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Fearless Photographer: Film in the Digital Era by Ingrid Nelson, Salvatore Joseph Prezioso

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1 Welcome to Film Land

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Some 15 years ago, I picked up my first real camera and started shooting. I was a teenager in middle school. It was a Canonet 28, a cool camera from the 1970s that was mass-produced as a quick and easy camera to use. It had a built in meter, but more importantly, it was fully manual. For the first time, I could focus on what I wanted and not have the camera choose for me—as is the case with point-and-shoots. I took this camera everywhere I went, and soon I wanted more.

Why Film?

I moved up to a Canon Rebel G after seeing my high school instructors use it on field trips. Moving up from a 1970s rangefinder camera to a modern ...

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