Yesteday we took my friend's dogs with us to the scout meeting. Only one child came, which was a shame as he has dogs at home too. I took both my Canon EOS 500d and Petri film camera with me. It was a huge success. When I first tried the settings in the evening light with my Canon, it appeared that I had no memory card. I was pretty embarassed, but I could check the ISO and the aperture and all with no problem. I took a few photos of the dogs running and then I ran out of film. How is that possible? When we visited the White Horse Hill (= absolutely amazing scenery if nothing else) in England, I left my bag in the buss in purpose but left also my extra battery in my bag and surprisingly ran out of battery right at top of the hill where I had no access to my bag.
Now that I think about it these have been pretty gentle warnings. At White Horse Hill I only lost some nice photos from the top of the hill and some sheep, and yesterday I actually found one memory card that I had accidentally left in my camera bag. (I had taken all of my memory cards with me to England. For both space and to be able to swhich between them in London so that if my camera got stolen I wouldn't lose everyting.) It could have been worse and I just hope I learnt something.
Yesterday I also got to know the assignment for the arts diploma of our national high school curriculum. (I'm doing the IB and we couldn't choose art.) When reading the document I instantly got an idea about the power structure of people in a space and a photograph, but looking closer at the grading criteria I can't do it the way I planned. I still have plenty of time so no need for panic.