DeltaWings
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First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:01 am

Hello all.

Now before you all start coming with the "who cares about this thread", or "look at this attention whore", I would like to just explain why I started this topic.

Getting a picture uploaded to this site was a lot harder then I thought. Little did I know  ashamed  what I was letting myself into, when I at first scanned in prints from a somewhat 40 year old manual pentax camera. Figuring out that that was not the way to go pretty fast I borrowed a more modern camera. But results were still not promising, as I was still scanning those pictures. I didn't have a digital camera, but I knew that pics are still uploaded with an analog.

I started a topic quite a while back ago concerning the problem. Told by many photographers, I learnt all the faults what I was doing (of Course). Even though scanning in negatives would have been possible, I decided just to go all the way and get a digital camera. I got the Canon 350D. Still at the beginning I only had rejection. But step by step I managed to get the right settings and how to work on it with programs.
Then finally I got it done, the wonderful conformation by email, that your picture has been accepted. This was the picture


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Photo © Adam Cookson



Anyway, I want to thank some anetters that helped me  bigthumbsup  (Spacecadet, Photopilot, KC7MMI, UA777222)
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tfsphoto
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:03 am

Congrats.. And welcome to the club!

Cheers,

Lew
 
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:13 am

Congrats, I remember mine also, it was only about 6 months ago, and I have improved so much over the last half year. Don't get discouraged if you get further rejections, just take it as a learning experience, and you will get better with time.
-Matt
 
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:50 am

Congrats, it is a great feeling. I still remember it.

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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 7:36 am

Congratulations on your first upload; a beauty of a photo for your first one.

Cheers,
Matt
 
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 7:39 am

Congrats on your first upload. I remember the day I got my first one on. It only took me 35 tries.  Wow!

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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 7:55 am

Congratulations!!! I know what it feels like to finally get one!!!! Keep up the great work!!!

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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:33 am

Sweet shot Adam!
Now get to the 100 mark Big grin
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:41 am

Congratulations dude, well done!
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 10:15 am

great pic i haven't had a moving subject but great shot and welcome to the club. Cheers, drake F.
 
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 10:25 am

Quoting DeltaWings (Thread starter):
Now before you all start coming with the "who cares about this thread", or "look at this attention whore", I would like to just explain why I started this topic.

Not at all. Getting your first pic accepted is a milestone and an accomplishment. Congratulations!  trophy 

Hope to see more pics from you in the future.
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:36 pm

Congratulations and excellent photo! I still remember the day I got my first a.net acceptance, it was definetly a good day (no comments from the peanut gallery). Enjoy this day, you'll notice it gets easier from here.
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:40 pm

Congrats Adam a lovely shot and a good achievement here is to your next shot and in time your 100th
Cheers
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 3:17 pm

Congrats!

It took me a while to figure out how to get best results out of a Canon AE-1 and a flatbed scanner, but I managed to get it to work, and about half my photos I used the AE-1, the other half are taken with my newer Rebel. It definitely isn't the best way to go though...I still get lots of rejections...

Jason
 
DeltaWings
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:11 pm

Thanks for all the compliments!  veryhappy  . It truly was a  weightlifter  to get the first one up. I sent in more now, hoping for more good results.
Its true that a.net really makes you into a good photographer.
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:21 pm

Well done Adam, it's always great to get your first photo on, i still remember mine well ...

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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:53 pm

Well done Adam. Good to see you've joined us all
 
Stefan
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:00 am

same here and i improved my shots a lot:

my first on a.net:


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Photo © Stefan Pinczolits



and my last from last year: (i´ll start adding to the queue within the next days again)


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Photo © Stefan Pinczolits



I wonder how my first pic made it through the screening  Wink
 
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RE: First Pic Up. Finally :)

Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:17 am

Congrats Adam! Glad I could be of some help. I know you've been shooting for this for close to a year now! Way to go!

Matt
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