Enough with the lurking, on to the posing.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by schwefel, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. schwefel

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    Hi all.

    A little backgound on me:
    Name: Jason
    Age: 30
    Location: Milwaukee, WI
    Day job: VoIP consultant.
    Equip: Dad's Canon AE-1. (Needs a CLA, any recomendations?)


    I have been on APUG here for about a month lurking around. I think it is high time I post something.

    I have decided to get back into doing some photography and darkroom work. I have put it on hold for while due to kids, money, house, the usual and not so usual suspects. I had my first exposure to making prints in HS yearbook. I really enjoyed it but, did not have the equip to continue.

    5 years ago I set up a makeshift darkroom in a place we were renting. I was able to printing, but with the lack of funds and a cobbled together enlarger, it was not much fun. Ok, it was not fun at all.

    Now, we are selling the starter house. (I declined to build a darkroom because I know we would not be living here terribly long.) In whatever new house we get, SWMBO has allowed for me to set up darkroom. This pleases me to no end. I am certain that the kids (currently 2 and 4) will be interested in making prints as well. It should be fun.

    Odds are, finishing the basement, if not already done, at the same time will be a pre-requisite, but I can handle that. As will be procuring an enlarger and other misc items. eBay, here I come. I'd like to shoot some 6x6 as well, maybe try out a large format. If the kids develop and interest in all this, so much the better. (Anyone have the formula for that one? :tongue:)



    Sorry for the book.


    Cheers,

    Jason
     
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  3. schwefel

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    Welcome to apug An dhave big bad fun building your darkroom!
     
  5. Dave Miller

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    Welcome Jason.
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Posing? I was looking forward to a few revealing self-portraits!? Send 'em in mate. Anyway, keep posting and good luck with the darkroom. I just finished an extension into my garage with a big new sink. Happy days again. Welcome.
     
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    Welcome, Jason. Have fun building the darkroom. There's a huge thread... Darkroom Portraits you might find very useful with ideas. And don't forget... you sink CANNOT be too big!! Good luck... my kids have become great little tray rockers, and photogram makers! :tongue:
     
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    Hi, Jason. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Great, another friggin Jason. That's all we need. How many we got now? Like five? I'm gonna talk to my mom.

    Welcome to APUG.
     
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    Jason - welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts. Have fun building your darkroom!! :D

    gene
     
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    welcome to APUG Jason
     
  13. David A. Goldfarb

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    Posing? You mean like--"oh yeah, I only make 30x40" ambrotypes in the hotlight studio in my loft with 20-foot ceilings, and supermodels have to audition for me..."--or was that supposed to be "posting"?

    In any case, welcome to APUG!
     
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    Man... One bad typing day and you catch no end of crap!:smile: Anyway, David means well and so do we all - welcome aboard.
     
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    Welcome from the U.K. I thought you were asking about the formula for kids. All I can say is that however invented it has a lot to answer for:D

    pentaxuser
     
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    Hi Jason, another welcome from the UK.
     
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    Welcome to the APUG jungle....we've got fun and games!:D
     
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    Well, I got my enlarger. A nice, old Beseler 45M. Now I just need the darkroom.

    Jason
     
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    Details, details... Who needs a darkroom? :D Good for you! And welcome to APUG!

    - Thomas