I am a huge fan of vintage photography.

I have been collecting for over a decade and have collected and photographed a fair amount of vintage photographic equipment over the years.

I know a lot of photographers who will say that they never look at their vintage photos.

That is totally understandable.

There are so many beautiful images that you never see.

And the quality is always so low.

It is easy to be spoiled by the images you get at a show or on Instagram.

But as I have gotten older, I have found that it is actually more important to look at photos and get some real exposure to really appreciate the art of photography. 

This post originally appeared on The Art of Photography Blog.