Photography has been an interest of mine since the 1970's when I worked as an assistant to a professional wedding, portrait and industrial/commercial photographer. My main duty was the printing of black and white photographs for commercial clients and I spent many hours in the darkroom producing high quality prints.
My interest in landscape photography emerged with my discovery of hillwalking and in 2005, I bought a large format camera. This type of camera allows the lens and film to be moved independently of each other in various planes for creative effect, usually an unlimited zone of sharpness from near to far. They are normally used with large single sheets of film requiring only limited enlargement, resulting in superb detail and tonal reproduction. By their nature they require a slow and methodical approach but are popular with landscape photographers.
Although I also use a digital camera regularly, the traditional wooden large format camera gives me the greatest pleasure and satisfaction!