I'm a complete beginner, but I would love to join any photographers on shooting trips or anything. That's the best way to learn. I live and work in SF. Email me to let me know where you would like to meet. I'm about to start getting into Large Format. I got the camera but need everything else. It'll take me a while to get there, but we could also go out to shoot LF.
Problem is.. you live in The City. Nothing much interesting to shoot there. perhaps you need to come down here and shoot some track homes some weekend day?
Welcome. Let us know how your LF experience is coming and what help you might need.