Thought I’d paste-together a list of URLs that have had important influences on my thinking over the past few months. YMMV.
- Michael Johnson on why some photos are better than others
- Pink Headed Bug
- The SP List
- Jack Kurtz
- In Public
- Michael Jang
- On how not to be a photojournalist, and more
- On how to be a photojournalist, and more
- Dave Beckerman
- Eddie Ng
- Paul Roark
- B&W World
- Ben Lifson
- Zone Zero
Current backlog: one roll of TMax. Very little shooting this weekend, except for the garden shots that followed after the story below.
When I collected my little Selected Stereotypes web gallery two years, ago, I didn’t anticipate the effects of time.
Two rolls TMax 100, one roll Fuji Neopan 400, Xtol 1::1 9.5mins @ 20C
So the backlog is dropping — tonight’s trio leaves only a couple of C-41 rolls in the “pending” box, and both of those were shot by Rebecca — not me. I think.
I fished out three white-labelled DX-coded-for-ISO-100 rolls from the box, grabbed the changing bag and tall tank, threaded them up. Pulled out the snips of leader and…. they didn’t match. Two were the expected pinkish TMax 100 color, but one of the snipped leaders was gray. Huh? I turned on the PDA, checked the GoPix log. Roll “G100,” Apr03b, TMax 100, Stevens Creek landscape photos. Hmmm.
So Courtney brought my last two C-41 rolls from the To-Do box to Long’s this afternoon and now I have a shot-but-unprocessed backlog of zero, not counting the couple of rolls that are currently loaded in cameras (including an Ektachrome 100VS 6x6 roll from January, sigh). If I want more pictures, I’d best go out and make some.
Current supplies: five rolls of TMax 100, 13 rolls of Delta 400, two rolls of Kodak Gold 100 neg and a test roll of the new Ektachrome 100 G. About a half-dozen 120 E100VS rolls, two long-cut (old bottom-loading Leica-style) TMax 100 rolls, and of course the digital… with about 200 exposures of ancient digibacklog from Helsinki needing to be spooled-off to CD (never to be seen again?).
Did it! Actually had time after 6PM to shoot something new for the midnight deadline of the streetphoto salon (click-thru the pic).
I still dug through the archives, and added a little alternate gleaned from last fall’s trip to Tokyo. I like that one, but frankly it’s something of an urban cliche. Still, the full set has quite a number of similar shots, with the hope that as a set they’re stronger.