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best way to increase your keepers with film is to buy a light meter and learn to use it properly. now that things are going digital and its so easy to check our highlights/histograms many people are forgetting the value of a light meter. imo the most important tool a serious photographer owns, after the tripod.

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^most modern film (and even the center weighted in my nikon FE2) light meters are good enough where you will not need to buy an off camera meter. i believe that the canon ae's had a pretty nice center weighted meter as well. I'm not saying that off camera meters are a bad buy, just that it might not be the perfect route to go for everyone.

 

Now i strictly use spot meter on my digital and it works perfectly. I definitely agree though that many people are idiots when it comes to using meters...and waiting for the shot. ive gone out with people that have taken over 200 shots when im still on my 10th. at that point it becomes more about luck than actually knowing how to compose a photo.

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^most modern film (and even the center weighted in my nikon FE2) light meters are good enough where you will not need to buy an off camera meter. i believe that the canon ae's had a pretty nice center weighted meter as well. I'm not saying that off camera meters are a bad buy, just that it might not be the perfect route to go for everyone.

 

Now i strictly use spot meter on my digital and it works perfectly. I definitely agree though that many people are idiots when it comes to using meters...and waiting for the shot. ive gone out with people that have taken over 200 shots when im still on my 10th. at that point it becomes more about luck than actually knowing how to compose a photo.

 

yea in camera meters have come a long way but i still prefer to use a 1degree spot meter with a incedent meter too. Im just sayin if u go on ebay and buy an old film SLR your gonna really increase ur keepers with a meter. As you move up in format size it becomes more important to imo.

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lightmeters become neccesity when using any lighting(especially strobes) as well as something like a metz flash. it really helps in controlling blown out highlight areas.

 

is it shoot for highlights and print for shadows or vice versa? i can never remember.

 

damn i wish i would have taken advantage of all the resources i had while i was in school. post-school workflow can be difficult if attempting to start from scratch with little money.

 

dylan resistance: an old instructor of mine has a series based on composites of skies and clouds.

http://www.kenfandell.com/

thought you might be interested in taking a look.

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i cant rember who posted it, but when i walked past the pile of tires it poped into my head and i couldnt help but fail at trying to recreate it

 

it was me who posted that. thanks for giving me cred although im sure there is a million pilles of tires and another million shots of them, i just posted it in your faces first. look good though dose

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haha yea it was rush hour and i was comin home an i said fuck it i wanna some subway shots. heres another one

 

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you could see the camera at the entrance in this one.

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i'm in the process of turning my roommates bathroom into a darkroom. should be interesting to see how it all works out. but, i'll be stoked to get back into the darkroom.

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when they were getting new equipment at my high school when i was a senior i guess my roommate snagged an enlarger and a lot of other shit, and it was just sittin at her dad's for a couple years. so, we decided to bust it out and get back to shootin film, so i'm really stoked. once it's all set up, i'll take some flicks and post em.

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