On occasion the thought crosses my mind that I’d love to have a bash at doing this photography thing for a living. Then things go pear-shaped, and I come to my senses.
So I pop out to capture some action on the streets of Edinburgh. It’s a cold winter’s day, but the sun is shining and the light is great. I decide to grab the old Yashica film camera and take a few rolls of Ilford Pan F.
No meter on the Yashica but that’s OK. I fancy myself as some kind of Sunny 16, fully manual ninja, so all good, right?
But my powers desert me so no, not good at all. Out of focus, over-exposed, too-slow shutter speeds. All in all, mostly a disaster! OK, there’s a few interesting shots I can still post up here, but the rest are fit for nothing. It looks like the Ilford Pan F isn’t the most forgiving film either, which doesn’t help.
Thank goodness I’m not relying on these for a fee-paying client, I’d definitely be skint. Instead it can all go down as a good learning experience, and I did get a nice walk around Edinburgh.
These are the best of a bad bunch. More practice required!