Quote Originally Posted by staphkills View Post
Wow, thanks for all the helpful and welcoming responses!

I'm actually a undergrad studying in California (but currently in Massachusetts for the summer).

As for the film, the more I look into the different types of film rolls, the more I'm uncertain as to which type of film I should get or where I should get them from. Can anyone recommend me a affordable but OK quality film? I was thinking of buying bulk, maybe from amazon?
Do look into the film choices from freestylephoto.biz instead of Amazon - especially if you from LA you could just pick up whatever you want from their store. Depending on how much you plan on shooting, bulk loading can be more economical (after the initial fixed cost of the loader itself).

You can google to learn more about the characteristics of the different films. I don't have much experience to comment about color, but there are tons of options for black & white.