Choosing between shooting Color or B/W Film

The Streets

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So you got your camera ready, you feel inspired and you’re ready to hit the streets and get some really great shots of the city and its people…

All of a sudden, a sudden conundrum appears in your head..am i shooting Color or Black and White today?..Let’s say you’re lucky enough to have a bunch of each and really want to make the right decision!

I’m the type to dedicate a day for color, or dedicate a day to B&W. If you’re not one of these people, then this article is not for you!

I swear that’s had me take an extra 30-45 minutes before leaving my house in the past

Just the torture of choosing

Contax G1 - Contax 45mm F2 Lens - ISO 200 Film

Contax G1 – Contax 45mm F2 Lens – ISO 200 Film

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Canon 7 - Canon 50mm F1.8 - Neopan SS 100

Canon 7 – Canon 50mm F1.8 – Neopan SS 100

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I’ll tell you my secret..lol

I look out my window, i sit there for a moment and just listen to the world (also depends on the time of day) and then i meditate silently for about 10 minutes

Olympus OM1 - 50mm 1.8 Olympus Lens - ISO 400 Color Film

Olympus OM1 – 50mm 1.8 Olympus Lens – ISO 400 Color Film

Once that’s complete, i usually somehow know what type of day it’s going to be as far as film goes

I let it come to me, i don’t force it..i’ve noticed that i have much better results this way.

Give it a try! Let me know how it goes

NOW THIS ISN’T MY ROUTINE EVERY TIME!! lol i’ll say this is how i operate about 95% of the time when going out to shoot (When i choose digital, i have another way of doing this entirely)

I think it’s important to take a moment and reflect on what your plans for the day are before hitting the streets for some photography.

Calm the world, calm yourself and be ready for all of the incredible moments you want to capture today

🙂

Leica M2 - Voigtlander 35mm F2 - Ultrafine XTreme 400

Leica M2 – Voigtlander 35mm F2 – Ultrafine XTreme 400

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