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MICHAEL SANTOS

Aloha I'm an amateur photographer from Hawaii who's loved capturing moments in my life since I was a child. My mother was into photography, portraits mostly and candid moments. About 8 years ago my wife bought me my first Canon Rebel G 35mm film camera and I was hooked! :D I got my first dslr, a Canon Rebel XT and loved it, but wasn't very good at using my camera until my friend and coworker Charles Ramiscal (also a 500px user) taught me almost everything I know about dslrs and photography basics....like real basics, f/stops, exposure, and too stop using those auto dial functions on the camera! Since then I've found all the limitations of my cameras, lenses and abilities and have been eagerly learning to better everything, from moving up to an XSI, then a 7D, and then a 5D, and now all my lenses are upgraded to prices I thought I'd never spend on all my camera gear put together....for a single lens!! :( So for the past two years I've been working at it, taking and making memories just for myself and family....and I love it, and I don't want to stop learning how to create lasting images that my family can always enjoy looking at. :D

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