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Old 09-10-2011, 04:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Red face Pen Turning in South Korea

Hi Everyone,

In my quest to become a better pen & pencil photographer I stumbled upon this site. Can't believe I didn't find it sooner. My Korean friend Cento is a fabulous craftsman with a new-found passion for pen turning. I'm an English teacher with a photography addiction. Together we formed CGW WoodWorks and sell a few of our creations on ETSY.

I look forward to meeting and learning from everyone here.

Greg S

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Old 09-10-2011, 06:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome, nice Pentel conversion!
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum. Nice looking pencil and a great photo.

I've got to ask, since my photos tend to look less than desirable, how to you get them to look so nice?

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Old 09-10-2011, 07:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Greg...beautiful pen and photo. That has to be one of the best designed pentel pencils I have seen. The clip fits perfectly and while the pen is thicker than normal it allows for some interesting detail. I hope we will see more of your photos and pens. Its great to see a new perspective in making pens. greg ...your photography is way above my level of expertise but it great to visually experience it. Darrell Eisner
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome, Greg.

Thanks for sharing the great picture of a good looking pencil.

Nice play! (well, it's not exactly work, is it?)

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Old 09-10-2011, 08:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the warm welcome.

@Leviblue: I checked out your site and photos. Your pens look great and I think they would come across even better if you changed a few things with your pictures. Lighting is key. Your light is very uniform so the pens lack dimension. The backdrop is also a bit distracting. Try and create more distance between the background and the subject as you can so it throws the background out of focus. Then just light your pen with a big, soft light from an angle so you get more shadow which will thus create dimension.

That's what I find attractive but's it's certainly not the only way.

Hope that helps,
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I checked out your ETSY site, and, WOW, you folks do great work!
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome Greg form far west Kentucky USA. Join in the fun.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome from Nashville, TN, Music City, USA.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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great artistic visions you should be very successful.

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