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Hambone Lewinski 4:09am, 13 February 2008
This thread is for posting tidbits that you've learned about your camera, your process or photography in general. They might be helpful to others but the don't have to be. The only rule is that you have to have learned it recently.

I'll go first. I learned today that fixer CAN be exhausted! Obvious, right? The trouble is, when it is exhausted, it shows itself in subtle ways... weird posterization in the scan, slightly foggy negatives. Not always noticeable. That's why it's a good idea to keep track of how many rolls you processed with a bottle of fixer.

OK, someone else's turn.

Jason
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Get yourself some Hypo-Check.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Yeah, but, that's like five whole dollars!

Jason
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lcarlson 10 years ago
Apparently it's better to have the camera in one-shot focus mode when shooting wirelessly.
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Do you mean single frame and not multiple frames due to the Flash's recycle time?
I am curious.
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lcarlson 10 years ago
Not due to the recycle time. I'm not sure.
My friend Jimi Sides was chatting with one of the DNT photogs, and mentioned that it's preferable to shoot in that mode over 'ai servo' or 'ai focus'
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lcarlson 10 years ago
It might just be with the ST-E2 wireless transmitter for canon....
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Yashica TLRs are small enough that I can carry one loaded with black & white, and the other with color and choose form scene to scene what I want. Just like digital!
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
LOL
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
i just learned that i'm quickly running out of ideas for my 365...
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Be very careful when re-spooling 120 film onto a 620 reel that you get the direction correct and don't have to do it all over again.
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Hambone Lewinski Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Hambone Lewinski (admin) 10 years ago
"Be very careful when re-spooling 120 film onto a 620 reel..."

A few weeks ago I learned something about 620, too. Don't leave 120 film on the 620 spool for too long, or you're going to have a heckuva time getting it loaded onto your developing reels!

For respooling I actually use the "back and forth" method; spool onto another 120 spool and then spool back to the 620 spool.

Jason
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Karl W. Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Karl W. (moderator) 10 years ago
I learned that once I get the equipment to do a shot I'm already bored of the idea of it. So then I just forget it.


also that I think squinting through the view finder is making my left eye twitch. I'm not sure if that is related to photography or not yet though.
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
I've learned that I have poor self motivation, and that if I want to take photos, I need to carry my camera around with me constantly.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
I learned that Setting up a proper workflow and D.A.M system for my images would have been easier about 6000 images ago. This is going to take some time.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
So, right now it is a DAMN system?
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
I need to carry my camera around with me constantly.

I find that to be the best way to take pictures of teenage girls who walk in front of me.
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That I spend too much time looking at flickr and need to get out more and shoot.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
hbrstudios is a group administrator hbrstudios Pro User says:

So, right now it is a DAMN system?


Yeah, it is a DAMN system. LOL
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
I have learned that some of my fav. pictures completely break the rules;)
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I have never bothered to learn "the rules"
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Here's something I just learned -- Dektol starts to crystalize at between 50 and 60 degrees!

Jason
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Man, what have i not learned? It seems I re-learn things everyday. I have learned a lot about film recently. (thanks to a lot of people in this group...) Ive been trying 35mm out. So far i think the photos are coming out ok.
Basically i'm shooting with film to help train my eye to see before pushing the shutter button. Ive never been the person to just snap off photos and hope for the best, but I still have a lot of room to improve.
And, film is teaching me patience. Something I have never had.
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