Hello from Sydney

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by NathanBell, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. NathanBell

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    Hi everyone!
    Stoked I found this comunity, I've been searching for an active 'traditional photography' group for quite a while now.
    Ahh... I'm basically a beginner, shooting on a 1973 Pentax K2 SLR, and a couple of plastic toy Lomo's.
    I've recently started dabbling in develloping my own B&W film in my tiny cramped bathroom.
    I cant seem to get any luck with colour film though, with about 95% of my shots being quite grainy.
    Um... I'm mainly interested in artistic photojournalism. I draw alot of inspiration from the www.oculi.com.au collective (my aunt's a founding member)and other Sydney Photojournalists like Trent Parkes, Dean Sewel, Andrew Quilty, Lisa Wiltse, etc etc.

    Some of my B&W pictures from a recent trip to adelaide for a mountain biking competition are here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/21349178@N08/sets/72157603303785806/show/
     
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    There's quite the rowdy herd from Australia on APUG. Welcome aboard from north coast BC, Canada :smile:

    Murray
     
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    Welcome, Nathan, from Melbourne. I'm also a big fan of Trent Parke's work.
     
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    Hi Nathan - welcome from the south west coast of BC, Canada.

    You'll enjoy it here.

    Matt
     
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    Rowdy herd?! :smile: Hi Nathan!!

    Marc (also from Melbourne!)
     
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    Welcome Nathan

    Great to see another Australian in our online community.
    Warren
    Katoomba
     
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    A warm welcome from Middle England Nathan, enjoy the forum.
     
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    Isn't the middle of England extreemly cold at the moment? Rather than warm?:tongue:
    Thanks for the welcome everyone... Lots of great info on here!
     
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    Looks like I'm the first from Sydney - welcome!
     
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    A warm welcome from Oslo.

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    Hi Nathan,
    Hello from another rowdy crowder. I still think we are probably a bit under-represented for a city of over 4 million but spread the word and look forward to your contributions. Had a look at your site and some striking and creative photos there. Interesting design on those seat-less bikes - no doubt for easy access to the ground for the legs and to protect the family jewels on such terrain?
     
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    Hello from the Isle of Wight.

    Don't worry about colour film, it's just a passing craze. Like radios and telephones. It will never catch on.


    Steve.
     
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    Hi, Nathan. You've got a great camera with a lot of lenses available. Welcome to the group.
     
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    Welcome from France! I'm sure you'll find that you'll become addicted to this site (I know I sure am!). Lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here (I'm of the former, and maybe not so much the latter;-) ).

    Rachelle
     
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    Welcome from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, where it's much cooler than it is in Sydney (but it is above freezing today at least).
     
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    Nathan... welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA. Right now it's snowing outside, so it's a little cooler than Sydney at the moment. :D

    gene
     
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    Hi from Geelong, Nathan. Yes we are a rowdy bunch, but don't we have fun.
    Mike
     
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    Hello and welcome from Sydney!
     
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    Hello from Vancouver BC.
     
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    Hi Nathan, another welcome from the UK.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome everyone! Nice to see I've found a great comunity who are all passionate and enthusiastic! Hopefully some of your knowledge, enthusiasm, motivation and inspiration will rub off on me! :smile:
     
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    Nathan,

    Welcome to APUG from NYC.

    Regards,
    George
     
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    Checking in from Rowdy Brisbane! Although after just watching the second cricket final, we Aussies may be a little less rowdy for a few days ... :sad:

    I went and saw Trent Parke's "Minutes to midnight A/V" show a couple of years back when I was living in Sydney. Awesome stuff and he and his partner Natalie seemed extremely down to earth and quite funny.

    Enjoy APUG, it gets in your blood!