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In the age of digital photography and iPhone photos, there's still a desire to shoot film. It feels a more permanent, more planned to capture a moment without the instant confirmation of getting "the shot." For those who wish to reenter a world where photos are taken to actually exist —not to be stored and forgotten in the cloud— the new Leica Store on the border of Union Square and Chinatown is a good place to start.
A film camera there will run you at least into the mid-four figures, but the cameras are meant to last—and there's always a decent selection of used stock for a less spendy entrée into the world of Leica. Snap one up soon to get acquainted with your new friend ahead of the master class workshop with photojournalist Peter Turnley that's happening October 24 through 26.
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