I’ve posted some videos in the past that inspire in various kinds of ways – creativity, technical, to actually just go DO something rather than think about it – etc.
Just come across this one which I thought I’d share.
It’s by Ryan Brenzier who’s a photographer I follow – usually for technical reasons.
Its inspiring in terms of business a bit – but more so for encouraging the viewer to find their own style and pursue that – whatever it is. When developing in something like photography I think there’s a lot of personal pressure to be like someone else or to produce work like someone else, either a peer or hero. This shows that it’s likely a lot more productive to develop one’s own style instead.
Am selling a few of my previous boss’ old photography equipment – including Canon film SLRs. Started with bits that didn’t need a clean including a Minolta IV F Auto meter – a light meter. When photographing it I thought I’d give it a quick test and found out that it was way off! My light meter was giving f8 (1/250 ISO 100) while the Minolta gave f22! There is a little dial to adjust within the battery compartment – but this didn’t give enough variation to reach f8. I did a few searches to find out how much it would cost to calibrate it when I came across this video.
It sounds strange – but it actually works!
I first tried it with a piece of card and didn’t run – and it didn’t work. Then tried an actual US dollar bill (I happened to have one) and did the rubbing thing – and it worked!
Is so strange – can’t imagine this is a true calibration – at best guess it either cleans the contacts or somehow removes a charge in the system. Not sure how a dollar bill/rubbing would have changed things.
But it’s so strange – thought I’d post it.
Here’s the lightmeter on eBay if you fancy one. Auction ends 29th April.