Friday, May 13, 2011

Rolling Through The Archives 2

Desert Life, Hanimex 35 Micro Flash, some cheap film?

For The Love Of Polaroid.

For those don't know me (and I'm sure most people reading this are friend and family, but who knows. After all I have just one "Follower". My Mom.... Thanks Mom!) I LOVE Polaroid!!! I just realized that I am up to 8 different Polaroid Cameras and a few backs. I am a bit geeky about it. So, a couple of weeks ago I made sure I went early to a camera swap, hoping to find a few Polaroid things. First I found a couple of packs of film for cheap. Yeah!!! Next I found timed shutter release for my 195. Yeah again!!! I also found a couple packs of cheap Fuji film (fits in the Polaroid 195) Yeah!!! I wont bore you with all the things I didn't find, but a good day.

I know... GEEK!

The first thing was to load some the film. So I grabbed my favorite 680 and went out shooting.

It was a cold and yucky day so my first shot came out with some heavy color shifts, but the film worked.... Yeah!!!

Birds, Polaroid 680, expired Polaroid 779

The next shot I wanted to try shooting with a close-up lens. I have one for a Holga camera but it doesn't fit, so I just held it in front of the lens.

Flowers, Polaroid 680 w/ Holga close-up lens, expired Polaroid 779

Finally photography should be about fun and what better way than with Polaroid...

Men, Polaroid 680, expired Polaroid 779

World Pinhole Day

As a photographer, we all go through those time of being uninspired... Unmotivated... Busy...

Sometimes we just need a reason to go out shooting. For me it was World Pinhole Day (April 24). After a few months of being busy at work and uninspired by my own images, I needed something to get me out shooting for an afternoon or just a few hours. So on the 24th I packed up my overly large tripod and my Polaroid/Pinhole camera and set out to shoot something. Anything. Not having much time and no real ideas, I found myself down by the Vancouver Port. After looking at a few spot and subjects, I decided the Port cranes were as good as anything. After setting up and estimating exposure, my first shot was way over exposed but the second was really close. Finally the third shot was good, not great, but good. Well that was it... I was out of time. Not the most exciting day of shooting, but I got out there. Better that not at all.

The one good thing about the day is, it got me thinking about shooting some Pinholes around town. Perhaps a series is in the works. We shall see.

Polaroid/Pinhole Camera, shot with Fuji FP-100B