May 23, 2013

The Film Project


As I was sitting at my computer last week while working on some photos that I had taken, I realised that I am out of tune with everything that I have learned about photography. I only took one photography class in university, but I learned so much about how to take a beautiful photo, about the parts of my camera and what they do, and about film and how to develop it -- I took this class around the time that digital photography was beginning to make it's way in the world.



I feel that the ease of working with a digital SLR has made me lose what I learned in my photography class, and so I have chosen to go back to using a regular old SLR simply to get back to the basics of photography. I want learn how to pay attention to aperture and shutter speed again: how to properly meter without looking at the photo that has shown up on the screen and adjusting through that method. I want to focus the camera myself without relying on a machine to do it for me.



So I decided to do something that I'm calling "The Film Project". It is my goal to use up one roll of film each month and share my journey with you. I don't know what will come of the project, or what the real purpose behind it is, but I do know that I want to get back to the beauty of film, and how precious each photo must be so I'm not simply snapping away, hoping that I'll get a good photo. No. Each photo on that 24 roll of film must be a good photo, and I am going to savour each moment. 


Have a great weekend!




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