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    Hello from the UK

    I am 58 years young, I started in photography at the age of 10 with a Kodak Brownie 127 and soon graduated to processing monochrome film and making contact prints.

    When I left school I gained employment in a camera shop that had a studio attached. I found I preferred working in the darkroom and so made this my career and went on to process and print colour C41, R14 and E6. - I was made redundant and decided after failing to get any decent employment, to study a degree course in Photography and Electronic Imaging Sciences - BSc. Hons. After finishing the degree I went on and gained a PG Dip in Interactive Multimedia.

    Unfortunately I since have had some medical problems and am unemployed at present. I have decided to renew my acquaintance with alternative processes. When a teenager I used to help the local professional print dye transfer exhibition prints - these were amongst the best colour prints I have ever seen. I was very disappointed when I found that this process has been discontinued.

    I now use digital and hope to try some alt processes using digital negatives. Although I have recently been given a Quarter plate Soho Reflex that needs some attention and I may use this for some monochrome photography.

    nn

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    Welcome to APUG. I hope you will find it a great place to be

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    Hello there!
    I hope you find inspiration here, loads of things to look at, and load of people to talk to!
    There is a strong party from the UK here, too...

    Best wishes

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    A warm welcome from Middle England.
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    Welcome from Shropshire

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    Welcome from Hawaii.
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    Well someone has enquired about my Soho Reflex 7 years after posting this. So I thought I would post an update on my photographic circumstances.

    I have now retired and joined a Camera Club. I am now 'into' Large format photography and my camera collection has increased slightly. I stil have a digital camera that I use for snaps. Large format includes a Soho reflex (not working) I have a 5 x 4 Wista Field camera, a 5 x 4 Gandolfi traditional (aka Precision) a 5 x 4 Toyo field rather worn. (I will get around to using it one day!). And a Horseman 5 x 4 monorail just obtained. However pride and joy at the moment is an early Deardorf V8 10 x 8 I like using the Deardorf and I like the increased size of the 10 x 8 format. I process using a Jobo cpp 4111 that I obtained as a freebie and have restored (just a clean up really), or a Paterson Orbital. I have a Devere 504 enlarger that I will use as soon as I can clear a space in my flat for a darkroom. At present I am scanning my negatives and producing injet prints and have won a few competitions at the camera club.

    That's all I can think of now, sorry to resurrect a very old thread...

    nn

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    Welcome Home John !

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    Welcome back John.

    I'm the culprit who asked about John's Marion Soho Reflex

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    Good to hear from you again John... welcome back!!
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