All shot with the Contax 645, Fuji 400H, 80mm lens, f/?, 1/? developed at the Indie Film Lab.
THE LIGHT METER.
It takes me another three days to summon the courage to try again. Here's the deal: I'm struggling to understand the light meter. I've read three different ways of obtaining an accurate reading to achieve the light-infused images I'm looking for. Now I'm just not sure what to do - I don't want to "waste" film, but I realize I just need to get out and shoot some pictures to get started.
Adeline is restless and would rather "take a picture of you" with the new fun toy dangling from my neck while Im trying to pin her down for a picture. I manage to grab three frames of her in the trampoline and I resign for the day. I won't lie, I miss that "instant gratification" from the digital camera but am quickly coming to love the slower, more intentional shooting pace. In the end, I'm proud to have taken three small baby steps in the right direction today and spending a little more time working with the light meter - I WILL FIGURE THIS THING OUT!
How about you? What was your greatest hurdle when you first started shooting film?
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