Capturing 8mm and Super8 home movies

My parents made some 8mm home movies when I was growing up.  12 or 15 of them.  Including footage from their wedding. I had them transferred to digital some years ago, but I was pretty unhappy with the quality.   I think a lot of these places just project the movie onto a screen, and film…

Fresno cemetery and Fuji Wide60

I bought this Fuji Wide60 from a friend without knowing if it worked.   It does, but it has a few issues. one of the bits on the bottom of the camera that’s supposed to push in and hold your roll in place doesn’t stay in.   Fortunately, this doesn’t seem to matter at all. The focusing…

Honkfest West Yashica A TLR

I shot these Yashica TLR photos back in June, and have just finished scanning them. Honkfest is a street band festival that happens in many cities around the U.S. at different times of the year.  Tons of bands come into town and play for 3 days in different locations around the city.   Boston, NY, Austin,…

Eastern WA with a 16mm fisheye

This was back in July.  (I’m so far behind in scanning.) One of the cameras I brought out that day was a Minolta XG-1 that a friend found in a box a street corner one day.      I don’t remember where I got the 16mm Sigma lens. I was using the camera’s light meter, and it…

4×5 at Rattlesnake Lake

A friend gave me a Calumet view camera recently.   Yesterday, I and some friends went to nearby Rattlesnake Lake (near North Bend, WA) to shoot some 4×5. Jana had her TravelWide.   Sean had a Speed Graphic, and Dave had a Wista knock-off. The lake is low these days, so the very old stumps are above…

Going away party for a friend

A friend of mine comes to stay in Seattle for a few months out of the year, then goes back to London.    This was his going-away meetup. I was shooting with a Pentax67 (the black & white photos here), and a Zenit with the Helios 44 lens. Good times!  Now he’s back in London, and…

A few more from Eastern Washington

Just getting around to so much of the film I shot this summer. Here’s a roll from one of the 2 road trips I took to see abandoned houses in Eastern Washington. I was using a Fuji GA645Wi and a red filter. This is 2 different houses. I went back a month later and shot…

Lomo LC-A 120 at Burning Man

I heard this camera had, in addition to square format, a wide lens and vignetting that was stylish, so I bought it, before Burning Man.  It’s also a super compact and lightweight way to shoot 120.   It’s really a sharper Holga, with 4 focus zones.   And stronger vignetting. I was pretty happy with the results.   …

Ondu pinhole at Burning Man

I brought a 6×12 Ondu pinhole camera in my bin of cameras, and shot a few rolls with it.  I wish I’d shot more.  As usual, the iPhone app Pinhole Assist came in very handy to meter my exposure times, which were all about 1-3 seconds in the bright sun. There was too much to…

Camping Instax

I swear, I’ll post my actual film photos soon.  I’m just now sending a box of 16 rolls of 120 off for developing.  Meanwhile,  Instax. Camping with friends last weekend.   Instax is so fun, and almost no one knows that instant photos are possible these days, and affordable.  People are usually surprised to see them.…

Wedding Instax

I attended a wedding over the weekend, and shot some Instax Wide.   People loved it.  There are still so many people who don’t know that instant film is available, and affordable.  I really enjoy turning people onto it. I shot a few packs. When scanning these, I’ve found that if you darken the blacks, it…