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from Calgary, Canada

Canadian amateur (very) photographer. I am way more into taking photos of landscapes, places and things than I am of taking pics of humans. Though not really active in the hobby of photography until relatively recently, I've always had cameras around. You know what I mean: the 110s, 126 Instamatics, cheapo 35mm. Cameras, and you took pictures... But I never really took what I would consider good pictures. Lots of good subject matter, just no real attention to composition or lighting - snap shots. It was digital photography and it's "free" and true instant processing as well as the ridiculous amount of pictures I could take per whatever type of memory card that was in vogue at the moment that got me experimenting with trying to actually capture a good image once in a while. Since I didn't have to pay for film and processing anymore, I could experiment with different techniques over and over until I got it to what I considered right. For a while I was spending more and more on new cameras and lenses (OK, who am I trying to fool, I still am doing this), trying to capture certain types of shots, some time successfully, sometime not - but learning all the while. Then my asshole buddy (joking - he's a great friend) shows me a whole bunch of great pictures he took on a $6 second hand Russian camera he brought with him on a fishing trip. The photos were beautifully flawed. They all had a weirdly dreamy look to them . Not out of focus as much as out of time. Those pictures and that cheap camera got my mind to wandering, and I hit Google and long story..err..long, I found out about Lomography and Holgas and Dianas and Smenas (that's what my buddy has). I was about about to pull the trigger on my first Holga or Diana, but then the silly folks at Lomography.com released there Lomokino and I snatch one of those up first. I've been having a lot of fun with that, but I'm coming back to get that Holga, Diana or perhaps a cheapo Smena... show more show less

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