This is where it all began for me. I mean really began. Ya, sure, I used point and shoot cameras when I was a kid but my photographic journey started with this totally manual, totally awesome Praktica SLR film camera. It belonged to my dad, and when he had a film developed I noticed how much better the photos looked.
I know what you are thinking. Praktica what? That is the exact same reaction my photography teacher had during my 'Introduction to Photography' course. I had to prove to him that I could take amazing photos with this camera. When the course was done I made him a believer in my little German-made camera.
I loved learning the ropes of photography with this camera. Those of you who own an SLR digital camera, turn your dial to M for manual and switch your lens to manual focus. I encourage anyone who is interested in photography to find a used manual film camera, (yes, you can still buy and develop film), and have fun!