Hello all. I am excited to be diving into LF with my first 4x5. I have honestly owned it for about 4 years now and I haven't shot a single frame yet for fear of not understanding the way to calculate settings for shooting. I watch videos and read articles and still worry I will waste a box of film trying to understand the difference from DSLR, 35mm, or other formats.

I would love to connect with someone local in Indiana to learn the ropes so if anyone knows someone please reach out! Or I would love a mentor online if someone is willing to chat.

I have been shooting my whole life though. From a Canon AE-1 to my Canon 7D MkII. I also have several TLRs I shoot as well and I was gifted enough darkroom equipment for a couple rooms so I am all set, I just need some mentoring.

Happy Shooting!