*waving frantically* Hello!!!!

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  1. jackie_like_the_chan

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    I don't know quite what to say but what I do I say enthusiastically!
    In case you couldn't tell from my screen name, my name is Jackie! I hail from the beautiful state of Maine and I'm twenty three and recently decided to get back into my love affair with photography.
    Other than a childhood obsession with polaroid, I'm relatively new to film, having just developed my first two rolls and I am hooked! I vaguely remember yelling at everybody in my apt. that there were pictures on my film!!!
    After my first darkroom class was cancelled due to low enrollment, I decided to teach myself and so far I don't think I'm doing half bad(the fixer comes BEFORE the developer, right?) I'm hoping to expand to printing within the next month or two once the funds are available, and impatiently waiting for the ability to grow and make mistakes in the darkroom! In the meantime, I've been reading and watching and listening to anything that anybody slighty film inclined has expressed. I'm hoping to learn a whole lot between my own experiances and from all the excellent information I find here!
     
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    Jackie - My gosh, your energy and passion is just so exciting! I welcome you to Apug and wish you the best if your photography! Your success is thrilling and hope to see some of your work! Welcome! Best, Andy
     
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    Welcome and yay for enthusiasm!
     
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    Hi!

    Having waved frantically so many times i know the feeling.: ) So pleased to hear from Maine. You live in a beautiful state and I hope to see your photographs soon.
    I am getting back into the darkroom after a five year-or is it longer- lapse.
    Katrina knocked the heck out of my house and that is the excuse i am using today.
    Have had my own darkroom in closets,bathrooms and now have one in an old walk in meat freezer in a back yard building. It is ventilated well with an odd assortment of fans and filters. Now, if i only had running water...
    Still get a thrill when I see a negative for the first time and an image forming from a print in the developer. Magic!
    Mary Ann
     
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    A big welcome to Jackie and Mary Ann!!:happy:
     
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    Welcome Home Jackie !

    Remember To Spread The Word, And Share Your Enthusiasm !
    I'm Very Happy To See So Many Fresh 2011 APUG'ers Here !

    Enjoy The weekend !

    Ron
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    Welcome to both of you, from the south-west coast of British Columbia, Canada.

    To be fair though, Mary Ann, you should start your own thread, because we would like to hear from you as well.:smile:

    Hope you enjoy it here.
     
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    Welcome Jackie and Mary Ann!

    Always appreciate perspectives from East and South since I am hopelessly stuck in the West
     
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    Wow, some of the kids are alright!
     
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    Don't worry, I still do that! :wink:

    Welcome to APUG Jackie!
     
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG! Like always you learn from your mistakes.

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome from the mountains of Pa. After nearly 50 years of darkroom work, I still am amazed to see pictures on my film! Hope your enthusiasm lasts as long.
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Jackie.
     
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    Jackie (and Mary Ann) - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts. Keep and eye on the New England forum as we do have regional get togethers every now and then.
     
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    Welcome Jackie, Mary Ann from Nude Hamspter.

    My preference is use the dev first, then the fix, but I've been known to do it the other way round.

    Barry
     
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    Welcome from OZ. The thrill of opening the developer tank is still there after 40 years, especially if you use the developer first!
     
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    Thank you everybody for the warm welcome! It really means a lot to me to finally find people who enjoy photography and don't talk my ear off about the pros of *******!!! Looking forward to sharing my work and learning more about the film process!
     
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    Welcome to APUG
     
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    Become a subscriber and post your work!

    Then check out all the member run forums.. i.e. http://www.apug.org/forums/forum184/ and play a bit. We don't bite.

    tim in san jose
     
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    Welcome from Washington DC! Yes, please do post your work - it's one of the great things about APUG is getting to see all the cool stuff people are doing.
     
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    Hello Jackie!

    Such energy indeed! Welcome!

    I well remember the thrill when my first negatives came out. That was to many years ago. I'm just getting back into developing and printing. Do have fun!

    chastings1904
     
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    Hello Jackie

    Welcome back to film and APUG from the Canadian prairies.

    Regards
    Gord