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    Hello world ...

    I haven't compiled much code lately. Now I'd rather spend my time compiling light. I flew the big corporation coop in Chicago over a year ago and landed in Florida. As an early retiree, I decided I would make photography my new career. After all I had the gear, even took some college courses and I've made some decent landscapes. It wasn't hard to pursuade the local portrait shop to give me a try, but I humbly admit that photographing high school seniors is a skill that goes way beyond mere photography.

    Then I discovered how many people were interested in traditional large format and contact print making. I worked for years in the same Chicago neighborhoods where Deardorff, the Burke and James company, Albert Flesch and other photo -business giants had made their names. I bought my first view camera (a B&J 5x7) from a used camera store above a Thai restaurant at 321 S. Wabash Av. I later learned that this was the location of the old B&J factory.

    I now make contact printing frames in my one-man-shop. They sell regularly on eBay. I'm pleased with the return I get from my modest investment in tools and materials, but I'm most pleased with the encouragement I get from the folks who see my work.

    I decided to join APUG to get ideas and feedback from the community most likely to have personal knowledge of exactly what makes a great print frame. I used commercial frames in my alt-photo class in college and I remember the basics, but I''d like to go beyond basic and make a product that is exceptional. I'll be looking for comments from anyone who makes contact prints.

    I'm glad to be a new member and I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks - Dan

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    Good Evening, Dan,

    Welcome from Illinois.

    Konical

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    Hello and welcome Dan. There are many helpful and friendly people here.
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    Welcome Dan from Texas, have seen your contact frames on ebay...nice work
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    Hi Dan,

    Welcome aboard. I just took a look at your frames on ebay - very, very nice!

    I'm sending you a PM...
    Bob Fowler
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    Hi Dan. Welcome from Hawaii!! This place grows on you, in the best of ways. Not just what you can learn about traditional photography, but the friendships you will make.
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    "A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist" -- Louis Nizer

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    Hi Dan,
    Welcome from Greece. Good to have you and hope to see your work in the Gallery.
    James

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    Welcome to APUG from Glenn in Sydney, Australia.

    Enjoy your time here!

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    Welcome to APUG, Dan!
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