I used to be in the habit of shooting 3 frames into the palm of my hand when loading film. A while ago I started shooting as soon as the film was loaded to see what would turn out. This was one of those weird leader shots before the film took.
Yesterday’s post reminded me of an old LOMO photo I took in 2002.
Dwayne’s Photo would like to remind the world that December 30th, 2010 is the last day of processing for all types of Kodachrome film. Any film that isn’t in their lab by noon that day will be returned undeveloped. If you’re in Europe, Kodak will accept prepaid Kodachrome film pouches until November 30th and forward them to Dwayne’s at no charge.
The elderly Kodachrome developing system will be dismantled after the final run, although Dwayne’s will remain open to process all types of modern C-41 compatible film.
Dwayne’s Photo – film processing and printing
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Another city shot taken with my Jazz 207 Jelly camera. It’s rapidly becoming my favorite toy camera. Again.
And, my original Jazz post is now #3 on Google searches for “Jazz Jelly”!
Shot with a Jazz Jelly 207, fairly high-tech as plastic cameras go. Integral lens cover, built-in flash, small enough to fit in your pocket. Classic plastic wide-angle lensed-goodness, fixed shutter speed. Shoot ISO 200 speed film outdoors. Flash is good for 10 feet if you’re lucky (and shooting ISO 400 speed film).
This roll came out with a Matrix-like green cast.
Penmax toy camera, generic 200 ISO film. The Penmax is rapidly becoming one of my favorite toy cameras; it’s very similar to the “TIME Magazine” 35mm cameras. Shutter speed is approximately 1/100th second, a 2-blade diaphragm adjusts to f/8, f/11 and f/16 – and makes truly weird bokeh.
From SFGate.com comes this article about the 2010 International Juried Plastic Camera Show at Rayko Photo in Francisco.
Plastic cameras are cheap, prone to light leaks and unpredictable. Which is why a lot of photographers are drawn to them in the digital age of pixel counts, precision focus and Photoshop.
“You don’t know how the image is going to turn out when you shoot with a plastic camera. The unpredictability is a big part of the draw,” says San Francisco photographer Carlos Arietta, one of the many artists whose work is on view in the RayKo Photo Center’s 2010 International Juried Plastic Camera Show.
I picked up an Olympus Mju (Stylus) today, for the unheard-of price of $3.99. Several years ago, most people needing a compact camera bought point-and-shoot cameras with long, soft, slow zoom lenses.
Another WTF moment walking around San Francisco. Sutro Tower, Magnum, the Bay bridge and Abe Lincoln FTW!
This roll of film sat in my freezer for several years before being shot in my LOMO LC-A+ last year, then it sat in the bottom of my 6 Million Dollar bag for a few more months after that. As a result, I have NO CLUE as to where I shot this. Anyone recognize the place?
Recently, I’ve been shot most of my street candids portrait-style. I don’t know where this is coming from, maybe I should buy a square-frame medium format camera to cure myself of this? Or am I just looking for an excuse to buy a Holga, Diana or a Lubitel?
Does anyone have a favorite, obscure medium format toy camera I don’t know about? Let me know.
I took this picture with a Aiptek Pencam SD, a camera I liken to the Digital Harinezumi. The Pencam SD is roughly the same size, and does 1280×960 max resolution (still), and 6-8 frames per second at 640×480. Like the Digital Harinezumi, the Pencam SD has 64MB of built-in memory and an SD card slot. Instead of an expensive CR2 battery, the Pencam SD uses AAA batteries – I have a stack of rechargeable AAAs at home.
Unlike the DH, the Aiptek is less than $20.
Is this a “Digital Holga”? Probably not, while it can vignette, it can take impressively sharp pictures in the right light.
Is the viewfinder a best guesstimate of the image area? Definitely.
Is it fun to shoot with? Extremely – I prefer not being able to see the photo until after I get home.
Being able to record sound with the Digital Harinezumi 2 would be interesting, but I really like the effects people have created by adding soundtracks to silent video created with the original Digital Harinezumi.
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