Hello from NE UK.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by limnides, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. limnides

    limnides Member

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    Hi all. I'm not very good at introductions, and I usually don't like to draw attention to myself... but in an online forum I kind-of don't have much of a choice, huh? :smile:

    My name is Alysia and I'm a New Jersey native studying in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for my Fine Art degree. Over the course of the last few months I've been taking analogue photography seriously enough to dedicate my whole practice to it. It's always something I've really enjoyed, but I had convinced myself that I was a painter and a hobbyist photographer until my tutor nearly smacked me. ...I guess I'm not much of a painter after all. Hah.

    Anyway.
    Currently I'm using 4x5, 35mm, and 120mm film. I'm not sure how much detail I'm supposed to go into during an introduction so I'll just leave off on that.

    I'm very new to the world of analogue and I'm hoping that this forum is a place that I can learn and grow, as well as meet other film photographers (the darkrooms in uni always seem to be empty!)

    Cheers!
     
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    Hi Alysia, and welcome to APUG. Good luck with your studies and have lots of fun with film photography.
     
  3. limnides

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    Thank you Chazzy! :smile:
     
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    Welcome!

    You live in a great place for exploring the North East - my favourite part of England.
     
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    Aye, I do love it here. It feels more like home than NJ does, hah.
    Kind thanks for the warm welcome.
     
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    Alysia - hello and welcome to APUG from western New England! :wink:
    I hope you enjoy your visits to APUG.
     
  7. limnides

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    Thank you so much Gene. :D
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Alysia, from back home. Here in good old lil Delaware.
     
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG! I was born in New Jersey(Toms River). I also do 120!

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome Home Alysia !

    I've visited New Jersey, and gotten lost for several hours, a few times ...


    Ron
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    Welcome.

    Remember that whilst you are in the UK, it's 5x4!!!


    Steve.
     
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    Welcome to this great site.

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    Welcome Alysia!
     
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    Welcome Alysia. There's a lot of quality information here and quality people willing to help you along your way. Good luck with your studies.

    Raul
     
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    Hello and welcome from the Heart of England,
    Hows the 5x4 going? Just got into it myself :S

    Paul
     
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    Thank you all for the warm welcome! :smile:

    I think it's something of a rite of passage... for such a small state it's incredibly easy to become hopelessly lost. My favourite was Newark at 2AM.

    Y'know, I say 5x4, but doing research online (especially when I was looking for colour) I noticed it's always written 4x5. I'm glad there's a reason and that I'm not nuts. I'll keep that in mind for the future. ;D


    I haven't actually used a proper camera with it (I built a pin-hole), but I really enjoy the results. It's what I've been shooting most often with.

    Are you using a large format camera? I watched an introduction for a Walker Titan 5x4 and it seems entirely out of my league. Hah.
     
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    Good to see you're adopting our proper way of spelling too!


    Steve.
     
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    Yeah I have a Sinar P, I am really loving it. It's really not out of your league it just takes time. You should go buy a camera they are dirt cheap, go on be good to yourself :smile:
     
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    Welcome to APUG Alysia -- I'm sure you'll love it here!
     
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    But why stop at 5x4 - Go straight to 10x8 and enjoy real big negs (Shaggysk8 is already on the slippery slope :laugh: ). Plenty to see and shoot up north, so enjoy yourself regardless of which format you use.
     
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    First SHUT UP PAUL I am not giving it to your peer preasure!!!! and yes Loads to shoot up north gonna head that way at the end of april with the 5x4.

    And don't listen to paul_c5x4! he makes your spend money!
     
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    Oh, that reminds me. Have you picked up one of those De Veres yet?
     
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    I don't wanna take over this thread but paul_c5x4 found me a FREE!!!!! Durst L1000 with CLS450 head, so I went for that in the end and well I love it!! not a De Veres but it does the job.

    Paul