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Chris Crawford I am pleased to announced a long time member has agreed to help and mentor others in photographic technique. As he has long done so, perhaps this forum is a bit overdue. Christopher Crawford has been a professional artist and photographer for 20 years, most of that time spent documenting life in northern Indiana with his photographs and the stories that he writes to accompany them. In addition, Chris also creates tutorials where he teaches photography techniques, film processing, digital editing, film scanning, and printing. Ask Chris your technical questions, or to critique your photos. You can see more of his tutorials at http://crawfordphotoschool.com

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Old 08-01-2018   #81
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This is a great story of how a little kindness goes a long way.

Inspiring to see a young person discover their passion so early on.

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Old 08-01-2018   #83
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Congratulations!

Thank you for the update!

Your son's story and the kindness of others brought tears to my eyes.
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Old 08-01-2018   #84
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Just fantastic, so proud of you Chris. Really melting my heart out here.
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Old 08-01-2018   #85
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you should be very proud of your achievements as a father and equally your son should be very proud of his achievements too, a truly heart warming story
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Thanks Chris for sharing your and Marks story. So heartwarming!
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Old 08-03-2018   #87
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Chris,

Your son's work is truly impressive. You have reason to be very proud.

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Old 08-03-2018   #88
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Great update, Chris! You've sent him on a good path.
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My goodness, that is just fantastic. Great work, both of you, not only for moving through that very hard time, but coming through it as champions.
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Your son's work is truly impressive. You have reason to be very proud.

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Thanks, Chip.

I'm very proud of him. I've watched him do many of these pictures, and the amount of skill and knowledge needed to do them is way beyond my capabilities. Amazing, and he taught himself how to do this.
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Really impressive. Congrats to you, your son, and the generous members that made that early contribution to your son's success.
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Great story Chris CONGRATS ALL AROUND....
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I remember how hard you had it Chris. I'm so grateful to have watched Mack grow into a fine young man. Your a great dad. I can still picture Mack as that 14 year old that you photographed. Time sure has flown by.
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I remember how hard you had it Chris. I'm so grateful to have watched Mack grow into a fine young man. Your a great dad. I can still picture Mack as that 14 year old that you photographed. Time sure has flown by.



Thanks, Greg. Time has flown by! Mack begins his fourth year of college Monday.


How are you doing? I haven't seen you post on RFF in a long time. Hope you're doing well.
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Thanks, Greg. How are you doing? I haven't seen you post on RFF in a long time. Hope you're doing well.
Doing well but the wife is having problems so when not working I care for her. She broke her left shoulder back before Christmas & now she has problems retaining fluid in her legs. My computer where I run my scanner crapped out on me & just haven't had time or really took time to fix it or replace so I haven't been shooting. I have all this film stashed away so I need to set something up.
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Doing well but the wife is having problems so when not working I care for her. She broke her left shoulder back before Christmas & now she has problems retaining fluid in her legs. My computer where I run my scanner crapped out on me & just haven't had time or really took time to fix it or replace so I haven't been shooting. I have all this film stashed away so I need to set something up.



Sorry to hear about your wife's injury. I sympathize, I've been pretty sick most of this year, too.


Glad you're doing well aside from that, though. Hope you get your computer fixed soon. I'd go crazy if I couldn't keep photographing
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Mack just started working as an illustrator for NasaSpaceFlight.com, a news site about the Space Program. He's doing a couple of illustrations a week for them. They published the first story illustrated with one of his images this morning!


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Congratulations, that's really cool Chris. Happy for you both.

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Good news that makes me smile. Congrats to both of you!
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Old 07-08-2019   #102
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Thats a great story. so many people can have their talents unlocked with sometimes a little help. He has grown up to do great things. He has a great dad that has raised him well.
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This really is a great news! congrats! Nice to know your efforts as father gave such a great results! You both are special!
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I can sense a very proud dad somewhere there.
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He’s on his way!

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That's great, Chris. The next generation of Crawford working artists is launched, so to speak.
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Wonderful Chris!

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Illustrating articles for NASA. How cool is that? I'd say about 2.7 Kelvin.

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Mack really captures the raw power of that rocket system flinging a crew into outer space.


Congratulations to you both!


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Great work, Mack!


Chris, when I saw your photos of Mack with Sneaky, I wondered what Mack might be up to these days. Thanks for the update and I send my hearty congratulations to you both.


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Great work, Mack!


Chris, when I saw your photos of Mack with Sneaky, I wondered what Mack might be up to these days. Thanks for the update and I send my hearty congratulations to you both.


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Thanks, Murray. He is out of school now for the summer, but will be back in class near the end of August when the next school year begins. This will be his last year of college, then he'll have his bachelors degree in computer science.
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Pleased for Mack …. you`ve done a good job there Chris .
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This is such WONDERFUL news! Thanks for sharing Mack's tremendous accomplishments.
The fact that you've been such a wonderful father to him has, no doubt, contributed to his success.
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wow he's talented! congrats!
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