This is my first good shot from medium format negatives! The camera I used was a Yashica-D. I wanted, originally, to catch people jumping in the fountain...this is downtown Portland, OR at the Waterfront...but people were not JUMPING in the water. Because of this, I turned toward the Hawthorne Bridge and caught a couple of good ones. The negative is 6x6 and the lens on the enlarger must be changed as well as the negative's holder, which also lies within the enlarger, to hold the larger negative of medium format film. It takes more time to get set up...but the photos seem more crystal-clear -and- you can zoom in and enlarge these negatives to quite a large photo (example: 16 x 20 inches) without losing any quality to the photo! This is a great camera for "street photography" to boot.
Why is it that I cannot produce at least 20 good photos out of ONE roll of film?
People tell me that four good shots out of one roll is about right, but I want to be better. I want more of the roll to be success stories. The photo above is a good example of one of the 'good shots' produced out of 'many' taken.
I want more. I need to shoot more. Just go OUT & TAKE PHOTOS!!!
DON'T BE SCARED AND STAY INSIDE!
JUST SHOW UP.
Something always happens when I just show up.
Once in awhile, well, BAM!