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Hey guys :D

So WOW-Macros has had some changes in the admin group. We're also over 500 members now and growing! :clap: 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 :la: 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 :eager:

Without further ado, we would like to introduce your WOW-Macros team:

JenFruzz, Captain

"My name is Jen Fruzzetti (inspiration for my username :giggle:). 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! :la:"

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:
  1. I like tacos.
  2. I really like tacos.
  3. I grew up in Florida.
  4. Chocolate is love, chocolate is life.
  5. My hobbies include Netflix and lounging about.
  6. I'm from Colombia.
  7. I'm all about movies, TV series, and music.
  8. I've known and used dA for couple years now but only had an account for 3 years.
  9. #Tacos"

aspocs, Officer

"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 :D

When i'm not on here, i'm busy developing websites! :D

Fiend-V, :new: 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, :new: 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 :giggle:

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."

Now let's open it up to you guys! Tell us a little about yourselves and get to know the other deviants you're submitting alongside. DeviantART is an art community and the deviants behind their pieces are the ones who keep this website thriving :clap:

This journal was coded by LineBirgitte - graphics by xyphid

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RoscoTheCat69 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hola Humans, 
I am Rosco the beautiful and amazing cat. Yes, be jealous. 
I like food and netflix.
I think birds are yummy and I love photography.
I spend most of my time with macros since they are my favorite.
kablaha Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015   General Artist
Hello, I'm Karen. I've been on DA for 11 years, though I took a hiatus a couple of times. This is a new account for a fresh start. All my old peeps left, so I'm seeking new people.

I've been shooting DSLR for 7 years, but in the last year I've tried to watch online videos and formalize my knowledge. I got into macro photography spending many bored hours at the lab and fiddling with reverse-lens macro. Old circuit boards are great fun.
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to the group! :la:
TriciaStucenski Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Photographer
Hello, Nice to meet everyone. My name is Tricia,  I'm a amateur photographer.  Love mostly being outside with my camera whenever I can.  Using my Macro lens is one of my favorites!!! 

I have too very simple an basic digital cameras.  Just point and shoot ones.  But they seem to do the trick for now.  Hoping one day to move up to a nicer camera.

Other hobbies I love are reading, walking and spending time at the beach when I can. 

I'm not always on DA and tend to be away for days on end, but try to catch up when I can.  
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My macro lens is my favorite too :D

Thanks for introducing yourself, and welcome :la:
KingFamine Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Photographer

I'm Russell 24, from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I used to take snapshots with my phone and such until I decided I wanted a real camera. I got a decent DSLR and continued my snapshots until a family friend got me a little more motivated to take my snapshots to the next level. I started reading and trying to become a better photographer. 

Fast forward to now, I'm enrolled at NYIP and currently doing a 365 project to keep myself motivated. I take and submit a photo everyday (even when sick in bed) and then submit it online. I'm a real homebody and don't venture far from my home, so I tend to favor macro photography because I can do so much with such limited area.

Also amateur beekeeper.
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
365 projects are so hard to maintain haha, good luck with it! And welcome to the group :la:
KingFamine Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Photographer
So far hasn't been too bad, but i'm only on day 110.
Flyawayautumn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi guys! :D

My name is Ki and I'm a 19 year-old from the US. Photography has always been a passion of mine and I've grown from using a little film camera to the Canon DSLR that's now my pride and joy Love I actually wasn't quite sure what macro photography was until somewhat recently (past year or so) and when I looked back on my old pictures, I realized a lot of them were in fact "macro inspired" so now it's become a bit of a specialty I'm trying for. I also do a lot of stock photos with a friend of mine who loves to model (you can check out my page if you want to see :P)

I'm actually more of a seasoned DA user than my newer profile (I know it's two years old, but it was dormant for most of that time) would suggest. I used to do stock with a different person but we had a bit of a falling out and I lost the account. Starting from the ground again is not a fun time :( (Sad)But I'm all about moving forward!

I really look forward to getting to know you guys! I can't wait to share my photos with everyone and see what wonderful things you guys create :D Also I honestly strive to improve my photography skills so any and all criticism is more than welcome :)
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for introducing yourself! Welcome to WOW :D
iamjasz Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! I am Jasz from The Philippines. :)

I started to love macro photography around 4th quarter of 2014. I took a first shot of an ants having a party on a cockroach. I started to love it on that day. :)

I usually use my mobile phone to take images. I don't know, maybe i found it more exciting and challenging... ...but if i have a photog sessions i usually use my DSLR. :)

Please visit to know more about me. :)
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for introducing yourself :D
mestizaissy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Greetings from The Netherlands! My name is Issy and i'm 24 :)  I'm a graduated graphic designer and desktop publisher. I've been on DA for 6 years now. I've always loved photography ever since i got my first camera. I was about 7 and mom gave me her kodak camera. Recently I discovered that macro photography is something that I REALLY Love doing. I can be so much more creative. And it's a total different world then Graphic Design. I discover new possibilities and new worlds trough a macro lens. 

