Monday, January 26, 2009

Passing the Time

I've been bored. Picked up my Old Cannon Rebel and messed around. Unfortunately my scanner sucks.

One of my short term goals is to take some photography classes at a JC, and then get some actual structure to my shots, work on composition, as well as learning to develop the film myself. Right now i'm more of an uneducated, point and shoot photographer. Eventually the idea is to get good enough to be a freelance photographer, or even a photojournalist. But that's all in the future.



After Work


  1. What kind of light did you have in the last one? Did you scan developed film or prints?

    I forgot to add to my personal news that my first at-home developing experiment was successful, it's not as hard as it may seem. I think I spent about $100 on supplies and chemicals (which should last a while).

  2. It was just taken with my regular kitchen lighting, but my camera's light meter showed it had a one stop overexposure. As for the film, i cheated and got longs to develop it for me.

    100 bucks isn't too steep, what are the main materials you bought?

  3. Weird, I guess I like the overexposed look.

    I actually think it might be a bit under $100, I forgot I bought film too. I bought my stuff from bhphoto (online), I was too lazy to go all the way to an actual photo store. Here's what I bought:

    -plastic developing tank, came with an adjustable reel.
    -developer powder, makes 1 gallon (D76)
    -Ilford stop bath, 500 ml makes 10L (you can reuse it a few times, or use water instead)
    -Ilford rapid fixer, 1L makes 5L(you can reuse it a few times)
    -Photoflo (optional, lasts forever)

    I loaded the film in my closet, you can use a changing bag instead. You also need measuring cups and bottles for the used fixer and stop bath. I think that's about it.