Hello from Raleigh, North Carolina

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by viridari, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. viridari

    viridari Member

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    Hello!

    I only got seriously into photography at the beginning of this year, but you might say it has become an obsession!

    While I did get started with a DSLR, I found it to be an excellent training tool for what was to come. It allowed me to understand how exposures worked, lighting, composition. It all came together in a way where I could have instant feedback and then try again with lessons learned from my earlier mistakes.

    These days my main camera is a Mamiya C330, and I also shoot a Minolta X-700. Shortly, I will be developing my own B&W film at home but for now I use a local lab.

    Once my home dark room is up and running and I've got the hang of it, I'd also like to try my hand with a 4x5 view camera.

    Someone on ModelMayhem.com forums pointed to this site as potentially being a much friendlier place for film photographers to hang out. Film discussions over on MM invariably turn into a digital vs. film debate in short order.
     
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    Welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts. APUG is absolutely film friendly!! :D

    gene
     
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    Hi from south central Missouri!

    Welcome aboard.

    Mike
     
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    Hello from Richmond,Va. I hope you like APUG!:D

    Jeff
     
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    Interesting, a digital camera training for a C330. Kinda backwards from the norm.

    Welcome.
     
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    welcome from Newmarket, Ontario. film is a long journey and it is up to you to make it agreable and fun. b good
     
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    Welcome from western Canada. I think I was in Raleigh once. Isn't Duke University located there? Beautiful city.
     
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    Welcome from up the road a ways in Richmond, Va
     
  9. viridari

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    Close; Duke is in the nearby city of Durham, which is one county over from us but considered part of the same metropolitan region. We've got quite a lot in the way of universities around here.

    I've done some d***tal shooting at the gardens they have at Duke, which are quite lovely in the springtime. The city of Durham has a lot of cool old brick industrial architecture left behind from when it was a booming tobacco town, and interesting social dichotomies where relatively wealthy people live next door to relatively impoverished people. Makes for some interesting street shooting opportunities.

    (Go Wolfpack!) :wink:
     
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    Welcome to APUG, I'm over in the triad, watch out for those deacs......
     
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    Greetings from Lexington. Have ya checked out Peace Camera yet?
     
  12. viridari

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    Often. :smile: And I will be there shortly after Christmas to get some of the things that Santa might miss.

    Hmmm Lexington, eh? Been awhile since I've been to the BBQ capital of the state.
     
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    great to see you here!

    have fun with your mf camera,
    and keep an eye on the classifieds area
    there is always a thing or two for sale
    for when you decide to pick up a LF camera :smile:

    mmm bbq ..
     
  14. JuanMi

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    Hello from Spain! I'm also new in APUG and also have (proudly) a C330 F (nice camera!).

    It's huge!.

    Best regards,

    Juan Miguel
     
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    Hello from farther west. I'm outside Statesville.