A Photo Walk around Downtown Seattle | On Film

A few weeks ago I got to hang out with a few dozen other photographers for something called Clickin Walk. All across the country, groups of people met to spend time with their fellow local photographers, explore Downtown Seattle, and take photographs. I rarely if ever shoot street photography, so it was great to be pushed out of my comfort zone. I decided to push myself even further by shooting primary on film. I decided to try my very first black and white roll, Ilford HP5, which I rated to 800 ISO for some extra grain (maybe a bit too much in hindsight). Shooting deliberately is something different for me, since with digital you can take as many shots as your large memory cards will hold. Having just 36 frames is definitely a challenge. I will say that the thing that is most difficult for me is to find beauty in images that don't contain people or actual subjects. Try as I might, I just don't have the eye for it. So, as we were walking around Pioneer Square, while many of the other photographers were focusing on architecture or objects, I was searching for people while still trying to not jump into my safe "portrait artist" zone. I am surprised that I do like some of the architecture shots. I should do this more often I guess :)