It starts about Thursday, I start checking the weather report, then the “around town”events to see if there is anywhere I would like to take my camera. Then, no matter what I have planned, at the last minute I am sitting on the floor with my “bin o’ film”, a camera bag, and a frantic look on my face as I try to decide what camera & rolls to take.
I have to fight the feelings as soon as I lock the front door that I have chosen either the wrong camera or the wrong film.
More often then not lately, it was never the wrong camera. If it is wide angle camera, I just need to get closer. If it is a telephoto lens, I just need to focus on the most important thing of the shot I wanted. Pinhole: take a breath and slow things down. I will still come away with memories from that day.
I need to remind myself it is better to relax and make them good memories, than regrets that I did not have the right camera/film.
What camera to take with me this weekend? To be honest, I still can not decide…
written by neanderthalis on 2012-02-03