Hello from deepest Essex

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Rich K, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Rich K

    Rich K Member

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    I'm returning to film photography after a gap of many, many years. I used to use a Zorki 4K which was a Xmas present in the 80's.
    I no longer have the Zorki but now own two Voigtlanders, a Vito B and a Bessa. I intend to use primarily b&w film
    My brother was a big fan of analogue photography, was a member of apug, owned many film cameras, did his own developing and would preach the advantages of film over digital at every opportunity.
    Unfortunately he passed away in December and by way of a tribute to him I'm returning to film for my church architecture photography which I would usually use a digital camera for.
    It's going to be a steep learning curve but I'm looking forward to both the challenge and the results.
     
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    Welcome to APUG. I feel sad for your brother. Could you please share his name ? May be I remember him :sad: Your cameras are excellent . Ilford is a UK based photographic papers , films and chemical makers and you can find huge selections of products from them. If you want they can process your film and print on paper. There is a lot of information at their site. They are supporting this site and Simon will be your after sales problems man here. May be if you post your ideal pictures here , we can advise you on development , film selection , filter selection , paper , enlarger filter selection.
    If you want , I can email you pdf books on all aspects of film photography to your e mail address. Every book will be around 24 mb size and you will be needed lot of space at your inbox.
    PM me your email and books are yours.

    Best wishes and take care,
    Umut
    Istanbul
     
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    Welcome to the forum Rich and deepest condonlances regarding your brother.

    You will find a lot of folks willing to help in your learning experience here.
     
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG!

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome Rich. Returning to film as a tribute to your brother is a nice gesture which I'm sure he would have approved of.

    If you have any queries regarding using film, this is the perfect place to ask.


    Steve.
     
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    Welcome Rich.

    Your brother Andy was a great contributor here, and will be sorely missed. We hope you will get as much from APUG as Andy obviously did.
     
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    Welcome Rich. I was very sad to hear about Andy, and so pleased to hear that you have been inspired to enter the world of film.
     
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    Again, welcome to the family, Rick. We'll treat you like family and make you wish you weren't.
     
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    Rich, a very warm welcome from western Washington State. This place is also like a family (a very big and raucous family).
     
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    Hello and a big welcome to APUGland!
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Rich. Sorry about your brother.
     
  12. Rich K

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome.
    I'm fortunate that my brother had a reasonable library of photography books that I can use as reference but that doesn't mean I won't be asking questions.
    I'm even more fortunate that today my parents have given me Andy's Rolleicord vb. It has a part used film in it so I'm interested to see the last images he shot.
    I think the learning curve just got steeper!
     
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    I remember when Andy got the Rolleicord. I have a similar Rolleicord V.

    As for books, I know Andy had a copy of John Gay's England Observed. That is a great book for inspiration, especially to see what can be done with a minimum of equiment. Almost everything in that book was taken with a Rolleiflex.


    Steve.
     
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    Welcome Rich!
    I am so sorry to hear about your brother. Ask your questions, I'm sure people will be pleased to answer you.