Hello from Arkansas

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by eric-holmes, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. eric-holmes

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    Wow, I had a huge post typed up, attached a picture and then click submit and learned that I couldn't attach links until 5 posts. It deleted my whole post.

    So here it goes again...

    My name is Eric. I am 25 years old and I'm from Arkansas. I hold a job as an RN so photography is a part-time hobby. I got my first DSLR about 3 years ago now and I have been learning ever since. But then I felt like I wanted more gratification from my work so I started shooting some film with my aunts Canon EOS. It was fun and cool but still wasn't what I wanted. I needed something more mechanical, more organic. A friend gave me a Minolta X-370 with a 50 1.7 and 200 f/4 lens. That was it. I love the feeling of that metal body and the manual film lever advance. I shot some rolls of film and got them developed. But somethings else was missing.

    I wanted to develop my own film. So I got a roll of T-Max 100 and an Epson V500 (Craigslist $60!) and went to work. I first used the Cafenol formula. Success! I felt like I really made something!

    Now I am looking to develop B&W using real chemicals and proper technique. I look to learn a lot of tips on developing/scanning from this website.
     
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    Sorry, I had to post again to this thread to subscribe to it. :s
     
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    Welcome to APUG Eric. Hope you enjoy it here.

    A mild warning though - APUG intentionally limits discussions about scanning (its sister site, dpug.org welcomes those). So if you start asking questions about that part of your workflow, you might be a little disappointed in the response.

    But we are glad you are here.
     
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    So this sites focus is in making prints from the negative through enlargement?

    Does dpug.com offer development assistance, etc?
     
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    Yes it does.

    That being said, many people who either use labs to do some or all of their work, or do use scanning for some or all of their work also participate here. We just don't get into the technicalities of the scanning and digital printing/display parts of the workflow.
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Eric.
     
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    Welcome, Eric!
    I'm right over here in Memphis (and a native Arkansan, to boot), am completely addicted to film, and both scan and enlarge.
    There's lots of great knowledge and expertise here, and I'm sure you'll be developing your own film full-tilt before long.

    Cheers,
    Terry.
     
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    Hello Eric and a warm welcome to APUG!

    Jeff
     
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    So I checked out DPUG.com. Wow, there are whole categories over there that haven't had any activity in them in a week. I will more than likely be staying right here. :cool:
     
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    eric - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts! :D
     
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    Welcome to APUG
     
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    Welcome Home Eric !

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    Good Evening, Eric,

    Welcome from southwestern Illinois.

    Konical
     
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    Welcome from SW Missouri.
     
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    Thanks everyone! Nice warm welcome.