Thursday, July 14, 2011

14 Files

I  had to run a bunch of errands uptown the other day and as usual I grabbed my camera and shoved it in my bag as I walked out the door.  I jumped on the subway and when I got to where I was going I took my camera out and hung it on my neck to check on my settings.  I rolled my eyes and gasped when I realized that I only, ONLY, had space for fourteen photos on my memory card.  14 files!  This was truly a nightmare for me.  I shoot RAW files and I couldn't/wouldn't compromise having those files and shooting in "fine large" instead.  So I accepted the challenge and decided that I would shoot only what I had.

I am definitely that photographer who goes out for one day and comes back with 300 images chronicling one simple outing (think 6 photos of the same thing over and over).  I have just come to rely on having all that space on my memory cards and always having a back up.  I found myself with neither space nor a back-up.  Somehow when I shot film this was never really an issue for me...I just shot what I had and that was that.  So a new little series, joining the tutorialsInstagram WeekendFriday round-ups and Photographer Profiles, has been born on the blog.

I decided that I would post whatever I came up with no matter what the photo looked like so here they are...

It was much more of a challenge than I thought but I'm proud that I was able to do it and I didn't cheat by deleting photos that I didn't love.  I think this is really going to strengthen my editing skills (I currently have none).

You should try this challenge. See what you come up with. If you do, then please send me the link so I can check them out!

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

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An editorial fashion shoot happening on Fifth Avenue with a lot of assistants and even more spectators.

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The best deal on the upper east side.

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Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

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I just noticed this woman reflected in the corner of this window admiring.

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Copyright Monica L. Shulman
Gorgeous gown at Bergdorf Goodman.


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