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    Name: Sandy Matzen Age: 45
    Username: Sandymaya
    Gender: F
    Type: Registered User Location: Reading UK
    Cameras: Sony DSLR-A350
    Nikon D70
    Lenses: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon
    Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
    Registered: Nov. 6th 2004
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    URL: http://www.sandymaya.com
    Biography: I discovered this site before I discovered the photographer in me.....I stumbled by this site back in 2004 when I was looking for a decent print to hang up on my empty white living room wall. As soon as I browsed the page I checked out the competitions and got very excited...My first submission was with a point and shoot camera...but I started enjoying it and got myself a NikonD70 which I somehow broke in 2007 and got a Sony alpha 350 as a birthday present from my parents in 2008 so I could continue to shoot :D Since then I have not improved that much which I blame on myself only because of too many hobbies which I never seem to have enough time for :D Life is exciting and there's so much to do...however I decided that I should concentrate more on my photography hobby now and am in for some serious improvement :D

    Oh my god, I have got to learn so much, I am amazed by so much talent on this site...how could I have stayed away for this long? Stock Photography got to me and I neglected my artistic side.....willing to learn, eager to receive comments and feedback, don't be shy....tell it like it is as this is the only way for me to progress and I really want to play in the upper league at some stage :D so please help me getting there by leaving honest feedback, tips and ways to improve.....of course I wouldn't mind receiving positive comments....but only if genuine :D Thank you all for helping me improve!

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    Challenge Entries
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    Selling prints and digital downloads in the UK   Business of Photography  175 months ago
    Pick your fav image from the person above you 19   Individual Photograph Discussion  176 months ago
    Photo Rules, Holland, Paris, Switzerland & Germany   Photography Discussion  176 months ago
    Add your "NEW" uploaded Image here, Part 2   Individual Photograph Discussion  214 months ago
    Pick your favorite pic from the person above you 6   Individual Photograph Discussion  214 months ago
    Studio Lighting Equipment   Tips, Tricks, and Q&A  234 months ago
    Please help...   Tips, Tricks, and Q&A  234 months ago
    Wireless SB-800 help needed   Hardware and Software  234 months ago
    Commenting my pictures.   Photography Discussion  237 months ago

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