Hello everybody. This is my very first post after the introduction stage, and I have been stuck on these forums for hours now! I have been heavily involved in photography for the past year now, and my style is a mixture of candid, documentary and fashion photography. My digital camera, the Nikon D3100, is ok for now however Im not getting the feel that is all important to me. By feel, I am referring to the quality of the photo itself as opposed to the technique used by the photographer. Mario Testino and Joel Meyerowitz especially have this feel in many of their photographs and I have linked to the ones I am referring to below. My question is how to get the look of such photographs. They look unedited and really natural, vintage almost as if a film camera was used. Some even have the characteristic blurres and grain to them which Id imagine is a direct result of the camera they are using. I know that Joel Meyerowitz uses a Leica for a lot of his work, but Im unsure about Mario Testino. Another great example of the feel Im looking for is in the work of photographer Eleanor Hardwick: untitled | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Here are the photos from Mario and Joel admirablephotographers pictures by twiceaday - Photobucket Would this be a matter of changing my camera, getting a better lens, using a film camera or none of the above? I have also attached some of my work - the photos are in black and white and have had some minor exposure and contrast work done to them. They are intended to be grainy and natural looking, and honest feedback on these would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much, and I look forward to hearing from you.