Hello from Canada

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by John cox, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. John cox

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    Hello, my name is John Cox and I've been browsing threads here the past few days and was impressed by the content and quality; I hope I have something decent to contribute and I'm sure I'll learn a lot.

    I've been working as a photographer for the past seventeen years from when I started covering after school activities for a local newspaper. I started out with a Polaroid land camera and currently shoot Digital, Bonica MF, and leica M/L39. My most loved film is TXP 320 (120/220) and still have some as I buy it whenever I see it. If you know of any that the owner will part with let me know. I also have a large collection of toy/box cameras from 1886-1970.

    I really like working with film because of the sheer deliberation involved. Taking a picture with film forces you to slow down and pay attention to composition exposure and focus. I feel this is lacking in a lot of photography today.

    I live in Orangeville Ontario but will be moving to Toronto in the near future.
     
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    Hello John - welcome to APUG from the southwestern corner of the country!
     
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    Hello John, and welcome to APUG. :wink: Glad to see you here.
     
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    Hello John, from Paul in the mountains of Western Canada.

    "I really like working with film because of the sheer deliberation involved. Taking a picture with film forces you to slow down and
    pay attention to composition exposure and focus. I feel this is lacking in a lot of photography today."

    I really like your attitude!

    Now, where is Ontario...is it anywhere near Ottawa?
     
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    Hello John and welcome to APUG.
     
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    Hi John, from another fellow Canuck located in the middle of the Prairies. I too love TXP and has some 120/220 in my freezer that I am not willing to sell as it is one of my favorite films ever. Glad you like the site, some of us spend a lot of time here.
     
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    Welcome John, I hope you enjoy APUG.

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome, John, from Melbourne, Australia.
     
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    Welcome to APUG from Western Canada

    Regards
    Gord
     
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    Welcome John from Pakenham Ontario. That is just outside of Ottawa.

    My wife and I own a small gallery called the 3 yellow Tulips here. We have a lot of folks come in to discuss photography hee. We sell a lot of B/W here. Please feel free to come by any time and introduce yourself.

    Hope to meet you soon.

    Don
     
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    Hello from the Left Coast, John, and welcome to APUG!
     
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    John,

    Welcome.

    As you may have noted there are a large number here from Canada, and there is regional APUG group activities in various areas in Canada including Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

    Regards,

    Len
     
  13. John cox

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    Sounds like I'll fit right in.
     
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    Hi John -- welcome to APUG from a Canadian foundering in Japan!
     
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    Hi John - welcome, from another film user named John (I live in the GTA)!
     
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    Always room at the bar here. Just ask if you need help with film stuff in the GTA.
     
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    Hi there. Welcome from a Montrealer.
     
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    Hi John,

    Bienvenue from another Montrealer.
     
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    John - hello and welcome to APUG!!! :D
     
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    Hi John. Welcome to APUG.
     
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    Look up Pete Heirlehy (sp?- I always have a hell of a time spelling it right) in Orangeville before you leave town.

    I know him from time he and I linked up at the brampton Print group in the past.

    He is a most superb b& photogrpaher and printer who has been at it for years . he moved to digital, to better market his fine art images, but has a great body of b&w work as well.

    Glad you found us, and feel Apug is a good resource.
     
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    Welcome from Vancouver Island.....if you become a subscriber you can post and view photos in the gallery and it's a great site to support...the print and postcard exchanges are awesome to participate in...
     
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    Welcome John, from yet another John ( A lot of Johns - what kind of a place are we running here?)
     
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    Hi John, welcome from nearby Newmarket, ON.
     
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    Welcome to APUG