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Hi all,

I'm probably the world's worst photographer. I've just started picking up cameras again after long hiatus. I'm a non-working painter/sculptor-so I'm coming at this with the eye and skills of a classically trained abstract expressionist if that makes sense.

I'm currently in Pune, India. This trip I thought I would travel with no camera, just my phone and ended up buying a Canon M50 in Malaysia which I've been learning. I also impulsively bought 2 used cameras online: Sigma DP3 Merrill. And Chinon's Digital Harinezumi 4.0 (to give you an idea where I'm at) So much for no cameras-lol.

My interests are heading towards: macro-ish interior still life details in low light of the mess in my flat, multiple exposures, street fisheye, B&W monochrome infrared with infrared flash. And of course, people portraits. I know zilch about post processing and look forward to getting help on this site. You guys know what you're doing.


Doug Kerr

Well-known member
Hi, Laurence,

Welcome aboard. Sounds like you're in the same condition as many of us!

Nice to see you get an M50. I think that's a nice machine.

We'll be looking forward to see what you do!

Best regards,


Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Pune India? That could be a place on Mars, I am so ignorant. But thanks to Google, within a few moments I will know a lot more!

The Sigma Merrill seems to be a great “MF-quality” camera with superb image quality. Your Harinezumi 4.0 is again new to me, but that to I will read up on shortly!

Looking forward to seeing your pictures!


Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief

Glad you are here.

What are you shooting these days! I watch out for when you stop by and visit.

I am dying to see somecofcyourxwork!