Last week I bought a studio box specially made for macro photography and It really gives me a whole new perspective. I work with a Nikon D3100. I'm saving up for a Nikon D7100 since i've "outgrown" my D3100 ;) But for now, it's perfectly fine. I also have a external flash with diffuser with is great for human macro's. My Macro lens is also from Nikon and is 40mm. I also own a 75-300 Super zoom and a standard 18-55 kitlens. 

Hope i'll see you all on my profile and I hope this group gives me new inspiration so that I can share my recreations with you all! 

Great group! 
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to the group! :D
mestizaissy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
AAH thank you very much! :) 
detnarg Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer

I'm Nate, raised in Corvallis, OR but for the last few years I've been living in St Louis, MO.  I'm a poor broke college kid (oh the feels), so all I have is a Canon t3i w/ a kit 18-135mm, a 50mm f1.4 lens, and a macro filter.  Someday I will own a real macro lens!  And a full-frame body.  And ND filters.  And a nice tripod.  And nice flash accessories.  And...and...well, suffice to say photography is like any good hobby I suppose.  There's a list.  I do have PS CS5 and Zerene Stacker, so that helps.

Photography is just a hobby for me, but I am always looking to get better...I love to get CC from people who know what they're doing, which doesn't happen nearly enough for my taste.  This is the first DA group I've ever been a part of, I'm in a Facebook Photography group that is a much broader range of subject material and artistic talent so I'm kind of excited to be part of a somewhat-elite macro-centered group.  Should be fun!  :) (Smile) 
Akxiv Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi all,

I'm Alexander 25, from Germany. Glad to be here, I really love macro photography I do shoot since 2 years.
I tried some other types of taking pictures but when it comes to the small things I could spend hours.

I work as a IT-Technican (Apple Certified Macintosh Technican) and have a tight workplan so not much freetime, I hope that someday I'll find more time and can do what I love most.
Taking pictures who others enjoy with me :-)
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to WOW-Macros! :clap:
6-et-O Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hello all,
i'm Cyril, from France.
i like macro, and mainly "micro landscapes" photography.

thank you for inviting me into the wow-macro :)
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for joining! Welcome :clap:
Katana470 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi all!

I'm Elise (or Kat to some), I recently turned 24 ^-^ I'm from Michigan, USA originally but also reside in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada with my husband (we met online gaming).

I always enjoyed art growing up and took a lot of lessons for drawing, which lead me into graphic arts as I grew up and moved into the internet age. I worked for a TV studio for about 2 years when I was in high school, but then left the position to go to college and university, which I graduated from last December with a B.S. in Biology. Somewhere along the line I got into photography, and especially macros.

Other than that, my hobbies are anime, manga, gaming, tv shows, traveling, gardening, hiking, anything outdoors really, and languages (I speak Spanish and Italian on the side ;))

I'm looking forward to getting to know you guys, and getting better at macros together. :)
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for introducing yourself, and welcome to the group :clap:
J-Dill-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Hello all,

My name is John from Dallas, Texas. I am a 24 years old student at Texas Tech University but won't be soon. I graduate Spring 2015 with a Bachelors in Science in Biology. I plan to use this degree to pursue a medical career.

I started photography when I was in high school by learning on my dad's old Canon AE-1. Now, I currently shoot with a Nikon D300s with an array of lenses from macro to wide angles. I have spent quite a bit of money and time perfecting my work. I have still much to learn too and I hope you guys can help me get started.

A little about me.
1) I love to be outdoors. I scuba dive, hike, camp, go fly fishing, mountain bike, and so much more.
2) I want to start photographing the night sky and deep space but...that requires a LOT of money.
3) I love burritos and sea food. I could not live without some good fish or shrimp dishes.
4) I joined dA for 5 years. 
5) I was fortunate enough to travel to the Galapagos Islands. However, due to a very unfortunately hard drive issue, a good chunk of my raw photos from that trip is gone.

Anyways, Ill try to post more often but with school keeping me busy, that can be difficult. However, I will be active on here and see if I can't get a few pointers. 

Thanks guys and I look forward to seeing everyone's work!
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hard drive issues are the worst! Thanks for joining the group! :clap:
J-Dill-Photography Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Tell me about it. It broke my heart to see most of those photos become destroyed. However, it just means Im gonna have to go again. :P
ThatSimpleLife Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Photographer
Hey! I'm Aaron,

I live on the north eastern coast of the US. I've been doing photography for a while. It was just a hobby at first, but I'm proud to say I've made a small business out of my works :) I look forward to seeing all the awesome pieces in this group from the members! I love to do all types of photography, but I will say macro photography is one of my favorites to do! There's a certain 'drama' that a macro image holds that you can't get anywhere else!

