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Hello there...I'm new!

Discussion in 'Introductions...' started by Kim81, May 14, 2020.

  1. Kim81

    Kim81 New Member

    Good evening everyone, I am new to the forum (just signed up this evening) and I am very interested in Photography. I wish I had done the courses through school, gone to college etc and taken it up professionally but sadly my academic enthusiasm was lacking so I just did what I had to do and got an admin job straight after my GCSE's...but I am constantly snapping away on my phone and what with our current sad situation with lockdown etc I want to try and take it up as a hobby at least...anyway, sorry for rambling and thanks for reading...looking forward to getting to know people and hopefully broaden my horizons for the future! Kim. x
     
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  2. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard Kim
     
  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Hi Kim, welcome. You probably made a good decision to keep photography for fun. Making a living off of it is very difficult these days.
     
  4. Snorri

    Snorri Well-Known Member

    Welcome.
     
  5. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard
     
  6. IvorETower

    IvorETower Little Buttercup

    +1; welcome
     
  7. Kim81

    Kim81 New Member

    Thank you all!
     
  8. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    If you ever want to explore the hobby beyond what you can do with your phone, and think about a camera, you'll probably be confused by the choice available. So ask here for advice before spending money, and meanwhile if you have taken any pictures you want to share, consider uploading some to the gallery page. You will have to resize them (I think the suggested size is 1000-1200 pixels on the longer edge) - full size files may take a while to upload and are also ideal for bandits who may steal them for their own use.

    Have fun.
     
  9. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    800 pixels is preferred as this shows exactly on most devices and needs no compression to reduce file size. Larger images (more pixels) will likely get downsized by the browser to fit the window width and may need compressing which degrades image quality.
     

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