I'm originally from Washinton, Seattle/Renton area, but live in Okinawa Japan.
My first SLR was a Digital Rebel and after using my dad's AE-1P, which is odd using a camera my dad used to take pictures of me 20 years ago, I went all film. I traded my digital rebel for a 1N and I love it. I love the results I get from film then from my DSLR.
It will be a great learning experience using film and I hope to learn a lot from you guys. Now if anyone wants to give me a large format camera...