Hi from New York City!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by Gusnyc, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    Hello Everybody!

    My name is Gustavo. I am an Argentinean living in NYC. I am a Creative Director/Graphic Designer.

    On February 23rd, I received an Olympus E-PL1 as a birthday present. Lucky me, J&R received their shipment that same day!

    I am very excited about this camera. I've been willing to get a dSLR for a long time, but it was hard to think about traveling with a medium sized bag just for the camera and lenses. BTW, I love to travel. Photography allows me to connect with the places I visit in a creative and exciting way.

    I consider myself a novice with this system (and with Photography in general). Previously I owned a Lumix DMC-FZ50. I am hoping the E-PL1 will give me more creative control and versatility over my pictures. The M4/3 gave me the right compromise between image quality and bulk.

    I am also an Apple devotee and aviation enthusiast. Now I really want to understand the technicalities of photographing with a M 4/3. I am reading some basic books, listening to podcasts and searching online for information about this format (and with photography in general). That is the way I found this website.

    I posted a few pictures in Flickr.

    If you made it this far, thanks for your time. I hope to see you around the forums.

    Have a good one!

    PS, Please excuse my English. I am still working on it.
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Welcome to the forum, Gus! I think we have a strong nyc contingent here, and I know we have a few Apple fans :smile:.

    The FZ50 is a great camera, and I think you'll love the E-PL1. Glad you have joined us here, and no worries about your English, which comes across as excellent!
  3. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Welcome Gus - I live just outside of NYC but I know there are at least two active Manhattanites - or possibly Brooklynites - on the forums. Your English is wonderful, don't give it a second thought!

    I'm very interested in hearing about this new camera of yours... We've got several members who are recent owners as well. And believe me, you're not alone in being new to photography...or in my case quite rusty.:wink:

    Looking forward to seeing more of you around mu-43.com!
  4. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Welcome to the home of m4/3rds Gus :friends:

    I hope you will post some example images as you get going with your new camera!


  5. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Welcome. NYC and and an Apple devotee here. Congrats on the new cam.
  6. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2010
    Bienvenido....y feliz cumpleanos.

  7. pete

    pete Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 26, 2010
    Phoenix, Az
    welcome Gus....I too am just west of NY. In Arizona :)
    you will love your camera...nice to meet ya and welcome

  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Welcome Gus....
    Enjoy the forums.....
    Oh, flush your toilet... We need the water down here in Philly...
  9. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Welcome Gus !

    Have a nice day.
    Kind regards, Herman
  10. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York

    Thanks for those welcome messages! They make me feel... well... welcomed!
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  11. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Hey, Gus with an avatar like that how could you not be welcomed? Though I suppose there are some who are not fond of dogs...but we don't want to go there.:biggrin:
  12. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    I totally agree. We don't want to go there.

    BTW, my avatar's name is Mack.

    : )
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  13. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Mack meet Johnnie Walker.:wink:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/otra/4368647088/" title="Still the one by Otra2004, on Flickr"> 4368647088_c85d0224b2_m. "240" height="180" alt="Still the one" /></a>
  14. Enrique

    Enrique Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 15, 2010
    Wellcome Gus&Mac Thanks for your introduction I have a nice parter, arqentina just working in front of me It´s fun, I laught everytime, she calls "boludo" to some our poor costumers.....:rofl:
  15. sinophilia

    sinophilia Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 22, 2010
    Verona, Italy
    welcome Gustavo, I just spent ten days in NYC and I loved every second of it.
    plenty of subjects there for your E-PL1. enjoy!