Hi everyone! I used to visit this board often (mostly lurking) a couple of years ago but then had computer issues and had to put my photography aside, and with it went my visits! I have resolved all my issues (ie: purchased new stuff) and am back! Like I said, I didn't post a whole lot, mainly was one of those people who posted pictures for cc but never gave any. Awesome. I feel I have evolved as a [hobby] photographer and am much better at both giving and receiving cc. I've wanted to on quite a few photos here but didn't feel I should until I atleast said a little :wavehello: So that's the point of this!
My name is Melanie. I have two sons, a scruffy dog I adore, two kittens, and an awesome guy that I'm lucky enough to call my husband. Lucky most days, sometimes it's more of a :whippin:situation, but not often. I used to think I wanted to go into the photography business but now I'm not so sure. As I said, I think I've evolved as a photographer, hehe. I'm smart enough to know I'm no where near ready and also that I'm not sure I want to turn the hobby I am passionate about into a business I depend partially on. We'll see.
I've been shooting with my Canon Rebel XTi, which I do love. I have Photoshop CS4 that I'm becoming more skilled at but am not nearly where I want to be yet. Yesterday my husband surprised me with a Canon 50D. Wow, so happy! It's still in the box, I unfortunately had such a ridiculously long and busy day that I just didn't get to open it. Soooo that will be done today! I can't wait, absolutely CAN'T wait, to try it out. I've heard good and bad, but know a few people that shoot with it and love it so I am just positive I will love it, especially coming from the XTi.
Wow, so that was longer than anticipated. I just wanted to throw a little blurb about me at you so that when I do give cc, you may remember who I am instead of, "wtf?"
I look forward to becoming more involved here! Maybe getting more involved on this board will prompt me to come out on ilp [someday]. One quick question, my screen isn't calibrated, how do I go about doing that?
If you made it through all this, thanks for your time!