This roll of film was a challenge to get through. I knew that Kodak Portra itself is something special, so I was doing my best to make sure that I took photos of special things (In good light, the film is rated at ISO160!) The roll was in my Canon Elan 7e camera for well over a month, so it contained a wide gamut of different subject matter.
That's a challenge I've faced many times with creative endeavors, especially when I used to draw. A new, completely empty and clean piece of paper was daunting. What if I put that first line down and it's in the wrong place? What if I ruin the paper?
What if I take a photo and it sucks? What if I don't make every frame on this film perfect?
Know what? Pushing this boundary is addicting. Feeling that rush when I push the shutter down is fantastic. I don't know if the photo will turn out. So what? I keep going. I do try to make every frame count, but I'm loving every click.
I still only get a few frames per roll that really work well. Successes and failures are the source of the excitement in photography.
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|"Winter water falls"|
|"Jess in Studio"|
|"Everything in Pairs"|
|"Copious Cat by the window"|