Hello everybody from Italia

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by faustotesta, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. faustotesta

    faustotesta Member

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    Here i am introducing myself,

    i live and work in Italy (near Rome), 41 years old, taking pictures from the late seventies.
    Started with a polaroid then i went through Zenith, Yashica and now Contax/Hasselblad.
    Nowaday seems like that there is no alternative to digital ("why don't you buy a good DSLR ? You will be no longer spending money on rolls") then i patiently try to explain that in order to match the quality of a MF (Hasselblad) or a Planar Zeiss 85 f 1.4 that i own at the moment i should spend thousands of euros in photographic gears and data supports (PC, hard disks, servers....) and then spending a lot of time in front of a monitor ( i already do that at work as programmer ) i prefer spending a couple of nights per month in my darkroom.
    Catching up with this site has been a great joy.
    I am not alone :smile:

    About photography.
    I do love the "old" classics.
    Robert Doisneau, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Henri Cartier Bresson, Bepi Merisio, Dorothea Lange.
    I shot mainly colour negative (35 mm) but i'm slowly moving to BW.

    Some of my pictures:

    Thank you everybody for keeping shooting on film.
    Ciao
     
  2. Steve Smith

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    The reason my experience with digital only lasted eight months! (though not as a programmer).

    Welcome from England.




    Steve.
     
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    Welcome to the site from a newbie. Hope you find this place as useful as I have so far.
     
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    Benvenuto in Apug! From another italian.... Welcome...

    Stefano
     
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    Ciao Fausto,

    Welcome to APUG. Here is THE place to learn, share experiences, get motivation, meet people and have some fun. All on analog photography. Please keep participating.

    Best regards from Tennessee,

    DRZ
     
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    Welcome from New England!!
     
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    Welcome from the hills above San Salvo -)
     
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    Welcome to APUG. I'm a Software Engineer and rejected digital for the same reason. Best wishes from Cornwall.

    Regards Daniel
     
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    Welcome from the desert wastes of Utah.
     
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    Welcome from the UK (& Turkey)

    Ian
     
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    Welcome from the semi-arid region of British Columbia, Canada! (I'm sure there are green things somewhere I could photograph...)
     
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    Welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA

    gene
     
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    Welcome from the Pacific Northwest of USA. By the way...I enjoyed your flickr site.

    Best regards,

    Bob
     
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    Benvenuto - New York, NY e Pontremoli (MS).
     
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    Welcome to APUG from Quebec, Canada :smile:
     
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    hallo

    welcome from vienna austria.

    i know what you mean (spend so much money for a digi-outfit and so on ...)
    and i also like my nights in the darkroom.

    greets

    thomas
     
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    Welcome from Melbourne, Australia. Your photos are great. I particularly like the one called "Clochard".
     
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    Weclome from Richmond Va. Your photos are wonderful. I sure you'll find APUG useful.

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome from Canada. This is a great place to be.
     
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    Grazie a tutti !

    Thank you everybody for the warm welcome.
    I noticed, here, that the level is very high.
    Great place to hang around.
    Ciao