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Hoops
24-Oct-2012, 00:33
Portrait and fashion photographer, never shot large format but wanting to jump right in .. seems like this is the best place to start.. good to meet you all.

George Hart
24-Oct-2012, 03:08
Welcome Hoops. There's also the UK Large Format forum http://www.lf-photo.org.uk/forum/index.php.

Hoops
24-Oct-2012, 04:20
Cheers George, I'll check it out.

Fourtoes
24-Oct-2012, 08:06
Hello and welcome Hoops.

IanG
24-Oct-2012, 11:09
While in theory there's still a UK Large Format Forum in practice it's died a deat in the past 18 months. The Site admin has zero interest and pages haven't been updated for 5 years. (http://www.lf-photo.org.uk/).

It's a great shame we need a good UK LF oriented website and were promised it would be revitaised last year, the Forum Moderators statred the process by the site administrator has done nothing. So a site Hostage to one individual.

Ian

Hoops
25-Oct-2012, 00:04
Cheers for the welcome guys.. shame the other forum has it's issues.. You not thought about starting your own maybe?

Pete Watkins
25-Oct-2012, 01:37
Welcome Hoops. This is the Forum, trust Ian, the UK forum is all but dead.
Where are you by the way?
Pete.

gilestown
25-Oct-2012, 01:54
Hello and welcome to the dark slide. double dark slide!

IanG
25-Oct-2012, 07:06
Cheers for the welcome guys.. shame the other forum has it's issues.. You not thought about starting your own maybe?

Yes a few of us discussed the possibility last year, but personally I thought it better to give the current website a chance but in that time the site has declined further with very few new posts each week - sometimes none, except in the Classifieds. Maybe it's time we thought again.

However in the meantime I am working on a new website aimed at users, restorers & collectors of pre-WWII British cameras and lenses etc which will have a forum.

Ian

Hoops
25-Oct-2012, 08:30
Ian that sounds very interesting, my experience with forums is that unless its broad and has lot of people interested it's fairly hard to keep up a level of interest.. something like pre war British cameras is probably best done on wordpress or similar...
Pete thanks for the welcome, I;m from Dorset originally, now living for the most part overseas and traveling for work. How about you?

Marizu
25-Oct-2012, 14:39
Yes a few of us discussed the possibility last year, but personally I thought it better to give the current website a chance but in that time the site has declined further with very few new posts each week - sometimes none, except in the Classifieds.

I think that the board went quiet when it was split up into different sections.
It became too much effort to see whether anything had updated or not.
90%+ of the UK users are wet (film) and digital but they are in different sections.
Either way, you'll be welcome here and there!
Marizu

IanG
25-Oct-2012, 16:30
I think that the board went quiet when it was split up into different sections.
It became too much effort to see whether anything had updated or not.
90%+ of the UK users are wet (film) and digital but they are in different sections.
Either way, you'll be welcome here and there!
Marizu

The truth is the board became quiet is because many of us stopped posting, and by many I mean people who once contributed very regularly. The reasons are all connected with the way the board is administored. I should say it's not because of the moderators, only the Admin.

It's worth stating openly that the site Admin DJ and the Owner of the Domain name Marc Schmidt have played no real active part in the Site or Forum in the 5+ years I've been a member, that is really the crux of the problem.

Ian

Pete Watkins
26-Oct-2012, 01:04
They're also too busy cuddling their Ebonies to join in with sensible conversation. I don't see people here shouting constantly about the make of camera they own.
Pete.

Ed Bray
27-Oct-2012, 04:58
I've been waiting for more than 6 months for my membership to be approved, quite frustrating in the begining, I have just given up bothering now.

i visit occasionally just to see what's going on, but it seems to have very little traffic these days.