Anyways, thank you for inviting me into the group!
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! I'm also from the northeast... it's been the worst winter ever :noes:

Welcome to the group!
ThatSimpleLife Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Photographer
lol tell me about! I'm ready for Spring. And thank you!
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Good day!
I live in Brooklyn, and dabble in all kinds and forms of art and photography.
Occasionally I manage to get a few good macros shots.
Looking forward to seeing what comes through these portals!
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to the group! I hope you see a lot of things you like :la:
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
I'm sure I will!
AlanoudAlketbi180 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Photographer

My name is Alanoud. i'm from united arab emirates, 18 yrs old and i've been in deviantart since 2012 i think :P.
My hobbies are Photography and drawing. I love macro, landscapes, nature, shutter speed and so on...

How can i feature my photos in the group?

thanksssss a lot for the invitation! Hug Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart :happybounce: 
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to the group! :clap:
AlanoudAlketbi180 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
thnxxxxxxx :happybounce: 
ThrashingZombie Featured By Owner Edited Feb 18, 2015   Photographer
Hey there~ I'm Audrey Amell. I'm 20 and I've been doing photography for about 6 years! (Since 2009) :giggle:

I mostly do Nature (flowers, trees,water&skyscapes etc) Animals, Still Life, Macro and Fireworks photography!! :la:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! Welcome to the group :la:
WritingPastels Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Hello, I'm fairly new to art (14 months), but I just enjoy it in general. I enjoy writing and am a massive bookworm. Feel free to say hi.
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to the group!
Dossium Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Artist
I'm Dossium!

I am an all-around photographer, with an emphasis on Nature and Still Life.

I am also one of the Admins of Photography-Society
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to the group!
Dossium Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you very much! ;)
arbitrarynamechange Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional
I'm a polaroid macro addict who sometimes gets a moment of weakness and uses a DSLR. I like flowers but once in a while shoot things that aren't flowers. I'm Canadian, and have been using cameras since I was three years old and stole my grandmother's Kodak Instamatic in 1991.
Kiwiberry122 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :) (Smile) 
My name is Courtney Cara and I'm from Yosemite  California 

I'm 20 and I have been a photographer for more than 3 years, I love every aspect of photography. !!!! 
In my gallery there will be pictures of all sorts of things! Nature, People, Etc. !

Have a great day! Hug 

spiritmadeofstars Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :) 
My name is Dominika and I'm from Slovakia.

I'm 18 and I am hobbyist photographer for more than 4 years. My camera is not the best here, but I try to do my best with it. My gallery consist of many different styles and objects... and recently I've been pretty lazy with macro, so I guess I have to change that :D

Have a great day! :hug: 
JosephKalys Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My name is Joseph Kalys Chadwick Bourque, just call me Kalys or Joseph :P And i'm from Canada. I'm Hobbyist and Amateur.    

I'm 17, i started going into photography around my birthday, in early September. Since now, in late December i have this Nikon L120. It had 10 scenes for each capability for the subject. Mostly i have been mixing my photography of birds, macro to pets and landscapes in differ ways. I have been on DA about 5 months now, catching my own amateur feeling.. When i was young i was great for helping people for their photos and my family too. Now it's been growing into the start of my own company, otherwise it's great to have family members suggesting me to do be a photographer for their wedding. Which is cool myself. :P

But more groups wanted me, to be in their groups like Birds, etc. So 
IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
My name is Lea and I'm from Germany!

I'm 18 years old and and a hobbyist photographer for almost 3 1/2 years now :la:
I "specialized" on APN Macro, "normal" APN and Still Life photography but I shoot other things, too but not so often.
I have an addiction to squares. :B

I've been on dA for 2 years and recently (begin of September '14) I started a project named "Under 200 watchers" not very original ._. but I found more and more deviants with amazing art but too little watchers, so I decided to make individual features for them! 
For now I stopped, but only because I'm holding a Photography Contest :la: only 1 week left though! :eager:
Make sure, to stop by and join, who ever reads this! :heart:

I hope I will continue to find inspiration on this amazing website!
Goodbye Stranger~
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
We shoot the same things for photography :nod: Welcome to the group and thanks for joining! Good luck with your contest :)
IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Thanks a lot! :aww:
neuromo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello ^_^

My name is Momo and I live in California~

I am 24, I have been shooting for many years but only recently started developing a professional portfolio.
I shoot lots of different things, but I love doing anything creative and fantasy inspired most of all  =3

Please stop by my gallery if you have the chance ^^
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! Welcome to the group and thanks for introducing yourself :aww:
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