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About Photography / Hobbyist Oscar FrancisMale/Australia Recent Activity
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Photography comes and goes in phases for me; I have been absent here for some time but I guess it's starting back up again.

I broke my beloved Sony DSC-R1 last month. It still turns on, the circuitry and lens and everything seem fine and it still takes pictures, but the physical controls don't function correctly (barely at all), and I was quoted WAY too high a price for repair.

For now I'm borrowing my mother's little-used Pasasonic G2 (a Micro Four-Thirds camera, which is something I've been considering for some time now) with kit lenses. Frankly, I don't like it much. The controls are too cumbersome (not as many dials as the R1 and the interface isn't as well-designed) and the picture quality isn't noticeably better. And of course I miss the God-lens on the R1, but I'm just going to have to live with that.

Out of the blue I have some gigs/shoots coming up - a party this Friday, a big ball a month from now (a proper expensive one, hundreds of people, at the aquarium!) and perhaps something portrait-y/fashion-y/what do you call it when it's one or two people wearing interesting things and you go somewhere interesting and just experiment, with or without a solid plan? One of those. Not a cosplay this time, though.

Great time to kill my camera, eh. Not even kidding, for four years, that R1 WAS photography as far as I was concerned. (Not counting the last year cos I barely touched the thing.) Gonna miss you, buddy.
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  • Reading: George R R Martin - A Dance With Dragons
  • Playing: Dirt 3


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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
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DroothR Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional General Artist

Rob here (you may or may not remember me from Nandos ;)), just thought I'd mention that I'm exceedingly impressed with the body of work you have one display here.

Since we weren't officially introduced at all, I had no idea that you were a photographer, until tracking my way here from Ryo's LJ.
oscarfrancis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there!
Sorry for my late reply, just been so busy lately and dA took a (very) back seat.
Thanks for the kind words! Your gallery is stupendous and I shall take a closer look soon.
Pecetta Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Thank you so much for :+fav: :blowkiss:
ruabuddha Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant gallery! A great joy to view your work. :nod:
relhom Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav!
f-Stopped Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Just had a good look round your gallery, you have some very nice work and some strong images. Very good work
maverick-jade Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Hey thanks for the DevStalk! Wicked awesome gallery you've got there ^_^
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