The Leica Year

One Leica. One Lens. One Film. One Year.

My name is Sean. I am an amateur film photographer that lives in Seattle.

Inspired by this article and My Leica Year photoblog I decided to start this project. My photoblog here will track my progress along the way. I'll be using my Leica M4 with a 50/2 Dual Range Summicron. For film choice, I'll be shooting with Fomapan 400.

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I Still Shoot Film: Tips for Shooting in Black and White

Reblogged from istillshootfilm

istillshootfilm:

LEARN TO THINK IN BLACK AND WHITE

If you’re shooting in black and white, your biggest handicap is that your own eyes see in color. Color is vibrant and therefore dominating. Being able to perfectly visualize what you are looking at in black and white can massively improve your black and…


A great piece on shooting black & white film.

seanyoung:

After finishing my Leica Year project I took a month or so off from photography. I focused on trying to pick a few padlocks I have at home with a new lockpick set I acquired. Cleansing the palette, as it were. When I decided to pick up my Leica again, Erin was ready to sitting in front of my camera. It wasn’t a big photoshoot (but then again, none of my shoots ever are) but it felt nice to use the camera in a relaxing manner. Not that the Leica Year project was laborious, it just felt that getting to the finish line was always a long way off. I’m happy that I did it but I’m happy that it is done.

Reblogged from seanyoung

seanyoung:

After finishing my Leica Year project I took a month or so off from photography. I focused on trying to pick a few padlocks I have at home with a new lockpick set I acquired. Cleansing the palette, as it were. When I decided to pick up my Leica again, Erin was ready to sitting in front of my camera. It wasn’t a big photoshoot (but then again, none of my shoots ever are) but it felt nice to use the camera in a relaxing manner. Not that the Leica Year project was laborious, it just felt that getting to the finish line was always a long way off. I’m happy that I did it but I’m happy that it is done.

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Thoughts

The Leica Year…what can I say?

A year (and then some) has come and gone. It ends with: 

  • 70 rolls of films.
  • 36 shots on a roll.
  • A total of 2520 photos.
  • 14 of which are to become prints.

But those are just the numbers. I really came out of this project with an understanding of what I like to shoot and what I am good at shooting. I learned that these can be two different things and there is no weakness in that being the case. 

I also acquired a sense of accomplishment. I started this with thinking I was really crazy to try it. A year with one camera, one lens, and one type of film?! I look at my other cameras that have been sitting on my shelf this whole time, and see a light layer of dust upon them. I’m surprised I made it to the end.

This is the end…kinda. I still have photos to get printed and framed. And I want to put those images in a photobook as well. I’ll be posting progress on those fronts here.

To everyone that encouraged, followed and faved this tumblr, thank you. It is nice to get the encouragement while I was doing the project. Nice to know there are folks that like photos on films as much as I do. 

The third, final set of favorites.

The second set of favorites.

I figured I would showcase sets of my favorites as well. Here are the first 5.