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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by TheNewMayor, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. TheNewMayor

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    Hey,

    my name is James. I'm a 19 year old photographer based out of West Michigan. I've been making pictures for a few years now. I shoot a combination of film and digital, but definitely prefer film. I'm looking to get some feedback for my work, and learn more about cameras and how to develop my own film. If you're interested, some of my work can be found here: picsurge.com/JamesWestenbroek

    Cheers,
    TheNewMayor
     
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    Hi James, welcome aboard!
     
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    Hi James! This is a great place to learn. Keep posting your questions and show more of your work. It's a welcoming community.
     
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    Welcome to APUG
     
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    Hi James! It's great to have you here!
     
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    Wish there was internet when I was 19 , there was only single channel bw tv. Welcome !
     
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    hello from New Jersey!
     
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG!

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    Hello James,
    Welcome from across the ocean. I'm in Holland, Europe.
    I like your site. You have some nice images there. Some images seem to be a bit over- or underexposed. What kind of camera and film are you using?

    BTW your last name "Westenbroek" sounds real dutch. Any relatives or ancestors here in Holland?

    Bert from Holland
    http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl
     
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    Hello James and welcome to APUG.
     
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    Thank you for taking the time to take a look at my images Bert.

    I still haven't quite grasped full manual exposure when it comes shooting film. I have a few cameras: the Canon AE-1, Canon AE-1 Program, and a Minolta XG-M (all 35mm). As for film, it varies. I mainly just shoot what is available at the local store, which is Fujifilm Superia 200 and 400. I was able to pick up some expired Kodak Gold Plus 200 and 100 a while ago, and I've really enjoyed shooting that. When it comes to exposure, if I really want the image in the moment, I'll stick to aperture or shutter priority. Haha, I know that saying that is probably blasphemy here. This is the reason that I like to shoot digital. It gives me a chance to practice guessing exposure without suffering the cost of doing so with film.

    Yes! My family is very much dutch. No relatives there (at least to my knowledge), but my ancestors are definitely from Holland.

    Cheers,
    TheNewMayor
     
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    Welcome to APUG, James. I'm near western Michigan, in South Bend, Indiana.
     
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    Welcome to the APUG on line photographic site. Nice to see young folks joining in on the fun.
     
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    Welcome! I haven't been here that long myself but everyone is really friendly and helpful I'm sure you'll like it here.
    Some fantastic shot's on your site!
     
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    Welcome James. Ask lots of questions and you will learn a lot :smile: