They’re really hard to compose. Most cameras have a viewfinder or a ground glass or something that lets the photographer see what s/he is going to photograph. My Leonardo pinhole has a couple of pencil lines that describe what your field of view is. And it’s harder to figure out what’s actually in the frame than you’d think.
Thanks to Nancy Anderson for allowing me to photograph her while she was working during Somerville Open Studios last weekend.
The weird splotches are where the emulsion is melted. This film may be slightly past it’s sell-by date.
Flowers get pretty weird when you get up close to them.
After spending months on a project that pays money but I’m glad it’s nearly over, I’m ready to start working on stuff I enjoy again.
So here, have a flower.
In other news, I’m trying to do a 365/Photo-a-day project this year entirely on film. I’m still not sure if I’m going to upload the whole kit and kaboodle here or just highlights, because a lot of these photos are rubbish. Also, it’s entirely possible I’ll peter out at some point, which would just look lame.
I started a new job in late May, and the new job ramp-up period has kept me pretty busy for the last 90 days. Now that my probationary period is ending, I have a backlog of film to process, after which time, hopefully, regular-ish posting will resume.
Still another work in progress. I had really good luck for a while doing quick candid portraits, then I backed away from that because I’m no good at directing people. I never know what to ask them to do or think or whatever to get the photograph I thought I saw lurking there, waiting to be taken. I decided to give it another go while visiting Texas last week.
80mm f/2.8 Planar
Ilford Pan F+ in Ilfotec HC 1+31 at 20C
Unlike the previous effort shooting this subject, this one is reasonably well-lit, so even though the negative is a tiny bit thin, I think I can work with it. We’ll see.