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    By Ed Ladendorf (ed) on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 06:55 am:

    First off, I'd like to say "hi" to all the new people we have coming in. As you probably know, this site is in it's infancy, so stick around for a while, and help make it better.

    To Alan:

    I can relate to seeing that first B&W "pop" in the darkroom. I guess I was close to 40 years old when I took an adult basic photography course at the local high school. One of the first things the instructor did was to take head shots of each of the students. The next day, we went into the darkroom to see the "magic"! Like you, when I saw that image pop, I thought it was better than magic .

    To All:

    I think we have quite a few people who would like to have a critique area, and the way to get that is to support Doug's efforts to upgrade. There will also be quite a few other benefits, so if we could all spare a few bucks to help out, it might happen soon. Just click on the "click to give" button on the left of the page.

    Also, Doug is trying to get photos for the Archives, which will be for everyone to use for spare parts, or just to practice on. I sent in close to 30 images. Let's all pitch in on this too so we can have a good choice.

    Happy Hunting,

    By Alan Rubin (airubin) on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 07:22 am:


    Thanks for the comments. I agree that this is a very impressive site for such a new one.

    Also, I believe that an interactive critique and support area will grow.

    I know that giving is anonymous, but I want to show my support in the hope that others will follow. I would like to see this site grow and my $50 donation is very reasonable for the quality that I expect to receive. There are sites that charge substantially more for poor service.

    The biggest asset that Doug’s site will have is those of us who stay committed to it and help it grow. Even beginners like myself can help in that other new comers will not be intimidated. It also keeps the more experienced on their toes when they explain things to others.


    By Ed Ladendorf (ed) on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 06:29 pm:

    Yes, Alan - in my way of thinking, the critique area should bring in more newcomers. We'll have to get the word out once it is going. Also, thanks for your generous support donation. I wish I could match that, but it's not been a good week, and I need to wait until payday to send my donation in. Hopefully, there will be enough people donating to keep Doug busy with the new software before long.


    By Doug Nelson (doug) on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 10:55 pm:

    I must say this has been a very good day for RetouchPRO. With Ed's valuable contributions to the Archive project (which couldn't have been easy on a modem connection), and Alan's generous donation, I feel we're off to a very positive start towards the bigger, better RetouchPRO.

    Thank you both.
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  • #2
    Hello All!

    I've been hanging around this forum for a while and I've learned a ton! I'd been thinking about making photo restoration my "profession" but after some consideration I've accepted a full-time job as a veterinary assistant. Of course, this will leave me with less time to work on my other love--photo restoration. But alas! All is not lost! I figure I can somehow make the two work together--I would like to explore the idea of making collages of pets. If I come up with anything interesting during this exploratory process--I'll be sure to share it with you.

    Once I start my new job I'm also going to go back to school to become a licensed veterinary technician. Probably won't have quite as much time to hang out here as I used to--but I will never leave! There is so much to learn here and this site is becoming bigger and better everyday. Anyway, just wanted to let y'all know!

    And is it just me--or are there too many fun things to learn about in this world? Kind of makes it hard to stick with one thing.



    • #3
      Akj, Good to see you. Congrats on the job and school. Study hard but dont give up the photo work---you are good and practice will only serve to sharpen you already keen skills. Keep in touch!!! Tom


      • #4
        Thanks Tom!


        • #5
          Hey Amanda,

          Ditto on the Congrats. I envy you working at the vets. I would love a job where I got to work with amimals. Boy arn't they God's little treasures?

          We'll miss seeing you as often but will be happy to hear you are a full fledged Vet tech. One of my favorite shows on tv is Emergency Vets.

          Hey what do you have to loose, by advertising your abilities in the Vets office to do pet montages? It's worth a try.



          • #6

            I like your choice of professions (actually, both of them). Working with animals must give you a good feeling. I'm with Tom -- don't stay away long. Oh, to be young again, and have to make those decisions!



            • #7
              Amanda, I have a feeling that you'll do well at whatever you choose to do. Glad to hear you'll be sticking around here - too much fun to miss, I think. ;-)

              Funny you should mention animal collages. Just today on my hike up the hill, I came up with the idea of doing something like Anne Geddes for pet owners. You could market your work at vet offices and pet stores. What got me thinking about this was a picture I just took of my two new cats. I'd like to put them in a garden of flowers and turn it into a watercolor. Then I got the idea of using one of my photos of lotus ponds and putting the cats on the large leaves floating in the water. I think you get the idea. It could be LOTS of fun!!

              Good luck with everything!! -Jeanie


              • #8
                Hi Jeanie

                Your idea does sound neat--and fun! It amazes me how many possibilities exist out there. Hopefully with work and school I'll have some time to tinker around some more with Photoshop and find my "niche." I also do volunteer work for a local animal rescue organization taking care of their web site--a great learning resource. I'm supplied with lots of pictures of animals. Which gives me a thought--there's a fund-raising auction coming up. I could take some of the pictures and perhaps create something unusual with them and sell them in the auction to raise some money for the group. Could also get some free publicity to boot. Hey--what a good idea! Thanks Jeanie!



                • #9
                  You're most welcome. Have fun!!


                  • #10
                    Hey DJ

                    You mentioned earlier in this thread that you like Emergency Vets on Animal Planet? Well just wanted to let you know that they made a new series called Vet School--where they follow a group of students as they go through Vet School. It was filmed at Michigan State University, which is the same place I'll be going to get my certification. Yipee! I think it's on Tuesdays at 9:30 and Saturdays at 4:00 EST.



                    • #11
                      Heard about it but haven't seen it yet. Have to look for it. Maybe you might be on it one of these days.


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