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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Greetings! I'm new here and to the wedding business. I've worked for the past five years as a photographer for the Army, and I'm actually writing this post from Afghanistan, towards the end of my tour here (month 9).

I leave the service this coming August and I've been planning for the last two years to start a wedding/portrait business back home in Tacoma, Washington. It's something new, and very different, from what I've shot over the last few years! Hopefully Iraq and Afghanistan will have prepared me for what you all call Uncle Bob. After Jihad Bob, he can't be that bad.

This forum rocks, so I figured I'd finally sign up. You guys post some great work and I can't wait to share some of my first shoots with you. As an introduction, here's a few of my shots from the last few months. Shot on film and digital, with a Nikon FM10 and D3 respectively.









































































Dec 17, 2012 at 09:21 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Nice work Roland and thank you for your service!

Welcome to FM! We have an amazing (and somewhat complicated) community here that has always been good to me. I look forward to seeing your work in the future!



Dec 17, 2012 at 09:33 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Thanks! This seems to be an awesome forum. Look forward to participating more.


Dec 17, 2012 at 09:42 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


I’m not a wedding photographer…….I just wanted to thank you for your service.

Hopefully Iraq and Afghanistan will have prepared me for what you all call Uncle Bob. After Jihad Bob, he can't be that bad.

After looking at your website and images, I’m sure you will do just fine in the war zone that is wedding photography.

Hooyah!



Dec 17, 2012 at 09:55 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Chiefdog72 wrote:
I’m not a wedding photographer…….I just wanted to thank you for your service.



After looking at your website and images, I’m sure you will do just fine in the war zone that is wedding photography.

Hooyah!


Much appreciated! It's definitely a new venture, but I'm ready for a change.



Dec 17, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Roland- Awesome shots! Love #5, powerful image.

Looking forward to seeing more from you, and thanks for putting it on the line for us



Dec 17, 2012 at 01:28 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Great work, there are a couple of really great standout images there.


Dec 17, 2012 at 01:47 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Great shots and thank you for your service!


Dec 17, 2012 at 01:54 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Jihad Bob! Can't wait to see how you handle a stressed out bride and demanding Mother of the Bride, lol. I love that second photo in the chopper! Welcome and thanks for your service!


Dec 17, 2012 at 02:11 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


You rock!


Dec 17, 2012 at 02:40 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Mitch W wrote:
Jihad Bob! Can't wait to see how you handle a stressed out bride and demanding Mother of the Bride, lol. I love that second photo in the chopper! Welcome and thanks for your service!


Challenge accepted! I'll just bring along my current photographer's set-up, lol:








Dec 17, 2012 at 03:08 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


.. you should totally wear the vest to weddings.


Dec 17, 2012 at 03:24 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Your face forward portraits really shine. With your current training you'll be able to tackle any photo opportunity.


Dec 17, 2012 at 03:37 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Awesome shots, mate...welcome to the party.


Dec 17, 2012 at 04:00 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Hell. Yes. Welcome.


Dec 17, 2012 at 04:44 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Just spent the better half of a morning looking at your work and really connected with it.

I even read the text, and I never do that.

What you are able to do with D80 and Nikon L35 is what a lot of people wish they could do with a D4.



Dec 17, 2012 at 05:28 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Wow Rohan, very strong photography up there! Pic 2 is great!

I usually don't go on clicking on people's facebook but I just liked your page, very nice!



Dec 17, 2012 at 05:38 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Thanks, I really appreciate it! Trust me, I used the hell out of those D80's. I don't think either made it back alive.


Dec 17, 2012 at 05:53 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


Heh heh heh, love your business insurance!


Dec 17, 2012 at 05:59 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Hello from Afghanistan..not a typical wedding post


I would suspect your experiences would prepare you for weddings like no other! If anything, you should be able to keep your cool in any situation and deflate any freaking out bride.

Welcome to the group!

Spencer



Dec 17, 2012 at 06:30 PM
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