Back to my roots - good morning from Toronto!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Sepia Hawk, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Sepia Hawk

    Sepia Hawk Member

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    Hello,
    I've been lurking about for a while and then I decided to sign up as a member. This is a wonderful community and I am hoping to learn and discover many things here.

    I've done my share of B&W photography in my undergrad years. I had my own darkroom in my parents' home. Then I moved and abandoned photography for a while. Then the usual story - digital etc.

    I've been thinking about getting back to my photographic roots for quite some time now. At work I am in front of a computer for most of my day, so I cannot stand staring at a screen any longer in my free time. Also, I a somewhat concerned that my baby daughter and my family won't have any "real" photographs in ten, twenty or thirty years, as I do not quite believe in the assumed longevity of digital format. Besides, digital photographs are simply different.

    I am interested in mastering not only the "classic" approach, but also some of the alternative techniques, especially large format plates etc. I think I will limit myself to black and white.

    So here I am, eager to learn and start again...
     
  2. Jeff Kubach

    Jeff Kubach Member

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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG!

    Jeff
     
  3. BMbikerider

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    Welcome back. I follow your thought on digital not lasting so have gone back to using film and smelly chemicals - great!

    There is simply a lack of skill needed in Digital, the electronics do most of it for you with a bit of help from Photoshop. I look on it much the same as a craftsman making a piece of furniture from a few bits of raw wood and comparing that to buying a flat pack kit of a similar item and simply screwing it together. I know which would probably last longer too.
     
  4. mooseontheloose

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    Welcome to APUG from a former Torontonian!
     
  5. Mike Wilde

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    Nice to hear you have joined. PM me if you have a need for gear.

    I have too much darkroom stuff, and it would be nice to see some of it in use before I cart it to the spring big one camera show in May.

    You take a kit of gear enough to get you developing and printing.

    Show me what you have dones in a month (or two, since kids are now a part of your mix).

    If I can see you have been getting use of the gear it is yours to keep.
     
  6. Chazzy

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    Welcome to APUG.
     
  7. naeroscatu

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    Welcome to APUG from Newmarket, ON :smile: I hope you will be able to join one of our APUG meet-ups this summer - see
    Here