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Collect Box Tabs for a Neat Way to Track How Much Film You Shoot

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Want to know how much film you and your camera are chewing through? John Sypal over at tokyo camera style does this by collecting box tabs. Regarding the photos above, he writes,

This is compiled from the box tabs of every single roll/pack of film I shot in 2012.

Since 2001 I’ve kept a tab from every roll of film I’ve shot in the backs of collage-based photographic journals. In the mid-2000’s I was shooting some 500 rolls a year- I’ve cut back to about 300 or so the past two years. A complete visual collection of all the box-tabs from the past dozen years would result in a much larger image.

It’s like a stamp or sticker collection book for photographers. You can find a larger collage of the photos above here.


P.S. A giant poster-sized collage of box tabs might make for a pretty wild home decor item.


 
 
  • josh keal

    Alternatively, look at the FILMS you’ve shot to determine how many rolls of film you’ve shot.

  • http://twitter.com/ralphhightower Ralph Hightower

    That wouldn’t be an accurate count for me since I’ve bought some films in 3-packs or 5-packs. But I do know that I’ve shot 61 rolls of B&W film in 2012.