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 a town called Tin Can Bay, in the Cooloola region of South East Queensland, Australia. Indeed, a beautiful part of the world!
You might like to visit my "PHOTO TIPS" site at: http://fergiesfabfotos.blogspot.com
Or my web site and gallery:
There, via my contact form, I may be contacted for any reason or simply information about my clubs, "Friends For Finer Photography" (includes a Monthly Theme) and "Austfot", especially for you other Aussies out there, where you can upload photos that are uniquely Australian and have them critiqued if you wish and critique other member's photos.
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 photojournalist for our region's newspaper, the Gympie Times and run a small business doing photography tours in Tin Can Bay.
Please see: www.tincanbayphotographytours.com
I have a mountain of photography books and have even collated material for my own reference purposes.
I am sometimes called upon to do photo judging in our town and I enjoy that very much also.
My kit now comprises:
2xPentax MZ50 35mm cameras (now never get used)
1xPentax K5 digital camera,1x18-50mm Pentax digital lens, 1x28-200mm Sigma lens, 1x70-300mm Sigma lens, 1x100mm Pentax 2.8 Macro lens, 1x135-400mm Sigma APO lens, 1x 2x converter, 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 and Google's "Picasa 3". They are great for a quick job and excellent programs for beginners.
I might add, if your looking for a neat and fast little photo resizing program, www.pixresizer.com
I can highly recommend it.