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Forum: Books 12th March 2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,496
Posted By FredWelch
My particular copy was printed in 1950. It...

My particular copy was printed in 1950. It actually belonged to my late father and was a gift to him from my late mother when they I had been together for 3 years (I know because she's written this...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 16th February 2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,654
Posted By FredWelch
I used one of those back in the 90's at the lab...

I used one of those back in the 90's at the lab where I worked back then. It was mounted an rails so it was always parallel with the wall we used to project the image on. The wall was plated with a...
Forum: Introductions 11th January 2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,287
Posted By FredWelch
Hi and welcome. Like you I prefer this site APUG....

Hi and welcome. Like you I prefer this site APUG. FADU Seems a lot more local and friendly.
Forum: Help! 11th January 2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,773
Posted By FredWelch
User name.

I'd like to change my user name. Is this possible and if so how?
Forum: Darkroom 6th January 2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,173
Posted By FredWelch
Jon. welcome back and all the best on the job...

Jon. welcome back and all the best on the job front. I hope you have more luck than I've had. I find, at 57 years old and having no commercial skills apart from darkroom work (I was a darkroom hand...
Forum: Photography in general 10th July 2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,731
Posted By FredWelch
A small incident that happened to me as I was...

A small incident that happened to me as I was taking pictures in my local park (Roundhay Park, Leeds), using a bronica SQA.

Park keeper/secutiy man - early twenties: Excuse me, can I ask you what...
Forum: Business Matters 28th June 2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,052
Posted By FredWelch
Optically of course. I may have had the proofs...

Optically of course. I may have had the proofs done at 5"x5" when I had the films processed, along with a C.D., but the album prints I would have done in my darkroom.
Forum: Business Matters 25th June 2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,052
Posted By FredWelch
So not the best quality then? People in the uk...

So not the best quality then? People in the uk seem happy with middle of the road at best. I don't just mean with photographs, I mean everything. I think that the 2 worst phrases you hear today are...
Forum: Business Matters 25th June 2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,052
Posted By FredWelch
When I say as fast as possible I mean for the...

When I say as fast as possible I mean for the proofs and quote a young couple who phoned me. " When our friends got married they could see their pictures online the next day". There's no way I...
Forum: Business Matters 25th June 2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,052
Posted By FredWelch
Neil, I'm sure you're right. I've had some...

Neil, I'm sure you're right. I've had some enquiries but nobody really interested. All they seem to be wanting (and I'm in no way suggesting that you work this way) is as much as they can get for as...
Forum: Business Matters 25th June 2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,052
Posted By FredWelch
If I'd decided to go ahead I would indeed have...

If I'd decided to go ahead I would indeed have indeed printed myself. I was a pro hand printer for many years; it was digital that eventually forced me out of the industry. I always printed my own...
Forum: Business Matters 25th June 2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,052
Posted By FredWelch
Thanks everyone for all your advice and feedback...

Thanks everyone for all your advice and feedback on this topic. It would seem that it's just not feasible - at least not in the U.K. It may be different in other countries where people seem to have a...
Forum: Photography in general 7th June 2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,697
Posted By FredWelch
Youngsters eh?

My Grandson (age 7) has been living abroad almost all his life - his dad's in the R.A.F. - and is back here in England again. Anyway, this weekend we were out about as a family and I was taking...
Forum: Business Matters 29th May 2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,592
Posted By FredWelch
I totally agree. As an example; when I was a lab...

I totally agree. As an example; when I was a lab manager for Kodak back in the 80's, we all found it strange that enthusiasts would spend hundreds of pounds on a top line slr, not quibble about how...
Forum: Great Britain 18th May 2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,543
Posted By FredWelch
Kenneth, I don't think it's an imposition at all...

Kenneth, I don't think it's an imposition at all and I'd be happy to let you know when I plan to go again.
Forum: Photography in general 23rd April 2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,432
Posted By FredWelch
It's sad really ain't it? It's just another...

It's sad really ain't it? It's just another example of today's "It'll do attitude". I know, I sound like a dinosaur but it just seems that everything now is geared to more quantity and less quality....
Forum: Photography in general 18th April 2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,432
Posted By FredWelch
I'm not wishing to be a party pooper or trying to...

I'm not wishing to be a party pooper or trying to be snooty, but shooting weddings with 35mm has always been a no no. Is there no way you could borrow/hire some MF gear for this?
Forum: Business Matters 8th April 2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,052
Posted By FredWelch
Mike, if I was to go ahead then I'd certainly be...

Mike, if I was to go ahead then I'd certainly be offering black and white - but also in M.F. I have 6 backs for my SQA so it wouldn't be a problem to load some up with black and white film. As for...
Forum: Business Matters 8th April 2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,052
Posted By FredWelch
I was just a little concerned about the amount of...

I was just a little concerned about the amount of images any clients would be expecting. A lot of wedding photographers seem to be offering images in the mid to high hundreds.
Forum: Business Matters 8th April 2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,052
Posted By FredWelch
Shooting Weddings with film.

Hi, just seeking advice and opinions really. Back in the 80's and early 90's I was a regular wedding photographer, having a wedding to capture almost every weekend from April to November. At that...
Forum: Darkroom 23rd February 2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,919
Posted By FredWelch
The oldest thing in my darkroom? The enamel...

The oldest thing in my darkroom? The enamel developing dish that I inherited from my Dad that he inherited from his Dad. I never knew my Grandfather as he died in 1940 so it's certainly quite a bit...
Forum: Photography in general 13th February 2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,495
Posted By FredWelch
Only on very rare occasions in the past have I...

Only on very rare occasions in the past have I carried both 135 and MF cameras. Nowadays I only take one camera out with and it's always the MF. I love MF so much that I seem to have almost fallen...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 12th February 2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By FredWelch
I bought a Gnome universal at a car boot sale...

I bought a Gnome universal at a car boot sale about 3 years ago; bought out of interest more than as a user as I remember my Dad having one - price I paid:P 1.50
Forum: Colour printing techniques 11th February 2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,584
Posted By FredWelch
Or do as I do and use a Phillips North light...

Or do as I do and use a Phillips North light fluorescent tube.
Forum: Art and aesthetics 3rd December 2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,462
Posted By FredWelch
Yes, but not comtemporary. I have a couple of...

Yes, but not comtemporary. I have a couple of Sutcliffes.
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