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Although some of us know each, we have lots of new members who don't and as this forum is a new addition to our website we are all new to it.

Please introduce yourself and tell us a little about why you joined the club, the camera or cameras you use, what you use for post processing and what sort of photos you like to take.Tell us and our members who you are, what you like and why you became a member of this site.

TOPIC: About me- Wendy Pittick

About me- Wendy Pittick 19 Mar 2014 15:44 #19

Hi all- I am the current Club secretary & have been a member for a couple of years. I am also a Maintenance volunteer with the Bibbulmun Track Foundation .Once the weather cools I hope to invite the club to join me on a picnic out on the section of Track that I am responsible for( north of Grimwade)
My interest in photography started back in high school & I was always the one that had the camera ready for moments of action. This now seems quite ironical as 'people' photography is my least favourite & really pushes me out of my comfort zone! I am far happier out pursuing 'landscape/outdoor' & sport action opportunities. I upgraded from a Canon 400D to now owning a Canon 7D , a 3 x Canon lens's- 18-200, macro & a 'nifty fifty' 50mm - each having their own moment of use.
One of the great advantages of joining this club has been the willingness shown by many members to share knowledge & offer support & encouragement to new folk. It took me a while to take that first BOLD step of entering photos in the monthly exhibition but once having the experience of hearing a helpful critique from one of the many visiting judges the enthusiasm to improve & learn becomes quite infectious!
I TRY to use Lightroom 4 & am every teachers nightmare!! However bit by bit at my own pace I am growing in knowledge!
I look forward to reading other members ‘about me’!
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About me- Wendy Pittick 19 Mar 2014 23:37 #20

I really hope I can join you on the Bibb track sometime this year Wendy.
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About me- Wendy Pittick 20 Mar 2014 20:20 #21

Hi Wendy, glad to hear someone else had to work up to displaying their photos! I look forward to experiencing your piece of the Bib track.
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About me- Jill Harrison 20 Mar 2014 20:56 #25

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I joined PGOB at the beginning of 2013 at the encouragement of Armelle. I have used a camera since the old days of using my Dad's Box Brownie when I was at high-school, and upgraded after that. I was reluctant at first to turn digital, but It was when I bought my first digital camera in 2005 that my photography really took off. I now have 2 cameras that I use regularly - my go everywhere with me Canon G11 and my Canon 60D for my serious work. I bought this last year when my 450 had an internal hemorrhage.
My husband and I like to travel as much as we can, and have seen a lot of Western Australia, and we enjoy going bush and camping. I work 4 days a week, but in my spare time I write freelance - travel articles mostly - for a couple of Australian magazines. I am always looking for new places to explore and write about, and of course take photos of to illustrate the story.
Food photography has become a bit of a passion in the last few years, but I still don't have the confidence to "put myself out there" and promote myself as a food photographer. But I am working towards that goal.
By joining the Photography Group I hoped to meet other photographers, learn, get some exposure, and get some feedback about my work.

I was interested to hear Wendy that you are a Bibbulmum Track volunteer. I have walked a couple of short sections of the track. I would love to go out with you some time on the track....and already have a magazine article in mind......
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About me- Wendy Pittick 20 Mar 2014 21:03 #26

well ladies I will keep you mind as I love sharing the Track with new people... ! A club picnic will be a definite - I will take a closer look @ my calendar so I can give people plenty of warning. I have nearly completed walking the whole Track & hop e to finish it off later this year( probably spring) .Jill I look forward to hearing more about your magazine idea..
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