A late intro

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by sly, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. sly

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    I've been a member here for a few months, but never got around to introducing myself - there's always inspiring photos to look at and interesting threads to follow - I never seemed to get to the bottom of the forums page to the intros.
    I became interested in photography as a teen and took courses. As a young woman I found that toddlers and darkrooms did not mesh very well, and in a time of financial difficulties the darkroom and a 4x5 camera were sold. I always regretted it.
    As my kids entered their teen years I picked photography up again, and have been re-discovering the thrill of creativity. More recently my personal finances have improved - a decent paycheck finally and my chicks have flown. I've been able to indulge myself with cameras - a beat-up old Hasselblad, and 2 4x5's have joined my venerable Nikon FE. I also own a Nikon D50 - but after spending a year trying to learn the pixels and bytes of digital I was missing the darkroom and mucking about with chemicals. I have much more fun when I can slop stuff down my front. The mouse as a primary creative tool is just too tidy for me.
    I have more ideas than I ever seem to get to, but I do have to earn a living to suppport my photography habit. I enjoy the inspiration I get from the APUG site (among others) and appreciate the almost immediate response to queries. My only complaint is that it is such a big and active site that inevitably I'm bound to miss something good.
    Glad to join you all from my perch on the edge of the continent! Sly
     
  2. Dave Miller

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    Welcome from middle England Sly. :smile:
    I empathise with your comments on the need to earn a living, it’s does cut into the picture making time to an unreasonable extent.:sad:
     
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    How does it go... Work is the curse of the drinking class (Monsieur Wilde). Adapted to: Work is the curse of the photographer. Welcome, hope you enjoy it. Incredible numbers of technicians here, reading the technical threads is always an education!
     
  4. SuzanneR

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    Yes.. that pesky business of earning a living is a very common problem here. Sucks a lot of time from the darkroom! I was away from the darkroom for about 18 years until around 2003 when I figured out a way to get back. And, yes, finances had improved at that point in my life, which helps!

    The work in your gallery is really good... love the fingernail photograph. so a warm welcome to APUG.
     
  5. TheFlyingCamera

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    Sly-

    Welcome to APUG! Don't be afraid if you miss something- that's what the search feature is for :smile:
    I'm working on a solution to the income vs photography thing - it's called "get an MFA and teach photography".
     
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    Welcome from Thunder Bay.
     
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    Hi Sly
    Welcome to you from Denmark
    Kind regards
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    Welcome from Sandy Neck...you'll enjoy it here.
     
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    Welcome, Sly.

    From the edge of another continent. :smile:
     
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    Welcome aboard APUG :smile: from just a wee jump up the coast, in Kitimat!

    Murray
     
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    And yet another BC APUGER! Welcome from the other Vancouver.

    Doyle
     
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    Welcome from Central Canada; the Nickel Capital.
    This is a great place to learn.
    Brian
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Sly! This is a great place for all things analog photography! :smile:
     
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    Bienvenue de l'autre côté du pays!
     
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    Welcome Sly from just a short ferry ride away.

    Matt
     
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    Welcome Sly from a bit down the coast.

    Best,

    Bob
     
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    Welcome Sly, from rainy Eagle Bay B.C.
     
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    Welcome Sly, from western Mass.

    gene
     
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    Welcome from the Scottish Borders:wink::smile:!
     
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    welcome from Italy