Newbie from Connecticut

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by sbattert, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. sbattert

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    I'm just a hobbyist currently obsessed with B&W. I learned my way around the darkroom in an elective in college twelve years ago, and recently rekindled my interest in analog when I found and developed an undeveloped roll of film which had pictures of my late father and grandfather. The latent images formed in silver waiting to be developed and fixed into visible form. I'm a hack and I wing it completely - that's what I love about it.

    I picked up an enlarger (or two) and had some success with it, now I'm struggling to keep up with my beginner's luck. Unfortunately, winging it means unpredictability and unstructured results, so I have a lot of work ahead of me. I'm hoping it's not just a passing obsession like homebrewing (which I had success with but found it to be too much work -- am I doomed or will I overcome the fact that the two are similarly exhausting).

    I love that people are practically giving this analog stuff away.

    -Shaun
     
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    Hi Shaun - You said, "I'm just a hobbyist...". In my house just is a four letter word! You are not just a hobbyist, you are a hobbyist! See, sounds much better! Welcome, I too enjoy analog as a hobby and find it thrilling! Keep printing and having fun, don't worry if you tire one day. Coming here always leads to new ways of thinking, exploring, seeing. Welcome to the site!
     
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    Welcome aboard, sbattert. You don't say where in Ct you're from, but if you want to meet other New England APUGgers (we're a pretty friendly group) come join us for the Back to the Beach gathering in Waterford, CT on July 21. All day, low key, food and drink, photographers of every stripe and a gear swap or give away table... who could ask for more?
     
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    Hi Shaun -- welcome to APUG!
     
  5. sbattert

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    Whiteymorange, Sounds like a great day. Unfortunately, I'm out of town on July 21st, but I'll keep an eye out for next year.

    Thanks Andy & Rachelle.
     
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    Hi Shaun and welcome to APUG.
     
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    Shaun - hello and welcome to APUG from just north of you in Mass!! Sorry you can't make it to Whitey's this year... it is a fun time. :D
     
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    Welcome to APUG! Enjoy your stay. :smile:
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Shaun.
     
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    Hi Shaun I hope you like it here!

    Jeff
     
  11. sbattert

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome.
     
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    Welcome to APUG