Get Out and Shoot - Pretend Film Camera Challenge

In the days of film, we didn't have the ability to view our images immediately and then do a bunch of post processing.  So here's an exercise to make us think about our composition, exposure and image prior to pressing the shutter.  We're going to pretend that we have a film camera by:

  • Shooting only 36 images or less
  • Shooting at ISO 400
  • Turning off our LCD screen
  • No post production

All cameras are welcome.  We'll spend a couple of hours shooting and then maybe grab a beer afterwards.

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  • Kevin M.

    "Pretend Film" is fun... but just for the fun of it - try REAL film. I usually shoot 1 - 5 rolls of "real" film each year, and find it quite rewarding, and a LOT cheaper and much more romantic than owning a classic car or old wooden boat :) At 30 to 50 cents per shot - it really makes you think, and you still have enough money left over for as nice dinner!

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Donna

    I had so much fun! I love this group!

    May 17, 2013

  • Donna

    One bad thing about the digital age is that film is really hard to find now! I can only find Kodak Gold ASA 400 color and I want to shoot B&W. I guess I'll have to use the Nikon. :(

    May 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will also bring a roll of Fuji Pro ASA 400 for you Donna. It's been sitting in my fridge long enough to forget about it.

      May 16, 2013

    • Donna

      <3 thanks :) I'm just sorry the battery is dead! I'll buy another one and shoot the roll and post some later :)

      May 17, 2013

  • Caitlin D.

    I'm sorry I can't make it :( Next time!

    1 · May 16, 2013

    • Donna

      missed you!!

      May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perfect weather for walk-around photo taking. Fun group of people - thanks! Overall a very mellow and fun scene. Nice way to spend an hour or 2 or 2.5. I am taking my roll in to be developed today, hope to post pictures in a few.

    May 17, 2013

  • Brian X.

    Lots of fun, took many fewer shots than I normally take--and happy with that. :)

    May 16, 2013

  • Fran M.

    Beautiful night to be out shooting

    May 16, 2013

  • Lorenzo

    Sorry i didnt make it. I wanted to get out there, but had to complete project for class

    May 16, 2013

  • Greg R.

    Sorry I missed. Was late with the Virginia Mason cancer survivor shoot. I am exhausted, emotionally and phisically.
    Greg

    May 16, 2013

  • Bhargava K.

    Damn the work! Can't make it either!

    May 16, 2013

  • Tony C.

    Damnit - I have to stay late at work and wont be able to go. And here I wanted to show off my new film camera, too!

    May 16, 2013

  • Shuyi Y

    Sorry,something has come up at work, won't be able to make it.

    May 16, 2013

  • Marty

    I'm in. How will we be able to share our photos after the shoot? Love to see what others saw but I didn't

    May 16, 2013

    • Syrinda S.

      You can post on the meetup website.

      May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Batteries ordered for meter came expired!

    May 16, 2013

  • Greg R.

    Sounds like we're shooting jpeg. Are we shooting manual only, no automatic settings?

    April 9, 2013

  • J G.

    WORK CONFLICT CAME UP

    May 15, 2013

  • Jigar

    I'm turning to Maybe status. Have some work to finish at office.

    May 15, 2013

  • Masaru H.

    Sorry I cannot make this :(

    May 14, 2013

  • Amber

    I'm going to say 'yes' but I might be late if my work schedule fills.

    May 13, 2013

  • Bhargava K.

    are we allowed to use any filters?

    May 10, 2013

  • Alan L.

    Yes, film is absolutely fine. Thanks.

    April 11, 2013

  • Tony C.

    Can we actually shoot film? :)

    April 10, 2013

  • Katherine

    Wish I could join in with this (as I've still not been able to come to one), but I'll be back home in England - plus I'd bring a real film camera or two. Maybe if it's a fun meetup we could do it again??

    April 9, 2013

  • Donna

    as far as I know I can be there.

    April 9, 2013

  • Luc F.

    good idea!

    April 9, 2013

  • Brian X.

    Sounds like fun!

    April 9, 2013

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