Week 44: Lo-Fi Night

Last month, I met up with the good people of Leicester Lo-Fi Photography to celebrate the birthdays of the group and one of their main protagonists. Leicester Lo-Fi was two years old. Steve was… older. After some quality time in Leicester’s best real ale pub (according to CamRA), we hit the streets with tripods, wire…

[raulpc] week 39

This week I took out the 6006 with some long expired Ektar… love to go into the city, Lisbon here, and come with a surprise in the box, maybe an empty surprise… well, from the 12, 4 came in with something to look at… a surprise into every frame, I guess it was the light…

Weeks 17-19 continued: Carry on Canaries

As you may have read previously, I’m just back from the island of Tenerife where I shot 4 rolls of Ektar and a couple of Neopan to add to the project. I locked myself away in a darkened garage to process the Acros on the day we got back, only to find that I had…

Weeks 17-19: Tenerife (Ektar Thump)

My holidays usually involve sleeping in uncomfortable places, being hungry, in danger and often far from people. I’m likely to be camping, kayaking, riding, walking and generally exerting myself. (To give you an idea, here’s a video I put together of a trip to Skye the year before last). I usually get back to work shattered but…

[raulpc] week 7 – more from winter home stuck

This time with the F4, 50mm AF 1.8 with Ektar. I really love this lens… sharp as a razor, and I love to push it at F1.8 exactly, to see how wide open it can still retain sharpness all along the edges. So this is just an exercise on winter nature abstract rendered by Ektar…

Roll 35.1, 35.2, 35.3: the Kaiju – A 6X18 Panoramic Pinhole Camera

Here, at the Schlaboratory, our scientists are constantly searching for new ways to leverage 3D printing to the very narrow application of pinhole photography.  Earlier this summer, a breakthrough wide angle panoramic design, the Kaiju Pinhole Gamera, was released to the wild.  At this writing, I believe I have the only two representative samples of…

Rolls 27-29: Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day Before and After

For me, my tolerant wife, and the Pinholistas, Worldwide Pinhole Day was a multi-day affair, a beer-soaked celebration of lensless photography and a grand experiment in Internet fellowship.  It started in Amsterdam last year, and we converged on Portland, OR this year on the last weekend of April.  Naturally, Seattle and Portland residents were well represented, but emissaries from the…

Roll 8: A Wider Shade of Pinhole

Film: Kodak Ektar 120 film – ISO 100 Camera: terraPin 6X9 3D printed pinhole camera, 40mm, f/174 I have greatly been enjoying wider angles in my pinhole photography, and my terraPin 6X6 recently evolved to a wider 6X9. Of course, the format size is wider, but the angular width of the photo is actually a function of “focal…