My second day of shooting 4×5 film every single day turned out MUCH better than my first day. I am not really sure why yet, because I had not developed the film from the first day yet so I didn’t know about the over-exposure problem. For day 2 we went to my son’s house for my oldest grandson’s birthday party. I shot plenty of digital during and after the party, but I also wanted to expose at least one sheet of film from the party. Kay and I, along with my daughter Emily, her husband Dirk, and my son Adam and his wife Cheri, along with their kids, all went to a park in Yukon for a kid’s function. As we unloaded from the cars, I said “let’s get a picture on my old camera right quick.” Everyone obliged. I set up the camera on my tripod and recruited a stranger to trigger the shutter.
After we were done with the photo, Emily said “another picture with everyone kissing!” OK, sounds good. I had two sheets and exposed them both with the same settings.