New to Analog. Young to Photography

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Alisha, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Alisha

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    I thought it'd be the right thing to introduce myself and I feel quite happy to do so being everyone here seems to be welcoming.

    I'm Alisha and I'm 17 years old. Extremely young, I know. lol I got into photography one, or two years ago using a digital camera, but in the past months I've been captured by film and I can't seem to get away from it. I joined hoping I could get a better understanding of analog photography, so I can grow in my own.

    I'm mesmerized by photographers such as August Sander and Paul von Borax who have helped me understand what photography should be. I'm not sure if I would be here with out photographers like them.

    That's just a little bit about me though and I hope I get to know others as well. :smile:
     
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    welcome to apug.

    it's really a great place to learn.
     
  3. Lee L

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    Welcome Alisha,

    I have a 17 year old son who started with analog about four years ago. There's lots of good information around APUG. Hope you enjoy your time here, and don't be afraid to ask questions.

    Lee
     
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    Welcome Alisha, from the south west coast of British Columbia, Canada.

    I started photography at age 8, with my first darkroom work when I was 11.

    That was a few decades ago, but film photography still makes me feel young.

    I think you will like it here - there's hundreds (thousands?) of us who really enjoy sharing our experience, and helping others.

    If you have questions, or experiences to share, don't hesitate.

    Oh, and have fun.

    Matt
     
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    hallo alisha

    my son i 5 1/2 jear old and asks me for his first camera. he also helps me in the darkroom. oh im so proud :smile:.

    i´m sure you are not to young, only the way is a other one than the generations bevore you. we (i´m 39) had only the analog way.
    and believe me we (older) are so happy when younger than us find the way to the analog photographie.

    and here ist the right place to learn. there are so competent writers in the forum sometimes i can´t believe.

    ask,ask,ask ... the best way to learn

    a friendly welcome from vienna

    thomas
     
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    Welcome to APUG from Melbourne, Australia, and I'm glad you found us. Ask questions and have fun.
     
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    Welcome Alisha...
    As I'm another Californian (So Cal-Riverside) I wonder if you went to the Sanders show at the Getty...still up through August I believe..
    I just went Saturday.

    Anyway, enjoy the site and it's refreshing to have a 17 yr. old interested in film.
    Matt
     
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    Unfortunatly I don't live in SoCal. :sad: I wish I did, but I don't. I'm from the Central Valley in a city called Fresno. It would have been great to go to a Sanders show though.

    I have a younger brother who's 5 years old too. Sometimes when I go out to shoot, he brings his plastic camera and askes if he can use mine. lol

    Thank you, I'm glad to be here. I think I've finally found a site whose members accepted my youth. :smile:
     
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    hallo again

    no plastic (my son at work)

    [​IMG]

    (with a little help by me)

    thomas
     
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    Welcome from Duvall, Washington. Good to see that younger people are going analog...

    -J
     
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    I hope your son realizes how lucky he is. :smile:

    I try, and I try getting my friends into it too. lol
     
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    Well, cool.

    -J
     
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    Hello. Welcome from England.

    I have a 14 year old son who is fascinated by the cameras and looking at the image on the ground glass - when we are at home. When we are out, he says he is embarrassed by me carrying a vintage film camera!



    Steve.
     
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    Welcome, Alisha.

    And Thomas, that's a wonderful picture.
     
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    August Sander. I'm a BIG fan. You have good taste.

    If you are ever in San Francisco, stop in at the Rayko Photography Center. There is an excellent gallery along with great rental darkroom facilities and excellent workshops. Ann, the gallery director, is the person who turned *me* on to Sander. She is always happy to talk about photography and look at pictures.

    http://raykophoto.com/
     
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    Hi Alisha,
    I'm more than twice your age and I'm still learning. Welcome to APUG from Sydney, Australia.
     
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    Welcome, Alisha! You've found a great little corner of the web.
     
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    hi alisha

    glad you found us

    have fun!

    john
     
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    Welcome to APUG. Just enjoy your hobby and be willing to explore new stuff you find out about, here or otherwise. Then it will go from hobby to lifelong obsession.
     
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    I'm 16[actually will be in a month] and I have been shooting film for a few years.
     
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    Welcome from the East Coast (South Carolina). I found this site about 2 years ago when I was thinking of building a darkroom, again. It is a great site with great group of people with a wealth of knowledge. As with many of us here I started when I was younger then you, probably around 12 years old, had my first darkroom when I was 15, a corner in the basement. Have fun shooting film....
     
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    Welcome Alisha,

    From Penzance in West Cornwall, England.

    There are no stupid questions here so don't be afraid to ask anything.

    Regards Daniel
     
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    Welcome from New England...enjoy!
     
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    Hi from Canada's east coast.Just remember "There are no dumb questions,just dumb answers".
     
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    welcome from Denmark too..

    you give hope (your age, that is :wink:) to the analouge photography.