Full time Lab Tech Part time Paramedic Retired Navy Hospital Corpsman Full time single dad to a 16 y/o girl who also loves photography and gets just as excited about new NAS purchases (this is the hardest and most time consuming job but the most fulfilling)
I am a freelance photographer and regular contributor to a few magazines and papers based out of Canada. Early next year I hope to start shooting and submitting more stock photos geared around adventure sport and the culture that follows the sports.
I also work for a sound company along with a few other tech related company’s to help fill the gap in my wallet. Hopefully one day I will be able to rely sole off photography for my income.
Hey, think of all the great people you meet everyday, Ernie! When I was growing up in the 70's and 80's, I took the bus (back then, in L.A. it was the RTD) to and from school and fondly remember Kenny, the driver who used to pick me up every moring at 7:35 at the corner bus stop and drop me and my brothers off at school. Sometimes he'd wait five extra minutes when we were running late. (Thanks for helping me remember. )
I am in the US Navy, a Seabee. My job title is an engineer's aid, bascially a surveyor, draftsman, and construction materials tester. In about 5 months, I will be out and going back to college to get a degree. I just found out that I was accepted to Penn State.
A very varied lot ! Me well - Diagnostic medical imaging Chief CT operator and studied in Applied Physics - no really ! Long time computer geek from the Apple IIE remember those. Keen interest in Astronomy and passionate about my native wildlife and conservation. Oh yeah and I take photos too My wife works for Microsoft and the dog and snake are our kids for the moment.
I'm an architecture student, so for a living... very honestly... I have a BIG sponsor called dad! appart from that i've worked for a couple of firms and done a few projects on my own, but basically all those paid for travelling and photography.
But I have about 8 days left in student life... so as off very soon, I believe I'll make a living out of architecture or something related to it.
Ezekiel, Congrats on finishing architorture, I mean architecture school. The one thing I miss most was the comraderie I had with my studio mates, making late night pizza runs, staying up late debating projects, helping each other out with drawings and models...
Do you have a thesis presentation? I remember mine: I was selected to kick off the 5th year thesis presentations to "set the standard." I did not sleep for two weeks getting that thing done! In the end, I was so tired I could not finish glueing two pieces of chip board to my model and had to have a friend do it. I think I slept for two days straight then right as rain, presented for an hour to a jury of instructors and professonals and a majority of the architecture majors ending (as I recall it) to a round of applause. (I must have done something right, I graduated with Cum Laude. )
>Ezekiel, Congrats on finishing architorture, I mean >architecture school....
Thank you Anthony... presentation is on friday! as you and every other architecture student... i am not sleeping much either. but i'm used to it... i've been doing it for more than 6 yrs now (also did fine arts for a bit)
We have a great comraderie in my school too.. this is actually about the 5th thesis that i go through... but the first that the diploma will have MY name on! you know what i mean... spent 2 weeks without sleeping everytime a friend had to go through this! I love it though!
sounds like you were a really good student what's cool here is that even if your thesis isn't very good, people will still applaud... haha I dont want these days to end!!!
I previously spent 16 years at an ad agency as a copywriter, producer and promotions manager.
I'm now a web designer and staff photographer for a credit association.
I'm also building my fine art photography side business.
I also was a semi-pro French Horn player, jobbing around the Washington, D.C. area. Medical reasons forced me to stop playing for a few years, but I just started playing again in a volunteer community band.
I´m a TV journalist for Germany´s biggest national network, mostly doing foreign news, specialising in American politics and military matters. Used to work as a PJ during my university studies and never lost the joy of photography. Nowadays my second hobby also involves shooting: Kyudo, the Japanese Way of the Bow.
Sharpness is a bourgeois concept. Henri Cartier-Bresson
I'm a retired professional soldier and I pass my retirement by doing what I have always done, travel. The kind of travel I did before it was hard to stay alive. I try to travel today to more safer places but that's getting hard to do.
