As you may recall back when I started this project I said I would not actually take a picture every day, and I would certainly not develop my film every day. Well, here was have a week of photography, all in one post as it has been a very busy work week.
Day 43: Today we had some friends over for dinner, and has now become the custom after dinner we had a quick sitting for a portrait. Even with the flash being almost inline with the camera I still should have used a reflector for some fill on the left, and it would have been better to have them another foot in front of the background.
Day 42: While I was making dinner yesterday I had Callum in the kitchen with me, in his high chair. He started out interested in the activity around the stove, but a few minutes later he started to head bob, and them fell asleep.
Callum nods off, 42/365
Day38: Gemma & Declan are taking skating lessons, and we are only allowed to take pictures on two occasions. Apparently due to the complete misrepresentation of Canada’s Privacy laws the instructors believe it is a violation of said privacy laws to take pictures of your own children learning sports in a public place.
This last Monday was one of the two occasions on which the privacy laws magically no longer apply . So I snapped a few photos with my DSLR, and then setup my big Bender 4×5 in the middle of the stands, and fired off 4 sheets. The exposure times were quite long, as the light in an Arena is not actually very bright, so as you can see we have a lot of motion blur. If I do this again I will consider pushing my film to iso 1600.
Gemma is the third from the right.
Gemma Skating, 38/365
Day 37: This is a repeat of one of the shots that on a previous occasion came out completely blank. This is a focal plane shutter capable of exposure from 1/10th of a second all the way up to 1/1000th of a second. I cut this out of an old 3.5×4.5 Speedgraphic. I am going to mount it into a lens board adapter to be a shutter for barrel lenses on my Deardorff.