Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
Additional thought, this is an ALL ANALOG right? So all of you using electronic processors like JOBO systems and rotating drums etc, none of those images are allowed here, you can only post hand processed imagery


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With the greatest respect, this post, if made seriously, would reveal a complete misunderstanding of the situation.

APUG is s strong as it is because it has chosen a narrow focus. It has chosen to exclude discussion of certain recent prevalent tools used by many in the photography world, in order to emphasize, celebrate and promote certain others that have a great history and tremendous qualities.

Nothing in the analogue photographic world discounts advanced technology - the modern films and papers and cameras we enjoy when we use film could only exist and be available to us because of advanced technology.

Older technology is also (more) appreciated here, but it too is often very advanced, and very dependent on electronic and/or mathematical advances.

You have indicated that you involved yourself in the final days of Kodachrome. I don't know whether you were able to glean how much technology was involved in the K14 process, but I can assure you that even when it was first created, it was very advanced.

And modern film emulsions, like Portra for instance, are marvels of technology, involving advanced computer controls of process and manufacture.

If I understand it correctly, much of Photo Engineer's work was involved with computer control of the manufacturing systems involved in making film.

None of the above are in any way inconsistent with APUG's focus. If someone here used a supercomputer to automate a C41 processing line, and posted about it, it would fit exactly within APUG's focus.

The gallery fits slightly awkwardly within APUG's focus, because it necessitates some sort of scanning. It doesn't matter though, because it is relatively unimportant to APUG's existence.

I suggest that you participate in the APUG postcard exchange. It would be best if you found a darkroom course to try for it, but the rules of that exchange do permit you to send cards that have been lab printed, even if there is a scanner somewhere in the workflow (the image must originate on film).

Participating in an exchange will give you a much better feel about what APUG and its rules are all about.