I am getting back into Analog Photography....

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by jouhar, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. jouhar

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    Hello to all,

    I have two reasons for joining this forum - firstly, after a few years of digital, my interest in traditional photography has been re-kindled - I intend to start up a darkroom again, many years after I last developed and printed my own pictures. My father had a darkroom and when I left home about 30 years ago, my opportunities for photography diminished, and then I had a family - you know the story....but now I am picking up my Pentax Spotmatic where I left off !!

    The second reason is that I inherited a huge amount of MF and 35mm negatives/transparencies and several hundred exhibition prints that were all created by my grandfather Dr S.D.Jouhar between 1930 and 1963. He was a prolific exhibitor in The London Salon (which he was invited to join in 1944) and also the RPS (see www.sdjouhar.com for some examples of his work)

    I have been archiving his work and I have a ready supply of very interesting material that I can work with. My father started to do this about 20 years ago, but he died 9 years ago, before good quality scanners were available at a reasonable price, so he was never able to do much with the BW negs.

    Anyway, I look forward to learning more and contributing to the forums where I can.

    Best Regards to all,
     
  2. SuzanneR

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    Welcome, and sounds like you have a lot of work to print!! You'll find good information here to get you back into the dark!
     
  3. mooseontheloose

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    Welcome to APUG Kelvin, I look forward to seeing your photos! (I'm in the process of trying to scan all my transparencies and prints as well).
     
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    Hello from Richmond Va!

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome to APUG - and welcome back from the dark side!

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    Welcome aboard! Thanks for making the switch!
     
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    Welcome... take your time with the archival work. It can really take a lot of time. Just wait till you start making your own prints again. You're going to love it here.

    Cheers,
     
  8. Christopher Walrath

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    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9000/4.6.0.167 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102 UP.Link/6.3.0.0.0)

    Welcome to the group, jouhar. We all look forward to hearing and learning from you.
     
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    Kelvin - hello and welcome to APUG from western New England. It's good to have you back in the dark again. :wink:

    gene
     
  10. jouhar

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    Thank you all very much for the kind words of welcome.

    Perhaps I can just ask - which would be the most appropriate forum to post in if I want to get some opinions on the photgraphs on my "retrospective" website ?

    Regards
     
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    Welcome jouhar, that's great your going to take care of your Grandfathers work,I'v been doing that with my great uncles negs form the 30and 40's.
    Mike C.
     
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    Welcome indeed jouhar. Looks like you've got yourself a long term project there, and a very interesting one at that. Do let everyone know how you get along with it all.

    Cheers,
    David.
     
  13. jouhar

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    I guess I should just clarify - my first name is Kelvin.....my surname is Jouhar :smile:

    I tend to use just my surname when I register for all sorts of web stuff - it makes it easier, for me anyway !!

    Regards
    Kelvin
     
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    Wow, Jouhar, I admire your grandfathers photographs very much!
    Fantastic images, I'm sure you will have a lot of fun in the darkroom.
     
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    Welcome to APUGland!
     
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    I bet you never photographed using 'analog' before in your life. You used film for traditional photography.

    'analog' is BS. Call it film. The other stuff is pixelography.
     
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    Thanks Sarah,

    I have about 5000 negatives including glass plates from 1930's. I also have about 300 exhibition prints.
    Regards

    Kelvin
     
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    Howdy from Penna.
    got my first camera(Brownie Holiday) when I was 10. Been hooked ever since. I've led a blessed life, I met Ansel Adams at age 11 when living in northern N.M. Bought my first 35(Argus C3 brick)at a yard sale at 13 I think I paid a dollar, it had no light meter. That camera taught me much about exposure. My first darkroom came the same way-a yard sale at 15(its still the 60's). My firstslr was an Olympus FTL predating the OM. I've shot a few miles of celluloid, in many formats, and do not plan on stopping any time soon.
    SSOOO---keep your inner eye on soft focus, and shoot to satisfy your vision.