Throwback Thursday - A Turning Point

Seeing a properly exposed slide on my lightbox in 2001 was thrilling, especially when it came to more complicated exposures at dawn or sunrise. I'll never forget looking at my first successful in-camera double exposure through the loupe. The first exposure was a seascape at dusk at 18mm, and the second frame was of the moon at 135mm which was positioned behind me. It was this picture that really confirmed that I understood how to control the in-camera meter. I was sold on the creative benefits of manual exposure, and would never venture back to the AV/TV/P modes. My days with film however, proved to be numbered.