Summer Project

Here’s where my head is at regarding photographic things at the moment:

1. I have an abundance of large brass lenses and it’s time to decide which I am keeping and which need to be sold to fund other projects. I will be spending the next month or so shooting images as tests and ultimately to gather examples to use when selling the lenses.

2. I need to write about the three deardorff cameras that have entered my life by fate or kismet.

3. I need to post “#ThatOneTimeInSlovakia” or at least the images contained therein. The website doesn’t feature anything of the trip – and it’s odd… since it’s been a year and it was over 30 rolls of film).

4. I am going on a crazy adventure with the Mrs. at the end of the summer and need to build a kit that will allow me to shoot both quickly and easily on the street – while allowing me the opportunity for higher quality / larger format when time and view permit.

5. I’d like to start filming a podcast about film and developing.

Multiple Exposure (Cine 200 La Sardina) around the neighborhood

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I enjoy this toy camera given to me by Lomography for walks with my dog and capturing multiple exposures of local life. My belief has always been that memories are more like multiple exposures than still photos. Practicing with this camera – in this way – in and around my neighborhood helps me understand the relationships between the frames. When is two appropriate? When are three? This film has an interesting color cast that I wanted to explore further.

Not all of the images are in fact multiple exposures.  Sometimes something happens that it makes sense to try and capture it within a single frame. No rules… and just fun.

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Kolor + Leica + Sugarbush!

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Kolor is my favorite “fun” film in the 35mm format. I contacted revolog after shooting my initial order of three rolls – and ordered 50 more (major bulk discount) as I just can’t get enough of this stuff. Not sure why… since I have absolutely no control – but after seeing my New York City photos and the ones from the Eurotrip… it’s just a fun all around roll.

Over/Under exposure doesn’t seem to make as much difference as it does with Lomography films. That seems pretty constant through most of the Revolog films except for the two IR type ones (460nm and 600nm).

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Lomo Purple in Burlington, Vermont

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The Lomo Purple 200 film reacts differently depending upon how you expose it. If you over expose – it tends to be more blue. If you under expose – it seems to be more yellow. If you nail it – it’s almost black and white with only purple.

After playing around with a few rolls – I felt it was time to see what it could do in the later afternoon / early evening on the streets of Burlington. Quite well, I’d say.

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Lomo Cine 200 – Leica M3 + 50mm f/2 – Cooperstown

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While in Cooperstown with the Leica M3 50mm/f2 I shot a roll of Cine 200 from Lomography. This was my first time with the film – so I wasn’t sure what sort of subjects I was looking for. Not every shot – even under the best circumstances – can be a winner. But I think that this roll – as a whole – is a winner for really putting the film and the camera through its paces. We also brought Schnapps with us on this trip – so she’s a model throughout.

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Lomo Purple in Cooperstown

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You may see similar scenes taken over multiple frames – and wonder why they seem so different. You may suspect me of doing significant edits in photoshop… but you would be incorrect. The film reacts differently depending upon how you expose it. If you over expose – it tends to be more blue. If you under expose – it seems to be more yellow. If you nail it – it’s almost black and white with only purple.

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The Sardinia in Vermont: Fuji 800

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I enjoy this toy camera given to me by Lomography. I tend to use it on walks with my dog and capturing multiple exposures of local life. My belief has always been that memories are more like multiple exposures than still photos. However, I took this camera on a trip to Vermont – and decided to see what it could do in the field. Not all of the images are in fact multiple exposures.  Sometimes something happens that it makes sense to try and capture it within a single frame. Some of the images are from before Vermont. No rules… and just fun.

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The Sardinia around Springfield with Fuji 800

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I enjoy this toy camera given to me by Lomography for walks with my dog and capturing multiple exposures of local life. My belief has always been that memories are more like multiple exposures than still photos. Practicing with this camera – in this way – in and around my neighborhood helps me understand the relationships between the frames. When is two appropriate? When are three? The film is as versatile as it gets while also being easy to process locally. I probably have 100 rolls of this stuff. That and it’s 1600 cousin. I love the grain of that film… and I like the realistic color of this film.

Not all of the images are in fact multiple exposures.  Sometimes something happens that it makes sense to try and capture it within a single frame. No rules… and just fun.

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