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My first post.

Published September 6th, 2011

Well, I've done it! I have finally joined 500px, a decision that's been met with a 60/40 split of excitement and shame. Don't get me wrong; I am ecstatic to now be a member of a wonderful community of truly incredible artists and I am still perpetually floored by the photographs I see every time I visit the site. But the sheer talent on 500px can be intimidating and this is the very reason for the 40 of the aforementioned 60/40 emotional split. My joining 500px has rekindled memories of my days growing up, trying continually to tag along with and impose on my older sisters and their friends whom I looked up to and from whom I so desperately sought approval. At the time, I persisted despite the realization that I didn't quite fit in. And to some small extent, I suspect the same holds true for 500px and I today.

But who knows? Perhaps I'll feel differently as I mature as a photographer. For now what I do know is that 500px is the best online community to help me do so. The quality of work on this site is truly inspiring and I can't wait to share some of my own photos with everyone here.

Now to conclude my first post on my 500px blog, I think it is fitting that I post a photo of my first post (of the lamp variety), taken almost four years ago shortly after buying my first DSLR, a Nikon D50.



My first (lamp) post, taken in November 2007.

  • November 11th, 2007
  • Nikon D50
  • 17mm / f/4 / 1/160 sec

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Justin Brown  over 6 years ago

Hi Charlie, welcome to 500px. I certainly agree with much of what you said in your blog, the talent on this site is incredible, but I think it just makes it that much easier to learn more and become inspired. The level of talent here is above any other site I have seen, it helps to give me something to strive for, and something to work and practice toward.

Chris Wright (inactive)  over 6 years ago

And I thought it was just me! Great post, the content on this site is remarkable and I had exactly the same reaction. Out of many hundreds of photographs I found just four that I tentatively submitted on my first visit. Anyway, good luck and definitely submit the picture here to your stream!