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New photographer starting out, with genre interests ranging widely from nature and landscapes, to glamour, erotic, and fetish.
I am new to photography but not to art itself; my primary interest has been computer-generated art, particularly fractal art. I'm pretty skilled with Apophysis, and Ultra Fractal. This has little to do with photography though, but the hobby is still a major interest of mine.
At the moment, I am seeking a model in the San Francisco Bay Area who would be willing to agree to a TF* arrangement to build her portfolio. I am so new I don't have a portfolio, even. So at the moment this is sort of a problem, at it also means I can't join certain other model/photography websites (MM/OMP) ...
Meanwhile, I am not in a rush to get this done, while I am still getting used to a brand-new camera I just bought.
About my handle here : I am an Aspergers Syndrome type person.
This means, for all intents and purposes, I am Autistic. For those who do not understand what this neurological condition means, I'd suggest reading the Wikipedia article. It's a reasonable introduction. Anyone who has questions may ask me anything they would like. I am quite open, straightforward, and direct, as nearly all AS people are. I only ask that others be as honest
and sincere in their questions for me, as I am about my nature.
The reason I am mentioning it here, is because photography is quite social in nature, and moreover, I can't hide who and what I am. At some point someone would notice that my behavior is somewhat out of the ordinary. Awkward questions might result.
Whatever the case, I believe it is better to be utterly honest and open, to the point of bluntness if need be, in order to be successful in this endeavor. My kind are well suited to directness, and indeed, deception is not in the Aspergian nature.
However, I must state emphatically that AS does come with its gifts (and costs, as well). I have an extremely well-developed sense of pattern recognition, and I think this may be useful for me as a photographer. I also have very advanced spatial thinking skills (eg, I can think in 3D, rotate objects within my head, and know what face will point where, etc). Thus, some things come very easily to me, that might be harder (if not very hard) for some
people to do. I do think I can channel both skills very well if I have an opportunity to do so, with photography. Also, I can compartmentalize my mind very, very well, so this may come in handy for being a photographer as well.
There are costs to all of my abilities though, namely the lack of fully developed social skills. I am not quite fully social in the normal sense, as I dislike crowds and don't do well with parties.
I can tolerate parties if they aren't too noisy and I'm with friends
I know and trust well. Mostly, however, my lack of social skills
comes across as shyness, not rudeness. Although Aspergians
are sometimes notorious for their lack of empathy, I am not heartless, nor callous. I am somewhat unemotional, but mostly just cool, calm and very hard to perturb.
I have some interesting sites in mind for outdoor photography, possibly fine-art style nudes, in the Bay Area. I can share photos of them if anyone is interested.
Samsung HZ50 (considering DLSR models if it doesn't live up to the quality level I want)
Linux, Computer Hardware, GIMP/Cinepaint retouching, familiarity with geometry, electronics (can read schematics, build kits, assemble things from scratch, etc)
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