|FILM TO BURN - Project 366-2016 - Image #001 - 1/1/16|
Project 2016 has started. My goal is to burn up all the film I have left and finally make the jump to Digital. This may be a bit more daunting than I first imagined 'cuz I have quite a bit of film left. I could shoot a roll a week for probably two years and still have a roll or two left. But it needs to be done.
So let the fun begin.....
Some of this film is expired. Some recently (2015) and some very (1994). There are almost too many different types of film to count. I have some Ektachrome, FujiChrome, T-Max, NeoPan, and quite a few more. I even have some I had never heard of before. So it will be interesting to see how some of the images turn out. On top of that I plan on getting the necessary chemicals and processing some (not all) of the film myself. After all, I built a Darkroom a few years ago. And short of printing a few test prints I haven't done a thing in there, except to use it for storage. So it's time to clear it out, set it up again, and get some use out of it.
|THE LINE-UP - Project 366-2016 - Image #002 1/2/16|
Another reason is to experiment and learn. There are a number of different areas and forms and styles of photography that I find interesting. And I want to try them out.
And the last reason is to use all my equipment to its fullest. I have lights and stands and lenses and camera bodies and a bunch of other stuff that I have accumulated over the years. I figure that I should go through it all and use it. And if I find I don't use or need a specific piece or two, or if I don't care for the type of photography that requires that piece, then that piece will end up on Craigslist. If I'm not using it I might as well move it on to someone that will.
This year this blog will document my photographic journey. I will post a number of my images, talk about some of the techniques and equipment used, and ramble on about the project as the year goes on.