My Analogue Bucket List for 2012: Experiment More

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I really enjoy trying new cameras and trying different films and techniques, but for me, 2012 is going to be the year I experiment more!

So it has been two years since I got my first logography camera for Christmas 2010. Since then my camera collection has rapidly grown (24 and counting), the stock pile of film between myself and my sister nicnocnoo, now takes up over half of a fridge, and I can’t see that my love of analogue photography is going to end any time soon.

1.Use the splitzer more!
I have a splitzer for both my Diana F+ and my LC-A+ but the amount of times I have actually used it especially on my Diana is crazy, especially given the results you can get from it. I think one of the reasons is because it’s so small I either forget to take it out with me or I’m worried about losing it, so one of the things I must do as part of my bucket list is use it more. I really like the effect you can get when using it for doubles!

Credits: rosebud82

2. Doubles, Doubles, Doubles!
I do try to take doubles and normally like the results that come from them, but I just don’t do them enough, so that is another one to do this year. Sometimes the best doubles seem to happen by accident, or at least with me they do, so let’s hope for more of those, but also I am hoping to do more planned doubles and also doubles by shooting the whole roll and then putting it back through the camera a second time, and I already have a couple of those rolls ready, consisting of fireworks and neon shop signs, so fingers crossed.

Credits: rosebud82

3. Film Swaps.
This is something I tried for the first time in a Lomography Soho London, Pop9 modifications workshop. James Butler who was running the workshop and I have met through a shared interest of Lomography had shot a roll of film through the Pop9 with some of the lens covered, and I then shot the roll again with the opposite lens covered. I really enjoyed the results I got from this film, so I am planning on my film swaps hopefully with people I have met through lomography and would love to do one with someone abroad.

Credits: rosebud82

4. Use a wider range of cameras.
Probably due to the fact that I seem to keep buying new cameras, I have a wide variety to choose from, but yet I still take the old (or new) favourites out with me when I go out shooting, the LC-A+, LC-Wide, Sprocket Rocket and Diana F+ are ones I tend to use most as I have got used to them and know they produce normally consistent shots. So next on the list is to use the cameras I don’t get out as much. This includes finishing off the first rolls of film through my supersampler and Fisheye 2, and testing out the different functions on the Aryca All-weather action sampler I got at the end of last year.

Credits: rosebud82

5. Shoot one of my favourite locations at different times and seasons throughout the year.
One of my favourite places to shoot is a place called Pitstone Windmill, I have shot it a number of times, trying out a range of different cameras and film, made all the easier by it being on my journey from home to work. My plan this year is to try and document the windmill throughout the year, with snow around it (weather permitting), with the crop fully grown and once it is harvested.

Credits: rosebud82

Those are just a few of the things I am planning on doing this year with my analogue bucket list and I can’t wait to get started!

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!

written by rosebud82 on 2012-02-06 #splitzer #analogue #swaps #2012 #lifestyle #film #bucket-list #bucket-list-2012 #locations #doubles

3 Comments

  1. hail90
    hail90 ·

    No wonder that's your favourite locations! Gorgeous photos and a nice article!

  2. easilydistracted
    easilydistracted ·

    I love your list - I'm still sad that I can't use a splitzer on my Refurbished LC-A perhaps I'll try making one for it

  3. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Good luck :)

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