Hi, this isn't a technique or equipment question (surprise!). I'd like to propos e an idea to help get LF photographers acquainted, both online and off.
Might it be possible to devote a section of this forum (or Tuan's LF site) as a "meet your fellow LF enthusiast" area? Tuan's page includes a "links to LF photo graphers" page, but that's really only for those who have websites. I'd like to see something where the LF photographer can post some basic information about hi mself/herself, such as interests, city, etc. Not only would this let us get to k now more about our fellow website users, but also it would fill a much-needed ga p to learn of other LF photographers who might live near us, or places we intend to visit.
I've so often seen a post in which the writer comments that no other LF users ar e nearby, and is on his own as far as learning, seeing equipment, or just gettin g out for some shooting. Personally, I feel the same. I've never seen another pe rson in my area with a LF camera, but for all I know, there may be one in the ne xt town! Wouldn't it be nice to be able to look up nearby enthusiasts...to sugge st shooting trips together, etc? I have a few photo friends locally, but none us ing LF. I simply don't take along my LF gear when going with them, for reasons c lear to all of us...but I'd be tickled to get together with some other LF users if I just knew where they were!
How about your opinions? Suggestions? I think this is an idea worth pursuing