Well, I've posted a few dozen times already but I should probably introduce myself officially. I'm Richard Thomas, and I spend most of my time in Boone, NC where I am working on an MA in Graphic Arts and Imaging Tech (I'm primarily interested in scanning and color management, but that's not why I'm here at APUG). My fiancee Monique, who is dedicated to film and her Canon Rebel, lives in Charlotte, NC and that is my second home. When I graduate for the fourth and final time this summer, I will doubtless move back to Charlotte (unless I can talk Monique into moving to Portland, Oregon!). I was very active in photography in the 1990's, when I was in college I worked for my campus newspapers, and I gave a number of solo exhibits in the Boone area while I worked on my photography degree. However, when I graduated in 2000 I found it very hard to make ends meet with my camera, and so I got a "real job" and stayed on the career track... lots of fun... until early 2007 when I decided to get my Master's and return to imaging. Most of my photography is of landscapes, macro work, and random found objects while walking around. I also like to photograph sunsets and the beach, and the weekend of Valentine's day I will be at Carolina Beach (east of Wilmington, NC) for two days to shoot some more film of the old boardwalk there. When people ask me what kind of photography I do, it's always hard to answer... One of my current projects is to document the bands involved in the local college music scene in Boone, NC. Some of this work can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardsbandphotos/ (but, it's all digital). So, in the past two years, I have purchased or resurrected a few film cameras: a Mamiya RB67, a Nikon F4 and F100, and admittedly also a few digital cameras that shall remain nameless here. I've also pulled out some random oddities like my beloved Yashica 635 and Argus C3, a few interesting old Polaroid cameras that are also dear to Monique's heart, and generally have reconnected with film and photography. On a more serious note, I am working as John Scarlata's graduate assistant, helping him create a digital archive of about 35 years' worth of large-format work. It's color and black and white, from 4x5 through 8x10; although he has worked in other formats, I haven't worked on any of that yet. I have found this forum to be full of interesting topics and people; it's great to see that film and film cameras are alive and well!