Photography is back online.
Basically, the reason I haven’t been posting my photographs is that I myself have had no access to them. I tried shooting digital for a while (the previous three entries), but it wasn’t inspiring. So instead, negatives have piled up with no way to print or scan them. A brief bright spot occurred, however, when I was able to justify some good ol’ black and white shooting for a project I was working on (trust me, the justification was pretty tenuous). It sure was expensive though: Five scans destined for 8x10s and 8x12s cost me $23. For five scans. Not including the price of film, developing, printing, and shipping the prints, that’s $5.75 each. Just for scanning. Regardless, here is the first in all of its glory. Enjoy.
Pentax K1000 (first from the new/old camera!), APX400, Clayton F76+ film developer, $5.75 scan.
Photography is improvised
If my camera produces unacceptable noise at ISO 3200, I can convert it into grayscale. Noise (color aberration) becomes grain (tone aberration). Much of photography is like this, and working around technical limitations is a day-to-day exercise for many photographers.
(This is not me).
Pentax digital SLR photographing Yashica Minister D (not especially functional).
Photography does not conform to a schedule.
Sometimes you’re walking home, the light is perfect, and you see something you need to shoot. Sometimes this involves going back to your apartment, getting your camera and the pieces you want and need, dealing with batteries that are dying because you never charge them (about fifty percent of my shots ended with some sort of awful noise, a blank screen, a corrupt file, and a reset to ISO 200 f/8), and going back to the scene of your vision. Sometimes it isn’t worth it, but sometimes it is.
Pentax digital, which now has freshly-charged batteries.