New here, a shy hello!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by girlafraid, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. girlafraid

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    Hello everyone!

    I haven't been on a forum in a while but after coming across this one tonight I thought I would join. I've only been shooting analog for the last three years but have into photography a little longer. It was a little scary quitting digital all together but I have been loving it, mostly! I'm self taught which really means I've muddled through. I want to improve all the time though.

    I have a little collection of 5 Zenit's although they are now not all in completely working condition. I also like to collect other cameras and have some polaroids but I haven't shot with them in a long time.

    I am quite shy but I will try and get involved as much as possible!
     
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    Welcome from the colony.
     
  3. David A. Goldfarb

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  4. Ian Grant

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    Welcome, if you ever need any help I'm just across the border in North Worcestershire :D

    I have a small collection of Russian rangefinder cameras, and started with a Zenit E.

    Ian
     
  5. Jeff Kubach

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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG!

    Jeff
     
  6. Xmas

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    Hi Ian

    Im just S of you and have medium sized collection of Russian rangefinders.
    Maybe we need to shoot up Brum on a Saturday?

    Hi M'sAfraid

    Welcome hope you are happy here.

    Noel
     
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    No need to be shy here, we're all family. Howdy from yer cuz across the big pond.
     
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    Welcome from the other colony.

    :wink:

    Ken
     
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    Welcome to APUGland:cool:!Would you be a Smiths fan by any chance?
     
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    Welcome to APUG from Japan!
     
  11. girlafraid

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    Wow thank you for all the warm welcomes :smile: I'm sure I'll be happy here!

    My first Zenit was an E. Since then I've added a Zenit B, Zenit 11, Zenit 12xp and another E though it's an Olympic Edition! I've often thought about getting something smaller one of the Smena's for instance. It would be nice to have something lighter for trips out!

    He he yeap! I'm a Smiths fans!
     
  12. Sim2

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    Congrats on making the step to sign up and to say hallo.

    Hallo back to you!

    This is a great place to be - either to sit back, look, listen and learn or to engage with the forums. I know from experience that whatever one asks, there will be at least one answer forthcoming and "the learned" folks here do try to help those willing to learn.

    Enjoy your stay!

    Sim2.
     
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    Welcome from the southern part of over here! lol Remember, if you want to share digital stuff, there's also dpug so there's still a place to share files you don't want to ignore. No need to be shy, either. We will pounce on and pummel everyone equally! (KIDDING!!!!)
     
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    And another warm welcome to APUG...from the left side of the former colony.
     
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    another welcome from another colony!

    Marc!
     
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    Many of us have found our way through the same passage. Self taught has it's challenges, but super rewards too. Welcome to APUG and glad you've joined in. :D
     
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    don't be

    We could use a few shy people here. And I include myself in those folks who might be a bit over the top from time to time. We can be "true believers" but we pretty much agree that film is the real deal.
     
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    Welcome.

    Relax, and don't take us too serious.
     
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    Welcome from the convict colony. You will love it here.
     
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    Welcome lady. Hope you have a great time here!!
     
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    I'll be having some open sessions at my new darkroom in a few weeks, I hope to start working on it next week as it's a bare shell at the moment although electrics are fitted (by previous owner). I'll be posting the dates here on APUG so maybe you (and any others here) would like to meet up then. If the weathers good we could have an adhoc barbeque and print sharing (discussion) session. The Severn Valley Railway is just down the road (5 mins walk) and a possible place to visit/photograph.

    Ian
     
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    Super could make most weekends, forgot about SVR, was at Winchcoombe last week.
    We could even speak about E-76...

    Noel
     
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    But keep in mind that with the Zenit E you'll save on a hammer...