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    New Member, long time Lurker

    Wow where should I begin? I guess I should start off with a brief background of myself...

    20 years old from New Jersey. I was a Graphic Design (yikes) major at a State University here until I took Photo I as an "elective" In under a year I went from thinking photography was "easy" and "silly" to changing my major to a Bachelor in Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography and becoming a Teacher's Assistant in the Photo Department.

    I really can't get enough of this stuff and some other users on other forums have told me I have the "bug" and that it will never go away. Sometimes I wish I was born a long time ago so I wouldn't have such limitations in terms of films, papers, and chemistry, but I don't regret getting involved with what some foolishly call a "dying breed"

    I mainly shoot 4x5, but I have used everything (that I have access to) from 135 (which I learned on) up through 8x10. Almost all of my work has been done in B&W, but I have recently started shooting sheets of Provia100. Damn you really have to nail those exposures :o

    Anyway I finally decided to join when I saw the thread on ADOXMCC111. AGFA MCC became one of my favorite printing papers when a photographer that I print editions for let me have some of his last 11x14 and 16x20 sheets. I was able to find some more through professors who had some unopened boxes left, but never intended to print on it again. It was bittersweet because I believe the paper is wonderful, but I thought I would never see any of it again. Guess I was wrong!

    I'm really looking forward to joining this community. I've always lurked the forums here for info. I think it's great that the forum is "associated" with Ilford, ADOX, and other solid companies. I know I am probably on the "young" side here, but hopefully I will be embraced.

    Cheers,

    Mike Z.

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    welcome,20 years old.man those were the days.have fun

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    Thanks I'll try.

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    Like wizened, aged Vampires we drink in the invigorating surge of young, vital blood mwa-ha-ha-haaaaa!!!!

    Welcome aboard, from a former fine arts student from the distant, hazy past

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    Note to self: Turn your negatives into positives.

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    I started this when I was about 20. I'm now almost 25 with a brand new baby to use as a subject. Welcome from another of the young ones.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    I may be old, but I try for youthful.

    Welcome from the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada (just a few hundred kilometres south of Murray Minchin).

    I think you will enjoy it here.

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikez View Post

    I really can't get enough of this stuff and some other users on other forums have told me I have the "bug" and that it will never go away.
    If you really got the bug, then I am happy to inform you that there is no cure.

    Welcome to APUG

    Chuck

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    Thanks all for the warm welcome and Chuck that's a great Sexton quote.

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    Welcome from England Mike, enjoy the forum some more.
    Regards Dave.

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    Mike, welcome from Australia. Glad you decided to join us.

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