Introduction

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by budrichard, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. budrichard

    budrichard Member

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    I actually joined about a a year ago but just got a round to posting this introduction. I started photography in the 1950's with a Contaflex and Kodachrome film. Learned basic darkroom in High School and then went to college where I joined the Yearboook staff as a photographer. In graduate school I first worked as a stringer for the Milwaukee Journal and then for the Wisconsin State Journal as a Staff Photographer. I also shot weddings in Graduate School as my National Science Foundation Grant was simply not enough money for a family. I left photography and the State Journal to pursue my career as a Nuclear Engineer. There simply was more money in Nuclear Engineering than photography, at least for me.
    I am now retired and have returned to photography. I have the freedom to pursue photogrpahy and am currently using Leica M equipment and ASPH lenses. I have shot a few weddings in Kodachrome with this equipment and am for the most part satisfied, although Nikon Digital equipment would be much easier! I still use Nikon SLR equipment but mostly with long lenses.
    I have a few projects in progress using both Kodachrome and one using Tmax 400. I suspect the Kodachrome project will be the last thing I do in that format as sooner or later Kodak will pull the plug on K64. Hopefully I can glean some information from this site and also provide information.-Dick
     
  2. papagene

    papagene Membership Council Council

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    Dick - welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts.

    gene
     
  3. Jeff Kubach

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    Greetings from Richmond Va. I hope you like APUG! Looks like you have some nice equipment.

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome to APUG. You will learn a lot from some of the resident gurus here.

    As regards the K64, that's what freezers are for. (you can always buy food, you can't always find your favourite films. :wink: )

    Cheers,
     
  5. Andy K

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    Welcome to the forum Jeff.
     
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    More money in Nuclear Engineering? Say it ain't so, Dick!

    Welcome in. Always room for another old hand.
     
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    Welcome from northern Indiana, USA.
     
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    Oops, replied to the wrong post! Welcome to APUG Dick!
     
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    Welcome to APUGgland!:D