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    Slowly moving over to film photography

    Hi Just signed up.
    Based in East Yorkshire.
    I have been a mainly digital photographer for a few years now and have become reasonably good at it. I have really found my groove with black-and-white landscapes, often long or multiple exposures but I try to avoid the cliches and just wish I had more time to get out and about actually taking shots. I also enjoy working on my collection in Lightroom and especially getting a good high quality print made of something I'm particularly proud of.
    I've done a bit of 35mm, mainly Tri-X in Diafine, scanned and printed but mainly digital so far. A good Friend recently lent me his grandfathers old Roleicord MF TLR and it's kick-started a bit of a fascination with the art of carefully contemplating the photograph before taking the shot without the luxury of the histogram. I've acquired some Tetenal Ultrafin, some Fomapan 100 and 200 and I have a few questions about that. I'm keen at some-point soon to get my hands on a MF SLR like a Mamiya RB67 or a Bronica SQ for landscape work.
    I also dug out my old Pentax 35mm SLR and acquired some Spursin HDR for pushing.
    There is an enlarger available but I haven't had chance to get round to that yet So for now I'm scanning Negs.

    I hope to learn and contribute a little

    Thankyou.

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    Welcome aboard. Lots of people here who can help as you use that Rolleicord and Pentax more.
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    Hello and welcome. Glad you have joined in on the fun here at APUG
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JammyB View Post
    ...it's kick-started a bit of a fascination with the art of carefully contemplating the photograph before taking the shot without the luxury of the histogram.
    Yes, that's how it gets started. Before you know it, that contemplation will become the most enjoyable part of the whole process. You'll wonder why you ever did it any other way.



    Welcome on board.

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    "When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in,—then for a price, I become a liar..."

    — Edward Weston, Daybooks, Vol. II, February 2, 1932

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    Quote Originally Posted by JammyB View Post
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    I have been a mainly digital photographer for a few years now and have become reasonably good at it. ......................kick-started a bit of a fascination with the art of carefully contemplating the photograph before taking the shot without the luxury of the histogram...............
    Haha, someone with practice on digitall ( simulator ) and go forward to real photograph.
    On digitall "..graph" is missing ... it is photo-electron-storage.

    Welcome.

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    Welcome to APUG.
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    Welcome, from the west riding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Taylor View Post
    Welcome, from the west riding!
    I'm originally from the North, but at least it's still Yorkshire :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JammyB View Post
    I'm keen at some-point soon to get my hands on a MF SLR like a Mamiya RB67 or a Bronica SQ for landscape work.
    Maybe you could hook up with a few locals and get the feel of the cameras in question - You might find the RB67 reputation of being a heavy brick justified. If you come south of the border, we might even try to tempt you with larger formats

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