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Shoot Lots of Film

I've just spent much of today getting caught up on scanning slides from recent trips to both Yosemite and Rocky Mountain National Parks. Both are quite beautiful in winter.

I took quite a few shots when you add both trips together, but you know what? Many of them won't ever get scanned because they're not good enough. Out of all those boxes of slides however, there are indeed a sizable number of good shots. Hopefully I'll get them formatted and put up in the Portfolio soon so you can see for yourself, but for now you'll have to take my word for it. Not everything comes out the way I had hoped though. Some of those boxes have a lot of good shots, some have very few.

So this weeks tip is to shoot lots of film. Film is cheap (comparatively speaking), so don't be stingy with it. It's only by experimenting a little and risking some bad shots that you can come up with fresh ways of seeing your subject and come up with those really good shots you're looking for. You may end up surprising yourself.

Date posted: February 17, 2002


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