Inspired by Alex Luyckx's announcement of his plan to shoot a roll of film each week in 2013 I have decided to do the same. Unlike him I don't think I will be able to shoot a roll of 35mm each week, after all that's 36+ images. With family, work and a big move next year that's just a tad too ambitious. Other than that I'll do what Alex does and stick to one camera, one film, and one developer. This way I might actually end up with a coherent set of images by the end of the year.
I will be using Fomapan 100 because it's cheap, but mostly because I already have around 20 rolls of it in the freezer.
Like I said, 35mm is just too many shots. Which then makes 120 the obvious choice. My favourite medium format camera is the Yashica Mat. I've already shot quite a few rolls with it, but I'm sure there's still much more to learn about it. Especially considering that I will be using ISO 100 film with a camera that has a maximum aperture of f/3.5 which is definitely not enough for shooting inside. Maybe I'll have to finally understand flash photography.
It's also a great opportunity to fix all the problems this camera has. I will have to go in again and completely clean the lens as there's some oil from the shutter inside the lens, finish the flocking of the film chamber, clean the finder and install the new focusing screen from Rick Oleson, replace the leatherette, and maybe get a nice Optech strap.
Scanning and posting
I'll try to scan the film as soon as possible and post at least one image from the roll here. I'm not sure if I'll manage to keep up with it as I don't like scanning, but I will definitely try.
How about you?
If you have any plans for next year, feel free to leave me a comment!