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Does anyone have any new ideas for photographic projects they intend to embark on in the new year? I intend to develop some existing ones.
 

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finish my 6x17 enlarger. finish my 16x16 inch camera. print lots of unprinted film. --- I seem to have lots of half done projects as it is, so maybe I should resolve to start nothing new til I finish some of the old.
 

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... I seem to have lots of half done projects as it is, so maybe I should resolve to start nothing new til I finish some of the old.

Ditto. I'd be happy just to find the time to re-start a project. Finishing one would be nice too.
 

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Print loads of negs!:D
 
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My year is wide open as I have been out of photography for a couple years. So, I will have the Blind Print Exchange and the Postcard Exchange. And I plan on filling the mail with prints from 4x5 negs.

For a project I have always wanted to undertake, that would be to photograph historic churches in rural Sussex County where I live. I think I just might to take a chunk out of that one. This year or next. I get my camera from Barry and we'll just have to see where things take me from there.
 
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My year is wide open as I have been out of photography for a couple years. So, I will have the Blind Print Exchange and the Postcard Exchange. And I plan on filling the mail with prints from 4x5 negs.

For a project I have always wanted to undertake, that would be to photograph historic churches in rural Sussex County where I live. I think I just might to take a chunk out of that one. This year or next. I get my camera from Barry and we'll just have to see where things take me from there.

I do get confused when you speak about photographing churches in rural Sussex and then see you live in Milton, DE, USA.
 
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Roadside accident memorials. Weathered crosses and faded plastic flowers. Sadly, they are plentiful around here, a rural area. Too much drinking. Too much drugs. Too much youth. Too much invincibility. Then just weathered crosses with barely legible names. And headstones covered with dirty rain-filled votive candles...

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Shoot a lot more 4x5, mostly seascape, experiment more with long exposures.
 

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Roadside accident memorials. Weathered crosses and faded plastic flowers. Sadly, they are plentiful around here, a rural area. Too much drinking. Too much drugs. Too much youth. Too much invincibility. Then just weathered crosses with barely legible names. And headstones covered with dirty rain-filled votive candles...

Ken

A strange phenomena around here is Hispanic people putting RIP notices on the rear windows of their cars, stating names and so on.

A moving memorial.
 

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A strange phenomena around here is Hispanic people putting RIP notices on the rear windows of their cars, stating names and so on.

A moving memorial.

Its the Bogans around here who do it (a bogan is an Australian Urban redneck. I am borderline bogan - heck, I admit it). Generally, the person that they are RIP'ing is usually someone who is young who usually died from doing something illegal...

Back to the OP - Print, Print, and more printing!

Actually, I would really like to get into taking pictures of humans more, but sometimes its easier said then done (bogans are usually suspicious of people wanting to take their photo).
 
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A strange phenomena around here is Hispanic people putting RIP notices on the rear windows of their cars, stating names and so on.

A moving memorial.

Aye, blansky...

Or a memorial movement.

:wink:

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I have two winter projects planned, getting started during the break between semesters.

1) Finish the Nimslo Panorama conversion I started last spring, now that I have everything I need.

2) Process an enormous backlog of color 35mm film - probably 50+ rolls of E-6 and C-41 (which will just be scanned, sadly).

If I find the time, I'm also going to do some black and white printing. We'll see.
 
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I keep a notebook of ideas, themes, directions and things to try. Reading this thread got me to look through my notes again... lots of things to work on and things to try, but no specific new projects really-- mostly to build on things I've already started. I too am getting a backlog of negatives to print.
 

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Ned, I do a similar thing as well. How do you keep track of the ideas later on?

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- Finally home-develop color film.
- Finally setup the bathroom and print B&W (maybe color later in the year).
- Home-develop E-6.
- Dig out my first camera (the Brownie Holiday that was my mom's when she was a kid) and spool some mid-2000 bulk color 46mm film I've acquired.
- Print old family negatives, and scan slides, found in my Grandmother's closet after she died.
- Learn to take something other than snapshots.

I seem to have this problem that compels me to use an old camera if it came from a deceased family member:
- Start loading 126 cartridges to use a few old cameras (already did a proof of concept, plan to actually use it now).
- Clean the fungus from the lens of a Zeiss Icon Contessa 35 my Aunt gave me (was owned by a second cousin).
- Attempt to modify a Kodak "The Handle" to use Instax film.
- See if I can find a photographic use for an old Polaroid Swinger.
- Try to reversibly modify my Great Grandmother's Polaroid "The 800" to use 4x5 backs (though probably keep the Polaroid image size).
 

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Ned, I do a similar thing as well. How do you keep track of the ideas later on?

Honestly there's no rhyme or reason or system to it. It's just a fat 3x5 notebook that I write in with a pencil. To keep track of the ideas means I have to flip back through it and read what I've written. Occasionally, I'll cull through it and make new summary lists to consolidate and remove things I've already done.

Here are three things that have "evolved" in it over time that I really like:
  1. A small list of "current" themes or styles or kinds of subjects. I keep these in the back of my mind when I'm out or driving around. Now APUG MSA topic is added to these!
  2. Pullouts near my house with great views, and what direction they view, so if the sky is awesome in a particular direction, I can quickly choose a good close-by place to make a photo.
  3. A "to get" list, which is where I write down potential photos I see or think of. This list has gotten long, so I never have any lack of ideas. Some of these are exciting but would require just the perfect light...
I don't want to get to rigid or mechanical about my hobby, and the "to get" list is more like a thing to fall back on if I'm uninspired. Mostly I just carry a camera wherever I've chosen to walk and don't worry about it if I don't end up using it.
 
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One I always had in the back of my mind was to make portraits of bald heads. Natural, shaved, partial, full. Don't know why? But I do have a negative (35mm) from which to start. Neaty.
 

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For the New Year:

1. Continue work on my Vancouver Island project (a couple of days during Christmas time will be spent in Victoria; mid-January, I will travel to Tofino to shoot some seascapes);

2. Start using the Leicas on a more regular basis by shooting more street photography (major Chinese New Year activities on 31 January and 2 February to shoot). So, it's E100G in one body, and HP5+/Tri-X in the other...

3. Make the effort to get caught up with my darkroom work (or at least get all my negatives souped!).
 
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