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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R View Post
    Yes.

    Talk about conplexificating nothing into a big deal.

    Here’s how it’s done: Attachment 229153
    One of the amusing things about this topic of discussion (it isn't the first time that it's come up) is how dismissive and defensive some members of the pen and notebook crowd get about anyone who approaches photographic data differently, in particular if that person uses that newfangled invention the computer. Say that you're inputting photo data with a phone or a tablet or a personal computer and it's like waving a red flag in front of a bull
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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R View Post
    Yes.

    Talk about conplexificating nothing into a big deal.

    Hereís how itís done...
    And writing in the notebook gives me something to do during the longer exposures.
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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    A small notebook. I note what I need to note, not what a template requires.
    I have tried several apps but at the end the notebook is faster and Iím free to note what itís important depending on the shot.
    The only app I loved is Reciprocity Timer, but the developer has stopped updating it and with the new version of iOS it doesnít work anymore.

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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    I have a template Google doc where I can record all exposure/subject/technical details. I make copies of this (named for sheet # and film type) for each new sheet of film I load into holders. These are stored in my Google Drive, and then when in the field I fill them out using my phone.

    I also carry a physical notebook as a backup if I'm in a location with no signal.

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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    Quote Originally Posted by r.e. View Post
    One of the amusing things about this topic of discussion (it isn't the first time that it's come up) is how dismissive and defensive some members of the pen and notebook crowd get about anyone who approaches photographic data differently, in particular if that person uses that newfangled invention the computer. Say that you're inputting photo data with a phone or a tablet or a personal computer and it's like waving a red flag in front of a bull

    I didn't know that writing down the exposure data for the film was that important. I guess it's important of someone is going to do expansion / contraction development but for someone who just sunny 11 every exposure or makes paper negatives via intuition and knowing the light conditions and the paper conditions. ... it's not like the same exact exposure, subject is ever going to happen again. tablet pen paper stylus mental note, sticky note, note ON the negative like an autographic .. whatever flicks your bick. I make coptic stitched and pamphlet stitched booklets to jot things down in but it's just the performance of jotting it down I never read any of my notes afterwards, seeing it ends up me writing flaming globes of Sigmund

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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Just checked on the prices for the Rite-in-the-Rain 4.625"x7" stapled No.311FX notebooks that I use. Lowest Amazon price was a 3 pack for $15. Directly from Rite-in-the-Rain is $15.95 for three...or $6 each. The way I use them I get 8 (plus/minus a couple) images recorded on a page. Cheap, waterproof, usable for a long time, bright yellow so I won't lose it (other colors available but why tempt fate?!)

    Looking at some of my older ones with the price tags still on the notebooks...they are all under $4.00 and some under $3.00 in the late 80s.

    I used them for the first time when I spent 3 months hitchhiking in NZ with a 4x5 in 1981. (Deardorff Special knock-off). I took one of the 3.25"x4.625" versions "to save weight". Still have it and all the ones since, except one that was stolen with the 5x7 it was with. All my photo work locally, regionally and across the seas are in a pile of these books right next to me. Picking a notebook at random and opening a page, I find myself along Little Lost Man Creek in Redwood National Park on November 1st, 2009...making two 4x10 images on a sheet of 8x10 TMax400 and a sweet little 210mm process lens. Never printed them, in the notebook is "some wind' and it is underlined. Might have been too much.

    Nice little photographic diaries of the last four decades. Another random pick brought me to April 14th, 1993 and this image with the 5x7 of two redwoods (PT/pd). One of my favorite images made, and I was backpacking close to these trees last week (with the 4x5). F45 for 32 seconds. Developed in HC-110, Dil.B for 20 minutes.
    Vaugh, you make a good testimonial for the brand. You ought to let them know about the books you kept with your notes. Maybe they'll make you a deal to advertise for them.

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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jnantz View Post
    I didn't know that writing down the exposure data for the film was that important. I guess it's important of someone is going to do expansion / contraction development but for someone who just sunny 11 every exposure or makes paper negatives via intuition and knowing the light conditions and the paper conditions. ... it's not like the same exact exposure, subject is ever going to happen again. tablet pen paper stylus mental note, sticky note, note ON the negative like an autographic .. whatever flicks your bick. I make coptic stitched and pamphlet stitched booklets to jot things down in but it's just the performance of jotting it down I never read any of my notes afterwards, seeing it ends up me writing flaming globes of Sigmund
    You make a good point. I keep thinking the records can be analyzed so I don't make similar mistakes in future shots. I guess that's helped me 5-10% of the time, probably not worth the effort. Of course, other photographers seem to be impressed you can tick off all the settings of your shots and therefore you must know what you're doing. So there's that.

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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    Whatever tech floats one's boat is fine and dandy, but recording tens of mostly superfluous data points about an exposure is about the spreadsheet.

    Quote Originally Posted by r.e. View Post
    One of the amusing things about this topic of discussion (it isn't the first time that it's come up) is how dismissive and defensive some members of the pen and notebook crowd get about anyone who approaches photographic data differently, in particular if that person uses that newfangled invention the computer. Say that you're inputting photo data with a phone or a tablet or a personal computer and it's like waving a red flag in front of a bull

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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    You make a good point. I keep thinking the records can be analyzed so I don't make similar mistakes in future shots. I guess that's helped me 5-10% of the time, probably not worth the effort. Of course, other photographers seem to be impressed you can tick off all the settings of your shots and therefore you must know what you're doing. So there's that.
    5-10% isn't bad
    if it helps in any way why not, I mean it's only a few minutes of time spent jotting
    stuff down... I haven't found anything helps me in what I am doing ... so I don't bother
    the only thing I write down are how many grams of FAC and it's evil twin I need when making cyanotypes
    and even then I've realized it doesn't matter . it's like when I make caffenol, I don't bother measuring anymore

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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jnantz View Post
    Hi freddy

    I didn't realize we were supposed to be keeping photo data. I don't think I've ever recorded anything like that.
    John
    I don't really either but it gets annoying when I can't date a photograph (cuz I can be lazy that way). I might record shutter and f stop but that's about it. I don't Zone so don't worry about recording meter reading placements.

    I think I'm the kind of photographer who would benefit from fields that would lend themselves to LF etc..

    or I just keep writing on painters tape and just accept that I'm not a record/note keeper lol
    notch codes ? I only use one film...

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