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Shutter Geeks

Obsessed with apertures and full frame sensors, cross processing and high key conversions, strobes and bokeh? Don't know wth I'm talking about but love taking pictures anyway? Come on in! We love you!

Location: Seattle and everywhere
Members: 105
Latest Activity: Mar 17, 2010

Welcome one and all!

Shutter Geeks is for the photographer in all of us. We don't care if you're an amateur or a pro, a Nikon or Canon user, digital or film, we want you!

Let me start: my name is Jennifer Tai, I live in rainy, character-rich Seattle and I take pictures of people! I have a photog and it's at www.jennifertai.net. I just started doing this as a business (taking pictures not building photogs) and would love to meet more shutter geeks from around Seattle and the world. I also have a Flickr page at www.flickr.com/photos/jennemede and you can find me on Facebook and Twitter and Plurk and Pownce and Rejaw (look for "Jennifer Tai" or "jennemede"). Not JUST a shutter geek ;)

Come on in and introduce yourselves!

Sorry I haven't been updating and posting as much. Work has been busy, with school starting for my kids. I promise to be more vigilant!

Featured Streams will feature the Flickr (or any other photog RSS) of Shutter Geeks members or if no one steps up, I'll just feature some of my favorite Flickr works. So send me your RSS links and I'll feature them for a week!

This week's Featured Stream is Megan E, a young photographer who's already had quite a few images that made Flickr's Explore. Her creativity, skill, angles and strobe work is just insane esp. because she's using - voila - a Rebel XT and a couple of Vivitar 285s. Go over and give this young lady some love. She deserves it!
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Discussion Forum

The war on photographers 5 Replies

How many of you have been questioned, harassed or threatened while taking pictures in a public place? It seems that we are increasing looked upon as weird or creepy or 'up to something' if we're…Continue

Tags: security, rights, law

Started by GadgetNut. Last reply by torroid Jan 2, 2009.

Canon 5d Mark II officially announced (and it's sub $3k!) 5 Replies

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08091705canon_5dmarkII.asp#specsThe gist:- full HD video capturing @ 1920 x 1080-…Continue

Tags: DSLR, photography, Canon 5d Mark II, Canon

Started by Jennifer Tai. Last reply by digitalhavoc08 Sep 24, 2008.

Leica intros 37Mp DSLR

http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/20216/leica-s2/Quote: "Designed from scratch the new German made camera is ground breaking, as unlike…Continue

Tags: Leica, DSLR, photography

Started by Jennifer Tai Sep 24, 2008.

This week's featured photographer at Shutter Geeks: Dian Karl

This week's Featured Stream is Dian Karl, another great photojournalist photographing people and places all over the world. Dian has quite the eye for color and her subjects are often fascinating,…Continue

Tags: photojournalism, Shutter Geeks, photography

Started by Jennifer Tai Sep 18, 2008.

Offcam flash setups: Skyport vs Pocket Wizard

I am considering getting some off-cam triggers and chanced upon the Elinchrome Skyport…Continue

Tags: shutter geeks, photography, flash photography, strobist, off-camera flash

Started by Jennifer Tai Sep 16, 2008.

Featured Stream: Megan E @ Flickr

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Comment by Stephanie on May 3, 2009 at 3:16pm

Comment by Stephanie on May 3, 2009 at 3:14pm
Megan - amazing photos! I love your lighting! I'm still working on my off-camera flash knowledge everyday both in-studio and on-location whenever I can. Thanks for sharing your work! - StephanieSnyderPhotography.com
Comment by ¦ĴĕďıӍɄȘƮĕ®¦ on October 26, 2008 at 3:04am
I just wanted to say what a great group. I've always been into photography; someday hopefully I'll have the ability to travel around and snap some great shots with a decent camera. =) I tried linking a picture but for some reason it didn't work. Oh well, I'm posting them on my profile to.
Comment by Jennifer Tai on September 13, 2008 at 5:59pm
Please feel free to post your streams here.
Comment by CARLY on September 12, 2008 at 7:48pm

My favorte subject.
Comment by Bretizzle on September 9, 2008 at 7:32pm
thanks guys. I use a nikon d60 and post process on a macbook.
Comment by Jennifer Tai on September 8, 2008 at 11:33pm
Awesome HDR, Bretizzle!
Comment by Loke Uei on September 8, 2008 at 10:17am
wow Awesome HDR shot.. what's your rig?
Comment by Bretizzle on September 7, 2008 at 10:47pm
Hello! My name is Bret Konsdorf. I love photography and so I thought I would post a image!
Comment by Jennifer Tai on September 5, 2008 at 2:30pm
@Andrew, I do cross processing? You lay down a layer of curves, tweaking each of the RGB grids. I call this semi urban. I have an urban tweak that's grittier looking but I use that for headshots of "seniors" (high school sense of the word), urbanscapes.
 

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