UPDATE: I have a ton of work on my plate right now, so I’m aiming to go on 4/24. Hopefully it’ll also be warmer by then.
I need to get out of the city.
Or maybe I just need a break from my routine. Whatever it is, I feel the need to plan a mini-photo trip.
I started to think about the last few workshops I’ve run, about some of the projects I’m working on, and I decided that I want to take a day out to run around with some friends and be silly. To go out and take random pics of/with friends with no real project in mind. I was thinking of breaking out my film cameras and using up a few rolls. Maybe bring the dSLR along too…but to be sure to NOT use the LCD at all. No reviewing of the pics until back home.
And then I read this on Chase Jarvis’ blog:
4. Roadtrip with a twist. Take a trip with 4 of your best friends out to the coast camping in the summertime, or the desert in the autumn. Tell them to bring interesting clothes and props. Whatever they can dig up. Seek the strange. Stop off at a thrift store and buy some strange stuff that will act as muses for you. Shoot at least 500 images…all the ‘off’ moments, not single posed image. And here’s the kicker. Do it with film. The oldest film you can find, expired Portra 400 color print film. And an old camera. A holga perhaps, or an old hasselblad (cheap rental). Or (gasp) a 35mm point and shoot. Get the negs scanned at the local lab when you get home. Price: Gas plus food plus $400 in film expenses. $40 in junk from the thrift store. You’ll get priceless moments of those people closest to you. And you’ll be experimenting all the while…
I’m planning on going 4/3, 4/10, or 4/24, depending on weather and people’s schedules. This would be a day trip.
There won’t be a lesson This isn’t a workshop. But if you ask a question while we’re out there, it’s not like I’d ignore you.
You can use a digital camera. You don’t need to use film. But you do have to be willing to be photographed.
I don’t know what our destination will be yet. I don’t even know which direction we would start off in…so details will come, and I’m open to suggestions.
Let me know if you’re interested. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (or my other email addresses if you have them), or leave a comment.
Space will be very limited.
Ohh…we’d be starting off from NYC (if you didn’t know that that’s where I live).