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.
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 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. Btw my first camera was a SRT-101.
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-
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.
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!
Would anyone be interested in a group get together/shooting outing or something?