Aside from a few shots made with P&S cameras as a kid, my first real taste of photography came in a high school media class. The teacher loaned us all an SLR. We wound the film into the roll and then loaded the roll in the camera. I was pretty excited about the whole thing. We were even going to develop our own shots. My family moved before we got that far though.
Lately I have been seeing a few blogs talk about shooting with film: Joe Reifer shared some shots from a Holga, Paul Lester wrote about Temptations and The Leica mystique, Paul Butzi had a discussion about being a Camera Collector/Photographer/Both?. Oh, and how could I forget Damien Franco's Wordless Wednesday Holga pic: Kerney Ave.
Each time that I see a post about a film camera (SLR or not), I want a film SLR all the more. The recent increase in Holga posts have even caused to check them out. Did you know that you can get a Holga for under $30? I didn't but that will be my next purchase while I save up for a used Nikon F100. Although, an FM10 would be closer to what I used in high school...
Oh, and at some point I am going to have to buy or rent a view camera for school. I am leaning towards rental just because they cost so darn much!