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    Howdy from North Texas

    Howdy everyone,

    I was recently given a 4x5 OmegaView camera and a Pacemaker Speed Graphic camera. I plan on photographing transparency film, then scanning into the computer for enhancement and output.

    My experience with large-format goes back many years when I built a Bender 4x5 kit, then bought a Calumet Field camera. I enjoyed photographing chromes and learning the camera movements. I made the mistake of selling both cameras to buy other equipment.

    I look forward to using large-format equipment again. I feel like I will appreciate it more this time around.

    I'm in Grand Prairie; part of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. I'd like to meet/talk to some others in LF in the area. I could use some tips.

    Thanks,
    Larry

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    Re: Howdy from North Texas

    Howdy Larry

    Good to have you aboard. I'm in Longview. I think there is a good group in the Dallas area. I'm sure one of them will be along shortly. If you are ever in East Texas let me know.
    Ed

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    Re: Howdy from North Texas

    Hi Larry,

    Contact me, Eugene Singer: gemsinger at att dot net.

    We have a small group of large format photographers that meets on Sat. mornings. We are mature guys with well over 100 years of photo experience between us.

    More than willing to share our knowledge with other photogs.

    We drive to various nearby locations to photograph, then eat brunch at one of our favorite restaurants. Lots of interesting photo topics discussed over the table.

    We are located in your neck of the woods, and you are welcome to join us.

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    Hello Larry.

    I'm in between Ed and Eugene. My home is in Wood County and I slave away in Houston. In addition to Eugene's group, several members of the Texas Church Project live in/around the DFW area. Search this forum and see if their show is still up in Dallas. Worth a trip.

    Hey, Eugene, are you sure it's not 200 years experience?

    Ed, Larry said, "Howdy"
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    Re: Howdy from North Texas

    Howdy Wayne,

    I was trying to be modest. However, yes, closer to 200 photo years experience between us.

    Still haven't heard from Larry.

    Occasionally, a few of the Texas Church Group photogs join our Sat. outings.

    Thanks to Jeremy Moore, Bob McCarthy and I were fortunate to be among the first to view their initial presentation, at the university in Denton.

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    Re: Howdy from North Texas

    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.

    Eugene, I will contact you off-site and find out when and where you guys are meeting.

    I would like to know more about the Church Project.

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    Re: Howdy from North Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by jeephoto View Post
    I would like to know more about the Church Project.
    www.texaschurchproj.com

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    Re: Howdy from North Texas

    Welcome to group therepy!

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    Re: Howdy from North Texas

    Larry-

    Welcome. There are several active photo groups in DFW. The above group which I have yet to meet up with, but need to. Several other local clubs are also active.

    My other photo group is Fort Worth Camera Club. 180+ members. Mostly digital but a handful still do LF. We do regular meeting, outings, competitions, etc. You might check us out. www.fortworthcameraclub.com
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