Starting as I mean to go on, me and Nick decided to have an analogue day! While I have a 35mm SLR I really wanted to have a go with these two:
The Lomo LC-A+ was a Christmas gift from Nick and The Cannon AF35ML was a bargain I picked up on Ebay. The thing I love about the LC-A+ is that multiple exposures are a breeze! All you do is take your first image, flick a switch and your shutter is primed and ready to go for round 2!
The Cannon AF35ML is a reliable little shooter with the convenience of a built in flash.
Both cameras allow you to set the ISO (which I can’t on my 35mm SLR). This is an advantage if you want to shoot with ISO variable film or experiment with over/under exposure when your metering is automatic. I have a roll of Lomo Chrome Purple to experiment with later in the year which features ISO variable from 100 – 400. The higher the ISO the more intense the colour shift!
New Years Day was spent walking up and down the seafront. But I don’t have any photos to share yet since I shot on film! Here’s one I took on Instagram to tide you over!
© Katherine Broadbent
Sadly the Winter Garden has been closed for some time and fallen into disrepair. But this along with the overcast sky made for some atmospheric shots. I’d love to be able to go inside and shoot one day!
Where would you love to shoot? Is it local to you? Or do you have jet setting dreams?
I got a few shots from outside, it’s a lovely Victorian structure.
As it’s off season we were able to park for free which was a bonus. It also made us walk further (and find more shots) because the free parking it quite far up the promenade. I finished off one roll, and got half way through two others. I think I will take the LC-A to the industrial estate where I work and finish off the current roll there.
Industrial buildings really inspire me! As you might have spotted in my previous post I have David Lynch’s Factory Photograph’s. I love this photo book because it made me realise that I am allowed to photograph whatever inspires me. It doesn’t matter if it’s traditionally beautiful or not.
All that matters is that; whatever you photograph mean something to you.
If you’re interested in David Lynch’s photography, stay tuned, Factory Photograph’s will be my first review later this month.
New Year often comes with resolutions.
Ect, ect, ect! (to quote his majesty, Yul Brynner)
But I’ve always been one for goals. Because goals are SMART
So here are my goals for the next 12 months. I’ll be tracking these on this blog so I can review them once the year is up.
1. Read & Review 10 photobooks. I have quite a large collection of photobooks & essay collections/biographies. I often worry that I don’t make the most of them. So I will be reviewing them here for you!
2. Shoot more film. Specifically 10 rolls of 35mm I have sat here right now! The 7 black and white I will process myself and the three colour will be at my local shop.
3. Complete a project. 12 images edited and submission ready, relating to a common theme or that tell a story.
4. Enter every #WexMondays on twitter (and as many other competitions that I might get feedback from as possible). This means going out or setting up a home shoot every week to get a great shot. Okay, I know I won’t win photographer of the year. But we all start somewhere.
To start with I thought that everything I wanted to achieve in 12 months was too much. But then I began to think about it. Reading/re-reading my photobooks will inspire me to go out with my camera. Shooting more film means taking more images that could go into my project. Photos good enough to go into my project will be good enough for competitions.
What about you? Are you someone who prefers resolutions? Or the type who like to focus on goals?
Will you be making or working toward either in the next 12 months?
Whatever you do, do with passion and kindness! Happy New Year.