I'm SO excited.....

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by dwdmguy, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. dwdmguy

    dwdmguy Member

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    I hope you guys/gals don't mind.
    After so many years of shooting Digital I've just returned to film. Med Format and I couldn't be more happy. A lot of the reason for my return is frankly (hope I don' offend) digital was just looking too clean to me (both dSLR and Med Format) and since I'm on early retirement and am not a pro, I can and wanted to learn my craft.

    Today I processed my first roll of Tri-X. Last week I shot it just for fun thru a Holga. Tomorrow It will be the Mamiya 1000s. Beginning in the late spring I go back to school for Film Photography.

    I'm a 48 year old guy, a single guy dad thats a bit disabled, so I need this passion and it keeps me busy, but I am SO having fun with it.

    Thank goodness for this site. I'm joining right away.

    Sorry for the Rant.
    Thanks
    Tom
     
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    Just like baseball players, you can admit that you used performance enhancing tools (digital) and we'll still let you come back.

    Film is just SO nice, isn't it?
     
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    dwdmguy

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    I forgot to add the photo. This thru a toy Holga.
    Thanks
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  4. Christopher Walrath

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    With a Holga you're never 100 percent sure what you'll get but that photograph goes to show you don't need a Leica to make a great image.

    Jump on in. The water's about 68 degrees.
     
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    Nice shot Tom! Welcome to the forum!
    -Lori
     
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    You're on your way...
    Welcome here.

    Cheers,
     
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    Very nice. Doesn't look like you've been away that long.
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Film related rants are par for the course here, welcome!
     
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    Welcome! I am disabled, too. Photography helps!
     
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    welcome aboard Tom
     
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    Welcome to APUG Tom.

    I have to admit that I shot digital for quite a while before settling on film as my choice for image making. You will spend many hours here filling your head with tips, tricks, and new things to try! ;-)
     
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    Hey Tom,

    Welcome back to the dark side....if you are going to start printing again pm me your address and I will send you the ILFORD Multigrade printing manual...saves a little ( or a lot ) of paper...

    Simon. ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
     
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    I have seen various threads where you have offered them to people but are these manuals available for purchase anywhere?

    I'm not trying to get a free copy here (unless they are free anyway) and would happily pay for a copy.



    Steve.
     
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    dwdmguy

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    Thank you so much for such kind words and welcomes.
    Best,
    Tom