2017 has been an interesting year for me photographically so far. I don't think I've taken as few pictures with a digital camera since at least 2005. However I am not at all troubled by that, because I've done quite a bit of analog photography so far this year. I've yet to develop the films so it'll be interesting to see how bad I've managed to screw it up so far!
Jokes aside, I think if I have 3 to 4 keepers per roll of film I am more than happy with that, since I am still very much a beginner in the whole analog process. It's pretty cool to be able to learn something new about your favorite hobby after almost 15 years of being involved in it.
The photos in this post are from when I went out in Malmö this weekend with both my big digital and a film SLR to shoot some street shots, because it was the first warm weather day of the year and just about everyone seemed keen on enjoying the sun. I ended up taking just a few shots around the Möllevången vegetable market with the digital SLR before my aching elbow told me to go easy on the heavy lifting for the day. So into the bag it went, to be replaced by its 37 year old predecessor which is slightly kinder to my body...at least with the 50 mm lens on it.
I have no idea how those shots turned out...I'm still a few shots away from developing that roll. Also, the Canon TLb is a brand new camera to me so I am still at the testing stage to see how the exposure settings match what I think it will do. In a way I think that's part of the excitement for analog to me...the unknowns. There's absolutely nothing wrong with seeing your shots on the back of an LCD; in fact it's very helpful to look at it and adjust accordingly so that your pictures get better. I just enjoy the uncertainty of analog as well. They're two different ways of doing photography...at least the "after the click" part of the process.