Hello from Devon,UK.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by veloman, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. veloman

    veloman Member

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    Hello everyone,Like everyone else on the site my interest is in film photography.I have the ubiquitous Digital camera but I'm drawn toward the proccess of taking photographs with film.In this respect I have no experience and in concequence a complete beginner.I've had a life long interest in looking at photography as an art form and since retiring I thought it was time to start getting to grips with the buisness of learning the art(I have a background in sculpture so I think my eye has learned to see the World with a certain slant)I've browsed the site for a couple of days and it appears to be a 'one stop shop' for everything I will need for my education in film photography,for which I am very greatful.My present 'kit' is a Leica V Lux 1 Digital, An old but pristine Praktica BX 20 with 28mm and 50mm lenses,A Canonet 28,Olympus Trip, and three vintage Medium Format cameras I had given to me,namely a Voigtlander Bess66 and two old Ensigns.So,plenty of cameras but no photographs as yet.I'm so glad I was directed toward this site.

    Best Regards Arwyn.
     
  2. Pinholemaster

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    Arwyn

    Shoot a couple hundred rolls of film and report back.

    Cheers.
     
  3. Jon Butler

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    Welcome Arwyn,

    Have fun, the Bessa 66 seems a good place start, if you get the bug you will
    be looking for an enlarger soon!

    JON.
     
  4. papagene

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    Arwyn - welcome to APUG from western New England USA. You've found the best place to learn traditional photogy on the net.

    gene
     
  5. Anscojohn

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    Welcome, Arwyn, from near Washington, DC, USA
     
  6. Steve Smith

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    Welcome from the Isle of Wight.


    Steve.
     
  7. veloman

    veloman Member

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    Thank you all for your kind welcome.My questions will begin very soon:D

    Arwyn
     
  8. Steve Roberts

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    Welcome from Tavistock (Horrabridge, to be precise, but no one who doesn't live there has ever heard of it!)

    Steve
     
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    Welcome aboard Arwyn.

    Have fun, Bob.
     
  10. veloman

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    As a retired Royal Marine I know it very well Steve,although I mostly saw it at night:wink:Thanks for your welcome.

    Arwyn
     
  11. Jeff Kubach

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    Hello Arwyn, Welcome to APUG.

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome from London, Arwyn.
     
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    Another new Englander chiming in, Arwyn. This is indeed a one-stop-shop for finding people who know all those bits you don't - and are willing to share without much attitude attached to the sharing. I know the "old hands" have been kind to me. Ask away... and do as suggested - shoot a hundred rolls or so before becoming discouraged.
     
  14. Ian Leake

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    Welcome Arwyn, from up the road in London.
     
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    Another hello from further west.

    Bill
     
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    Welcome from Montana U.S.A.! You have found yourself a great place to learn! I am a newbie also and have learned way more than I ever thought posible!
    Lori
     
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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. This is the best place for film photography period.
     
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    Welcome home, Arwyn. Welcome home.
     
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    Welcome from the SF Bay Area, California.