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Axle
01-05-2012, 03:28 PM
Yes it's cold, the weather pretty nasty, but we might just get lucky and have a wonderful snow filled blue sky day.

So how about a Feburary (?) meetup for the Toronto APUG folks?

Suggestions? Ideas? Or general "I'm in hibranation this winter and no amount of temptation will drag me from my warm darkroom"...

CGW
01-05-2012, 03:42 PM
You might also win the lottery and fly us all to Tahiti, too.

Sure, I'm in. West end would be nice.

JohnMeadows
01-05-2012, 06:49 PM
Count me in. Will try to think of some locale ideas

CGW
01-05-2012, 07:42 PM
Might be different to show up and shoot an event instead of the usual meandering architecture/street stuff--especially if the weather is lethal.

Usually interesting stuff on the Torontoist and Toronto Standard sites--just a thought.

naeroscatu
01-06-2012, 10:46 AM
I'm in for any kind of photo outing more so if the weather is lethal :)

Axle
01-06-2012, 01:11 PM
Might be different to show up and shoot an event instead of the usual meandering architecture/street stuff--especially if the weather is lethal.

Usually interesting stuff on the Torontoist and Toronto Standard sites--just a thought.

I like this idea.

CGW
01-06-2012, 01:37 PM
I like this idea.

Too bad we can't bottle up the next few days' weather for Feb.

Thought it might be fun try something offbeat. Chinese New Year is Jan. 23!

BTW, any contact with David William White? Have sent several e-mails/PMs with no response.

naeroscatu
01-06-2012, 02:27 PM
BTW, any contact with David William White? Have sent several e-mails/PMs with no response. Have not seen or heard from David since last year's APUG outings at Distillery District and Hamilton.

CGW
01-06-2012, 03:52 PM
Have not seen or heard from David since last year's APUG outings at Distillery District and Hamilton.

Odd. His blog is down, too.

We all need to stay in touch and hang out more often this year.

al.b
01-06-2012, 08:22 PM
i'll go . i like crapy weather

is anybody going to the winter camera show it's on jan 29 .

need more mamyia stuff.

al.b

CGW
01-16-2012, 05:45 PM
Just a bump to keep people thinking about shoot plans...

Vilk
01-16-2012, 05:53 PM
i'm in

Mike Wilde
01-17-2012, 08:42 AM
I may be available. The family has two plays on the go at the time - one with oldest son appearing, and another with my wife.

I connected with Dave White at Christmas time.

His Mulitiple Sclerosis has flared, as it does periodically, and has him low on energy at the moment.
He commented that there are some days he doesn't feel that he really wakes up until the evening.
Different attempts at varying his medication have not been really successful to date to get him feeling better, and closer to being back to 'normal'.

He had a fun summer volunteering at a historical park run by the HCA, not far from his house, called Westfield.
He dresses up and plays the role of late Victorian era itenarant photographer.
He shoots ancient aerographic blue only sensitive film cut down from a large spool and loaded into holders. It has an effective ISO of about 4.
Then he hand coats silver chloride and makes contact exposed salt prints from the negatives.
There is a building where a number of them are on display.

Westfield It is mostly packed up over the winter, and he is just trying to charge his energy levels up.

I gathered a bunch of photo gear that someone he met a Westfield passed his way after he had high-grades what he needed from the pile, which amounted to a couple of dark rooms worth of gear.

I have booked a table at the PHSC spring camera show (May 27,2012) , and hope to have Dave there as a pal to help staff the table, gab a bit, and also to participate in selling off a bunch of the gear he has had a hand in gathering.

Photographcally he has also been fiddling with super 8 cinematography with black and white film.
He captures on film, processes the film himself, and then telecines it into his Mac, where he edits it a bit, and adds a soundtrack, titles.
I saw a couple of 2-3minute efforts, and they were quite nice. I suggested they were more than fit for youtube, but don't know if he has progressed to that.

He did one super 8 production of the Lancaster bomber from the Canadian Warplane Heritage doing a fly past that looks like it could have been made in the 40's. It was quite nice.

I'm hoping his energy levels come back with the warming spring, and we see more of an active and around Dave this summer.

al.b
01-17-2012, 10:24 AM
hi guys

i posted about going to the camera show a wile ago, cant go to that one spent the money

on another motorcycle. my wife may beat me if i go.

but i'm up for the meet. sorry to here about dave , hope he get's better soon .

i would like to know a little more about wis work . would be good to meet and

talk about it. maybe at the may show i'll look fore you guy's

al.b

naeroscatu
01-17-2012, 02:28 PM
Mike, thanks for all the info; I was not aware of Dave's illness. I hope he gets better and we will see him soon back in action. I'm still in for the Feb meet-up - I will monitor this thread for location and date/ time. Cheers

EthanFrank
01-17-2012, 04:35 PM
I'm in if you guys will have me.

Best wishes to Dave.

CGW
01-17-2012, 05:14 PM
I'm in if you guys will have me.

Best wishes to Dave.

Glad you're in but let's all start cooking up some ideas, OK?

Axle
01-18-2012, 09:04 AM
I'm good for the weekends of the 4th, 18th, and 25th.

JohnMeadows
01-18-2012, 09:33 AM
So far those dates are good for me!

In terms of ideas:

Lower Don Valley/Riverdale, if nature photography is of interest

If people are interested in working with a model I am sure I could arrange something (I've been working wiith a number of Model Mayhem models recently). I could provide basic studio lighting and wireless triggers (Cactus 5) but we would need to find an interior space to work with (my home studio is not really big enough for this kind of event)

U of T - some interesting buildings there (e.g. University college) plus plenty of pubs/resturants, easy to get to on TTC.

Axle
01-19-2012, 01:58 PM
I like these ideas.

Working with a model would be fun also, I also have a strobist kit of lights with Skyport Triggers. Space may be an issue, or if it's not too cold, working out doors might be an option. I'll second UofT as well.