It’s been 3 months since I last used a film camera.
Sure, I’ve been using the darkroom a lot but when it comes to picture taking it seems that the GRD3 toke over.
The truth is I miss film, I miss developing, I miss, of course, using the actual cameras and taking pictures. Being totally honest it is not the digital Ricoh that is putting me out of the game, it’s the sheer lack of inspiration.
The Ricoh is just a cheep way of being uninspired and to keep on taking pictures.
Please don’t get me wrong on this. I love the little GRD3 and it is capable of delivering great results. I can’t praise it enough but my heart is set to film. I just don’t know what to do next.
I’ve tried a lot of different films, developers, recipes, cameras and lenses. Tags, tags, tags…
I was planning, this year, on taking less but better photos.
Time was come to start putting to good use what I’ve learned and shared in this little blog.
The arrival of the digital Ricoh changed everything.
Sometimes I turn against it for making me lazy. Visually, creatively and intellectually lazy.
But it is not, of course, the camera’s fault, it is my own, and it has nothing to do with laziness.
It has to do with fear.
Fear of failure because… sure… I can take less shots, but can I take better ones?
On a lighter note, the Canon F1 and the 50/1.8 lens.
What a tank!
Great 1/2000 top speed, pretty straight forward metering although a bit heavy centered.
It’s a classic.
Canon 50mm/f1.8 lens
Rollei RHS DC