Hello from Italy.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by FootNote, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. FootNote

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    Well Italy for the time being, i am only here for 6 more weeks.

    My name is Michael West but i go by West or as far as the internet is concerned "FootNote"

    I have been on and off with photography for a while now. Recently just getting back into it. Hopefully will be even more into it once i get back to the states. I started off with a digital Nikon D70 great little starter camera. Recently, 8 months ago or so i went out and got myself amazing camera, the Mamiya C330. Love.It. My main attraction to it was the fact that it was diffrent then other cameras being a TLR rather then a SLR so yes, i did buy it for looks and i have no problems admitting that :D But i have to say along with being a great looking camera it takes some steller shots.

    And real recently, (just got it in the mail Monday) i got my first LF camera, the Calumet 4x5 Not sure exactly what model but its from the 60's and in near mint condition, for a small price of $175 (and it came with 7 film holders) so i deffently got a great deal on that. I just bought some film for it and its on its way.

    I find myself useing my Nikon gear less and less these days (I also have a Nikon F5)

    As far as what my interests are, i would love to be a second shooter for wedding photographers and i am also interested in event photography and wildlife photography (Granted i have not done any of these things besides on a small scale) I also work with models just as a hobby.

    Any advice comments or good shoping tips feel free to PM me or let me know here :D

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dave Miller

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    Welcome to the forum Michael.
     
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    Welcome to APUG from NYC
     
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    Hi Michael, welcome from the Canadian prairies!
     
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    Welcome from Italy Michael

    Stefano
     
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    Michael... Welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts.

    gene
     
  8. Black Dog

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    Welcome to APUGland from another C330 user:D!
     
  9. Christopher Walrath

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    Welcome to the group, Michael. NICE CAMERA. You can go a lot of directions with what you have. Again, greetings and salutations.
     
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    Welcome Michael, from the west coast of Canada.

    I've shot a fair number of weddings using my C330, but I think you'll be hard pressed to find many opportunities to use them in that environment now.

    Matt
     
  11. mark

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    Howdy.

    You are only in it for the looks when you land yourself a lemon yellow Hasselblad or a 12x20 :D. The TLR is a work horse that gets notice.