Today I took a quick trip to the Redlands Flea Market in Miam. I went with my son on this little photography outing because he just joined the photography club in his high school and I wanted to give him a head start. He used my digital camera and I used my Nikon F5.
I had not realized how difficult it is to try to teach photography. There are actually a bunch of things going on simultaneously. “Squeeze the shutter, don’t jerk it”, watch your frame so that you don’t cut off people’s head or feet”, “How do you thing that would work better, horizontal or vertical”, “Do you think it would be a better picture if you get closer?”. It was a lot of fun and teaching him with a digital camera is a thousand time easier than learning on a film camera. I remember eagerly waiting to get my roll of film back from the lab just to find out that most of my pictures were really bad. Now if you don’t like it, diagnose it, fix the problem and re shoot it.
All in all we had a great time, we ate some authentic Mexican tacos and got some good pictures. All images made with Nikon F5 and 50mm f/1.8. Tri-X 400, developed in HC-110 dilution B, 6 minutes.