In which our hero divulges the mad ramblings and rants about his craft. Or, put it in a notebook; that's analogue, right?
Some of you may do this already. For those that don’t, however I’d like to bring to your attention your household notebook. I feel that it is, hands down, the single most important tool a photographer (analogue or otherwise, really) could have in his or her camera bag.
It doesn’t have to be fancy. It doesn’t have to be expensive. I turn to the old composition books of my college days. I have stacks and stacks of these things in storage as I acquired a degree in English Lit./Creative writing. I was a bit “particular” and if something didn’t work out plot-wise I’d retire the notebook. So, with dozens of these things with only a few pages used, I decided to remove the “bad” pages and re-purposed them for future writing endeavors.
This lovely yellow one I present you here is my photography notebook (which its title so aptly illustrates).
Here’s a few pages of the craziness contained there-in.
That last one is if you happen to have a Yashica 44a converted from 127 to 35mm.
I also have a small Moleskine that I keep notes in for shooting on the go or noting things down. Essentially, it’s the same as the other; however it’s much easier to stuff into my pocket. This page is a copy of the same Yashica 44a info as in the large notebook.