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    Any room for a fatty?

    Political correctness has voided me during this belated introduction so please bare with me as I take this from the beginning to getting here.

    It all started out with my parents being amateur photographers but I took less notice than I'd wished of their technical guidance into the world of film, girls were my priority. My father took industrial claim images for a large UK insurance company and my mother was a portrait photographer. My father was also annoying to the point of wanting to smother yourself but at least he left me a camera in his will when he passed away, the Zenit. Thanks Dad....

    In my late teens to late 20's I used a good amount of 35mm film using mostly the first generation of compact AF cameras. Probably 1-2 rolls a week which back then deemed me as an annoying bastard considering all subjects were people I knew and that they considered cameras were for holidays. I then met an odd fellow in our town who switched me onto photography as an art form. He was cranky, odd, dressed like a local Lord, he knew film cameras inside out but he didn't smell so we become friends.

    After an 18 year gap of serious camera use I decided to look at digital cameras and bought the 5D2 and 7D. Another 3 years later and after 2 years photographing rock concerts across Europe by request I decided to drop digital and go back to film. That's where I am now and why I'm saying hello.

    Current cameras include some Canon A1's, a 1947 5x4 Speed Graphic, a Mamiya 645J and 1000s, a Yashica Mat 245G and some home made pinhole cameras along with a cupboards of useless material.

    I don't claim to know a lot about photography but I know what looks bad. Self portraits.
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    Hello Gavin and welcome to APUG. I have a old Canon A-1 also. I'm overweight also.

    Jeff

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    Welcome to APUG Gavin!
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    Welcome to APUG!
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    hey there gavin -- so what made you switch back to film? Those three prints are really cool, by the way.

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    Looks great!

    But you need to dump that 5x4 and get a 4x5.

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    Really like your prints especially the third one. Some of the best I've seen on this forum. Congrats.
    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

    ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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    Welcome to APUG. Here all analog users are welcome, not important if you are 12 or 82 years old, if you have 42 or 242 kg

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    Welcome Gavin! You'll soon find you're not the only one here from the Isle of Wight.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    So you're on here as well now!!

    Welcome. I think that's two IW residents on APUG now compared with four on FADU.

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    Welcome Gavin! You'll soon find you're not the only one here from the Isle of Wight.
    We have already met!!


    Steve.

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