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tjaded
01-20-2009, 10:56 PM
I can speak only for my own little corner of San Francisco, but like others here I can say there is DEFINITELY an Analog Photo aspect to the Bay Area. It is not, as of yet, organized. I would like to put an offer out here though. If anyone would like to have some type of APUG meeting in San Francisco, I will gladly volunteer a meeting place: Newlab. We just moved to 8th Street and have a pretty cool space. So...if anyone feels up to it, please feel free to contact me about using Newlab as a place to meet. The one thing I hear over an over again is the lack of community that photography offers these days (most people miss that part of going to a lab to drop off film) and I have always seen good come out of people meeting and sharing ideas about photography.
Matt

katphood
01-20-2009, 11:30 PM
But we get the most beautiful fog, and magic hour TWICE a day!

Twice a day in SF, but not that often out here beyond the east bay hills. Wonderful when it does happen though.

Andrea McLaughlin
02-01-2009, 01:49 PM
Check out PhotoCentral (http://www.photocentral.org/) in Hayward. It's an excellent resource with classes, workshop, beautiful rental darkrooms and a gallery. If you live in the Bay Area and love film photography you need to know about PhotoCentral.

In Berkeley visit Photolab and the Photolab Gallery (http://www.photolaboratory.com). The gallery exhibits only photography, mostly but not exclusively analog. New exhibit every 6 weeks provides great support and promotion for local artists. Photolab is a fully equiped analog black and white commercial photo lab (besides the usual digital), which indicates a healthy market for traditional photo processes.

There is a huge contingent of Lomo, Holga, Diana camera fans in the Bay Area. I recently participated in a Lomo workshop at Propville (http://propville.com/) in Marin.

I can keep going with more ideas and options, but that's enough for you to get started!

odonate
02-06-2009, 04:54 PM
Hello

I can not claim that I read through every post but... anyone else in the South Bay?? Morgan Hill or Gilroy??

Steve

k_jupiter
02-06-2009, 11:44 PM
Hello

I can not claim that I read through every post but... anyone else in the South Bay?? Morgan Hill or Gilroy??

Steve

I live in the far frozen north of san jose. Welcome. You got some nice scenery to shoot down there, especially if you like live oak.

Why don't you post something on the introductory threads, let us know a bit about you?



tim in san jose

Iwagoshi
02-09-2009, 05:58 PM
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I can keep going with more ideas and options, but that's enough for you to get started!

Andrea, great to know that Photolab is still in business. I just pulled out your price list from 1996, perhaps I should drop by and get it updated. Still at Bancroft Way?

Terry

macandal
03-06-2009, 02:00 PM
I'm a complete beginner, but I would love to join any photographers on shooting trips or anything. That's the best way to learn. I live and work in SF. Email me to let me know where you would like to meet. I'm about to start getting into Large Format. I got the camera but need everything else. It'll take me a while to get there, but we could also go out to shoot LF.

k_jupiter
03-06-2009, 10:53 PM
I'm a complete beginner, but I would love to join any photographers on shooting trips or anything. That's the best way to learn. I live and work in SF. Email me to let me know where you would like to meet. I'm about to start getting into Large Format. I got the camera but need everything else. It'll take me a while to get there, but we could also go out to shoot LF.

Problem is.. you live in The City. Nothing much interesting to shoot there. perhaps you need to come down here and shoot some track homes some weekend day?

Welcome. Let us know how your LF experience is coming and what help you might need.

tim in san jose

AmandaTom
03-07-2009, 12:29 AM
I have just started LF too, but I also shoot MF. I process and print at home. I live in Marin.

PhilipRingler
03-07-2009, 01:44 AM
I live in the Bay Area (Oakland) and am keeping the darkroom practices alive and well! There are quite a few of us here and ample resources, of course including the aforementioned Rayko center for photography in San Francisco. There are also groups of us that meet up for Salon style discussions to look at and talk about work. Point in fact, The San Francisco bay area is rich with every aspect of art that you could possibly imagine and there is no shortage of amazing photographers, galleries, or museums. I couldn't make up a better place to be an artist, except perhaps New York.

macandal
03-14-2009, 02:00 PM
I have just started LF too, but I also shoot MF. I process and print at home. I live in Marin.

