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    Another Lurker!

    Hiya all!
    I just thought that I'd do the polite thing and introduce myself, as I expect to be spending quite a bit of time here nosing around trying to pick up as many tips as possible!
    I live in the far North-East of Scotland, in a fairly rural area, so I find myself mostly taking landcape shots of some description or another.
    The only film camera that I have is a 1980 Zenit-E SLR, with which I still find myself wrestling with the settings!
    I've only been taking photos since May of this year, and so have so much to learn it's hysterical!
    I hope that one day I can produce some shots that wouldn't look out of place here, but thats a long way off for now.
    Like Andy K I am a member on other photography sites, and find them quite good fun/useful, but with the prevalence of digital manipulation, I feel that (especially as a novice) using such methods as a crutch would be a bad habit to get into, and would result in lazy practices.
    So I am here to stay quiet and learn! (maybe one day to contribute something worthwhile!)

    Richard

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    Hi Richard - welcome from the other end of our island. I love Caithness, and especially the Northern Islands so am looking forward to seeing your pics in the galleries.

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    Welcome Richard,

    I am really looking forward to seeing your pictures. I think you will find a lot of interesting things going on here!

    Jeanette

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    Welcome to the site Richard.
    I, too, would love to see your photos of Scottland. Enjoy your visits here and don't be a stranger.
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    OK all Lurkers introduce yourselves... there isn't anyone here that bites and we are really nice people

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    Thank you for the welcome.
    I really appreciate it....~but I have to be honest and say that about 80% of what I'm reading here goes over my head, (which can be a little intimidating,) but hopefully some of it is seeping into my slow brain!
    Thanks again for the welcome.

    Richard

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    Hi Richard, welcome to APUG. Don't be too intimidated and just enjoy the information and all the images.

    I would love to see your photos of Scotland.

    Anne Marieke

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    Welcome Richard. You are in a nice place for landscapes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaishowing
    Thank you for the welcome.
    I really appreciate it....~but I have to be honest and say that about 80% of what I'm reading here goes over my head, (which can be a little intimidating,) but hopefully some of it is seeping into my slow brain!
    Thanks again for the welcome.

    Richard
    Hey Richard!

    I know what you mean...it kind of makes you worry about asking something sort of elementary when everyone else is at some level of 'high school'!

    But, I have asked several very novice questions here (apropos since I _am_ a novice) and wonder of wonders...no one has posted anything that makes me feel sorry I asked! Oh sure, they may laugh themselves silly in front of their computers, but they are kind enough to not post it!

    So have no fear!
    Jeanette

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWGirl
    Hey Richard!

    I know what you mean...it kind of makes you worry about asking something sort of elementary when everyone else is at some level of 'high school'!

    But, I have asked several very novice questions here (apropos since I _am_ a novice) and wonder of wonders...no one has posted anything that makes me feel sorry I asked! Oh sure, they may laugh themselves silly in front of their computers, but they are kind enough to not post it!

    So have no fear!
    Jeanette
    [color=black]Thanks alot! I got loads of help from Andy K when I first started analogue around the end of May this year (Never having taken a real photo before in my life!)...and I think he nearly had a brain-fart when he tried to explain the concept of Depth of Field at the beginning!(I was rather slow on the uptake!) LOL[/color]
    He was VERY tolerant of my dumb questions (and still is!)
    Just from what I have read on the forums here in the last couple of days, I've learned alot.......but as I knew almost next to nothing to start with, lets just say my learning curve is almost vertical!
    Any unsolicited advice in the future is very welcome, no matter what the subject! (Just imagine that you're trying to explain something to a child, and the penny will drop in the end! )

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