Going “Old School”

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I have been involved with an incredible group of photographers for about six months and one of them does not shoot digital at all.  He actually shoots large and medium format and develops his own work.  This has intrigued me because I grew up with a father who shot mostly black & white and did all of his own developing.  My dad owned a couple of medium format cameras; of course back in the day I didn’t understand what that meant.  I actually inherited one of those cameras the Yashica Mat 124 G and have wanted to learn how to use it all over again.  I grew up using film (mostly color that had to be taken somewhere to be developed).  I want to go “old school”.  I’ve added to my collection of cameras by purchasing a beautiful Nikon F2 from a yard sale with a multitude of lens.  Both cameras have simply been on a shelf, but it’s now time to move forward and face the fear of re-entering the world of film.  I have ordered black & white film for both cameras, plus a polaroid film for an upcoming project.  I’m excited and nervous at the same time.  I feel that taking myself out of my comfort zone and tackling film will help me to be a better photographer.  I’ll be posting photos once they are processed and scanned.

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