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    Hello everyone, I just found this site yesterday and signed up, I am from Long Island NY. I just picked up a Minolta Maxxum 9 the other day to get back into shooting film. I grew up with a father who always had a Pentax MX hanging around his neck and a darkroom in our garage. I took a few photography classes in HS and college. then switched to digital. I miss toying around with film so decided to get back into it. I am hoping to build a small b&w darkroom in my basement someday soon (my wife and I just had our first child and we are currently putting an addition on our home)

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    Glad you found us and it's good to have you here. If you haven't already seen them, two excellent ongoing threads with gazillions of hints, tips and tricks (and illustrations!) for building and using darkrooms are:

    Darkroom portraits
    Bathroom and other Temporary/Makeshift Darkrooms

    Ken
    "There is very limited audience for the arty stuff, and it is largely comprised of other arty types, most of whom have no money to spend because no one is buying their stuff either. More people bring their emotions to an image than bring their intellect. The former are the folks who have checkbooks because they are engineers, accountants, and bankers—and generally they are engineers, accountants and bankers because they are not artists."

    — Amanda Tomlin, Looking Glass Magazine, 2014

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    Good Afternoon, New Guy,

    Welcome from southwestern Illinois, just across the river from St. Louis.

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    Welcome to APUG! And good luck with the darkroom.
    Rachelle

    My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. D. Arbus

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    Welcome to APUG.
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG!

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    Hello wrfd306 and welcome to APUG!
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    Hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts... and congrats on your first child!!
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