Hello from the great white north

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by CraigK, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. CraigK

    CraigK Member

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    Hi All,

    This is a rather late intro....I mean, I've only been lurking and posting for the last year or so. Oh well, better late than never.

    My name is Craig Koshyk. I am an artist, professional photographer (commercial, fashion) and educator (I own PrairieView School of Photography www.prairieview.ca).

    I am a long time dark room addict and chronic abuser of alternative processes. That is not to say that I am anti-digi, I use bits, bytes and pixels for work everyday. For my personal work though, I just love my darkroom with its stinky chemicals, 25 year old vinyl albums and all the other great stuff with which i surround myself under the orange safe light.

    I am also a dog nut. Yes, dogs. My wife and I have three. Two Weimaraners and an Epagneul de Pont Audemer (a what?....go to http://homepage.mac.com/ckoshyk/Ponto.htm to find out about the breed and to see some of my photos)

    I am a great fan of this site, checking in almost every day. I will be taking possession of a good scanner soon so I hope to post some of my work to the gallery.

    In the meantime I will continue to lurk and occasionally post.

    Cheers!

    Craig
     
  2. Leon

    Leon Member

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    from one dog-nut to another - welcome
     
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    Craig,

    You've got quite an impressive facility. I am quite jealous... you should see our dungeon... I mean, school. Very impressive images as well.
     
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    We are big dog people also, Ours go everywhere we can take them.. Enjoy the site a show what you got!
     
  5. Eric Rose

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    Let me know if your ever in Calgary. We have monthly meeting of the Large Format Users Group. It would be nice to have you as a guest speaker sometime, or just get out and do some shooting.
     
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    Eric, Eric, Eric. We in Canada photograph - our friends to the south shoot. :-D

    (ducking, and running for cover)
     
  7. Eric Rose

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    Hey my cameras are registered! Are yours? Remember cameras don't shoot people, photographers do.
     
  8. mark

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    Hello Craig

    My wife, son and I are owned by five Mutts. here on the Navajo reservation four would be called Pure Bred Rez Mutts, each comeing from the means streets of a town on the reservation. The fifth was sprung from the joint. This does not include the three strays we feed that show up around dinner time. Anyone want a nifty mutt?

    OOps hit the submit button instead of the preview.

    Nice photos. Infact your composit nude is the first composite I have seen that I liked.
     
  9. dr bob

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    Welcome Craig: You are in the "real" Canada, I see. Gotta have dogs there. We have two, one Shetland Sheep Dog (our protector who might take a nip if you trespass uninvited. The other is a black Labrador Retriever who will give you the house keys. We live in the Maryland swamp on the Eastern Shore.
     
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    Craig, missed you last month when you were in to the Montreal Deli - maybe next time. We are a Standard Schnauzer family here.
     
  11. Ed Sukach

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    There is at least one of us that does both.

    P.S. Seems like one of the RCBS Digital reloading scales (resolution ... .01 gram - 500 gram capacity - I got to check one out) might be readily applicable to photographic chemistry mixing.