New Bee Appreciation

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by scarfish69, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. scarfish69

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    My name is Craig. I live in Virginia near Ricmond. I'll try to keep this short.
    First, big thanks and hell yeah to Sean for making that huge decision and keeping this great thing alive. While I'm not supporting the site monetarily yet (next month, on disability, money's tight), you have my full support otherwise.
    Second, my birthday passed recently, and I don't have many people in my life. So what a cool thing it was to open my email and see a birthday wish from apug. I know it's automated and not that personal, but still.
    I've suffered from depression most of my life. It's really hindered my artwork (I also work in sculpture, pencils, multimedia, and watercolor) not to mention my whole life. I haven't browsed this site as much as I should or would like to have, but I try to do my best. I've taken photo classes but have just had a bad streak of teachers.
    I shoot sometimes with digital, but my heart is in film. I know film is superior. I love working in the darkroom. I love the smell of the chemicals. I don't love sitting at a computer processing images. I love the anticipation, waiting to see how a roll of film or a print is going to turn out.
    I have my own darkroom, set up only for b/w right now. I have a Nikkormat, a Canon A-1, and a Canon AE-1 with an assortment of lenses. I also have a Ciroflex but the shutter's broken right now. I'm building a collection of home made pinholes as well.
    I know I've thrown some personal stuff out there. From my experience artists can be more open minded and accepting, though. I'm trying to put myself out there and be more proactive.
    I hope to see yall around. Thanks for reading.
     
  2. thebanana

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    Hi Craig,

    Welcome from sunny Manitoba! I'm sure you will enjoy this comunity.
     
  3. Valerie

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    Howdy from Texas, Craig. You're gonna love this place!
     
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    Welcome from the Canadian Riviera, Toronto.
     
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    Welcome, Craig, from New England!
     
  6. Richard Wasserman

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    Welcome Graig, from Illinois!
     
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    Welcome from Minnesota.

    I don't know about others, and I have never been 'charged' with clinical depression, but I do know that during emotional distress, hard times, and difficulty I produce some of my best work.

    I am sure you will like APUG.

    - Thomas
     
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    Hey Craig
    Glad you're here!

    tac, next door in WV
     
  9. Andy K

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    Welcome aboard Craig. You're sure to enjoy it here.
     
  10. scarfish69

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    power of the web

    Wow, I was only gone a few minutes. Thanks for the warm reception .
     
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    Hi Craig, welcome from the UK. You'll find everyone here very supportive, and this place is a fantastic resource for everything photographic (well, apart from the d*****l of course).
     
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    ....and a big welcome from NYC
     
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    And a very warm welcome from Copenhagen (Denmark)..... You will like it here....
     
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    Welcome from western Massachusetts.

    gene
     
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    Hi Craig! Welcome, from North Carolina... and Happy Birthday! You might as well enjoy it because my experience says they'll be coming around very quickly! ;o)
     
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    Hey Craig. Welcome from Thunder Bay. This really is a great place.
     
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    Welcome aboard APUG from the north coast of BC, Canada :smile:

    Murray
     
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    Welcome from western PA! As you've seen, this is a great community.
     
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    Hey, Craig. Welcome from Delaware, bud. Glad you found us, or, I guess, we found you, kinda, maybe, well, sorta. Anywho, howdy!
     
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    Welcome from central UK. Post some of your work on the gallery. It's amazing how supportive and constructive this community is :smile::smile::smile:
     
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    I is nice to have you here Craig. Welcome to Apug from Norway.