Big Hello! from a small country

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by lordcroker, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. lordcroker

    lordcroker Member

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    Hi everybody! Yep thats right, another new member to welcome!

    My name is James, I'm 26 and from Hampshire in the UK.

    I've been shooting film since I was about 8 or 9, but seriously since I studied photography at college aged 16. I was pretty lucky, as that was just before digital started filtering into the course and at a time when there seemed to be a real revival of traditional Black and White techniques.

    Using the medium format Mamiya C330's, Mamiya RB's and Hasselblads at college really opened my eyes and I have shot mostly 120 film since.

    I still shoot and develop 120 and 35mm black and white films, but nowadays scan the results as I no longer have access to (or the space for) a darkroom.

    I am a bit of a vintage camera enthusiast (especially TLR's), the blame for which can be rested on my first medium format camera, a Yashica 124G. Since then I have bought, used, got bored with and sold a fair few old cameras!

    I currently own a 1932 Rolleiflex, a Mamiya C3 and a Kodak Retinette 1B. I am a frugal photographer and hate spending lots of money on equipment. All three of my current cameras have been bought cheaply on ebay.

    I look forward to taking part in this community and enjoying traditional Black and White photography for as long as I can!
     
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    Welcome aboard! You'll find equally frugal and creative minds here.
     
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    Hi James, welcome from Hawaii - an even smaller island.
     
  4. Les McLean

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    Hi James, welcome from way up north in Northumberland.
     
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    Welcome from Vancouver.
     
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    Hi James, welcome from East Anglia.
     
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    Hello James, welcome from New Hampshire in the U.S.
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    Hi ya James... welcome from western Massachusetts, USA.

    gene
     
  9. optique

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    James,


    Welcome!

    Steve, from the Republic of Texas
     
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    Welcome James from the S Mids. You'll be in good company here

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    Welcome to the forum, James, from crowded - and wonderful - (New) Jersey!

    Be warned that if you hang around here for a while, you will soon be shooting 4x5, and then moving up before you know it! :smile:

    Hope you have fun on the forum.


    Best wishes,
    Sanjay
     
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    Welcome James. This is a great site do enjoy.
     
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    Welcome James, also from (near) Vancouver.

    I like the reference to the Retinette 1B (see avatar) :smile:

    Matt
     
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    Welcome from the big island. You are making me nostalgic for the Yashica D (featured in my avatar) which I sold in a rare moment of frugality to help finance a Mamiya 7. The Mamiya 7 is better in so many ways but those TLRs have so much character.
     
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    Welcome James, from just down the road in London
     
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    Another "Hello" from Texas!
     
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    Welcome from a Rolleicord V owner not very far away from you.


    Steve.
     
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    Welcome from Wisconsin, USA.
     
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    Hi James,

    Welcome from the Pacific Northwest (Seattle) of the USA.

    Bob
     
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    Greetings James, and welcome to the group.

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    Welcome James.
     
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    Welcome from the first state across the pond.
     
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    Welcome to the forum James.
     
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    Welcome, James.

    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia (former colony) USA
     
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    Welcome to APUG from NYC