My 2012 Bucket List: Photos to Take and Films to Use


My bucket list for 2012 consists of photos I want to take. Whether specific ideas of photos or simply new types of film I want to try out my aim is to tick off each item in the list before 31st December 2012. With 12 months to go I’m sure I can manage it!

A traditional bucket list comprises of things to do before you die. Its intention is to experience what you most want to before it’s too late. Applying the same kind of principle to my analogue bucket list these are the shots I most want to capture before the year is out.

Taking up the number one spot and possibly the most important photo I’ll take all year is the arrival of my new baby. That’s right, on or around the 11th August I’m due to be a dad for the second time. I’m already thinking of some fast black and white film (Neopan 1600 perhaps or kodak P3200) to avoid using flash and the fast f/2.8 maximum aperture of my Fujifilm Silvi camera (Zoom Date).

Second on my list and something I’ve been wanting to do for a while are long exposure night shots of Goose Fair. In the past I’ve been in the day to take photos but have missed the opportunity to go at night. Last year it was the rain that kept me away so I’m hoping for better weather this year. If the weather does hold out I’ll be there armed with some colourful slide film (Velvia 100 or Elite Chrome 100 Extra Colour), a tripod and utilising bulb mode for those long exposures.

The third photo on my 2012 bucket list is a double exposure. It’s an area of photography I haven’t explored much with and out of the very few attempts have maybe had only one successful photo. Looking on this site though there are some fantastic examples of doubles so it’s time to get using the MX switch on my La Sardina and get back to experimenting.

The final photo on my bucket list is not an idea of a photo as such but a desire to use creative film. Having tried all variety of colour and black and white films including cross processing I’ve covered a lot of bases but I haven’t yet got around to playing with some tungsten, redscale and infrared film. Now Lomography produced their own X Tungsten 64 as well as Redscale XR there’s no excuse not to give it a go.

I’m hoping for a busy year, not least because a new baby is on the way, but if I manage to cross these items off my bucket list before the year is out you can consider me a happy Lomographer!

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written by veato on 2012-01-17 #lifestyle #fair #tungsten #redscale #baby #mx #double #sardina #veato #bucket-list


  1. mikeydavies
    mikeydavies ·

    congrats on the little one!

  2. jelencitta
    jelencitta ·

    Good luck with your bucket list and congrats on your new baby! I wish I had a La Sardina camera... I think it's my favourite (although I only shoot digital for the moment) and of course it's in my bucket list!

  3. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Congratulations and may you be able to check off all your bucket list items before 2013. :D

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