BetterPhoto Member: Matthew Slyfield


member since April 05, 2005

I primarily shoot nature and wildlife pictures. My family have been campers since before I was born. I will occasionally shoot other subjects, including family (mostly my niece), pets, the moon and stars.

-Matthew Slyfield

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 Black Dragon 2


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Black Dragon 1


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Berries

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Blue Dragon


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Red Dragon

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Sun Flower?

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Up Periscope

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Three Amigos

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Ugly Ducklings

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Bio

I am a computer programmer. I work for Exelon an electric / gas utility.

I got into photograph because of my parents. They were into photography when I was a small child. My father (now deceased) worked as a meter reader for Wisconsin Electric, but he was also a professional photographer for a while. He had a studio and did weddings and portraits. My father was an excellent photographer but unfortunately he was a poor salesman and the photo studio went out of business. My mother bought a camcorder a few years ago and has largely moved on from still photography to video.

My first camera was an instamatic I got from my parents when I was still in grade school. When I was in high school, I got a Pentax K1000 35mm SLR. Once I was out of school and working, I upgraded from the K1000 to a Pentax P30 which I still have. Last year, I bought a Sony F828. I like this camera for close in photography. However, the main focus of my photographic hobby is nature and especially wild life, and I was a little disappointed in the F828’s performance with distance shots. This year I bought a Digital Rebel and a couple of long lenses.

My mother has three dogs, one beagle and two siberian huskies. I have one brother who is married and has a daughter. My niece is my primary human subject.

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