photoss 37
photoss 37

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photoss 33
photoss 33

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f1.4 // 1/125
f1.4 // 1/125

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photoss 37
photoss 37

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1/19

PROJECT 1

During this project, I had to overcome several obstacles. When I got my first reel, I took the camera out and took a full set of photos including bracketing, but when I went to develop the photos it turned out I must've pressed the release button, and every photo was exposed onto one slide. So I took another reel out, filled it with photos, developed them, but they got exposed with light while I was loading the reel, so those photos all lost a significant amount of dynamic range, and I forgot to do bracketing. On my third trial, I took two reels with 36 images each, over spring break. I completed the bracketing assignment and got many creative photos that I am proud of, but I have not had time to finish printing all of them yet. Although I went through a lot of trouble just to complete one assignment, I enjoyed having 72 photos over break, which I used to get photos from tons of different interesting spaces. I brought the Minolta with me around Portland and up to Mt. Hood Meadows, where I brought it up a lift and took photos as I skied down. I also feel that by the end of the process, having used 4 reels helped me get much better at setting up a shot and getting familiar with the development process. I also learned a lot about shooting black and white film creatively. Having taken scans in digitally and editing them, I saw the incredible dynamic range of the photos. I also really enjoy the process of tweaking a photo print with contrast filters and exposure times, to get a perfect print. The photos I put in the slide gallery above are my favourite creative photos. They all have lighting that I found to be quite interesting. I practised taking portraits, nature photos, as well as more abstract settings that were meant to have recognizable subjects viewed through a lens that seems otherworldly. Below are bracketing photos. 

125 speed:

f1.4, f2, f2.8

f11:

125, 250, 500 speed

f16:

250, 500, 1000 speed