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A roll of film a day for seven days!
Old 06-13-2012   #1
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A roll of film a day for seven days!

I thought this might be fun ... I'll outlay the plan and then you can all pick it to pieces!


During a nominated period of twenty eight days starting whenever (to be decided), you have to shoot a full roll of film per day for seven continuous days ... that's seven rolls! You can start on day one or you can leave it to day twenty one but you must be committed to the idea and follow it through within this period. Shooting two rolls in one day is 'verboten' because this is about committment to a plan and sticking to it no matter how hard it may seem occasionally. If you have a day where it is difficult to get out and have to shoot an entire roll of your cat or your laundry door ... so be it!

Film options are 135 (24 or 36 exp) and 120 (4.5x6 ~ 6x6 etc). You may also mix the formats if you choose and the choice of camera/cameras is up to you ... if you decide to move the film from one camera to another in the middle of shooting a roll ... that's OK too!

At the end of the twenty eight day period a thread will be started where you can post your best two images from your seven rolls and describe how the process went for you and why you chose those particular photographs.

This is not a competition ... it's about committment to an ideal and feeling a sense of achievment because you made occasional compromises and sacrifices to see it through. I also realise that it could be a little expensive for those that have their film lab developed but hey ... you have to spend your money on something ... why not film?


Is this idea crazy? I know there are probably some members out there who shoot at this pace anyway and would find it a breeze... Tom A comes to mind!
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Roll of film per day could be a bit of a stretch for full time working folk, roll of film per week for 4 weeks sound better to me :-)
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Excellent idea, count me in!!
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Excellent idea, count me in!!
+1!

I've been meaning to put a decent amount of film through my OM-1 for a while now...
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Great idea! Too bad my scanner is broken
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Interesting and challenging idea ! When is the 28 day period supposed to be started ?
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I'm in! Please contact me in PM and I will supply my adress to where you can ship film Chemistry is mine.
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Interesting and challenging idea ! When is the 28 day period supposed to be started ?

Hi Gabor,

I was thinking beginning of next month ... 1st of July. That would give us a couple of weeks to get our heads around the idea and plenty of opportunity for this thread to be seen.
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Roll of film per day could be a bit of a stretch for full time working folk, roll of film per week for 4 weeks sound better to me :-)
I would like to try this ^^^^^ as, unless I'm on vacation, the roll a film a day would be difficult when working full time.

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I would like to try this ^^^^^ as, unless I'm on vacation, the roll a film a day would be difficult when working full time.

Cheers,
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Hi Dave,

No one has to sail on this ship if they can't find the time! I don't know how people's schedules are with full time work but realistically a person can get up half an hour earlier, use their lunch break for something other than eating ... or go out and do some night photography. It's summer in the northern hemisphere currently so there's plenty of daylight!

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i try to shoot a roll a day...i try to bring a different camera to work... so far, around 5 rolls a week... the half-frames are the toughest...48 frames on a 24 exp camera.
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That will work for me even though I'm at work. I'll be running a fire trainers instructors course so lots of gritty B/W images of firefighting. Will make it the Mamiya 7 so I only have 10 shots per day.

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Hi Gabor,

I was thinking beginning of next month ... 1st of July. That would give us a couple of weeks to get our heads around the idea and plenty of opportunity for this thread to be seen.
Hi Keith,

sounds good to me ! I have to try this, can`t change much of my daily routines (and don`t have lunch break since I am supposed to work) but it is a challenge !
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i will think about it.

usually i need 2-4 weeks to finish a roll of film. so it definitely would be a challenge for me and get me out of my routine. maybe it would learn me to shoot more spontaneous.

on the other hand shooting so many films through the camera with the result of 2 pictures, has some kind of "digital" smell. sounds a bit like learning a bad habit.
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too many rolls for me, keith. but it is a fine idea ...
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i will think about it.

usually i need 2-4 weeks to finish a roll of film. so it definitely would be a challenge for me and get me out of my routine. maybe it would learn me to shoot more spontaneous.

on the other hand shooting so many films through the camera with the result of 2 pictures, has some kind of "digital" smell. sounds a bit like learning a bad habit.

