Greetings from Toronto

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by @leksandra, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. @leksandra

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    Hello everyone,

    Years ago I attended a wonderful workshop in Toronto by Nicole Boenig McGrade when she introduced APUG to us. I've been lurking now and again but since my photography never took off, I never signed up. I've always been interested (an understatement) in analogue photography but never worked on it much so I thought I don't belong here. Nicole told us that she learned a lot here and I can see why.

    I am one of those people who 'grew up holding a camera' but never developed the skill because 'holding' never seemed to turn into 'pressing the shutter' much. Aside from the initial infatuation with immediate gratification of digital, I realized how highly non-fulfilling it is so I returned to film and very happy about that. I'm still in my comfortable, lazy 'holding the camera' pattern but I'll try to overcome that once and for all. I read a lot, sign up for workshops, go to lectures and exhibitions but for one reason or another seem to lack the confidence to go out there and shoot. That's why I'm here. I played with Holga lately and had lot of fun. I also have Nikon F3 and half-functional Yashica Electro 35. I would love to learn more about medium format cameras and printing.

    I live and work in Toronto. English is my second language so if I sometimes sound less than coherent, it's most likely because of that. :sad:

    Thank you all for fostering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere! I'm looking forward to being a part of it.
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Aleksandra.
     
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    @lek - hello and welcome to APUG!!
     
  5. @leksandra

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    Thank you, everyone!

    cowanw, thanks for the link. I'll check it out. It's always nice to meet people locally.
     
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG!

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome to @PUG
     
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    Welcome to APUG from a former Torontonian!
     
  9. @leksandra

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    Thank you all :smile:
     
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    Hello and welcome to APUG.
     
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    Hi Aleksandra, it is good to see other members from Toronto here!
     
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    Welcome to APUG from Newmarket, ON - if you wish the Toronto APUG members are planning to get together for a photo-shoot - see Here. Best opportunity to meet other like-minded people and ask questions. Cheers,