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I love the perfect balance and symmetry of this piece. The pose evokes an image of immovability, while the curves and shadows state bol...


I love the hip-shot pose and the absolute comfort in her own skin that your model portrays. I also like the fact that she was out of he...

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I love the juxtaposition of the colours, and the harmony between water and earth. The play of light mirrors the balance of the elements...

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It seems it's been a donkey's age since I had to sell all of my equipment to make rent, but thanks to CraigsList, Adorama, and some local pawn and discount stores, I've managed to piece together a number of items over the last year. Admittedly, I don't have the latest, hottest, or newest equipment, and some of what I have isn't in the prettiest of conditions, but what I have is the opportunity to get back into shooting, and that's worth more than words can say.

This is not to say that I won't be looking at Amazon, B&H Photo, or eBay as finances permit, but -- for now -- I'm more than happy with what I have.

To be fair, I've been taking a number of photos with my smartphone; however, considering I didn't have the wherewithal to purchase a Lumia 1020 or 1520, I've made do with a few 3-8 MP cameras, first on Android phones, then transitioning to the Windows mobile platform a couple of years ago. Still no 1020 / 1520 / 950, unfortunately: I started with a 521 and moved to a 640. Oh, don't get me wrong: I took some decent shots, and I may upload a few of them, but compressed JPGs can't compare with the beauty of uncompressed RAW images or their concomitant PNG web images.

I'm finishing setting up the computer, installing the OS and editing software, and calibrating my monitor over the next couple of days, then heading out to brush off the dust and get back in the swing of dSLR shooting. This means that soon -- very soon -- more photos shall appear.

We shall use our equipment and takes them, precious. Takes them we will ...
It seems it's been a donkey's age since I had to sell all of my equipment to make rent, but thanks to CraigsList, Adorama, and some local pawn and discount stores, I've managed to piece together a number of items over the last year. Admittedly, I don't have the latest, hottest, or newest equipment, and some of what I have isn't in the prettiest of conditions, but what I have is the opportunity to get back into shooting, and that's worth more than words can say.

This is not to say that I won't be looking at Amazon, B&H Photo, or eBay as finances permit, but -- for now -- I'm more than happy with what I have.

To be fair, I've been taking a number of photos with my smartphone; however, considering I didn't have the wherewithal to purchase a Lumia 1020 or 1520, I've made do with a few 3-8 MP cameras, first on Android phones, then transitioning to the Windows mobile platform a couple of years ago. Still no 1020 / 1520 / 950, unfortunately: I started with a 521 and moved to a 640. Oh, don't get me wrong: I took some decent shots, and I may upload a few of them, but compressed JPGs can't compare with the beauty of uncompressed RAW images or their concomitant PNG web images.

I'm finishing setting up the computer, installing the OS and editing software, and calibrating my monitor over the next couple of days, then heading out to brush off the dust and get back in the swing of dSLR shooting. This means that soon -- very soon -- more photos shall appear.

We shall use our equipment and takes them, precious. Takes them we will ...

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jmnorthwood
J. M. Northwood
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
While I used to do wedding and portrait photography professionally, I now enjoy my time as a hobbyist. I shoot what I like, when I like, how I like.

Current Residence: Portland, Oregon
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
MP3 player of choice: MusicBee
Personal Quote: "Nothing is impossible, there are only varying degrees of improbable."
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Sari8907 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there Jon, it's Sara. Just wanted to say great photos! Gonna have to look at them all tomorrow, headed off to work now. Have a good night! :)
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jmnorthwood Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Sara,

Thanks for the compliments. :)
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kirkkerndl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
HEY NICE WORK TALKED TO YOU EARLIER!
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jmnorthwood Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much. :)
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Aidiki-chan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009   Digital Artist
:iconiloveitmoreplz:Thanks for the watch!♥
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jmnorthwood Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're quite welcome!
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NettieR Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
:hug: Thank you for my first critique!! I really appreciate it!!!
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jmnorthwood Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're quite welcome. It's a truly beautiful shot.
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NettieR Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
:hug:
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jredwolf Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Student Filmographer
What I want to know is, how is it you've managed to hide from me on here for so long ;) Well, guess what?
FOUND YOU! ;)
Also contrary to what you may think you're actually quite good, so nyah :)
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