Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Some scheduling notes

So I'll probably get the pictures of Maria (pictured here) up around Thursday/Friday. Hopefully later today I should have some film pictures of Miette processed and added to her set - I'll make a post on that when it happens.

My shoot plans for the end of the year are still coming together but there's a couple of things tentatively scheduled that should be a lot of fun. We'll see exactly how it plays out.

I also ordered the stuff to develop large format black and white negatives. This is rather impractical for a variety of reasons, but it's something I've been meaning to dabble in (I have an old 4x5 press camera) and they've been discontinuing various related products and I've come to the conclusion that if I'm going to do it, now's the time. I'm not sure how much model photography I'll do with it ("I have to hold this pose while you do what?") but it's fun to take it to the local college and shoot some cool buildings and chat with folks who have probably never even seen a large format camera before. That kind of thing really helps keep photography fresh for me. I think the discipline of shooting a camera where every frame is very slow and expensive is also worthwhile - shooting medium format made me a better digital photographer, oddly enough.

Then again maybe I'll chuck the thing out the window and it will give me great appreciation for more modern methods and that's OK too!


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