New here...and it feels so good

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Hoosierken, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. Hoosierken

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    Hi,

    I'm Ken, I live in Indiana in the USA. I've loved photography all my life. My first camera..I got it on Christmas morning maybe 35 or so years ago (guessing). A polaroid swinger.. Anyone remember those, I fell in love with photography and B & W to boot. I did my time doing some wedding photography a few years ago but walked away from it. Now I shoot what I want to when I want to and try to express myself, my mood through my work. I also work in other media such as colored pencil and pastels but B & W is my first love and I still love the amber glow of the safelight. I used to process my own color film and prints as well but it became a bit too costly. So I focus on my first love...B&W. I feel fortunate to have a personal darkroom here at home, it's a sanctuary from the world.

    I thought all hope was lost as I searched bookstore looking for photo magazines to read but standing there looking at a wall full of digital camera mags I found one magazine that spoke to me and this passion. And it had an article about this forum. I rushed home to my computer, thank God for broadband...and here I am. And to find so many like minded people here is a relief. I had feared I had become obsolete.

    I can now stop filtering through those other forums and sites that have a few traditional photography topics.

    Thanks for being here
    Ken
     
  2. Sean

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    Welcome Ken! Glad you found your way here :smile:
     
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    Familiar story, Ken. Welcome aboard.
     
  4. BradS

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    Welcome. Leave your shoes at the door and sit down. We've got bourbon, scotch, beer and rodinal.
     
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    Welcome Ken, you're going to like it here.
     
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    Some of my favorite relatives are Hoosiers!

    Welcome from the wetlands of the Chesapeake.
     
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    The Church of Rodinal is welcoming you to APUG.

    have fun!
     
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    Greetings Ken and welcome, with all the above plus wonderful conversation and many others here with experience I'm sure your soon feel comepletely at home.
     
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    Welcome home Ken. This is a great place to visit, to learn and share in good conversations.

    gene
     
  10. Mike Kennedy

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    Hi Ken,
    As a newcomer myself I can attest to the wealth of information you can find in the APUG forms.I received a ton of helpful insight on my first post (Tri-X in Rodinal).If you,re looking for magiznes etc.on darkroom and B+W shooting may I suggest you check out your local yard/garage sales (boot sales in the UK).I picked up 145 old issues (1950,s,60,s 70,s) of Popular Photography,Darkroom,and Photo Life (best Canadian publication) for a meager $5.00.Scads of great articles and cool adds.
    Mike
     
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    Hi Ken. Welcome to a refuge from all the pixelopgraphers of the world.
     
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    Welcome Ken.
     
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    Welcome, from the terribly wet and sloppy Southwest USA.
     
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    Hello Ken, welcome along.
     
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    Hey Ken!
    Well, gotta love Hoosiers!!! When I drive down to see my brother in Ft. Wayne, I'm always saying thinks like "Hoosier drivers ed teacher!!!" haha :D
    Welcome to APUG! You're gonna love it here!
     
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    Hi Ken! I'm a fellow newbie but already I'm loving this site. Welcome :smile:
     
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    Be wellcome, my friend. Greatings from Brazil!

    André Ferreira.
     
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    Ha! Another BAP! (Born Again Photographer) I knew there were more of us out there. :smile:

    Welcome!

    Bruce
     
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    WELCOME!

    One of these days I've got to introduce myself! But right now I've got to go upstairs and cut a box of 14X17 inch film into 7X17. That's as analog as it gets.