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Michael Hocter
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Taking the Kiev 88 for a walk today.
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"Skrimp Pie 2015"
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Malibu, CA

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"Surfer"
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When your stupid Russian camera eats your film instead of winding t on
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Nice abstraction of frustration.
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Good riddance
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Playing with a Vello Ringbox

I got a Vello Ringbox RBRS a while ago but never really had a chance to check it out. So today I got it out and gave it a whirl.

The Vello Ringbox is a large, ring-shaped flash modifier that goes around the camera lens and over a flash mounted on the hotshoe. It's essentially a circular softbox on the front of your camera.

It produces a nice, soft, even light and, of course, circular catchlights in the eyes. Not bad for such an inexpensive little toy.
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"Lifeguard Station"
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I solve problems
Employment
  • PennyMac
    Manager, Application Development, 2013 - present
  • Bank of America
    VP; Sr. Development Mgr., 2008 - 2012
  • Countrywide Financial Corp.
    2001 - 2008
  • Automated Solutions Corp.
  • BP Oil
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Computer programmer with a photography fetish
Introduction
I am probably best known as a photographer here, but professionally I am a software development manager. I rarely if ever post about work.

I am the father of a brilliantly smart, funny, and amazing little boy named Sam, who is two years old now, a beautiful baby boy named Ben, and husband to a brilliant and beautiful woman named Heather. I post a lot about my experiences as a father, husband, and the joys of living with a new baby. I am 43 years old, but I am constantly amazed at the new ways I have come to see the world in the last few years.

My passion for photography began in my mid-twenties and quickly became all-consuming. I like to try many types of photography, but I am mostly known for my artistic nude work. I don't post those here on Google+ due to Google's anti-nudity content policy, but I post a little bit of everything else I shoot. I am especially fond of small details, macros, and abstract photography.

Photography is a journey for me, and I still have a lot to learn, so please feel free to give me constructive criticism on the photos I post here even when I don't specifically ask for it. Honest critique is always appreciated. I have a thick skin and an open mind, so don't hold back.








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March 10
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