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Yuu's FAQ 2.0

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 3, 2018, 12:39 PM


Nearly two years ago, I wrote a Photography FAQ in which I answered questions about myself, my work, and so on. I figured that one is outdated by now, so time for a 2.0!
PERSONAL
SO...YOU'RE KINDA WEIRD...
Yeah, I know. Just let it all slide past you and enjoy the ride. Sometimes I am actually funny!

WHO ARE YOU?

My name is Monique, I love to travel and take photos. I also love to hang out with my animals, friends. I am a teacher by profession. Cooking and baking are amazing, but not as amazing as eating what I just cooked. I also like to create teeny-tiny costumes for my plush bunnies, write, play guitar and read. When it comes to seasons, I love winter, and dislike summer, even though I was born in June...

HOW DID YOU GET INTO PHOTOGRAPHY?
I got into photography a very long time ago. When I was barely five years old I was given a polaroid camera for my birthday by my grandparents, and my grandfather, who was a photographer himself, taught me all he knew. After a few years all the polaroid casette's got very expensive so my usage of the camera got very limited, but when I was about 12 or 13 years old my grandfather gave me all his photography gear. This included two analog SLRs, several lenses, tons of unused film, things to use in his dark room, and so on. This is when I really learned how to photograph, since, unlike today, I was working with film. I could not see what my photo would look like until I'd develop it. It made me think of what to take a photo of and it taught me to look at things differently, which still helps me today. I didn't get a digital SLR until I was almost 18 and saved up enough money to buy a Canon EOS 20D second-hand from a camerastore with one kitlens.

WHERE ELSE CAN I FIND YOU?
I am not on a lot of social media, but you can find me on Instagram and 500px. I haven't been very active there. For the Dutch people, I am also on Zoom.nl. I have to admit I keep forgetting about most of these places, since DA is so much more fun to hang out at! I am active on Twitter, though.
I am also on Discord, my username is Yuukon#8849. Feel free to add me as a friend and we can have a chat! I also have my own blog!

HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU?
You can buy me a coffee, donate through  paypal or send me points.

PHOTOGRAPHY
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?
Well, that's a tough one. There are a lot of things I like and have done, so there isn't one kind I like best, however, what I do most is nature and macro photography. I started out just taking random photos of everything I saw, but over the years I've refined that a bit. I have also worked in a studio with model shoots for years, but these days I don't have access to a studio (or models) anymore, but thankfully, nature is infinitely photogenic, so I've got plenty to work with!

WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?
Right now, my gear consists of the following parts:
Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 24-105 f/4, Tamron 90 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 70-200 f/2.8, Canon EF 50 f/1.8 and a wide range of analog lenses which I use on my camera by putting an adapter ring in between.

CAN I USE YOUR PHOTOS FOR REFERENCE/GAMES/ETC?
The best way to go about this, is to send me a note. Don't post a comment, I see notes a lot sooner than comments. Usually the answer is yes, unless you want to do something I don't feel comfortable with. If you end up sharing your work on DA or elsewhere, do share it with me! I love to see what my work inspires people to create for themselves.

I WOULD LIKE TO BUY A PRINT/DIGITAL COPY ETC.
Right now, I have no prints or digital copies for sale. However, if you do want one, just send me a note and I will set it up for you!
DEVIANTART
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ON DA?
A long, long time. I first joined back in 2004, which is 14 years ago this year! I wasn't even old enough when I first joined. However, I have loved DA from the moment I joined. I guess you can call it my online home. I could ramble on about this, but instead, just read my story. My current account turned ten just this January.

LLAMA?
Sure thing! If you've sent me one, I will always return the favour! I think it's a fun way to show appreciation, or to just say hi to someone!

WILL YOU FEATURE ME?
Who knows, maybe. But don't come asking me for it. I've always found it very rude when someone comes up to me and asks "hey, will you feature me?". Being featured is something you earn, because your work stands out from the crowd! This can be for many reasons, it's an original point of view, it fits the theme I am going with, or I might just simply like your work.

WILL YOU BUY ME CORE/SEND ME POINTS?

Again, maybe. But again, don't come asking me for it. I love sharing my points with others, but I don't like being harrassed for them. Be nice, be respectful, do something good for the community. You can also earn points at dAhub by giving out llama's, favourites and watches to people who are listed in their widget.

CAN YOU PROMOTE MY THINGS?
Send me a note! If it's something I like and want to support, I definitely will! I always enjoy promoting things like contests or other fun events, so all you have to do is ask!

WHAT GROUPS ARE YOU INVOLVED WITH?
First off, there's my own group, PhotographyGuide. I also hang out at Angels-And-Gangstas, AnimalsPlantsNature, ArtisticAnimalsCRPhotography, projecteducate, ThatOnePerfectShot and Through-a-Lens.  If you're not yet a member of any of these groups, go take a look, and join!

Got other questions? Feel free to send me a note or just comment below! I am always happy to talk to people. And contrary to popular belief, I don't bite. I simply nibble.


Partially stolen from rainylake (becuz I luv her :love:)
Go check out hers as well!
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:icondanielaivanova:
DanielaIvanova Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tiny clothes for plush bunnies? This is ADOOOORBS! I used to love sewing costumes for my Barbies when I was little, I had a huge plastic bag full of tiny dresses and fabric scraps. Back then everything was super expensive and hard to come by so even the smallest scrap of cloth was a huge treasure for me. 
Loved reading your FAQ, maybe I should do one as well?
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:iconyuukon:
Yuukon Featured By Owner May 11, 2018   Photographer
I'm glad you enjoyed reading up on me! :D And you definitely should! It's fun!
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:icondanielaivanova:
DanielaIvanova Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Might help clean up my profile, too. I'd rather keep it just for at and less text.
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner May 7, 2018   Digital Artist
I though I found you on Twitter D:
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:iconyuukon:
Yuukon Featured By Owner May 7, 2018   Photographer
I am! Well spotted, I forgot to add that in here!
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner May 7, 2018   Digital Artist
Ah! :D
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: :iconsomehugsplz::clap:
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:iconyuukon:
Yuukon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018   Photographer
:heart:
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:iconrobert-kim-karen:
robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! Everything I wanted to know but was afraid to ask. Thanks for sharing. :)
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:iconyuukon:
Yuukon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018   Photographer
Glad you enjoyed it! Never be afraid to approach me with questions, though! As said, I only nibble ;)
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:iconbloodfusionsouls:
bloodfusionsouls Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so cool to learn about you I'm sorry we don't talk but I'd love to laerb more about you ask I love yr photos β˜Ίβ˜ΊπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
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:iconyuukon:
Yuukon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018   Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconbloodfusionsouls:
bloodfusionsouls Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yr welcome how r u
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:iconyuukon:
Yuukon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018   Photographer
Doing alright :)
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:iconbloodfusionsouls:
bloodfusionsouls Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's good to hrar
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