----------------A Photo records history better than the written word----------------
During the weekend I'm mostly on the road as a roady and soundman for some local band's. One of which are Tims favorite
Photography started when I was around 15 when I got an old Zenith E with a normal and a 135mm tele which was great fun but it didn't had ttl metering and you had to remember that you had to close the aperture after focusing.
Three or four years later I replaced the zenith with a second hand nikon F301 that lasted until it got stolen two years ago. This one got replaced by a F65 that I still use today, but NAS is getting worse every day.
Well, everyone wants a career, I would have liked one myself, but I became an architect instead. If it wasn't for the good people in the office I think I'd go mad, yes, completely. I'm in here somewhere on the Team pages with a photo that makes me cringe. That's what you get for employing pro's who use a 5x4" to take a pic for a web site. www.holdermathias.com
I teach physics and electrical engineering at a college. I also do a lot of research relating to nanotechnology and optics. Whenever I can get off from my very time consuming research I love to hike, take photos and of course spend time with my family.
Instructor in a Korean university. I teach English which is not especially interesting but it's nice to meet lots of students. The best thing about the job is five months of holidays a year in which to take pictures.
---- Marcus Peddle Nikonian in Korea Posting a photograph? Please comment on two or three others. Everyone benefits.
>Instructor in a Korean university. I teach English which is >not especially interesting but it's nice to meet lots of >students. The best thing about the job is five months of >holidays a year in which to take pictures. > >Cheers
Annyonghassoyo! I spent 2 1/2 years in Korea. Some of the best times in my life.
Spent 39 years as a banker, the last 15 doing M&A and distressed loan re-structuring re Fortune 500 companies. Retired 5 years ago and spent 5 days a week sailing (including in the So. Pacific) and taking pictures, the other two days learning PS and printing pix of grandchildren taken by my wife. Sold sailboat and moved to the Sierra Nevada (CA) mountains 3 mos ago where we are building our new home. Anxiously awaiting my D200 and 70-200 VR so I can switch to wildlife photography. A 10 point blacktail "Bambi" takes a daily walk across our property!
Continued to manage my wife's psychotherapy center <after she passed away last year>. However, spent most of my professional life as an aerospace business exec. first in the Netherlands and then in the USA. Took up photography again one yr ago in a serious manner.
Director of Sales Communications and Customer Relations with a large medical equipment company (Philips Electronics). Marketing Communications is part of the team, which gives me a lot of opportunity to talk and work with professional photographers. Photography has been a hobby all my life. Love to work with images and computers.
I'd planned sit this thread out, since you already had PLENTY of responses from IT folks, <laugh> but I couldn't resist when I saw Ramses reply with much the same job title... I'm a Sr Infrastructure Acrhitect, working in Systems and Network Architectures for a large retailer.
I'm a Sr. Contract Negotiator for an aerospace company in Silicon Valley. I am also a husband, father, grandfather and I enjoy woodworking and travel. In photography I consider myself a "technician" -- I would love to have the creativity that I see expressed in other people's work.
I represent my company's interest in the world of cellular telecommunications standardization. Since this is an industry effort, there is no home for the work. We work together at least one week a month in a hotel conference somewhere, with at least three trips to Asia a year. My photography comes at the end of long hard days of negotiation and techinical discussion.
My specialty is in core network signaling and architecture. My educational background is in experimental nuclear physics.
Sometimes I cross over from North American CDMA systems to European based GSM/UMTS systems and then my travel load nearly doubles.
Best Regards, Roger >>As usual, ignore what doesn't apply, then forget the rest.<<
Roger It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?
So 58 replies and not a women to speak of David(dankeny) asks?? LOL. Well this isn't just a boys club no, so I'll go first for the ladies. I am lucky enough to be a stay at home mom. Although I am not in the corporate world I do work, and very very hard I may add. My children are 8 and 6. They are 18 months apart to be exact. Those of you with kids understand fully what that entails. I'm the soccer mom, the hockey mom, the brownie volunteer, the beaver volunteer and so on and so forth. Full time taxi service as well,lol. My kids come first,and I enjoy it completely,most days,lol They are now full time in school so I am actually going back to school as well in January to get my 'PSW' certificate. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's a "personal support worker". I will assist the ederly whether it be an institution,elderly community, or in their own home. Helping them live their lives with a little dignity. I think it's a disgrace at how the elderly are treated in this day and age. We all get there one day, I just want to make a difference, no matter how small. Anyhoo that's my bit.
