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original_ann

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I must be missing something so basic...
« on: April 25, 2009, 06:24:34 PM »
Hi all,

I recently joined and my profile shows under "position" as 35mm.  I don't ever recall such a selection and cannot find where I can correct this setting.  Can someone help me?

Thanks!

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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2009, 06:54:10 PM »
it's just something that changes depending on the number of posts you have, not something you choose!
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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009, 08:07:57 AM »
The only way to change it is to post more  :D
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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 08:20:58 AM »
ohhhh - so it's not an indicator of the type of film you shoot?   :P

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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 10:55:30 AM »
Sadly... no.
I shoot mainly 35mm yet I have enough posts to be considered "self coating".
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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 08:52:53 AM »
I'd love if there was another way to label members based on number of posts so those (35mm, self coat, peel-apart etc) assignments could tell members what others actually shoot.   Hopefully those that shoot 35mm aren't offended that their medium has been assigned the lowest rank.  ;))
Good to know what this is all about though!

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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 10:01:45 AM »
you can put a comment below your photo...or you can add a tag below your posts! i shoot all kinds of stuff, so i can't be pigeonholed.
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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 01:23:34 PM »
 Hopefully those that shoot 35mm aren't offended that their medium has been assigned the lowest rank.  ;))

Well... they could have gone down to Disk film...Minox... 16mm...110... ;D
Were lucky they didn't.
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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2009, 05:58:05 AM »
under such conditions, you might have JUST reached the 35mm level, Francois!  ;)

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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2009, 12:39:34 PM »
Wow! I never thought anyone would even comment on this...I was just having fun one night a couple of years ago and changed the default forum settings from 'beginner', 'expert' etc. to something more photo-relevant.

Starting at '35mm' and ending up at 'self-coat' (or whatever it is) isn't in anyway serious or judgemental other than being a funny/ironic comment on the way the world of photography can be quite format centric/gear obsessed/snobby etc. which is exactly the opposite of what we want Filmwasters to be. Our hope is that here at FW the image is what it's all about and that while we talk a lot about techniques, styles, creative processes etc. it's all pretty format-neutral (as long as it's on film - natch  ;))

Hope that answers your query. A big warm welcome to Filmwasters, Ann, & apologies for missing this the first time you posted.
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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2009, 12:40:53 PM »
you can put a comment below your photo...or you can add a tag below your posts! i shoot all kinds of stuff, so i can't be pigeonholed.

I always think of Sean as "the guy who can't be pigeon holed". It puts him in a category all of his own. Wait...

 ;D ;D

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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2009, 10:12:13 PM »
actually, i pay good money to be pigeonholed, but that's another story for another forum.
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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2009, 07:06:17 AM »
Hi Ed and thank you! 

I hope my tongue in cheek comment about 35mm possibly being offended by the assignment of its rank wasn't interpreted as perceiving that this was a judgmental or snobby ranking system.   I actually think it's quite creative (right in alignment with shooting film!). 

My main thing was that I thought I was somehow supposed to change that setting and couldn't find where I had to go to change it.   All set.   :D

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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2009, 06:26:16 PM »
offended by the assignment of its rank

Maybe the ranks could be reversed then? Ha! That would really confabulate people... Skj.

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Re: I must be missing something so basic...
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2009, 04:00:57 PM »
That appeals to my sense of the perverse. I may mess about with them again sometime and have 16mm as the highest with 'banquet aspect' (or whatever it's called) sheet film as the lowest.

 ;D ;D ;D
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