I want to take this time to thank everyone at APUG for their contributions to promote, encourage and teach about traditional photography. I am not aware of any other source on the web were there is a more engaged group of people.
The increasing worldwide scope of the site should be a source of pride to everyone as well as what seems to be a steady number of people coming to the site who want to get back into traditional photography or expand their experience to other formats or processes. Photographers have always seemed to be a sharing bunch when it comes to art and craft, and I am always proud to suggest APUG as the #1 source for any photographer I meet.
Currently we have a traveling portfolio, two different print exchanges, an up coming alternative traveling protfolio and several members have been represented in various publications in the past year, and some coming up in the next couple of months. A great gallery for showcasing work of members and a print magazine is in the works. Who knows what else the new year will bring.
We have a wonderful cross section of experience, approaches and philosophies toward our craft which is evident from the lively discussions in various forums.
I have learned much over the past year, and look forward sharing knowledge and experiences with all of you in the new one.