Very nice to get some more info behind the membernames. I have a specialist audioshop and do record classical music. My colleage and I are involved in one of the oldest english audiofactories as well. The photography gets a push from workshops with CB and all your marvelous pictures. Another hobby: canoetrips in a open canoe in Holland, Ireland, France, Germany and........ Best regards,
I'm a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, which means that I am responsible for creating families of computers of various ilk, with all of the software that goes in them. Sort of like digital cameras, only a LOT more expensive and no optics
_____ Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member
My gallery is online. Comments and critique welcomed any time!
My day job has the title: Enterprise Technical Architect
I am one of the IT Strategists for #80 in the Fortune 500, the largest for profit healthcare company in the world. I deal with application integration, network design issues internally and externally, IT Security and future direction of the companies IT.
I also teach as an Adjunt Instructor in the IT field for a local college as I belive it is time to impart what I have learned over the years onto others.
Used to be with a large management consulting firm. Hung out my own consulting shingle 4yrs ago. Mainly operations consulting for big financial services institutions - Wall Street stuff. A lot of M&A.
Also on the board of a non-profit(www.mountain.org)which helps support communities and cultures in mountain regions. Mainly the Himalayas, Andes and Appalachians. Check out the new pics of Peru on the website below.....
Student (new media) - in my thesis year at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. So, lots of art stuff, video production, web design & programming (that's where I get my income), electronic and interactive installations, the whole thang.
Love nature (hiking, backpacking, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking) - and love taking photos of the natural world. I had just bought a D70 and was on a road trip in eastern California - came across this gallery called "Mountain Light" in a little town called Bishop. I was not enlightened about Galen Rowell before going in, but coming out, I had a new drive in life to photograph the natural world that I live for - so photography has blossomed as an extreme passion lately.
Thinking about getting a masters in Environmental Studies @ University of Montana. Other than that, the desire is just to explore the world (it's all about the journey, not the destination).
GREAT thread - really interesting range of people.
I run an independent production company and work as Director and Cameraman on mainly wildlife programming. Shoot exclusively in Hi Definition video these days and love the picture quality. But as a break from all the digital hi tech at work, I've switched back to my F3 for photography and mono work, doing my own processing...very therapeutic...
Spend most of my time travelling overseas...recently came back from the USA (Nevada and Florida) to find Nikonians had crashed and my posting count reduced to zero...
I'm an R&D manager currently responsible for a wireless Personal Media Player (video, audio, photo), IP-set-top box customizations for the European market and triple play boxes (integrated DSL modems with data, telephone and video capabilities).
That's a lot of digital media to cope with, so for my photography I stay with film - I have my own color wet darkroom.
And of course also a dad of four, with two more "in the pipeline".
I'm beginning to see why the technical stuff is so hard for me to understand while everyone else grasps it without difficulty. Most of you guys seem to be in left-brain occupations. I'm a right brainer myself - clinical social worker in a child and adolescent mental health clinic.
What do I do for a living. Hmmm. Groomed poodles in my home while my kids were small. I worked 5 years handling workman's compensation claims for an insurance company. Clerk. 10 years as an Ophthalmic Assistant, screening patients, contact lens sessions, etc. Hobbies were snow skiing, water skiing, gardening, painting and selling watercolors, fishing and golfing. Raised 3 wonderful kids and lovin' my grandkids. That was before. Recently: Housewife. Maker of Swarovski crystal & sterling silver, and some semi-precious stone jewelry. Got into SLR photography 18 months ago, although I was pretty salty with a P&S. Work hard amassing as many images as I can in hopes of cracking into stock photography. Learning to process all of my images and my husband's images in PS, and am about to get into CS2. Proud member of The Nikonians.