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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Rocky, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. Rocky

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    Hello everyone!

    Am so happy to have found this group! My experiences lately with both 'Camera Clubs' and 'Digital Enthusiasts' have left me looking for people who share a love for traditional photography.

    Most of what I would say regarding the above has been covered in other threads, by better writers than myself, so I won't beat dead horses...much.

    Re: Digital. My only gripe is when the attitude of the person preaching digital to me seems to be: 'It is not enough that Digital Suceed, Film must also Fail'. I don't see why it has to be one or the other, both can exist in parallel. I prefer traditional photography, I don't need to justify it.

    Re: Camera Clubs. Conformity...lack of intelligent comment...exclusive groups within groups...massive exodus to digital.

    The last meeting I attended the winning color print was a beautiful composition of three WWII fighters in perfect formation against a glowing sky. Later I was told the picture was done by taking an original shot of three 1/4 scale model planes hanging in an airport lobby somewhere in the USA. They were lifted out via PS and placed against a sky of clouds with golden light suffusing through the clouds also courtesy of PS.

    If that floats your boat, great, but I'm heading a different direction.

    If anyone can direct me to a resource that would help me figure out how to get my photos to a postable state I would appreciate it. All I have is a flat bed scanner.

    thanks,
    Rocky
     
  2. Ole

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    Welcome, Rocky! You'll feel right at home here :smile:

    It's simple, really: Make prints, scan them. That's what most of us do :wink:
     
  3. TPPhotog

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    Greetings and welcome. As Ole says just scan away and post :smile:
     
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    You're quite right of course, but that isn't always how psychology works. If you have made a choice you are not 100% confident in, the failure of what you abandoned might seem to justify you.

    Welcome aboard from another newcomer. David.
     
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    Welcome Rocky! Glad you found this site.
    Ralph Barker has some simple steps for scanning prints for posting on his website. They are designed to help the scan look more like the original print than for heavy PS manipulation. Maybe he will post here with his site info, or PM him to get the info.
    Good luck and I look forward to seeing your posts.

    gene
     
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    Rocky, welcome from Hawaii. I hope you enjoy this site, there are a lot of great people here, as well as a lot of diverse skills.
     
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    Hi Rocky, welcome. I'm new here too recently and loving it. Hope you will too! :smile:
     
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    Hello Rocky. Welcome to a great place. Looking forward to seeing your work.
     
  9. Rocky

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    Thanks for the welcome!

    I will give uploading a try pretty soon.

    Is it safe to assume that if the picture looks ok on my screen it will look okay after uploading it?

    Thanks,

    Rocky
     
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    Probably close enough, but every monitor is different. Most folks here understand that what they see on their screen is a pale representation of the original print.
     
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    Pale's right for LCD screens. Not as good with contrast as a CRT. Welcome Rocky from the UK, sounds like you'll enjoy it here.
     
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    welcome rocky - sounds like you'll fit in well here
     
  13. SuzanneR

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    Welcome. There's a lot of great information here, and I'm looking forward to seeing some work in the galleries.
     
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    Hi Rocky, nice to meet you and I look forward to seeing your work.
    Kind regards from West Australia
    Nicole
     
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    Rocky, greetings form Tokyo (My home for this week). Enjoy your visits, I'm sure you'll have fun here.... Just make sure to pack your sense of humour for the journey you are undertaking ;-)
     
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    Greetings from Canada!

    joe :smile: