Another response to the "just shoot one camera, one lens, one film" - if that were true, you'd be able to completely dis-assemble and re-assemble your car with just a 1/4" socket wrench, or build a house with just a screwdriver. Different tools for different tasks.
Well, I never could pass up a good deal, so I had my fair share of grief in coming to grips with the whole system of having a perfectly tuned machine of paper/developer and film/developer. Instead I just ended up not understanding how it all hangs together for a good long time, and it wasn't until I looked beyond Ralph's 'magic bullets' that I felt like I finally understood this medium and could truly apply myself without much compromise.
"Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank
"Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman
"...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh
My father's reaction to the arrival of my COD order from B&H in the Summer of 1983 when I was 16, a Kiron 80-200mm F4.5 for my FM2:
"Why are you spending money on that? Save up for a car or something useful, every boy and his dog wants to be a photographer, hell, I even did"....
The lens was $89 shipped, I would go on to make thousands with the images I made with it in the Navy in my late teens and early 20's before I got serious Nikon glass like the 180mm 2.8 ED....I was too busy photographing and traveling the world on the U.S.S Ranger to buy a car, I did not get one until I was 21....:-)
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"I'm the freak that shoots film. God bless the freaks!" ~ Mainecoonmaniac ~