Tag: film

Long, long ago – 1984 to be exact – when I first started worked for Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX, I worked part time at a 1-Hour photo. Prior to moving to Texas, I had worked in another job doing the same thing, part time. I really liked it a lot and figured, why not continue?! So, since I worked 2nd shift at T.I. (3:00 PM – 11:30 PM), I took a job developing photos from 8:30 – 2:00 PM…

Film, unlike toilet paper, can be loaded incorrectly. There are two schools of toilet paper loading: One prefers the over the top approach, that’s me. The other, the behind the roll, under the bottom approach. Either way, if you can get your TP, Β it’s all good – it doesn’t change the way it works after it leaves the roll! There’s no wrong way to do it! πŸ™‚ Loading film into a Mamiya 645e, well, perhaps there’s not a “wrong” way…

Saturday morning, I wanted to go out and run a couple of rolls of film through the Mamiya 645e before going to Charleston for the photo walk next week. As it turned out, Saturday was overcast and drizzly pretty much all day. All that I had were two types of film to work with: ISO 100 and ISO 25! I opted for the 100. I went to a place close to my house, Anne Springs Greenway. Now, the standard lens…

So there it was. A nice scene before me – a cool evening, kids playing soccer in the grass, the light topping the trees and painting the top of the mountain in the distance, a girl sitting on the fence watching the same. Perfect. I got my Mamiya 645e out of the car, framed up this photo, pressed the shutter … and, click – the camera locked up! Crap! Earlier, I had taken the camera off of the shelf, literally…

Sometimes I do wonder, why even bother with film. Then, all I need to do is develop a roll, see the negatives, and then, I realize why. In my job as a programmer, I spend at least 8 hours per day with a computer. I remember when digital cameras first became available, I was fascinated with the instant gratification of the digital image. Soon, it became painfully apparent that the images that came out of the camera were, shall we…

Film issue? Photographer issue? I’ve certainly experienced my share of poor customer service. One day I pulled into the drive through of a certain fast food restaurant, who shall remain nameless. Let us just say they have golden arches and are headed by a clown! πŸ™‚ Anyway, I pull up, place my order once. I am asked to repeat it. i do so. I am asked to repeat it again. I do so. OK. On the 4th repeat, I’m becoming…

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