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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Bob Weber, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Bob Weber

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    Greetings, Apuggers:

    My name is Bob Weber. I'm stricly amateur, but I've had a basement darkroom for almost two decades and have probably shot enough film to spool from here to Calgary (300 km one way) and back. Love doing it; always have, since high school.

    Am currently a wire service staff reporter, specializing in the Arctic and the environment. But this has little do with my photo work, which mostly revolves about the people and places around me. Faves? Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Atget (the trees and parks), Harry Callahan. I don't think I'll ever make a dime from shooting pictures, but it gives me a whole new way to understand and describe the world. And after spending all day staring a computer screen, I love making something with my hands that might even be a bit expressive of how I felt about what was in front of the viewfinder. I admit, I've been a lurker here for some time, so I already know I'll enjoy the experience. I hope to participate in the conversation when I have something to add. Regards,

    Bob
     
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    Welcome, Bob!!
     
  3. Craig

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    Welcome from Calgary!
     
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    Howdy from Texas!
     
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    Welcome from the bald-assed prairies!
     
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    Another welcome from Calgary. We have quite a few members (Craig from before) including Eric Rose and KenM, to name two.
     
  7. papagene

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    Hello Bob... welcome from western Massachusetts!

    gene
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Bob! This is a great place with tons of like-minded folks! :smile:
     
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    Welcome from the other side of the Rockies.

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    Hi Bob,

    Welcome from Eastern Ontario !!
     
  11. CRhymer

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    Hi Bob,

    Welcome from North of 60.

    Cheers,
    Clarence
     
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    Welcome to the group, Bob. Cheers.

    Chris
     
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    Welcome aboard APUG from north coast BC :smile:

    Murray
     
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    Welcome to APUG.
     
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    Welcome from Regina. :smile:
     
  17. Bob Weber

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    Better than Facebook

    Wow! 14 replies in less than 24 hours - this is going to be fun!

    Bob
     
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    welcome aboard - from the GTA

    I'm here in the western end of 'the big smoke' as some would call Toronto. I'm in the same situation as you - for me shooting some almost 20 years since high school, although there have been a few years that I was not exposing too much.

    I am confronting the records storage issue though. All my photo gear once sat in the darkroom; now the reference books have moved out to make room for about 18" of shelf space worth of negatives and contact sheets filed in 3 ring binders.

    Happy shooting, and now that winter approaches, happy printing.
     
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    Once more, from the it-ain't-all-flat land

    Welcome from Saskatoon ...

    Hope you find as much of interest on this site as I have.
     
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    Welcome Bob.
     
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    Welcome from the big bad metrooplis of Greater Toronto.
     
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    Hi BOB

    why were you there, when I spend 4 weeks in Edmonton 6 weeks ago... :->))

    welcome from Copenhagen.....

    niels-erik
     
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  24. Les McLean

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    Welcome to APUG Bob
     
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    Hi Bob, welcome from across the sea.
     
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    Hey Bob,

    Welcome from Montreal.