View Full Version : Ireland Region - Introductions
05-03-2009, 03:45 PM
Hi Bill, Donegal is too far for me but if you are passing through Meath, let me know and we can possibly meet.
07-20-2009, 07:51 AM
My name is Eve and I live in Galway, I am new to the APUG website and the entire darkroom scene to be honest. I got my first SLR six years ago and never looked back. I shoot both digital and 35mm and am lucky enough to have come into possession of quite a lot of darkroom equipment.
I have almost everything to get up and running but having never processed a film or a print myself before. I will be looking to you guys for help and encouragement along the way. I have yet to set up my actual processing space but intend to start blacking out windows and mixing chemicals this week, I have a good book but know that nothing beats practical experience so I look forward to receiving tips and tricks from all those that have previously been in my "newbie" position.
I can't wait to be in full control of all my black and white prints and negatives. It's very exciting!
07-20-2009, 12:42 PM
Welcome to the Irish corner of Apug.
07-20-2009, 03:54 PM
Welcome to the Irish section of APUG. There is a camera club in Galway and I'm sure there must be 1 or 2 people left there who still work with film. Check out the Irish Photographic Federation web site for a contact. Of course there is always us.
07-22-2009, 07:46 AM
Thanks for my welcomes. I have about a hundred questions about getting started with the film processing and contact prints etc but I reckon I should head over to the other more specific forums for that. Can anyone tell me where is best to post real beginners questions....? I've had a quick read of previously posted questions but many seem to be above my level of experience.
07-23-2009, 05:46 AM
Hi Eve, just post in the section which bests suits your question, i.e. if you have a question on film, paper or chemistry, use that forum and don't worry how basic you think your question is. Apug is for photographers of all levels.
08-15-2009, 05:24 AM
James here, Leixlip Co Kildare. Only registered online this morning - So hello everyone.
So far not a mamber of any camera club, only online when I get a chance. Currently trying to setup a personal webspace.
I hope to pop in/out of forums regularly to learn and share. But if anything is happening local you might think is of interest, please e-mail me.
I'm still using film - Slide mainly, B+W occasionally. Sometime soon - I'ld love to resurrect a darkroom, but that is on end of a long list.....
Hope to say hello more often and see how this forum goes.
08-15-2009, 08:11 AM
Hi James, welcome to apug.
08-16-2009, 07:18 AM
Welcome James from down the road in Portlaoise
08-18-2009, 03:38 PM
Hello James and welcome to the Irish section. Stay in touch.
08-18-2009, 05:28 PM
Welcome James, just down the road from you in Kilcock.
08-25-2009, 03:53 PM
Thanks for the Hellos folks.
Nice to see people locally as well as around the country !
I'm heading in to Peoples-photography.com on St stephens green at the weekend. The brother (He's digital...poor sod) and I have spots booked.
Anyone else showing? I'ld like to drop by their spot say hello !
Anyone any pro's/con's about the green event ? (should this be a forum thread ??)
Again thanks for the hellos
10-16-2009, 10:53 AM
Hi Guys and Gals,
I'm Hugh Ennis from Swords -I've been floating in and out of here for a ages but finally feel able to introduce myself as I've just started my own darkroom printing in the last few weeks .I'm taking a 6 month total break from digital and enjoying the first few weeks! I've been using a Seagull 203 (not bad when stoppped down) but have a Fuji GA645ZI on the way from UK as I write .
In the darkroom I'm using a Kaiser VPM multigrade enlarger . I just got 2 boxes of paper Ilford RC MGIV , one gloss one pearl to get myself the feel of things . So far its going ok although I need to resist the tempation to put the lights up everytime I make a print and just go at it more ,
wishing you all well,
10-16-2009, 10:59 AM
Hi Hugh, welcome to apug.
10-16-2009, 03:58 PM
Welcome along Hugh.
Hope to see some of your work posted...
11-02-2009, 04:22 PM
Hi Hugh, missed you coming on board so a belated welcome to the irish section. Look out for our next get together in the New Year.
11-04-2009, 06:37 AM
Greetings to all.
I 'dipped my toes' in APUG a number of years ago and have returned, having fallen in love - again - with analogue photography. I have a Rolleiflex 3.5F Planar which I have begun to use again after some years with digital Canons.
Looking forward to my time with APUG.
11-04-2009, 07:00 AM
Hi Merril & welcome to your return to apug :)
I'm trying to organise a day shooting in Carlingford in December so drop down and join us if you can. http://www.apug.org/forums/forum237/67829-day-shooting-carlingford-december.html
11-04-2009, 12:18 PM
I thought I'd take a quick look over the introduction pages and see where we're all from. It seems I'm the only one from t.w.b.n.
11-04-2009, 03:24 PM
We all have to be from somewhere even if we are the only one, but in apug and the Irish section we are all together (more or less). Welcome aboard.