Message to all my readers, past, present and future!

Wishing you all a very Merry Xmas!

Thank you for your immense support, advice and encouragement.

Let’s make sure 2014 is the year when we choose film as the prime medium for our hobby, pastime or profession!



About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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8 Responses to Message to all my readers, past, present and future!

  1. A very merry Christmas to you too, Jak! Happy Holidays in sunny[?] England!!! 🙂

    • thats so very nice of you, marina!
      yes, we’ve just finished off the turkey and stuff…almost dozing off now..all of us! he weather has been fine today surprisingly…cold, but bright sun. no rain so far..altho theyre forecasting another storm!
      im not the religious type…but i kno the orthodox greeks dont celebrate xmas on Dec 25th…its apparently not the real birthday of Christos..! and they atke the birthday as a very special, sacred thing? gud luck to them and everyone else, i say!
      tnk u for ur warm wishes, marina and teh very same thoughts are winging their way over to u and family!
      xxxxx Bless

      • As far as I know, we celebrate it same days as everywhere and probably the same ways [turkey – unfortunately: becoming a vegan!] and all the paraphernalia of these commercialized holidays. Well, I’m afraid I’m not very familiar with all the details of our religion, so I may be wrong. In any case, we spent it packing and sorting out things for our move in 2-3 weeks.
        Weather forecast has also promised[!] us a storm sometime soon!
        Enjoy the holidays and siesta, my friend.

      • yes…i only know a little about this xmas thing, as i have a couple of friends here, who are from greek orthodox families…you know the ones..long black beards, black hats etc etc
        i dont get involved with religious anyways..any always ends in argument!
        surprised to see u going vegan, marina! is that a personal decision or are u just fed up of killing for food? must admit i dont relish the thought of butchering animals for food….especially as i have an animal in our home…i couldnt kill one myself…the meat we eat is the sanitised version from the supermarlet…so we dont see how it was obtained….hypocrisy…i know!
        well. all the best for ur move into new and fresh surroundings..and may whoever is up there bless u and family! enjoy and see u in 2014!

      • about becoming vegan…
        before anything else [reason or not] my own system has been sending me hints & messages that I need to change my food. So this change for me is no struggle and I don’t miss anything from my old menu, as it has come naturally. Now for the reasons.
        1. Yes, it’s the ‘kill to eat’ and all that’s involved to get the “food” on our plate. When I was younger I avoided deliberately watching any documentary about slaughterhouses or anything that had to do with cruelty to animals [like animal testing – fur industry etc] because I would end-up crying and just couldn’t handle it. But in reality I was simply closing my eyes, pretending that it’s not happening thus continued giving reason to the industry to kill and kill and kill some more. So, one less person buying animal food [and gradually dairy. here’s my reason:
        2. Meditation and meat are not a good combination.
        There is one more -even though it wasn’t what made me change- which is health. Meat and dairy are either responsible or trigger many diseases, one of which is the big C that’s hitting our societies hard.
        A good place to read more info is here and here:
        But enough of that.. it’s holidays!
        …and I have to go back to packing!!!! 😆
        Take care, my friend and have fun!

      • hmm…we are similar in thinking, judging from what you are saying, marina!
        we’ll talk later..its a long done on email maybe..

  2. robbinsrealm says:

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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