Introducing.....

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by GerardF, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. GerardF

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    Hi All,

    I've just discovered this great forum in the last fews days. There is so much information, knowledge and experience here, it will take weeks to read through it all!!

    I live in Melbourne, Australia and my day job is designing database software, GUIs for a freight forwarding company.

    So far as photography goes, I completed my photography diploma back in 2002 by studying part time over many years. From my study experiences, I gave away 35mm (literally!) to "focus" (get it!) on medium and large format.

    We had to shoot medium format in 2nd year so I got hold of a used Mamiya RB67 with a 90mm lens...I added a 65mm a couple of years later. I still take it everywhere!

    Early this year I was lucky enough to get hold of a Toyo 45G, 3 lenses, viewing hood, Polaroid back, a dozen double dark slides for A$900 (eBay!)

    My main interest is fine art but I enjoy all aspects of image making.

    One thing I've learnt is that there's always something more to learn/discover and serendipity is a wonderful experience!!
     
  2. jd callow

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    welcome there is a lot here, but worth viewing!
     
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    Welcome, Gerard. You hit the nail on the head, this is a good place for analogue photographers to hang out and learning something while doing so.
    Hans
     
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    Darn downunders are taking over!! Just kidding. Welcome to the asylum. Show us some of your pics.
     
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    Welcome. I also use Mamiya RB - a great camera.
     
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    Welcome!! I'm always glad to hear from someone in one of my favorite places; in fact, I will be passing through Melbourne in September on my way to Bright, Vic. for 10 days. I'll probably be coming from Hobart. This trip, I'll be doing almost exclusively 4x5.
     
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    Welcome Gerald.
    You have discovered a great place to hang out and meet some pretty interesting people.
    gene
     
  8. GerardF

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    It certainly seems that way!

    Regards

    Gerard
     
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    Nice to see someone from Melbourne, Gerard. Do you have any favourite subjects to photograph. - I love photographing around the Brunswick St area :smile:.
     
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    Hi Gerard!

    It's good to have you here. I do not shoot medium format, but I am learning bits about it so when the opportunity presents itself I will be prepared!

    I'll be looking forward to seeing yor photos in the gallery!
    Jeanette
     
  11. GerardF

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    Hi roy, yes I really love my RB...we've been through good and bad times together!!!

    roteague, How do you know of such a small town called Bright? email me if you want when you are near to travelling through!

    John...I don't have any specific area. I do go to Brunswick St....to eat...there are so many eclectic places to choose from!
     
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    I've actually been to Bright several times; I generally meet friends there who travel up from Melbourne. I like to wonder around Mt. Buffalo National Park, and the farmlands in the area - I live on a small island, and enjoy the change of scenery. I may stay in Porepunkah this year (how is that for a small town) I usually drive down from Sydney, the drive is quite enjoyable, although I still prefer to drive on the right <vbg>. I'll drop you an email before I leave, thanks.