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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by maring, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. maring

    maring Member

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    Hello everyone!

    Thought I'd introduce myself. Name is David and live in North East Wa. Learned B/W in college. Spent 17 years in Papua New Guinea doing translation and literacy. New to the whole APUG site. So far I am very impressed with the pleasantness and way everyone responds. Seems like a fantastic community. Hoping to learn a lot from the forums and all the comments.

    One question someone may be able to answer.

    How do you keep track of all the fstop/shutter speed info for all your pics?

    I shoot mainly 35 but have a 2 1/4 as well. Do you just keep a notebook with you all the time? Any tricks to the trade on this? I take the pics but always forget the info.

    Starting school in Jan. (Chinese) so not sure how much I will be able to shoot, develop and scan. Only able to scan at this time until get an enlarger set up somewhere. I'll try to get more posted as I am able. Esp. some more 2 1/4 shots. it is an exciting format!

    Have a great day!!:tongue:

    David
    What The Eye Sees Photography
     
  2. Pinholemaster

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    I never write that stuff down. Never understood why it was important to record. My simple brain.

    But a notebook, or a Palm electronic gizmo, will do if you need to make note what you are doing in the field.

    I think shutter speed and f/stop publishing by photo magazines years ago made recording of exposure popular.

    Unless I'm shooting large format and need to know what type of development a negative needs when applying the zone system, where I simply have to note "normal - minus 1", "normal", "normal +1", "normal +2", or some variation on that theme, I don't write much down at all.
     
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    David... welcome from western Massachusetts.

    gene
     
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    Welcome from California. Enjoy Spokane, you'll end up missing it when you leave. Try to make contact with Bill Kostelec at Gonzaga U. He is part of a local photography club, good people. Grab a beer at Jack & Dans for me.
    Chris,
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    Hi David, Welcome from the frozen prairies:wink:
     
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    Welcome to APUG from NY.
     
  7. Dave Miller

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    Hi David, a warm welcome from Middle England. Speeds, stops? I just remember; I think.:smile:
     
  8. JBrunner

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    Welcome from Utah. I write it on the holders, after exposure.
     
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    Welcome from Oregon.
     
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    Hi David and welcome from Seattle. I carry a notebook with me and usually jot down film/lens/exposure info. It's very useful to me when I'm reviewing negatives. I used to carry a small micro recorder but found that drew alot of attention.

    Best regards,

    Bob
     
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    Hello.

    Welcome from the Isle of Wight, England.

    I don't write down exposure information at the time but remember it when I process the film. In the envelope I keep the film in I write the date, location, camera details, processing details and exposure info. The exposure information is fairly vague though. Something like: "Mainly f8 @ 1/125" as I tend to use the whole roll in the same light at the same location and only occasionally vary the settings.


    Steve.
     
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    Yeah, when I bother, I write it down in a little notebook and that's about 0.048% of the time. Welcome, Daivd.
     
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    Welcome from up north of you, near Vancouver, British Columbia.

    With respect to exposure information, I am often surprised how often I remember it. I think it is because deciding on exposure tends to be a thought process that I approach in a fairly consistent manner. I tend to remember what the light was like, and what I was aiming for, and the resulting exposure settings necessarily fall within a narrow range.

    I also make heavy use of "Sunny 16" as a reality check, so that may aid in the remembering as well.

    Matt
     
  14. maring

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    Thanks all. Basically, I'll just continue to keep a couple note cards in my camera bag to take notes on. I think I get so caught up in the moment of taking the pic, that it doesn't seem relevant to try and remember all the little details. Guess that is why I enjoy taking pics. Very freeing, relaxing and plain enjoyable. Can't wait to get out and do some more. Thanks again for all the insights.
     
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    I should qualify that I write on the holders when I'm shooting LF because the information is useful in the darkroom. I shoot both sides of a holder for one shot. The information can (sometimes) help me decide how to adjust, if I don't like the first neg, or detect problems with my film, processing, procedure, or equipment.

    When I shoot roll film, I do nothing more than note how I have rated it, because what's done is done, as far as that roll is concerned.