Calling all LF users in UK !!

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  1. paul owen

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    This is a general "call to arms" for LF users in the UK. I would like to get a group of us together in order to share info/ideas/experience! In the first instance it would be email based, but what I'd really like is to get together with like-minded souls maybe a couple of times a year in a "photogenic" part of the country for (say) a weekend of LF. This would be an ideal opportunity to create a UK-based network of LF photographers of all levels of experience. THIS IS NOT A CAMERA CLUB !! Rather a "gathering". Is anyone interested? C'mon, don't be shy!!
     
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    I'm not UK based, but my day job brings me over there once or twice a year, and it's a place I like to visit (believe it or not, it's usually cheaper to fly to London from New York than it is to fly to many domestic destinations in the U.S.). If you wouldn't mind putting me on the mailing list, I'd be interested in knowing the schedule, just in case I happen to be in the neighborhood at the right time.
     
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    Is there room for someone from across the North Sea? Not many LF'ers in Norway, and UK is only a short hop away (or a slightly longer skip)

    Ole Tj
     
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    Hi Paul,

    Even though Guernsey is not in the UK I would be very keen to join such a group. Plus it would be a great place for a meeting one day. I registered specially so that I could post a reply to this.

    Regards,
    Nick.
     
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    Talk to me next summer. I'll be up visiting the family in M'boro. Hopefully that is not TOO far north for all you southerners... :smile:
     
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    Please add me to your list of potential attendees.
     
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    BTW I forgot. Please count me in !
     
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    Paul

    Did anything ever come of the 'gathering' idea?

    Phill Dresser
     
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    Hi Paul,
    Just joined so I could post.
    If anything happens in the North of UK please count me in.
    Regards Charles
     
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    Yes, count me in as well!
    Daniel
     
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    Hi Paul,
    Yes, I am interested. Currently use Toyo 45A, mostly with 67 & 612 backs, but would like 5 x 7 & 11 x 14 too. Dennis :smile: <ddphoto.uk@lycos.com>
     
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    Paul,

    I would be interested in sharing ideas and experiences. I would consider myself a moderately experienced photographer, but fairly new to LF (a year on and off). If it is 'doable' I would like to join in any gathering.

    Please add me to your mailing list:

    tomstanworth@yahoo.com

    Tom
     
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    Is the list still open? I am just moving up to larger format (5x4) and this would be a tremendous opportunity learn from experienced users.

    thanks

    Lee
     
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    Has anything come of this?

    If this is up and running, or has the potential too, I'd like to join in? Please let us know what is happening Paul - and I might even buy the 90 from you :smile:.

    All the best

    Carl
     
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    There's a lot of us out there, in the UK.

    Met with two this last week (one from this forum the other was a chance meeting) and also had the pleasure of allowing my 19yr old niece the use of my 5"x4" camera to make her first B&W/LF images.

    My niece was quite amazed how many people came up & told us they'd used LF in the past, and how knowledgeable they were. She was chuffed to be called "The Apprentice" when we stumbled ito a pub full with a BBC camera crew working on location.
     
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    I've a 4 year old apprentice god-son...

    he uses Ribena disposables at the moment - start em young :smile: It'd be good to get a group together as Paul has suggested but this thread seems to have petered out somewhat and I was trying to revive it! That said it might be in full swing already.

    All the best, Carl
     
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    Hi to everyone! I am somewhat to blame for this idea "petering out"! Last year was a bit of a bummer for me! :smile: But, thankfully things are very much on the up and it might be a good time to put out another "call to arms"? How about an informal get together within the next few weeks - anywhere central to us all! Does anyone have any suggestions as to a photogenic location which is central? An idea might be for any interested parties to respond to this posting and also confirm available dates, where they will travel from and how far they are happy to travel for (say) a weekend get together? I will be happy to search out accommodation options (unless someone more local /who knows the area where we go has better ideas!)To start, I'll be travelling from South Wales and would be "comfortable" travelling as far north as the Lake District and anywhere south of Wales until I hit the English Channel!! But a gathering in the Channel Islands sounds good for later this year - Nick?? I'm okay most weekends (with notice!) Anyone interested?
     
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    From Glasgow...

    so down to the lakes or Dales or Moors is good for me. We often travel down to Gloucester and my folks live in Broadstairs so trips can be arranged around this too.

    All the best, Carl
     
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    I'd be interested to join you. I'm in the south east and would go up to the Lakes/Moors or anywhere westwards. My lf experience is only about 20 sheets (including disasters :rolleyes: ). Most weekends are free, but a weeks notice would help.

    Peter
     
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    Please count me in: daveonthehop@hotmail.com. I'm a struggling newby with an oldby (MPP MK VII) and sagging shoulders. Cheers, Dave