i am up for a get together.however i need at least a 2 week lead or better as my weekends are tuesday and wensday.so i need the advance notice to change my work schedule,unless you guys are up for a midweek weekend.so lets start the planning.i am new to georgia so i dont know all the areas around here.
How about we have some ideas dropped about what you folks like to shoot, or what you would like to try, areas you may have noticed or places you've shot before that hasn't been discussed or shot to death. Once we get some ideas rolling we can try to work up something interesting to get together for.
FWIW I have some space in the basement with studio lights set up. I've had groups over from the Southeastern Photographic Society for portrait shoots. If you know some willing victims we could have an APUG studio shoot here.
Also a few historical sites around for playtime.
I have only lived in GA since last August, so most things here are new to me. I did pick up some Ilford SFX200 and the appropriate filter a couple of months ago and haven't had a chance to play with that yet. That might be interesting. I am leaving for a conference that will have me in MN through Sunday, but perhaps in coming weeks...and except for night shooting, it's pretty much weekends only for me since I typically work Monday thru Friday 8a-5?p.
I am in Asheville and would be up for halfway efforts up towards this way kinda of get together.
I'll try to keep looking up this thread to see if it works to my schedule.
Hey Monty, know of any good places to shoot in your area? I'd like to find some old architecture to play with where you are free to roam and dawdle as needed.
Seems like with a little planning, we can put something together in a few weeks time. Something around mid to late August? I should be available any of those weekends that far out. Anyone else have preferences?
Gary - I may want to take you up on your previous offer of shooting the 8x10. I enjoyed playing around with it, and am taking a hard look at LF.
I Can Go!
I'm a new APUGger and just found this thread. I'm in Athens and am getting back into traditional photography after experimenting with "that new thing". I'm trying to learn platinum/paladium and my "new" Horseman LE wants work. I'm available most of the time, weekdays or weekends. Let's plan on something.
Theres a few covered bridges in your area to play with 2Bugles, have you found them yet?
Sorry guys i have been travelling the past few weeks.
I don't have any old architecture places on the top of my head here in Asheville but that doesn't mean I can't do some research which I will. There is a great old set of industrial buildings in various states of disrepair on Hwy 25 just outside of Greenville, SC (Asheville side of Hwy 25) that are begging to be shot but there is ample razor wire surrounding the compound so its going to take access. I've been wanting to look into getting in. Next time I fly out of that airport I will try to work some time in to stop and see if I can't get a name to hound. I am fairly free from now until Sept 23rd with a few notable exceptions (the weekends of August 18,19 and 24 25 are out). I am off from work though until Sept 23rd so weekdays work for me with the slightest bit of forewarning so that I don't spring both kids on my wife). If ya'll have suggestions I'll try to make it. Its always fun to meet fellow ape huggers. I'll even break out the 20 x 24 and weight belt for the occasion.
2Bugles if you get up to Asheville let me know and we can do some Pt/Pd here as that and wet plate are all I shoot. Your more than welcome to stop by one day and get your hands dirty--in the case of wet plate that is a literal fact--those silver stains stick around for a while
Hope it works out to cross paths,
Yes, Gary I have found some though right now I'm in the middle of film speed testing, development time testing and trying to put together a platinum/palladium processing kit. Monty, I have visited Asheville many, many times and look forward to it every time. I'm really interested in platinum/palladium so it is likely that I'll visit sometime to see how it's done.