Slow Down and Learn to be Patient

Well I have been relaxing off work for the past week.  It’s flown by.  Three birthdays down – with mine just to go next week.  April is always such a busy time for us. I’ve read a couple of books, baked birthday cakes with gusto, had longer lies and given far too many lifts to Mia, far too late at night.  Workwise – I’ve had a toddler shoot – very relaxed and chilled but needed to be quick with the shutter as Isabella was on the move on a mission.

When it gets to my birthday – there is usually not much money left in the pot – that’s why this year I snapped up an early birthday present – an OM-1 camera from the Film Is Not Dead stall at Brick Lane when we were in London a few months ago.  I’ve been waiting patiently to use it, but patience has run out and I loaded it with my first roll of film today.  Already – it has slowed my pace, I am thinking more before each shot.  I am recording F-stop and shutter speeds, making notes as I am going along. And I am already anticipating what the first roll of film will turn out like.  I’m loving it… but finding it hard to accept I can’t see the shot I have just taken!  It’s already forced me to change the way I shoot digital as well – less shots, more composed.

Here are a few taken on my OM-D EM-1 digital, probably with my 12-40 lens, with a  little or no editing.




4 thoughts on “Slow Down and Learn to be Patient

  1. Chez @ Chez Moi April 10, 2015 / 8:50 pm

    This is exactly why I want to get a film camera! I think it would be such a good discipline for me. Thanks for the extra motivation!

  2. glanceobservecapture April 11, 2015 / 9:30 am

    Will look forward to see what you do! I am looking forward to my journey into film, I will probably make a tonne of mistakes on the way, but that’s the whole point.

  3. Patti Kuche April 11, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    Gorgeous depth and detail in these shots, enjoy the journey and Happy Birthday wishes to you when the time comes!

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