Hello from Chicago

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by CLAPhoto, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. CLAPhoto

    CLAPhoto Member

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    Since you clicked here, I should tell you a little about myself. I have been shooting over 30 years. I was ten when my parents gave me my first real camera (Canon Ae-1). About six years ago my wife and I deiced to take our hobby and turn it into a business. We started shooting weddings, portraits and fine art landscapes. I have read and studied just about everything written by Ansel Adams and, as a result, I find myself shooting more and more Black and White these days. I find black and white photography very liberating, free from the constraints of color, opening my world to a new vision which is usually hidden by color photography.

    Although it may seems at times that I am a “gear-head”, I am not. However, I do use whatever equipment necessary to get the photograph I want. Over time I am finding that I prefer larger formats and finding 35mm too limiting. Medium format is my current choice as I like having the large negative to view. I am also a confirmed film shooter. I know that digital is the next best thing since sliced bread, but I am having a hard time stomaching the cost of it. I consider the photograph not complete until it’s printed and I do have a wet darkroom.
     
  2. mikeb_z5

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    welcome from a fellow Chicagolander. :smile:

    Mike
     
  3. Konical

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    Good Afternoon, CLAphoto,

    Welcome to the state of Chicago from southern Illinois. Your comments indicate that you have been infected with a chronic disease. Before long you'll probably be hallucinating about sheet film and cameras with all kinds of strange adjustments.

    Konical
     
  4. Claire Senft

    Claire Senft Member

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    Hello from Chicago's northernmost suburb.
     
  5. rbarker

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    Welcome from the mid part of the West, rather than the midwest, Christopher. :D
     
  6. blackmelas

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    And welcome from Europe, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Greece, the Peloponnese and Ancient Corinth.
    Good to have you here.
    James
     
  7. Glenn Mathison

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    Southern Hemisphere checking in ...

    Welcome from Sydney Australia.

    Enjoy your visits to APUG and also the slippery slope to Large Format :smile:

    Glenn
     
  8. Richard Wasserman

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    Welcome from Wilmette.

    Richard
     
  9. Jim Chinn

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    Welcome from an Omahan who makes it up to Chicago several times each year.
     
  10. BWGirl

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    Welcome to APUG!
    This is a great place... especially if you think film is the greatest thing since home-made bread! :wink: (as opposed to that fluffo-white stuff) haha
     
  11. Flotsam

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    Mmmmmm... homemade bread.... [drool]

    Welcome. I was borne there but I left when I was still a Toddler.
    For me it really was a Toddling Town. :smile:
     
  12. unohuu

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    ..and hello to a fellow Chicagoan from one who has been displaced in Minnesota. Looking forward to seeing your work.

    Luke
     
  13. CLAPhoto

    CLAPhoto Member

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    Thanks all, the slide to large format has already happened as I purchaed a Calument 4x5 and a Speed Graphic last year.