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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Project: Film-less

I dusted off my film camera yesterday. It felt good in my hands and I began to crave the dark room. Remember when you couldn't see the results instantaneously? When you really only had one shot and you'd better get it right? So, wondering if I was still capable of loading a roll of film, I went to Walgreen's to buy a battery. They are pretty pricey -- more than I remember them being nine years ago (Shut up! It has NOT been that long, has it?!) -- so I left it there. It is for the best. I can't afford film right now either. Also not exactly sure where I would find film without a little internet hunting.

Then I had an idea! Just shut off the display on the digital. 100% manual. And no peeking! I tried it and it was hard not to check my exposure meter (although I'm not sold on that being off-limits yet). I chose my settings, composed the image, and took ONE picture.
SOOC f/1.8, 1/60, ISO 200, 50mm
I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little disappointed. And, because apparently I have an addiction, I went ahead and edited it after the upload.
Brighter is Better!
So, this year's project: every day I'm going to take a photo - just ONE - of something I am doing. 100% manual, no display. Just like in the "old days." Think more, shoot less. It's a goal, anyway:). We'll see how this goes.

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