Hello from Latvia

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Burkards, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Burkards

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    Hailing from Riga, Latvia.

    Found this forum through reddit's /r/analog subreddit, and really glad I did. It looks like there's tons of useful information on here.
    I've been dabbling in analog photography for a little over a year, but nothing serious has come of it, since it's pretty expensive over here. Buying and developing a roll of 120 costs me about 10€, so now I'm looking into developing myself, so I can stock up on film and just go out and shoot the format I love.

    I'm currently using the original Lubitel from 50's which I got from a flee market, but I'm looking to buy a better medium format camera in the future, because Lubitel really does feel a bit like a toy camera, that and it's not in too good of a shape. I also have a Zenit SD, but it's broken and a broken Start camera, also from the Soviet era. Definitely looking for a 35mm that works too.

    Anyways, as far as my photography itself goes, I mostly shoot streets and sometimes do little photo sessions, if I feel like doing it. Usually out of my own initiative. I've got a project where I'm documenting graffiti in Riga. I enjoy just going out and wandering around the city, looking for good spots and interesting walls. I'd describe myself more as a hobbyist than a serious photographer.

    Anyhow, glad to be here.
     
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    Welcome to APUG :smile:! You are in the right place, this forum is the best for analog photography.
     
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    Welcome!


    You should consider the hairdo of that pineapple guy. Would fit Apug perfectly.
     
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    2nd welcome!
     
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    Another welcome, Burkards. Analog photography should be for you, you're in the birthplace of the Minox! One of my favorite cameras.
     
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    Welcome to apug.
     
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    Greetings, great group of people here. APUG, you will love it.


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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG.


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    Glad you've found the site and joined in on the adventure here. Hello & welcome to you Burkards.
     
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