The field notebook is EXIF data for film shooters
If you ignore power-plugs and adapters, then my posts here on Gadget Lab skew rather heavily to notebooks (the paper kind) and photography. So I am almost contractually obliged to write about this field notes notebook from Etsy maker fabriKate.
The book (which is not from the actual Field Notes company) is a way to record “EXIF” metadata for your film photos. After snapping a frame, you can write down the date and time, the frame number, the exposure and location of the photograph. The $12 book has 80 pages, and is perfect bound (a square spine) on 60lb. heavyweight cream paper.
Believe it or not, some of us photo nerds used to actually write this stuff down. It was really the only way to learn, especially when you sometimes had to wait a week or more to get your photos processed and returned. Unless you had a good memory, you’d never remember the exposure settings you had used (although an educated guess could be made with experience).
There’s something deeply romantic about this setup. I have a picture in my head of somebody snapping a shot on a TLR and then pulling the notebook out to jot the details down, before continuing on with their walk. They’re probably wearing a sun hat, and maybe have a pair of Polaroid sunglasses pushed up onto their forehead. They’ll go home, pour a cold iced-tea from a jug in the fridge and drop the film into a little envelope, ready to be sent off to the lab. Sigh.
Field notebook [Etsy via Petapixel]
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Fuente: Gadget Lab