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Old 8th October 2011
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Hi Olympus users

Hi Fellow Olympus users,

I am Steve from Sheffield Yorkshire. I purchased an Olympus camera about 7 months ago (my first camera apart from the one on my mobile!) as I needed a hobby to get me out of the house.

Since then I have really caught the photography bug, although lacking in many skills. However, I understand these will take years to master.



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Re: Hi Olympus users

Welcome to FT E-System Group Steve.

That bug rarely goes away (I know from experience), as to lacking in skills that will soon change but the main thing is to have fun with it and enjoy it.
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Re: Hi Olympus users

Welcome Steve,

You'll have a fine time here - there's a wealth of information on the site and everyone is always willing to share their tips to help improve your skills - my photography has certainly improved since I joined this site.

Look forward to seeing some of your work.

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Old 8th October 2011
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Re: Hi Olympus users

Thanks OlyPaul & Janet,

@Paul: I am in awe of your hoverfly pic, I often trek to my locl wood to try and get the perfect shot of these, always failing!! because the little critters only stop still for a few seconds if im lucky!.

@janet: Loving the lesser spotted lager can the street round here is over run with them I should get a few shots.

I will upload some pictures in due course :-)

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Re: Hi Olympus users

Hi Steve and Welcome ! They are a friendly lot here and very helpful too ! Looking forward to seeing some of your shots !
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Re: Hi Olympus users

Greetings Steve. I just arrived yesterday.

Feels good already.
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Re: Hi Olympus users

Thanks Bruce
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Re: Hi Olympus users

Welcome to the forum Steve

Great bunch here, always willing to help

Enjoy

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Re: Hi Olympus users

Thanks for the welcome gregles
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Re: Hi Olympus users

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Originally Posted by steveb1978 View Post
Hi Fellow Olympus users,

I am Steve from Sheffield Yorkshire. I purchased an Olympus camera about 7 months ago (my first camera apart from the one on my mobile!) as I needed a hobby to get me out of the house.

Since then I have really caught the photography bug, although lacking in many skills. However, I understand these will take years to master.



Steve
Welcome Steve.

If you can get to grips fairly quickly with the relationship between Apperture/Shutter speed/ ISO then you will fairly rapid progress.

Usually for beginners ( newbies ) the next step of weaning them off - Auto mode and on to Apperture Priority or Speed Priority.

It's amazing what you can achieve if you try and take a photo every day and learn from it or the mistakes it contains.

The very best of luck.
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Welcome, this is a great site with a lot of very knowledgeable and skilled photographers,
I`ve gained an awful lot from this site,
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Re: Hi Olympus users

Thanks for the welcome, just want to say what ive seen of this site so far is fantastic :-) everone seems really friendly This is my 6th post so the next will include a link to my flckr photostream
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Re: Hi Olympus users

Heres the photos ive had time to upload so far, need to work alot on insects I have the 50mm 1:2 which I love need to get an extension tube for it next http://www.flickr.com/photos/68217739@N05/
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Re: Hi Olympus users

Hi Steve, and welcome.

I've just enjoyed looking at your Flickr and you're already a better photographer than you give yourself credit for. In particular you've got some very nice macros and close-ups - this is far from being an easy type of photography to master but already you're doing very well. There are some great macro photographers on this forum and I know they will be only too happy to help you become even better.
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Re: Hi Olympus users

Steve,

Welcome from the group from just south of you in Derbyshire

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