Shooting on film, wine storage, ultralight travel, Prep lives, fishing with Al James, relevant links and pizza.
Welcome to the Sunday Signals, my attempt to package up all of the interesting bits from the past few weeks. But first, a small announcement.
📝 Office hours. It’s been a while since I have held an office hours Q&A — so I’ve scheduled some time on Tuesday, August 22nd at 1pm EST. Subscribers can look for the thread at that time and drop-in with any questions you may have. I have some things I want to ask all of you too. So please drop by for intel from the larger ACL community.
I. Kodak Love
I sold some camera stuff on eBay and reinvested the proceeds into a Olympus XA film camera (per the great suggestion of a reader). I’m working my way from a Yashica T4 into more sophisticated film cameras. Every time I decide to use film over a modern digital camera I reaffirm my appreciation of analog photography.
Taking photos with an actual camera versus using a phone is much more comfortable for me. A digital camera or phone makes me too anxious, too concerned that I am upsetting people. I don’t want to be that guy. I don’t generally care what people think, but photos in public are a bit unsettling for me. Interestingly, no one cares when it’s film. They just appreciate the novelty of it. It’s not going viral on the internet, it’s just more friendly.