Hi, for your information, I am a proud Aussie. Although, I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, I am a fully Naturalised Australian resident and I have lived here since 1953. I now reside with my beloved Jackie, in Tin Can Bay, in the Cooloola Region of SE Queensland, Australia. Indeed, a beautiful part of the world!
You might like to visit my "PHOTO TIPS & TUTORIALS" at: http://fergiesfabfotos.blogspot.com
Or my home website and gallery at:
There, via my contact form, I may be contacted for any reason; including information regarding my photo critiquing group, "Friends For Finer Photography" (includes its own monthly photo competition); where you can not only have your own photos critiqued, but have the chance to critique others.
I have been involved with photography since the purchase of my first SLR (35mm) back in the late 1990's. My interest has grown to the point now where I can't get enough of the subject and am now involved as a local correspondent for our region's newspaper, the Gympie Times and run a small business doing photography tours in Tin Can Bay, Australia.
Please see: www.tincanbayphotographytours.com
In my time I have collected many photography books and have even collated material as a reference.
Sometimes, I am also called upon to do photo judging and I do enjoy that very with great interest.
My kit now comprises:
2 Pentax MZ50 cameras (now never get used)
2 Pentax K5 digital cameras,1 18-50mm Pentax digital lens, 1 28-200mm Sigma lens, 1 70-300mm Sigma lens, 1 100mm Pentax 2.8 Macro lens, 1 Pentax 14mm lens, 1 135-400mm Sigma APO lens, 1 2x converter for same, remote shutter release, Minolta Fv light meter, sturdy tripod and other bits and pieces to assist in lighting, etc.
For photo editing, I use several popular programs but first go to the Windows 7 program for basics; great for a quick job and an excellent program for beginners.
I might add, if your looking for a neat and fast little photo re-sizing program, www.pixresizer.com
I can highly recommend it.