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    Name: Kyle de Steiguer Age: 67
    Username: Kylie
    Gender: F
    Type: Registered User Location: California
    Cameras: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
    Canon PowerShot S90
    Registered: Apr. 26th 2004
    Contact: Private Message
    Biography: Almost a year here now, and I am still a complete newbie to photography I think. My tastes, I have discovered, are pretty far off the mainstream, but I have also learned the difference between "taste" and intrinsic quality - two very different things! I want this new passion to remain fun above all, and since I am not very competitive, I won't ever reach the level of the great photographers on this site, but the chance to learn from and converse with so many great people who love photography is just the best gift I've received in years. While I love viewing the wonderful creativity of the "Photoshop Masters", my personal goal is to learn more actual photography basics and skills - so my focus here is to strive for progress in my photography first and then software editing as needed to present a better final image. Thank you to all who have made my time here an incredible experience.

    It struck me today that in some ways I actually feel bad about my highest scores being on images that were fairly "simple" for me and don't necessarily represent what I would do with photography if I had the skill and equipment. There are many here who do the photography that I can only dream of right now. I love a lot of the darker images, emotive photography, photos that tell a story or make you think of one, and a good abstract is always a treat, and I could go on. So, again, DPC is here for us to learn and have fun, but not always our final benchmark!

    April 2005: I think I finally understand why I sometimes get an attiitude about PS. I enjoy the idea of capturing a slice of beatuy or meaning out ouf my world or environmment and seeing what might have been missed. I don't feel compelled to clone out each "imperfection" of the reality - that is what creating a drawing or painting from scratch is for, to "create" a perfect representation of what you are seeing in your mind's eye. But I don't want each photograph to be a perfect piece of "clean" art, but rather, to convey the experience I initially wanted to capture. I don't want to draw or paint, I want to capture. Before I get nasty PM's, let me say again, this doesn't apply to all photography, just some for me.

    Other obssession: U2 for the last 23 years.
    Signature: My Portfolio | My DPCPrints | My SmugMug Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.

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    Highest Rated Photographs
    Things Weren't So Rosy in the 30's
    2nd PlaceThings Weren't So Rosy in the 30's
    Average: 6.8638
    Time Frame
    Time Frame
    Average: 6.4478
    Looking Glass
    Looking Glass
    Everyday Objects
    Average: 6.4111
    Beauty Pageant
    Beauty Pageant
    Implied Lines
    Average: 6.3250
    Black on Blue
    Black on Blue
    October Free Study
    Average: 6.0204
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    Favorite photographers that are no longer with us   General Discussion  200 months ago
    24 Hour HDR challenge..... Oooooooooh here we go!   Current Challenge  215 months ago
    From Steve Davidson Heartfelt Thanks!   General Discussion  218 months ago
    Steve Davidson - FOUND SAFE   General Discussion  219 months ago
    Kylie's heartfelt thanks to all of you   General Discussion  227 months ago
    Happy Birthday Kat! ( Riotspyne)   General Discussion  228 months ago
    New guy, ordered new camera, starving to learn.   General Discussion  230 months ago
    Suggestion for PDA/Palm Pilot for Grad   General Discussion  234 months ago
    Thanks for ribbon & comments - also sad news.   Challenge Results  234 months ago
    For some of my friends.   General Discussion  234 months ago

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