Week 9: You gotta start somewhere

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I guess you have to start somewhere. My initial plan for this year was to only shoot with my Travelwide. And for weeks 1-6 I managed to do that. But these sheets aren’t printed yet and some aren’t even developed. I also shot some 35mm and 120 black and white film in weeks 7,8, and 10. But again these rolls aren’t developed or printed. 😉 You get the picture. But at least week 9 was a roll of Fuji Pro 400H shot in my Bronica ETRSi that I sent off to MeinFilmLab last week. They received the film last Wednesday and today I was able to download the scans already!

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8 thoughts on “Week 9: You gotta start somewhere

      • Interesting point about sharing family pictures on occasions like this project. Some are reluctant to post examples, others do not mind showing some of them.

        I don’t know what the future will bring. Automatic face detection/archieves and all. But being aware of this doesn’t hurt. But sometimes those people who don’t like showing themselves have no problems to show other’s faces.

        Generally I think it’s a honorable attitude to respect other’s privacy rights, especially when doing so protects the privacy interests of the ones we love. In my own examples I try to be sensitive, although I’m not categorically excluding family photos.

        It might well be that the technical aspect of taking pictures of people in terms of jurisdiction will change in future. On the one hand we have all these devices – and one day you’ll get pictures in the quality of a Sony A7rII with a device as small as a pair of glasses or even a contact lens, on the other hand the judiciary might consider to cut back the possibilities of photographing and sharing pictures of people. It’s also a power that a goverment won’t like to share (especially when automatic face detection and filing in databases will become more advanced technologies in the consumer market). Like guns in the Wild West. Maybe we are experiencing the last decades of taking and sharing snapshots legally and taking pictures in public of other people’s faces will be a severe confrontation like in some restrictive societies today.

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        • It is an interesting question with so many aspects. Originally it was my wife who was strictly against sharing images of the kids. For somewhat vague safety reasons. But at this point I’m also not convinced that sharing these images is a good thing. I mean, once they’re out there, they’re out there forever. And it’s entirely possible that our teenage kids will be mad at us for sharing images of them as small kids.

          Oh, and the laws in Germany are already rather strict. If the person you’re photographing isn’t a person of public interest or you’re shooting a historic event you’re not allowed to share the images without prior consent anyway. In practice many people still share their street photography even though it’s technically illegal.

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