New from Australia

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by lazarus219, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. lazarus219

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    Hi everyone!
    I just found the forums from a friend mentioning the site on another site I regularly use. So my introduction...

    My name is Daniel, I'm 17 and live in Sydney (Australia) I have been interested in photography for a number of years now. I began shooting on digital simply because that's what I had access to, I always planned to get a film SLR though.

    So I got myself a nikon F55 and shot a few rolls of color slide, was nice enough to really think about each photo and get an entire roll back at once, still wasn't exactly what I was looking for though. I got a few rolls of Tmax 100 and shot those and developed and printed them myself. That is the moment I fell in love with film. For me it is all about controlling the photos from shooting to finished print. I like to use black and white for it's simplicity.

    I now shoot with a bronica SQ mostly, but occasionally a 35mm SLR (F60). I do shoot digital as well, but film is my format for when I just want to go out and shoot to really enjoy it.

    I look forward to spending time here and getting to know you all!
    Daniel,
     
  2. Mick Fagan

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    Welcome Daniel.

    17 years old and already owning a Bronica, plus others, something beyond my wildest dreams at your age!

    Good to see you are doing what you enjoy.

    Mick.
     
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    welcome Daniel from Italy
     
  4. Erik Hartmann

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    Welcome Daniel from Copenhagen (you know the town where we have an Australian crown princes)
    AND do not fall in love with a camera.... There must be a bunch of nice girls out there... :smile:)
     
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    Welcome from New England!
     
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    Dear Daniel,

    Does Lazarus219 indicate that you've come back from the digital dead?

    Welcome.

    Cheers,

    Roger
     
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    :smile::wink:welcome to Prisneyland!
     
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    Hi Daniel, welcome from Hawaii. I'm sure you will enjoy the new camera, and film is a lot of fun.
     
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    Daniel... welcome from western New England USA. It's good to see some young faces here at APUG!! :D

    gene
     
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    Ah ha - another Bronica SQ & Nikon user... Welcome to the fold!

    Have fun, Bob.
     
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    Welcome from England. At 17 I didn't even have an instamatic let alone a Bronica. Got a lot of help from Mr Fox Talbot though! I could jump on a mail coach and be with him in as little as 3 days. Mr Mick Fagan has been pretty good as well on a bulk loading issue and faster than Mr FT and he's only just down the road from you by comparison.

    In fact no-one has offered me anything but help here. APUGers as a species seem programmed to help.

    Enjoy membership

    pentaxuser
     
  12. Dave Miller

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    Welcome to the forum Daniel, enjoy the experience.
     
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    Welcome Daniel, from just over the ditch. Dig in, there is lots of information here.

    John.
     
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    Hi Daniel,

    And a very warm welcome from Ireland...

    Síle
     
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    Hi Daniel,
    from Geelong in Victoria. You're gunna love it here
    Mike
     
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    Welcome from NYC
     
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    Hi Daniel,

    Great to see another Sydneysider here. Welcome to the Apug community.

    Best regards,
    Thanasis.
     
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    Oh good, another Sydney Apugger. Welcome Daniel. Happy to help in any way. Feel free to PM at any time. I was going to say for fatherly advice because all my kids are now older than you, but that just made me depressed! At 17 I wanted to be a rock star but now I satisfy myself by photographing them. Where in Sydney are you located?
     
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    Welcome, Daniel, from Melbourne. APUG is a great place to be.