Welcome to the family Danielle. Wish you were closer to where I live, I could set you up with a decent dark room for super cheap.
BTW: the big kid in my avatar is my hero, my son, who proudly serves us in the Navy. "SALUTE"
Welcome to APUG Danielle! I feel your pain about the darkroom, still trying to figure it out here in Japan where apartments are much smaller than in the West! Good luck, and looking forward to seeing some of your work.
My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. D. Arbus
Welcome to APUG. There is a very active Australian contingent here.
Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada
Ansel Adams had the Zone System... I'm working on the points
system. First I points it here, and then I points it there...
Welcome to APUG , Danielle.
Australian friends complains about the high taxes and freights for importing film , chemicals from abroad. I think you will face with that problem.
So the solution : Some of australians comes together and share the expenses here. So , its profitable to be part of this community also. You can buy sell whatever you need photographically here also. I suggest you to be an subscriber and see whats going on at galleries. Some of the works are really amazing And there is www.dpug.org also to visit .
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I was going to register with dpug too. I'll do that.
Yeah, import cost is just that. If I can share cost with other's I'll do so, if I don't it does seem that most things are available here if one knows where to look. All of ilford's stuff is available for instance. We don't tend to get foma, efke etc though, but Im not sure if I want those products so badly. We'll see yet.
I am quite interested in galleries, in fact I want my fine art work to be put in one later down the track. There's also competitions at Melbourne Camera Club which I'll likely participate in too.
Cheers to you too (all of you).
Hello from north of the border from someone who joined as a 35mm devotee and now has 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10, two more enlargers and a bigger mortgage after the darkroom construction. Be careful, be very careful! But how else would you want to waste your life and resources I ask? A warm 20/68 degree welcome.
Hi Danielle, and welcome to APUG, also from Melbourne.
With regard to supplies, we have been known to do group orders here on APUG to either Freestyle or B&H. Keep your eye open for the next one. There are some internet mail order suppliers in Australia who, while not as cheap as the US suppliers, can send you small quantities without disproportionate shipping charges. For example, www.blanconegrosupplies.com.au in Sydney seem to have a reasonable stock of Foma film, papers, and chemicals. For film from several manufacturers you could try www.lofico.com.au. I have bought small quantities from both of those in the past, with the obvious advantage that you receive your order usually within two days (although I did once receive an order from Freestyle in four days!).
Thanks for those links. I will, I'll keep my eye out on what's going on. Hey that lofico site wasn't badly priced actually. The rollei films have gotten my interest too, especially the iso25 and 80s film. They'd likely do really well in my mamiya rb.
@ Tony, I'll be as careful as one can be. As long as I get the results I want and or need. Oooh, an 8x10 enlarger.... You could print from 6x17 negs in that with a mask too. Wicked.