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    Free Study 2012-02 :: Mild Winter
    Puzzle Macro II :: s y n a p s e
    Pet Portrait III :: Obviously, this is my better side...
    Free Study 2007-09 :: Outcrop
    Honorable Mentions
    Transitions II :: Rhoda ponders a difficult transition.
    Paper :: a canvas bursting with color
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    Name: Shawn Hamer Age: 50
    Username: shamer
    Gender: M
    Type: Registered User Location: Auburn Hills, MI USA
    Cameras: Sony Alpha a7R II
    Pentax *ist DL
    Pentax K-5
    Pentax K10D
    Pentax K20D
    Pentax K7
    Sony DSC-P70
    Lenses: Pentax A 50mm f/1.4 MF
    Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
    Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
    Carl Zeiss 85mm ZF f/1.4 Planar T
    Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED IF Fisheye
    Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
    Pentax FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro AF
    Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited AF
    Pentax FA 35mm f/2.0 AL AF
    Pentax FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited AF
    Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited AF
    Pentax FA 85mm F1.4 IF AF
    Pentax SMC 55mm f/1.8
    Pentax SMC DA 35mm f2.4 AL
    Pentax SMC-DA * 16-50mm F2.8 ED/AL (IF) SDM
    Pentax SMC-M 135mm f/3.5
    Pentax SMC-M 28mm f/3.5
    Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon EF
    Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Pentax
    Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF for Pentax
    Sigma 24-135mm f/2.8-4.5 Aspherical IF for Pentax
    Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM A
    Sony 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 (E-mount)
    Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f1.8 ZA
    Vivitar MF Zoom 70-210mm f/3.5 Macro Series 1 for Pentax
    Registered: Oct. 30th 2006
    Contact: Private Message
    URL: http://www.shawnhamer.com
    Biography: For over 20 years I've worked in the Film & Television industry and am currently employed by a metro Detroit advertising agency as a Production Director. I arrived at that position by being their Cinematographer, Senior Editor & Producer for 12+ years am now self-employed, having started my own creative and production services company in 2013. A few months after getting my first DSLR, a good friend of mine pointed me in the direction of DPC and it changed my life and career completely. I credit this site with winding me up about photography, teaching me everything I thought I already knew about it and showing me how differently many people can view the same photo. It taught me how to have empathy for other people's perceptions of an image and how that's an important part of creating good ones.

    Still photography was a hobby of mine a long time ago, but for 11+ years it has continued to weave itself into my life and become a part of my professional career as a cinematographer and designer. This site, coupled with the work of all the great photographers across the world, inspired me to add photography to the list of life's pursuits.

    There really are some truly GREAT photographers here, too - both professional & hobbyists - hopefully I can continue to absorb a little of what they have to offer. I pretty much took a long hiatus from DPC as my professional work in television and photography as well as a return to one of my other passions, music, continues to dominate my life. Photographically speaking, that first challenge back in 2006 seems like a lifetime ago.

    I remember how regularly participating in challenges can really get the creative juices going and I love seeing how this community has continued to grow so I stop back in here occasionally... with a busy job, an obsession with music that matches my love of photography, and a family with 5 kids... it can be tricky to find the time to take pictures for pure pleasure anymore so it's been a while since I took part in any challenges. I find that disappointing and, quite frankly, a detriment to my photography. Maybe I'll get around to participating again if life ever slows down for me...


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    Highest Rated Photographs
    3rd PlaceOutcrop
    Free Study 2007-09
    Average: 7.2326
    Mild Winter
    1st PlaceMild Winter
    Free Study 2012-02
    Average: 7.1788
    Obviously, this is my better side...
    3rd PlaceObviously, this is my better side...
    Pet Portrait III
    Average: 7.1781
    Into the Storm
    Into the Storm
    Deja Vu III
    Average: 7.0385
    s y n a p s e
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    Puzzle Macro II
    Average: 6.9770
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