My wife and I moved from San Diego to Columbia last year to be closer to family. We love the new area, but unfortunately covid took down the last of the camera stores in Middle Tennessee (I didn't realize how spoiled I was in San Diego to have three stores within a 20 minute drive). This has pushed me to look for film/photography communities elsewhere. I did find a local Facebook group recently and now that I'm vaccinated I look forward to meeting up with them. I also found Large Format Photography Forum and I'm so glad to be here!

I stumbled back into film after about 15 years of digital and decided to jump in the deep end of the developing tank after learning LF is still thriving throughout different corners of the world. I plan to start with 4x5 (still saving my money) and I'm excited to see where that goes. I think what fascinates me most about photography is that you will never know ALL there is to know about it (but I'm up for the challenge). I love learning about every aspect of the subject and the resources in this forum are incredible. I hope to one day contribute something of value to the community here. If you're in Middle TN, don't be a stranger and I'll see the rest of you in the threads


PS - If anyone here has found the cure for GAS, please let me know.