You'll have a lot more than two pictures out of this ... two pictures is what you'll be posting here! You can keep the rest!

I think your comment about spontaneity is right ... and you'll constantly be looking for subject material.
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maybe i could do a mix of bw neg and c-41. i'll think it over for a week or so ...
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The fastest I've ever finished a roll was a week, this could be interesting to try, I'm in
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maybe i could do a mix of bw neg and c-41. i'll think it over for a week or so ...

I would really like to have you in this Paul!

An eye like yours should make this a cinch.
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I'd give it a go. I'll be on vacation, with nothing to do but eat and shoot.
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I like the idea, but as the first poster mentioned, working full time makes it tough to get in a roll every single day. With work, family, etc, I can manage a few frames per day so one roll a week for a month would be more doable.

When someone starts that project, count me in!
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Hmmmm, that date starts the opening week of Rencontres Arles! I suspect I will be shooting rather more than a roll a day in 35mm. Maybe I could take an old Agfa folder with me too . . .
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all right, it is a go for me. we are driving to a wedding in texas in july. the trip out and back, and the gathering itself should present some target-rich environments ...
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now then: 24-exp or 36-exp ...
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I'm in. I need somethng to get me out photographing. Havenít done much photographing lately so this should help. Does 1 sheet on my crown graphic count as 1 roll?
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Crazy, YES! Fun, YES!

On days I work this will necessitate getting out either very early or very late which will interject obvious variety to the overall take.

This could be very cool. . . and crazy and fun.

I'm loving your enthusiasm here!
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I'm in. I need somethng to get me out photographing. Havenít done much photographing lately so this should help. Does 1 sheet on my crown graphic count as 1 roll?

Only if you're prepared to cut the 4 x 5 negative into eighths and shoot one piece at a time!
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They seem to have very short weeks up your way Paul!
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This seems like a great challenge. You can count me in.

Instead of two best shots from the 7 rolls, how about upping the ante to one best shot per roll, for a total of 7 best shots?
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Good idea ! It will spur the lazy ones amongst us (like myself) to commit to an assignment.
I'm in !!
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This seems like a great challenge. You can count me in.

Instead of two best shots from the 7 rolls, how about upping the ante to one best shot per roll, for a total of 7 best shots?

I thought about that but the ongoing thread where we do actually post our results could get a little unwieldy ... depending how many people come through on this of course!

What do others think about this?
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Sounds like a good way to get comfortable with my new GS645. I'm in.

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I've used to shot 24+ exp per walk few years ago. While now I'm way more concerned shooter for quite a reasons, I'm in!
Though, I will be using self-loaded film, so not quite sure if there be exactly 24 or 36 exp. per roll. For now it goes around 30. Guess, that's Ok?
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I thought about that but the ongoing thread where we do actually post our results could get a little unwieldy ... depending how many people come through on this of course!

What do others think about this?
Start a W/NW thread and call it "Best 2 of Week project" or something.
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Count me in .....

I think it would also be interesting to see the contact sheets from which the two best images were chosen from ....
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OK, count me in. I'm a full time working guy too, but I will commit to it.

Maybe call the results thread "Your Best 2 of the 728 Assignment".
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Lazy, or just otherwise distracted with stuff like reading internet forums.
Maybe its the same thing.
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I'm in! I have a lot of cameras that are begging to be exercised, and I always grab the same ones! So this will be a great excuse to use a couple of folders, maybe my Yashica-Mat, and... Oh, man! Can we make this a 14-day shoot?! Cool! I'm anxious to start!

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Can we make this a 14-day shoot?! Cool! I'm anxious to start!
You mean 14 rolls in 14 days? Or 7 rolls in 14 days? Or ... ???

I think 7 rolls in 7 consecutive days during a 28 day period is challenging enough for me.
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Stipulating 24 or 36 shots per day results in frames shot for the sake of shooting (the Digital approach to photography).
I'm out virtually every weekend for hours at a time and often don't shoot a single frame, because there is nothing on the streets that particular day that catches my eye, so rather than blast away for the sake of blasting away, I'll pass on this assignment.
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