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    1. ICT_photo 45 months ago | reply

      Very nice leading lines and focal point. Very nicely done and a real winner in B&W.

    2. a.ellis 41 months ago | reply

      So impressed with all your meta data - do you write every shot down in a little Moleskin notebook? :-)

      Very much liked your NYC shots especially the portraits - are those people strangers?

    3. Mannequin- 41 months ago | reply

      Thanks ellis! Yes, I do keep a journal with me. At first, I just recorded film type as the main header, then exposure speeds and apertures, numbered 1-12 for each shot. Soon I realized I needed more information, such as date, time of day, and street name (if possible), as well as information about the person -- if I could get it. I try to include as much as I can. It was a real pain in the neck in the beginning, but I've gotten used to it. I can scribble in my notebook and navigate the sidewalks at breakneck speeds all at the same time. I also try to include information like "the meter said EV12, but I felt EV11 would be better". Or "I forgot to change the shutter speed on the lens, this will be overexposed", etc., so that when I get the film back I can analyze why the shots looked a certain way.

      Then I have the task of writing this metadata manually into each JPEG using an EXIF program called GUI for ExifTool. The entire process takes quite a bit of my time, but it's very useful later on as I am able to look back on my shots and see what I did right or wrong. One day I'll take a photograph of my notebook and post it here so people can see all my scribbles.

      The people in my NYC shots are strangers that I encounter through different neighborhoods, and I ask them if I can photograph them. This is sometimes met with refusal, some people are happy to be photographed, sometimes people are okay with it but only if I explain my motivations. It's sort of a long story to get into. But no, I do not know any of them, but have come to know several of them now and am in contact with a few of them. It's been a fun process and I've met a lot of interesting people along the way. I highly recommend it for everyone.

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