SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA~ Wish they were closer GOOD LUCK!!
You're right there is no reciprocity with digital, just as there is little reciprocity with C-41 films until you hit something in the order of 30 second exposures. However, shooting digital at night is very much like shooting transparency films - the contrast range of the medium is constricted.
I too enjoy the challenges and benefits of working large format above and beyond any conveniences working digital might give me. That's why I'm nuts enough to shoot 5x12 and whole plate night stuff. I'm actually thinking about dragging out that 11x14 I got from you for a few night shots some class night. Could be fun to do some stuff with it when we go down to the Jefferson Memorial.
Cool! Sounds like a lot of fun.
I know what you mean about shooting more, processing film in a timely fashion and even making prints.
Having done some digital night photography I must say that it's quite a bit easier than film photography in there being no reciprocity failure (which is an inherent chemical trait in film).
I've actually gone back to doing my night photography with film, though, as I just enjoy working with my 4x5 a lot more.
Glad to hear that you are up and about, Scott. I sympathize with you in regards to the film backlog. I'm almost done with my whole plate backlog, but there is a mountain of 5x12 just waiting for me next month.
I also have a similar medium format film stock problem. Only my film is mostly Tech Pan and Maco IR. I am waiting for my Mamiya 7II to be repaired at the moment. I am shooting 6x6 in the meantime, but would like to shoot 6x7 again.
I don't think I need to convince them, most people ok with it. If they're not ok with having their photo online which depicts them as a charitable person then I will not take their photo. Signing model agreements for a project such as this is over the top and besides, I'm not making money off this and we're a little bit more relaxed over these things in Australia.
Thanks for your comment.
taking the photograph of a person even for a good cause is one thing, posting their portrait on the web is another. How do you convince people to let you post their pictures on line, do they sign a model agreement?
I thought you were busy in school, I injured myself almost 9 years ago and still have days where I can do only minor chores. There are up and down days and it's the biggest challenge I've had to face. You have to establish a new normal for yourself and go with it.
Good luck, great to hear from you.
Good to see you back! I somehow thought that you were away on a vacation / photo shoot, so sorry to hear your absence was injury related. Always a pleasure reading your posts!
Congrats on the recovery and hope you enjoy the Rolleiflex.