Ok, so it’s already 2 months into the new year and I gave up on my film 366. I don’t know what happened, I had dedicated one film camera (the Rolleiflex SL66) and one film stock (Portrait 400). And then I forgot about it until the end of the day, so I picked up the GA645w and used the pop up flash to take a photo. And then I got all out of order, and then I gave up. And I JUST got the roll back from the first 16 days of January, and most of the photos were OUT OF FOCUS. So, I guess maybe it’s a good thing I gave up on it. Or I’ll just keep trying, I don’t know.
I also kind of gave up on the 52 weeks of portraits. I haven’t given up on the idea of portraits. I do break out the strobes every week. I break out the seamless paper. But sometimes, the photos just don’t turn out. I’m still trying though.
But, this project is pretty easy to stick to. I thought I’d pop a roll of Kodak Tri X 400 in my trusty Nikon f100. At first I started with a 24mm lens, but realized it was too wide for me, so I went with my trusty 35mm lens. I rated it at 800 and pushed +1. I did something else, I thought I’d try a new lab, just see what else was out there. Nope, this experiment failed, I think I’ll go back to my default lab that I’ve spent years with.
Here was our day.
To follow the circle and see some pretty talented film photographers that are doing the same challenge, please check out Lillie Duncan here