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Subject: [Leica] Personal introduction and invitation to view my photos in the gallery
From: gerry.walden at (Gerry Walden)
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:15:12 +0100
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Nice images, and I feel sure you will feel welcome here. There are without 
doubt some of the finest photographers you are ever likely to be in contact 
with here, and their knowledge on all things is wide and diverse. Over the 
years I have been here I have grown to regard this group as my photographic 
'family'. I have had the greatest of pleasure in spending real time with 
some of them, and long to meet others 'in the flesh'. I feel sure you will 
soon feel very at home.


Gerry Walden
+44 (0)23 8046 3076 or
+44 (0)797 287 7932

On 15 Jun 2012, at 01:01, Rod Smith wrote:

> Hello Friends:
> I invite you to take a look at a few photos of mine. I?ve
> posted to the gallery under my name (Rod Smith).
> Feel free to comment.
> I started making pictures about 1967 (while in the 7th grade). My junior 
> high school  science
> teacher (George Dorsey, at Darlington School in Rome, Georgia) taught his 
> ?little
> buds? photography as a part of the science curriculum. I was also 
> motivated when
> I realized my father wasn?t so good at using his Argus C3. Over time I 
> became
> the family photographer, and the high school magazine and annual staff 
> photographer.
> I first bought a Miranda Sensorex, and  then changed to Nikon F, using a 
> Gossen Luna
> Pro. I then added a Rollei TLR made the year I was born (1954). I did all 
> the
> darkroom work for the high school annual, we used an Omega D3 autofocus and
> printed zillions of 5x7?s.
> Along the way, I was in the 4-H photography program. That
> led to a connection to working for Clyde Collier, the local newspaper
> photographer turned entrepreneur. I worked at Clyde?s studio and camera 
> shop
> for years.
> Eventually (2001) I too became a photographer entrepreneur hanging
> out a shingle and doing weddings in the Atlanta area. There were a number 
> of
> other careers in between.
> Now (at 57) I just shot for personal use. My partner of 30
> years, Michael, and I have been able to travel a good bit and see many
> wonderful things. Hopefully my photos will be a long reminder of those
> pleasures.
> Please enjoy some of my work. I hope to add more over time
> to the Gallery. I also hope to be more active in the forum as I continue to
> enjoy photography. Your insights will be of value as we persevere through 
> the
> changes to our hobby, craft, and / or profession.
> Rod Smith
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In reply to: Message from bigdlakeside at (Rod Smith) ([Leica] Personal introduction and invitation to view my photos in the gallery)