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    Been shooting since I could walk!

    Hello everyone! I just joined this site since I have a renewed interest in analog photography. I used to work with my mother (a professional photographer) in the darkroom when I was tiny, even took some neat shots and made some good prints! The past few years, I've experimented with various BW films, papers, color C-41, color slide, even some medium format, and eventually moved into digital. While I still shoot digital quite a bit, I've decided I was happier with what I used to do in the darkroom, so I'm getting back into shooting film, especially B&W.

    My camera is a Canon AE-1 that has served me well for years! It gets squeaky every once in a while and goes in for repair, but otherwise, I'm very happy with it. Lately I've been using Tri-X 400 (because I had a 100ft roll in the freezer) and Rodinal (R09, actually). I still have some Kodak RC paper, so I've been printing on that.

    I don't have a darkroom at home, but I work at a public school (in the business office), and they are glad to let me use the high school darkroom. The high school darkroom is a much nicer space than I could ever build at home, so I'm not even considering setting up a darkroom of my own!

    -Nelson

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    Hello Nelson and a warm welcome to APUG. I hope you enjoy being here.

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    Welcome to APUG!
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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Nelson - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts.
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    Welcome Nelson.

    I agree with respect to the love of the craft. These days it seems that only the love keeps the analog processes rolling along, so it should be something you enjoy or there's no point in it. Well, at least how it works out in my mind.

    I shoot mostly large format but I do have a Canon A1, and it's a squeaker. Have you thought about lubricating your shutter yourself? I looked into that but then I have so many cameras I don't see the point to fix the squeaker since it gets used like once a year at best...

    Keep coming back and don't give up! It's nice to see new blood around here!

    Perry
    I love the wilderness and I love my trail cameras, all Fuji's! :) GA645, GW690 III, and the X100 which I think is the best trail camera ever invented (to date).

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    Welcome to Apug! I see you're already a subscriber, so post in the gallery and frequent the chatroom often!
    www.EASmithV.com

    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
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    Hello Nelson and welcome to APUG.
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    Welcome to APUG Nelson!
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    Welcome, Nelson, from Australia, and I'm sure you will be amazed by how much you can learn from APUG. You are very lucky having access to a darkroom, but never rule out the possibility of some time building your own home darkroom.

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    Welcome to APUG!
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