I've changed my mind on the 365 Project. I'm enjoying myself but feeling constrained by my instant cameras. There are so many more engineering and artistic marvels just sitting on my shelves begging to be used.
Details after the jump.
FP100c in Beth's 'new' Polaroid 420 with electronic flash.
Impossible PX680 / Sun 660 Autofocus
Beth with her 420 and me with my 230, reciprocal shots on FP100c
Impossible PX680 with ND filter / One Step BC Series box camera
I've decided to go in a new direction with my photography projects. March 1 marks the beginning of this year's #MarchofFilm challenge, and I will also be kicking off a new 52 Cameras project. I will be shooting a different camera each week for at least a year and sharing the results here.
Skipping ahead a bit, this past Sunday was World Pinhole Day. I’m not sure exactly who declared it, but if the Internet says it then it must be true. I read about many pinhole designs and theories before settling on my approach.
I used a Nikon body cap, fitted with a pinhole made from a Diet Coke can. It will fit any of our Nikons, it only cost about $2, and it’s the best use I can think of for a can of Diet Coke.
This is proof of concept from 4/26. Taken with the D70 at 400ASA, 13 seconds.
4/27 – FM2 pinhole, expired Tri-X 400. Handheld long exposure.
4/29 – Another long handheld exposure. FM2/Tri-X
4/30 – The Farm. FM2/Tri-X
5/2 – Obs Deck. FM2 with Tri-X 400. All were home developed.
Week four, all rolled into one post.
Kodak Gold 200 in a Voigtlander Vito B
#BEFORE / AFTER
This was supposed to be a double exposure, but I wound the camera out of habit. Oops.
Shot on a Super Ricohflex TLR, another eBay find.
I am an engineer, after all.
Olympus 35RC with Kodak Gold
Shot with the Olympus at —
Beach Access #1, Salisbury
I snuck this one with the Voigtlander Bessamatic (Kodak Gold 400) while passing through the USCG Station Portsmouth Harbor on the way to shoot Fort Constitution.
Holga 135BC, Kodak Gold 400
My madness for the month has ended, but I’ve recently installed a darkroom so this is not the last of my film photography.
I had a nice visit this morning with the guys at Old School Photo Lab, and I picked up a few rolls from last week. Here are the rest of Week 3’s themes:
Holga 120N medium format with wide angle lens
Holga 135BC with Ilford HP5+
30 minute time lapse
Holga 120N with wide angle lens
And jumping ahead to Week 4 gain:
USCG Station Portsmouth Harbor, Newcastle, NH
Voigtlander Bessamatic, Kodak Gold 200
My Flickr set has all of these and more.
We’re lucky to have her, and it was a lucky shot.
Nikon FM2 with 20mm lens
All of our pets are rescues. Cricket is living a dog’s life now.
Self explanatory, methinks.
And a bonus from week 4:
From a test roll shot today in my newly-acquired Voigtlander Vito B.
The rest are still off at the lab. I’ve been shooting a lot, but it has been divided among 4 cameras. I’m really looking forward to the first roll in the Yashicamat LM.
#IDES, to complete week 2.
Taken at “the Ides of Topsfield” along the old B&M Newburyport Branch. Nikon FM2 with 20mm lens and Kodak 400 Gold
Two final themes from week 1 of March Film Madness:
TRAPPED – she’s fine, but she really knows how to work the brown eyes
Most of my pics are back from Old School Photo Lab. As I was going over them, I realized two of my themes are still in the camera. I guess we’ll get to see them next week. Without further ado:
LEFT – Earl sits behind the barn, awaiting snow
Holga 135BC, unknown color film
OLD STUFF – The 1963 Ford/ALF fire engine.
An accidental double exposure with the Holga, but I like it.
HAPPY – I haz a toy!
Cricket with her squirrel. Finishing up a mystery roll of Kodak Gold 800 in an Olympus Infinity Jr.
VERTICAL – Train station in the snow
TMax 400/Nikon FM2/50mm lens
MOVE – Flag in the wind.
SMILE – It’s snowing!
Tmax 400/Nikon FM2/50mm
FLAME, a modern interpretation.
Tmax 400/Nikon FM2/50mm
My TRAPPED shots and a few other flame attempts are still in the cameras.