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Working against the light—Kodakery, 1918 September

Picking up my first camera in the late 1980s, of course you'd be correct in assuming it used film. 110 film to be specific, not that I've seen any of that stuff for sale outside of specialty Hong Kong camera shops in decades. So that being said, I can say that yes, I was a person who learned photography with film, not digital cameras. This being the case however doesn't mean that I ever had any useful for getting good shots. So while I'd experienced film fogging (and continue to do so today, even with much better cameras than my boyhood plastic 110 shooter!), under exposed, over exposed, and just poorly lit shots with film, I at the time had my head so wrapped around learning all the other elements of photography that I rarely sat down to think critically about my shots. I don't recall ever taking the time to sit down and ask myself why my shots looked like crap, or how I could aim to reproduce the ones that looked somewhat acceptable the next time I was out shooti

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