Hello from Maastricht

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Contrastique, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Contrastique

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    Well, it took me quite a while to finally register here but I made it :smile:

    At the age of 18 I started studying photography in Belgium and from that time on I just knew it's something for life.
    Started analogue and digital entered my life a couple of yrs ago due to the people I used to work with. About a year ago I bought the D200 and it's nice but analogue is far more interesting. A couple of weeks ago I was able to lay my hands on some Technical Pan from Kodak and it just blew me away. My digital one has not been touched since and I plan on keeping it that way. Hope to buy a Hasselblad in the near future but the budget is not yet there ;-)
    Films I use are mostly Tri-X. Paper in darkroom I use is Ilford Multigrade FB Warmtone.

    Started reading this forum a couple of months ago and got blown away by all the knowledge here! I feel so dumb and unknowing compared to you peeps here :surprised:
    It was Iwagoshi who made me sign-up finally as we talked a lot about photography the last couple of months and I believe I got him into it again.

    So I decided to chime in and say "Hello" to everyone. If some people are interested in what I make, there's a link in my sig to my website.

    Oh, and thanks to all here for keeping b&w analogue alive! It's being really appreciated as in my surroundings I seem to be the only loon who places analogue above digital.
     
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    Welcome to Apug. I am sure you will like it here. Some very fine photography on your website!

    Hans
     
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    Welcome to the forum, I look forward to hearing more from you.
     
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    Hoi, dag, bon soir...

    I visited the photo department at the Hasselt academy. I saw some interesting works there.

    (In het `Landbouwbelang´ is it quite chilly this time of year, I assume.)
     
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    Welcome. And don't worry about the level of knowledge. I've been into photography for 15 years, reading this site almost since it started, and still learn something new here almost every day. I just try to find it inspiring instead of demoralizing.
     
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    Nice you know the Art Acedemy there. They have some nice work indeed.

    Yes, het Landbouwbelang is very cold this time of the year. They have some nice parties there though and if you just keep dancing you'll be fine :D
    You speak dutch btw?

    Thanx for all your welcome-replies :smile:. Looking forward to my apug-future here ;-)
     
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    I was around the art scene for years and thus know those `off´-places.

    Been in Hasselt as well as Genk just last month. I guess I know my way in Flanders. And in Maastricht there is still the Tefaf waiting...

    Yes, I'm fluent in Dutch.
    (but don't ask for my accent...)
     
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    Welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA. This is a great place to learn and be inspired.

    gene
     
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    greetings from hasselt, the other capital of limburg
     
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    Hi Contrastique, welcome from the UK.
     
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    Welcome to APUGland!:D
     
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    Welcome to APUG from Calgary Alberta Canada! I passed through, and visited your fair city many times when I worked in Den Haag between 1999 and 2001. I had a company car with a fuel card only valid in Nederland. Therefore, Maastricht was the best place as a jump off point to maximize the distance into Belgium and mid/southern Germany on that fuel card (and to minimize the amount of I had to pay out of pocket for fuel).

    We did visit your fine city many times and thoroughly enjoyed some of the restaurants in the Centrum.

    Again, Welcome !!! Looking forward to seeing some of your posts of photographs from you part of Nederland.
     
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    :smile:

    Being 3th year student at the Academy of Fine Arts of Hasselt you've for sure seen some work of me there !

    -M-
     
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    Hi and welcome from Melbourne, Australia.
     
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    Hmm, dunno for sure. At what day(s) do you attend classes? I'm only there at fridays. I'm a 6th grade student.
     
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    tue, thu, sat
     
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    Hello Contrastique, bienvenue de Londres. :D
     
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    Well it's not like it took a lot of arm twisting. If you are serious about photography, and I know you are, the obvious place to be is APUG, period. And yes, I totally blame you for getting me back into this madness as well as the associated GAS (Gear Acquistion Syndrome).:smile:


    Sean...about that finders fee??
     
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    Hey Terry,
    Nice to see you here :tongue: This is definitely a good place to be with all the information available. The english terms are a little hard to follow sometimes but I have the feeling there's more info over here than on the dutch department.
    In a way it's just like headfi, people say all different sorts of things so mostly I'll be heading my own way and discover for myself. It's a good site for guidelines.
    Anyways, have a good time with your GAS (lol) ans such and hope to see some work of you soon!
     
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    Hi there and welcome to the forums!

    Your English is excellent. I know English is a pain to learn from scratch. It's a daft language. No rules. Or rather, there are plenty of rules of grammar but then there are 10 different ways you have to break the rules depending on the subject, verb, tense and probably the phase of the moon... Still, it would get pretty insular around here without all the non native-English speakers, so a particular welcome to you.

    Have fun, Bob.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Contrastique. Hope you find the environs hereabouts useful as all get out.
     
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    Excellent work!
    I am very happy you joined us.