March 26, 2020

Social Distancing

I got a head start on the social distancing thing on 3/11/2020 when I was sent home from work for attending the RSA 2020 conference in San Francisco.  As good as the conference was with hand sanitizer, they had two people attending the conference that had positive COVID-19 tests, and one of which that passed away.  Since I started telecommuting (telework in the Federal government terminology), I had a chance to get my home office arranged in a maximal configuration before the SHTF with Alameda County's shelter in place order, and the following California shelter in place order.

We have been at home as a family unit trying to get school and work done, while staying safe.  I can't say that anybody is thriving in this situation, but we seem to be functioning.  Thanks to Amazon Prime, Costco Delivery, Safeway Delivery, and we are able to get the staples for all members of our family without going out in public.  We have dedicated one hour a day to go outside and hike or walk.   

I've continued on with my #ADVENTURE45 project in this crazy world and just shipped a dozen rolls off to Dwayne's Photo in Kansas for processing.  I am really looking forward to receiving the results.  There is so much craziness in the world and shooting film is one this that is very soothing.  Stay safe everyone!

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February 15, 2020

Two Weeks In

I have officially been working on this #ADVENTURE45 project for two weeks now.  At this point I'm averaging about 3/4 of a roll shot per day.  The cameras that I'm using right now are not the ones that I prefer, but they are the ones that are working.  My beloved Pentax K1000 that I've been using for over 25 years is having a shutter lockup problem and both of my Canon EOS 5 units are acting up.  When you reach an obstacle, just improvise!  I have started rotating through my "plastic fantastic" toy cameras that have gone unused for a few years.  What fun!

Time to buy some more film.  Once I'm up to about 20 rolls, I'll be shipping an order out to Dwayne's Photo in Kansas for developing and scanning.

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February 01, 2020

ADVENTURE45 is live

With the start of February, the #ADVENTURE45 project is live. Just moving through my boring day, I shot three rolls of 35mm film.  This is going to be fun! 


December 22, 2019

New Project - ADVENTURE45

I've wanted to do something different to record the 45th year of my life.  I have a love of photography and recording what is happening around me, so I figured I'd do a photo project.  Originally it was a project where I would use film expiring or manufactured 45 years ago, but it has been too cumbersome or costly to get enough film to pull this off, so I'm going to default to just analog film.

That being said, here are the somewhat flexible constraints of this project:

  1. Record the world through the analog eyes of Aaron for his 45th year of life.
  2. Photos taken from February 2020 to February 2021 will be included in the scope of this project.
  3. Photos will not be exclusively taken on analog cameras during this time period, but only analog pictures will be included in the project.
  4. Generally film that is 35mm (C41, B&W, E6/XPRO) will be used, but other formats such as 120, 110 and Polaroid/Instax might be used as well.
  5. Try to shoot at least one roll of film per calendar month, but endeavor for much more.  Try to evenly distribute the photos over the full 12 month period versus having an uneven distribution.
  6. Post photos to Flickr account and possibly blog during the process.
  7. Tag photos with metadata, record the specifics of what was used (e.g. Location, Dates taken, camera used, film used). 
  8. Use the metadata tag ADVENTURE45 and hashtag #ADVENTURE45 to share with people who like my boring life journey.
  9. At the end of the 12 month period, curate the most interesting photos and put together a book to share.
  10. If it turns out to not be incredibly boring, maybe make some large prints and show it somewhere.

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