I guess I will hit ten later this year. I remember what I was doing too, just quit the newspaper staff position to go full time freelance...ten years as my own boss, now that is a milestone to me...damn.
Ten years ago I vowed to do several projects and work my way back into shooting film full time, it all happened. And despite what I worried about happening back then, "Film-ageddon" not only did not happen, the silver print is alive and well and will thrive....
I know what I want the next ten years to look like though and that includes a *lot* of success as a film only fine art shooter....the less time I spend on the web, the more that is likely to actually happen....need to strike that balance...
Epic post David :)
It's become a second family for many of us. Through all the ups and downs it continues to be a worthwhile venue for many, that's the biggest reward for me.
Thanks for your post! High time for us to make more use of the chatroom again.
Hans (from Holland ;) )
Gosh, I must check and see when I joined. Hm. almost 12 years.
I check out the post everyday.
We did have some good times.
this post rocks
( the site's pretty cool too )
Great thead. Thanks, David, for starting it. It's hard to believe we've been here this long.
Originally Posted by clogz
Embarrassed ... :blink:
If I had just thought of your screen name, it would have been obvious.
I'm embarrassed, I've not hit 2 years and have more posts... Eep! I should be shooting more! :) except that sometimes in posting WHILE I'm shooting... Hah!
This place saved my life in a way. Without APUG I think I would be lost.
But in your defense the name Hans is very Danish....
Originally Posted by David Brown
Like several others I joined after reading about APUG in UK B and W magazine, and this'll be my 11th year....I've really enjoyed taking part in the print and postcard exchanges, though shame the likes of Aggie aren't around any more [the clog story was class:D!] Shine on, crazy diamonds!