Weirdly enjoying my new job so far. Only doing half shifts rn and it's easy to fall into the rhythm and just knock out five hours. also I get to walk to work every day, which rules. My coworkers all seem pretty cool and my supervisor has a trans roommate and respects their pronouns so that's a good sign for me.

My main gripes right now are that the whole building is super cramped and with covid precautions we have to eat outside on the curb in the alley (not that there's a break room anyway).

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The QL17 loves to sneak in a bonus half-frame at the end of the roll, hence the weird crop on the tree photo ✌️

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Extremely proud of this portrait I took of my girlfriend back in my hometown over Christmas (other photos for editorial flavor).

Shot this roll with my QL17 and focusing in harsh light is tricky. Not a lot of salvageable photos in this roll, but I'm happy

Finally got this job, I start next week. Excited isn't the word but I am looking forward to it. Ready to get out of the house and make a little money, do something new for a while.

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found out today that I got a photo accepted into a little street photography exhibition here! feels good!

ordered sara some k-pop albums from korea for xmas via yesasia and just assumed they'd get here sometime next year after dhl routed them through jamaica, but now the tracker looks like they will show up today or tomorrow? totally not expecting that, and just in time, too

camera issues, boring 

Got the QL17 fixed over the weekend! Guy at the shop I bought it from did it for free in about twenty minutes. Seems like a previous owner did some repairs with a corrosive glue that was eating away at the plastic and metal of the battery compartment and the battery contact had finally fallen out of the compartment.

Happy to have a working meter again, shooting full manual 24/7 is too stressful. Curious how the rolls I shot without batteries will turn out

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weird sleepless mania coupled with indigestion last ngiht basically ruined my whole day today. wtf was that

It was also my first time shooting downtown (golly! like a real street photographer!) and first time using Lomography Color 400 (not bad)

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Finally got the first couple rolls I shot on the GL17 back, very pleased with the results. These were shot on Ilford HP5

my cousin got ahold of my phone there idk where he got that pic that’s not my orb!! sorry you had to ponder that

also got in a little of my favorite genre of suburban snapshot... deflated holiday decorations

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also I ended up with some salvageable color photos by shooting in raw. these would have been useless as jpgs

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Ended up going at this the long way because I didn't realize raws always open in color in adobe. But like I said, the LX3 always needs a little help in post to really sing anyway so I guess it's fine

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second interview with the record shop went well. they don't seem worried about time off for the holidays but also don't seem to be in any particular rush to hire anyone for this crucial job. I looked back through my toots here and it's been nine months since I first put my application in! wtf! if I do get the job I wouldn't be surprised if I don't hear back until next year. I feel like this is some sort of red flag but also I'm so used to shitty indie stores at this point it barely registers

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camera issues, boring 

First and simplest scenario is the battery contacts are just dirty or not making contact properly. I'm going to try cleaning the contacts and if that doesn't work, I'm just taking it back to the shop I bought it from to see if they can help.

The main thing is just staving off the urge to crack it open and try fixing it myself despite my impatience. Thankfully it works fine in full manual mode, but half the reason I bought it was for the convenience of shutter priority :/

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camera issues, boring 

very annoyed to find out today that the battery in my QL17 was *not* dead but instead seems to have developed some sort of internal electrical issue and the battery check and meter no longer function, despite working fine a week ago (and, presumably, all forty years prior)

Going back to my little 10MP Lumix LX3 after two months with the Fuji X-E4 is a tough adjustment. It's got a Leica lens and you can get some really nice results by messing with the raw files but I really miss the immediacy of film sim jpgs.

I think I'm gonna try shooting it in B/W mode for a while and see if I like it.

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