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Forum topic by ehegwer posted 11-20-2009 11:30 PM 1149 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-20-2009 11:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: garage photography

I just joined LJ. Thanks to everyone who commented on my profile.

After a long hiatus, I’m returning to woodworking as a hobby. Back when I was a boy, my dad had a great garage full of tools and cool stuff. I got into more trouble out there, but managed to keep all 10 of my fingers intact.

But when I went to college I moved out, and didn’t have the resources or space for my own shop. I began my job as a biochemist, and my wife and I began to travel. I’d of course take take photos. Photography became my new hobby. After a few years I began to sell my photos and after a bit longer I was making more with my camera than I was as a scientist.

So I went out on a limb and quit my regular time job and became a full time photographer specializing in weddings. My hobby had become my profession. Besides, I was spending all my time growing my business, and didn’t have time for something new.

After 3 long years on my own, we bought our first house together, ast spring,, and I got my first garage. Now I’m in the progress of building a shop, focusing on woodworking, and reclaiming a lost hobby.

I’m excited to be a part of this community, and looking forward to many great questions and stories. If anyone needs any help with taking good photos of their work, I’m here to help!


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#1 posted 11-20-2009 11:52 PM

Welcome to LJs. This place is loaded with helpful people that have years of experience. I dare say If you cant find it here, it hasn’t been done yet. Look forward to seeing your progress on the shop.

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#2 posted 11-21-2009 12:02 AM

welcome aboard!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 11-21-2009 12:05 AM

It is good to have you here as a member of the group. I am looking forward to seeing some of your posts.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 11-21-2009 12:06 AM

Nice Story and welcome to LJ’s enjoy from all the LJ’s in England

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#5 posted 11-21-2009 12:52 AM

As a wedding photographer, been there done that. Woodworking is a lifetime love affair with creating small to huge projects and sometimes just making a few bits of sawdust and shavings just to smell the wood. Welcome back to the wood and welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 11-21-2009 12:53 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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#7 posted 11-21-2009 07:00 AM

Welcome to LJs.

Keep Austin weird!!

I live just north of Dallas. BTW—Great pics of Paris too!


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