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Month: October 2012

Happy World Toy Camera Day 2012

world toy camera day 2012

The photo above is from Provincetown, Massachusetts. I loaded a roll of Konica 220 in my vintage Diana camera for the first time. I didn’t count clicks to advance the film, I just rolled it until I felt like stopping and I ended up with a fat roll and lots of lightleaks. But that’s okay — I don’t mind at all!

Want to know more about fat rolls and how to avoid them? Check out this post on the Smithsonian Studio Arts blog: Fat Film and Light Leaks.

The Wednesday Night Darkroom Sessions

My friend Marcia and I are spending eight Wednesday nights at the Arlington Career Center working in the black and white darkroom. Offered through Arlington Adult Education, the sessions are open to photographers of all levels.

There are quite a few old hands developing and printing, and at least one person is a complete film beginner! She’s had a fair amount of experience with her digital camera, but feels compelled to learn to work with film. Good for her!

I shot and developed six rolls of Kentmere 400 in perparation for the Wednesday open darkroom. I’ve never used Kentmere before and I have to say I love it. I’m very happy with the way the film turned out.

 

An Instant Film Photowalk in Washington, DC

Recently I met up with Frank and Brandon for a film photowalk around Washington, DC. Armed with our Polaroid cameras and lots of Impossible Project film, we walked from one end of the District to the other – and back again. The weather was perfect and we had a great time. I used a Polaroid Spectra camera I picked up from the Film Photography Project Store and I broke into my stash of Impossible’s PZ Silver Shade Cool film. To see the rest of the photos from the photowalk, check out the set on Flickr.