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photogirl12
07-08-2009, 11:44 AM
Hi, my name is Alice. I own a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT. I bought it back in September. Just starting to do some small mods to it. I used to own a 1998 Grand Am SE, but I got rid of that when I bought the '04 GT.

Mike Jung
07-08-2009, 12:00 PM
*welcome*

Canon or Nikon ?

Or are you higher end up than that :balla:
(ie: Phase One P65+)

photogirl12
07-08-2009, 12:05 PM
Mike-

I usually use Canons. I have for years! lol I started out with a Beseler Topcon when I was in Junior High, got a Pentax K-1000 in High School, went to photography school and used a Bronica ETRSi and shot with a 4x5 view camera, graduated and got a Pentax P30T and a used Bronica SQaM (was always jealous of the square format lol), in 1996 I bought a Canon Elan II, then an Elan 7 (hated that one), then the Canon EOS 3, now I either shoot with a Canon 20D or the Canon 5D (they are my store's cameras, I have been dumping $$ into modding the GT so I haven't really been saving up for another camera).

Mike Jung
07-08-2009, 12:15 PM
I started with a Nikon FG 35mm SLR film camera

Before graduating high school, bought myself:
Nikon F-801s 35mm SLR camera with: 35-70mm f/2.8 lens, 80-200mm f/2.8 lens, SB-24 flash, Sekonic L-328 light meter with 5 reflective reading attachment, & a Quantum battery pack.

Went to college, & used:
Mamiya 645 Super & Cambo 4x5" view cameras.

Then bought myself:
Minolta FlashMeter V with 5 reflective attachment
Mamiya 645 Pro camera with 80mm f/2.8 leaf shutter lens, 120 film back & polariod film holder.

Back when I went to school...
Digital ?
What digital ?



Now I don't shoot anything anymore :(
Working, servicing pro's renting equipment to them at a retail store; is enough for me.

photogirl12
07-08-2009, 12:20 PM
Mike-

Where did you go to college? I went to Hallmark Institute of Photography in Mass.

Mike Jung
07-08-2009, 12:24 PM
Mike-

Where did you go to college? I went to Hallmark Institute of Photography in Mass.
Humber (http://www.humber.ca) College in the north-west end of Toronto, ON

2-year diploma in (film based) still photography.

Class of '96 - "Creative Photography" program


PS: If you are ever in Toronto, ON & need to rent equipment ?
You know who to PM ahead of time ;)

photogirl12
07-08-2009, 12:30 PM
Hallmark was only 10 months...of really intense "boot camp". I was class of 1995. Everything was film...they started to transition to digital the year after I graduated. This was all still photography as well. I even learned how to retouch negatives...do I still remember??? NO!! lol

LeapingLizzy
07-08-2009, 12:36 PM
Heya, welcome. :D

Mike Jung
07-08-2009, 12:36 PM
Hallmark was only 10 months...of really intense "boot camp". I was class of 1995. Everything was film...they started to transition to digital the year after I graduated. This was all still photography as well. I even learned how to retouch negatives...do I still remember??? NO!! lol
Re-touching prints & negs = for me :rage: ;crap

Buying all those fancy brushes & dyes :nono:

lol


Yup, same here.
The graduating class after me started learning digital.

photogirl12
07-08-2009, 12:51 PM
Heya, welcome. :D

Thanx, Lizzy!

Shadow-D
07-08-2009, 03:05 PM
Hey Hun...
There I posted :p

photogirl12
07-08-2009, 03:19 PM
Well it is about time! lol

Madakushka
07-08-2009, 04:48 PM
:hay:
welcome

photogirl12
07-08-2009, 04:51 PM
Thanx, Mark!

RPO3
07-09-2009, 02:01 AM
Yooo
I need to see some pics photogirl =)

[ChaosweaveR]
07-09-2009, 07:16 AM
Hey Alice! I see ya finally made your way over here. Welcome!

photogirl12
07-09-2009, 08:30 AM
Yooo
I need to see some pics photogirl =)


I will eventually. I am trying to get some stuff done on my car and help my fiance with his...he is doing some bodywork.

photogirl12
07-09-2009, 08:32 AM
;1083844']Hey Alice! I see ya finally made your way over here. Welcome!


Step 1...purchase a Grand Am GT...

Step 2...find time to register...

lol

PhantomLover007
07-09-2009, 08:38 AM
*welcome*

The way this started off i though this was a photo fetish thread.... lol

photogirl12
07-09-2009, 08:52 AM
*welcome*

The way this started off i though this was a photo fetish thread.... lol

Yeah, I have photos that I could post...just not on this computer. They are on my external at home. Lately in my free time, besides working on my car and photographing my car, I have been photographing nature. I used to do a lot of concert photos for the State of NY, I kinda got burnt out on it, though.

Shadow-D
07-09-2009, 09:39 AM
Don't forget the porn you shoot lol

















:sikmindz: J/K

photogirl12
07-09-2009, 09:45 AM
Great...now the spark plug changing photos are known as a porn shoot ...lol

photogirl12
07-09-2009, 10:00 AM
Yooo
I need to see some pics photogirl =)


...and I just found some car pics from April and just posted them in the Member's Car Gallery...

[ChaosweaveR]
07-09-2009, 10:35 AM
Great...now the spark plug changing photos are known as a porn shoot ...lol

Might as well show them off. HURHUR. :hay:

photogirl12
07-09-2009, 10:52 AM
Thanx to my fiance...I am putting these photos up. These were taken at a mod day hosted by our car club...

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g43/photogirl3886/IMG_3712.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g43/photogirl3886/IMG_3724.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g43/photogirl3886/IMG_3716.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g43/photogirl3886/IMG_3713.jpg

[ChaosweaveR]
07-09-2009, 10:57 AM
Imagine what the GA was thinking. lol

lightningGA
07-09-2009, 05:21 PM
Hey Alice...welcome to the dark side....LoL.

photogirl12
07-09-2009, 05:37 PM
Hey Alice...welcome to the dark side....LoL.

But I heard y'all had cookies over here on the dark side...where are the cookies??? lol

PhantomLover007
07-09-2009, 07:04 PM
But I heard y'all had cookies over here on the dark side...where are the cookies??? lol

A.J. took them to Brazil... lol

frenchlake
08-07-2009, 06:44 AM
hi everyone!!! I'm new here on this forum. My name is Cara Larms (http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/car-alarm-system/) from Dog Bed (http://www.dogbedswarehouse.com)lingham, Scotland. I'm so glad I found this site! I hope to learn much from you all.

99GTCoupe
08-07-2009, 07:41 AM
Welcome to your fail

K WeRd
08-07-2009, 07:42 AM
hi everyone!!! I'm new here on this forum. My name is Cara Larms (http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/car-alarm-system/) from Dog Bed (http://www.dogbedswarehouse.com)lingham, Scotland. I'm so glad I found this site! I hope to learn much from you all.

nice "CAR ALARM" and "DOG BED" spam...:attention:attention:attention

PhantomLover007
08-07-2009, 08:22 AM
Damn. Attack of the Spam today

Exodus
08-07-2009, 09:04 AM
Haha... Too bad for you when one rolls over the underlined link, it reveals the spam site, idiot

photogirl12
08-08-2009, 12:43 AM
...and nice how it invaded my intro thread...on my fiance's birthday...

K WeRd
08-08-2009, 03:38 AM
so it WAS you....i knew it. lol

*drunk.