I'm looking forward to a 2012 filled with new analogue experiences, including a new camera, new skills, new films and a new photo shoot idea.
1. Get the Horizon Kompakt
When I first started looking at lomo cameras, this was the one that really caught my interest. Unfortunately, it’s too pricey for someone who’s just starting. Now I’m more confident that I can give justice to a Russian camera, and I’m also pretty sure I’ll be able to save enough so that I can get a Horizon Kompakt before the year ends.
2. Master Diana Mini
I had my Jiyuu since September last year, but I haven’t used it much yet. I’ve only had one roll of film used with Diana Mini processed, and that photo set was close to a failure. I have no idea why I’m having such difficulty using this camera, but I swear I’ll use it more and eventually be able to take better photos with it.
3. Experiment with other types of film
So far I have only tried shooting with color negative and slide films, both expired and fresh. I definitely have to try black and white soon (I already have one roll waiting to be used). I’m also thinking of trying tungsten and infrared, as well as brands other than Fuji and Kodak.
4. Shoot portraits
One of the things I’ve always wanted to do, but I was never really able to. I’m aiming to have a mini photo shoot with friends and produce photos that look like they come from magazines. It would be exciting to try this with an analogue camera.
5. Learn double exposure techniques
While I know the theory, I can’t quite get proper doubles when I try. I got a few “accidents” look nice, but I fail when I intentionally try to shoot doubles. However, with more rolls to practice on this year, I shall be able to create more interesting photos.
Let’s make 2012 a year full of creativity and analogue love! If you liked this article, go ahead and check the rest of analogue bucket lists for 2012 submitted by the community! Of course, you can also submit your own inspiring analogue bucket list for 2012 and get more piggies!