit)
Glad your here.

01-04-2006, 07:29 PM
Oops, sorry about that. I wasn\'t sure what size photos we were supposed to be using. I didn\'t see a sticky on it :)


01-04-2006, 07:52 PM
Welcome Charlie. This is a nice place to visit, you can learn a lot here. I sure have. Getting a dslr camera really opens up the possibilities for interesting photos. There is a learning curve so give your self plenty of time to get used to the camera. Photography is a great hobby. Enjoy.

01-04-2006, 09:57 PM
Welcome! That\'s one sweet STi you have there! The E500 will definitely take great pictures of it. :D

01-04-2006, 10:32 PM
Welcome. Sounds like you\'re having fun.


01-04-2006, 10:35 PM
Welcome to the circus...
Now you can learn along with the rest of us...:laugh:

01-05-2006, 03:42 PM
Thanks folks, that STi is my personal pride and joy :) I love her with all my heart.

I\'ll be reading a lot, hehe, I have tons of newbie questions to ask, but I\'m sure I\'ll read about it somewhere if I search enough :)

Next stop: Auto show, I got 4 tickets :) Time to play with the cam!


01-05-2006, 06:49 PM
I am sure you\'ll enjoy this forum and the OLY camera!

And llpoolej........you just do it one horsepower at a time.