So WOW-Macros has had some changes in the admin group. We're also over 500 members now and growing! We thought it would be a nice idea to let the group get to know our admin team and we're inviting all of the members to introduce themselves as well!
Just leave a comment in this journal and tell us a little bit about yourself We are also really encouraging members to come hang out in the #WOWMacros chat room to meet other members, discuss macro photography, or really just talk about anything
Without further ado, we would like to introduce your WOW-Macros team:
"My name is Jen Fruzzetti (inspiration for my username ). I'm from a small town south of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. I'm a geologist and horseback riding instructor by day but a photographer and deviantART enthusiast by... Well, all the time really!
I joined dA ten years ago after a friend and I got involved in photography and wanted a place to post our pictures and get help on becoming "better" photographers. Hence, my account was born (though it was a different username at the time). I immediately became enamored with macro photography, specifically the flowers, though I do love all branches of nature photography!
I am very active all over the website (overactive? Nah, no such thing!). I founded WOW-Macros about a year ago to create a hub of beautiful macro photography, active contests, member promotion, and informative articles. But mostly I thought it would be a great place for macro photographers to gather and have some fun! My other deviantART projects include my personal contests (see my profile for details) and my active involvement at iPhotograph, projecteducate and seniormentors.
I am always available to comment, critique, and/or provide any help I can with your questions about this group or the website in general. Feel free to shoot me a note sometime! "
Kitteh-Pawz, First Mate
"My name is Livia Kathleen Thibeault-Budai. I am from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I work as a nurse but have a great passion in my hobby of photography.
I have been on dA for 2 years and counting! Though I have known about the site for quite some time. I originally began using it when I was into modeling a few years ago on another account. But finally came back to the site when I began taking photography more seriously. I have no formal training in it; everything I know is from trail and error. I was just complimented by others when taking pictures here, there and about. So, I finally decided to become more serious about it and make it my hobby. Where I found out I have a true passion for it and really enjoy taking pictures.
Macro photography is not my initial choice of photography but as I plan on soon investing in a DSLR in the near future it will be probably one of the areas I focus the most on along side animal, floral and food photography.
When I am not taking pictures (or spending tons of time on dA), I am usually spending time with my two cats, cooking and baking up something scrumptious or going out hiking and enjoying the outdoors."
The always funny and colorful FavsCo, First Mate
"My name is "Ian of the House Awesome, First of My Name, the Rebellious, King of Random, King of the Herps and the Derps and the First Peeps, Emperor of the Great Pillow Fort, Breaker of Rules, Captain of Miami and Father of Chibis."
Contrary to my super legit name and titles, I'm actually a pretty shy person in real life and barely have much of an ego. Unless you get me drunk/hyper enough then that's a whole other story.
I've always loved art...even if I couldn't actually make any, since I suck at drawing/painting. But, without knowing it, I always had an interest in photography. Since I can remember, I was always the one taking photos of everybody at family gatherings and events. In the Spring of 2013 I started wondering how a little camcorder I had worked. I began researching how cameras can record images. I learned about ISO and moved on to aperture, shutter speed, composition techniques and so on. By the time Summer came by, I already had all the basic understanding of photography. Now I wanted a camera that could do all or at least most of the things I learned about. One I could manually change the settings and change lenses and do all sorts of things. I looked around to see which one was the best for the low budget I had and I found the Canon Rebel T3i. For my first photo, I tried light painting with a red laser and I wrote "LOL" on the floor. I still have that photo just for keeps. Later on I discovered that my favorite type of photography is people/portraits; especially candids. Ever since then, photography has been my one true passion and I haven't stopped shooting photos of everything and everyone...and I don't think I want to stop.
(Not so) frequently asked questions about meh:
- I like tacos.
- I really like tacos.
- I grew up in Florida.
- Chocolate is love, chocolate is life.
- My hobbies include Netflix and lounging about.
- I'm from Colombia.
- I'm all about movies, TV series, and music.
- I've known and used dA for couple years now but only had an account for 3 years.
"Hey there. My name is René and i'm from Denmark, currently 29 summers old.. YOUNG!
I am fairly new to photography, as I got my first DSLR last summer. I was lost in the macro (micro) world from the start, when I first tried out a macro lens I've been on here for about 6 years, but I hardly used dA for anything else than searching resources for Photoshop Now, I look at other peoples artwork, upload my own and watch the world go by
When i'm not on here, i'm busy developing websites!
Fiend-V, Officer (give him a warm welcome!)
"My name is Les Greenwood V. I have been on dA for 6 years now. I am from the US. Currently in Northern Florida, but have lived all over Florida. From the keys to north. I am currently engaged and wanting to teach my lady some photography to get her more active on dA.
I started with mostly photomanipulations at first before I had gotten into photography. I started buying DSLR and gear and it was all uphill from there. Ironically, Macro was not my initial choice for photography. I was most interested in landscapes and wildlife photography.
However... in months of shooting, it kind of naturally fell into place where I just started doing predominantly macro. Just seemed to fit what I liked doing. After that I started investing in exclusively macro gear and here I am.
Offline hobbies (And some online) are obviously Photography. Photoshopping. Calligraphy, Making wine beer and mead (And the occasional distilled spirit in the past) Also used to make jewelry, but I have not done that in a while."
JustACapharnaum, Officer (give her a warm welcome!)
"My name is Christelle and I'm from Reunion Island, a French island in the Indian Ocean.
I've been on dA for about 6 years. I once used another dA account before having this one.
Originally, I was more into drawing than photography. At the beginning I was just taking photographs for family gatherings or when I would go out with my friends or for silly selfies or again for landscapes
But then I discovered some amazing photographs on dA, and the close up/macro photographs really impressed me because I realized that out of very few things, amazing photographs can be done, if only we'd pay attention to it.
So after a while, I changed my compact digital camera for a DSLR and started to practice more and more in order to do some close up/macro shots. I also bought a couple of lenses and learnt how to edit some photographs. I learnt everything by myself, and it was/is far from being easy, but I love it! This is why I keep practicing.
When I'm not on dA and taking photographs, I read, meet my friends and family and enjoy watching series."