Amanda. I also have both a MF and a LF camera. I'm still putting together my LF (Sinar F2 minus lens!!). My MF is a Mamiya RB67. If you ever want to get together to go on a shooting trip, let me know. (My email is macandal at yahoo.)

Iwagoshi
03-25-2009, 01:40 AM
I have just started LF too, but I also shoot MF. I process and print at home. I live in Marin.

Alias pommas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/amandatomlin/)?

Terry (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21291922@N05/)

shelldawg
04-09-2009, 12:31 AM
Hello

I can not claim that I read through every post but... anyone else in the South Bay?? Morgan Hill or Gilroy??

Steve

I'm in Morgan Hill..

daché
04-19-2009, 05:28 PM
Hello All,

I have been living in Atlanta for the past four years but will be moving back to the Bay Area in a few weeks. I'd love to meet up with any photographers (beginners/experts) in the area. I'll be in Oakland.

Iwagoshi
04-22-2009, 04:27 PM
daché,
Welcome to APUG and welcome (back) to Oakland. After 4-years you may not recognize Uptown, a few things have changed, but I would recommend that you check out the Joyce Gordon Gallery (http://www.joycegordongallery.com/) near 14th and Brdwy. Joyce supports young artist/photographers. Although not young I may still submit an image or two to her upcoming juried exhibition (http://joycegordongallery.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/glimpses-in-time-2009-international-juried-exhibition/). Btw my first camera was a SRT-101.

Terry (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21291922@N05/)

spark
04-22-2009, 11:19 PM
Tim is right, this place is a workaholic pressure cooker and sometimes you just veg on a weekend. But I've seen informal bunches of film users on weekends on Treasure Island by the main gate of the old Navy base and at the rest area on 101 just north of the Golden Gate. All looking for the definitive bridge shot!

I'm just a couple miles south of the foot of the bay. Out of the industrial ugliness there are some neat spots around Alviso and the baylands. You can hit them before work or on a lunch hour- though the noon light is a challenge. I shoot MF and 35mm, B&W with a little E6.

Also we again have a rental darkroom, this one on Stockton St between the San Jose Arena and Rte 87-
http://www.siliconvalleydebug.com/darkroom/darkroomhome.html

k_jupiter
04-23-2009, 10:54 AM
Tim is right, this place is a workaholic pressure cooker and sometimes you just veg on a weekend. But I've seen informal bunches of film users on weekends on Treasure Island by the main gate of the old Navy base and at the rest area on 101 just north of the Golden Gate. All looking for the definitive bridge shot!

I'm just a couple miles south of the foot of the bay. Out of the industrial ugliness there are some neat spots around Alviso and the baylands. You can hit them before work or on a lunch hour- though the noon light is a challenge. I shoot MF and 35mm, B&W with a little E6.

Also we again have a rental darkroom, this one on Stockton St between the San Jose Arena and Rte 87-
http://www.siliconvalleydebug.com/darkroom/darkroomhome.html

Alviso, one of my favorite places.

Ya learn something new every day. I'll check out your darkroom (for those months when it's inconvenient to put up with 90 degree darkrooms).

tim in san jose

jss
05-24-2009, 04:49 PM
I've found the best way to uncover the film shooter scene in SF is to carry a film camera around. Over the past month I've had a few people approach me to ask about it (my Canonet RF or Pentax 6x7) and I've approached a few.

I just came back from shooting at the Carnaval parade in the mission district, where I met up with a large group of 35mm RF/SLR folks I know. I was there with my Crown Graphic 4x5 and Canonet. I talked to at least another half dozen film shooters out there on Bryant St, mostly TLR users! I also talked briefly with a group of school kids who were all shooting film.

Tom Taylor
05-27-2009, 06:02 PM
Hello out there,

I'm a MF (6x4.5 and 6x7) and LF (4x5) film shooter that lives in the East Bay (Hayward).

As a brief introduction, I started shooting MF (6x7) in August of 2000 and progressed to 4x5 a couple of years later. Earlier this year I finally completed my darkroom (4x5 enlarger in the bedroom, wet side in the bathroom, and Jobo in the kitchen) and shoot, develope, and print in B&W and Color (C-41 and E-6).

Would love to meet some of you!

Thomas

rorye
05-27-2009, 09:50 PM
Would anyone be interested in a group get together/shooting outing or something?