Hello! I only got seriously into photography at the beginning of this year, but you might say it has become an obsession! While I did get started with a DSLR, I found it to be an excellent training tool for what was to come. It allowed me to understand how exposures worked, lighting, composition. It all came together in a way where I could have instant feedback and then try again with lessons learned from my earlier mistakes. These days my main camera is a Mamiya C330, and I also shoot a Minolta X-700. Shortly, I will be developing my own B&W film at home but for now I use a local lab. Once my home dark room is up and running and I've got the hang of it, I'd also like to try my hand with a 4x5 view camera. Someone on ModelMayhem.com forums pointed to this site as potentially being a much friendlier place for film photographers to hang out. Film discussions over on MM invariably turn into a digital vs. film debate in short order.