Night Shooting – I heard my dad get up to feed our orphaned lambs! So I took the chance to take some shots. Really difficult with exposures in low light. Took a bit of a shot in the dark (pardon the pun) when shooting as my light meter couldn’t really give me a reading at all. Since the lowest stop was F4 on the 50mm lens I had. I had to do some handheld exposures of 1 second and some even using bulb. I would put that roll of film down as abstract/experimental, as I don’t see much good coming out of it.
Day Shooting - Sadly as luck would have it, missed the chance to photograph the mart today. I slept through my alarm, and by the time I woke up it was too late to go to the mart. So instead I focused a bit on the routine of my dad and also a few photographs of the objects gathering dust in the shed. I shot 2 more rolls today and I plan to shoot one more tonight. Which will bring my total up to four rolls for the weekend. I had hoped to shoot more but with the cost of a single roll five euro and developing costs on top of that, I need to be careful about going overboard and I’m happy that four rolls is enough of a sample to see what is working and what isn’t.
What I’ve learned this weekend -
1. It helps to document how every shoot went.
2. I need to make a list on what to pack before I go home. While I thought of film/hasselblad/grey card. I forgot a tripod and chargers for my digital cameras (therefore not much digital shots to show from this weekend).
3. I’m finding this blog very helpful for working through ideas and forcing myself to put research on paper, as opposed to looking stuff up then forgetting where I found it or who the artists was.
4. Sheep do not like the Hasselblad shutter noise.