Hi I am new to LF and have just got a Sinar f2 with a 180mm lens, I am going to start using fomapan 100 to start with as its cheaper and I can learn the trade before blowing colour film as it is expensive in the uk. I was wondering if you have any tips on these types of photographers mentioned ,Stephen Shore, Alec Soth and Jeff Wall. I love this kind of work. I like portra film and maybe go for 160nc and 400nc. I have not learnt to get out there and understand subjects and how to take portraits of random people on scene locations, any tips on approach,the lens I have, going about doing a project, as i do not have a photography background but have set learnt from the forums. I am based in Manchester uk. Also the weather is quite grim here and was wondering if the light would be a problem with this type of photography or just add to the drama?