New member from sunny California!

New life

D
New life

  • 0
  • 0
  • 16
Schweppes

A
Schweppes

  • 4
  • 2
  • 104
Twoism

D
Twoism

  • 0
  • 1
  • 71

Recent Classifieds

Forum statistics

Threads
177,083
Messages
2,429,209
Members
94,128
Latest member
Artist-Photographer
Recent bookmarks
0

joebusy

Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2011
Messages
14
Location
Los Angeles,
Shooter
Med. Format RF
Hey everyone!

After 2+ years of lurking, I have finally saddled up, purchased a membership and posting my first post ever on APUG. 4 months ago I finally made the jump, sold my 5D, all my digital gear - and I'm now shooting with a Mamiya 7ii + Fuji G617, although I am wishing for something a little more portable these days...

This forum has been a wealth of information and I feel like I am just scratching the surface of pure photography. I'm really excited to continue learning the history, techniques, conceptual and philosophical aspects of this world. Being a young 28 years old I feel, I'm excited to learn so please, feel free to recommend books, artists, techniques, anything!

You can check out most of my older work which is a cross between digital/film at www.joebusy.com - but I plan on taking down the site in a few months and putting up all new projects / film based experiments and such.

Thank you all for the wealth of info and I could not be more excited to start uploading to the gallery and learning all the other perks of being a subscriber! Cheers!
 

BrianShaw

Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2005
Messages
12,810
Location
Los Angeles
Shooter
Multi Format
Welcome to APUG, from another part of sunny LA.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

cliveh

Subscriber
Joined
Oct 9, 2010
Messages
6,435
Shooter
35mm RF
Welcome and is California really as good as people say it is, re climate?
 

cliveh

Subscriber
Joined
Oct 9, 2010
Messages
6,435
Shooter
35mm RF

lxdude

Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2009
Messages
6,911
Location
Redlands, So
Shooter
Multi Format
Out here 75 or so miles east of L.A., it's not sunny today! It's overcast and 60F. However, yesterday it was 91F and gorgeously clear.

The thing about California's climate is that it depends on where you are. In summer here locally, I can go from 120 degrees in the desert to 80 degrees in the mountains in a half an hour. And Death Valley might be close to 130 degrees at the same time that in Eureka way up north, it's 55 degrees and foggy, and in Redding 80 air miles to the east of Eureka it's 115. Having lived in many different parts of my native state, I can say that there are as many different climates as there topographies. And there are lots of topographies. Even the desert varies a lot. In winter, the low desert very rarely has any frost, while snow and temperatures well below freezing are common in the high desert.
Where I live now, we have four seasons- warm, hot, warm, and cool. :wink:

Oh, and welcome, joebusy!
 
OP
OP

joebusy

Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2011
Messages
14
Location
Los Angeles,
Shooter
Med. Format RF
Out here 75 or so miles east of L.A., it's not sunny today! It's overcast and 60F. However, yesterday it was 91F and gorgeously clear.

The thing about California's climate is that it depends on where you are. In summer here locally, I can go from 120 degrees in the desert to 80 degrees in the mountains in a half an hour. And Death Valley might be close to 130 degrees at the same time that in Eureka way up north, it's 55 degrees and foggy, and in Redding 80 air miles to the east of Eureka it's 115. Having lived in many different parts of my native state, I can say that there are as many different climates as there topographies. And there are lots of topographies. Even the desert varies a lot. In winter, the low desert very rarely has any frost, while snow and temperatures well below freezing are common in the high desert.
Where I live now, we have four seasons- warm, hot, warm, and cool. :wink:

Oh, and welcome, joebusy!

VERY true - every area is completely different, hence why I like Los Angeles because of the micro climate we have here. I would love to end up in Nor Cal some day though. Thanks for the welcome!

When can I move in?

If you're ever in town you have a friend! BTW , love you're alternative process stuff! I just picked up Christopher James's book - trying to decide which process I want to experiment with first. I'm really drawn to gum bichromate x cyanotype - I just need to figure out how to make digital negatives! (QTR?) - such cool stuff though!
 

cliveh

Subscriber
Joined
Oct 9, 2010
Messages
6,435
Shooter
35mm RF
If you're ever in town you have a friend! BTW , love you're alternative process stuff! I just picked up Christopher James's book - trying to decide which process I want to experiment with first. I'm really drawn to gum bichromate x cyanotype - I just need to figure out how to make digital negatives! (QTR?) - such cool stuff though!

Many thanks and if you want to experiment with alternative processes, just get some 10 X 8 ortho film. It's easy. Any problems just send me an email or PM.
 

Fixcinater

Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Messages
2,500
Location
San Diego, CA
Shooter
Medium Format
Welcome from just above the border!
 

mike c

Subscriber
Joined
Jan 5, 2009
Messages
2,860
Location
Los Angeles
Shooter
Multi Format
Welcome joedusy ,and thanks for becoming a subscriber thus helping to support this forum.
 
Photrio.com contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
To read our full affiliate disclosure statement please click Here.

PHOTRIO PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Ilford Photo ADOX Freestyle Photographic Photo Warehouse Stearman Press Weldon Color Lab
Top Bottom