Week 14: A Day of Firsts

My first pack of Impossible Project Film shot with my new SLR670-S which takes both ISO 100 and 600 film, a combination SX-70 and SLR680.  I had never shot instant film before so in the spirit of “it’s film what’s not to love” attitude I went out on a warm (for winter), sunny day to give it a try.…

Week 44:Back yard lurker

In this week I used two cameras that had been frustrating me. The first was the Rollei 35s. The first roll of color film I ran through it had a lot of issues so I decided to test it more scientifically with a fresh roll of Eastman XX. The second was a Polaroid 103 which I…

Week 19: Fuji Instax in the 1940’s

I thought I’d cut myself some slack this for this week and take the Fuji Instax along to work, of sorts.  Handily, the Little Bird SOS studio is at Greenacres, at the North end of the Great Central Railway and there’s often events going on outside the door, so Lisa and I opened the shop…

Instant Film for Worldwide Pinhole Day

Worldwide Pinhole Day has come around again and I am posting some more instant film pinholes, as I did last year. These are totally out of sequence for 2016 as I have about 7 rolls of unscanned film in the queue. Since they were shot today, and today is the day, then posting today it is.…

Week 10: Polaroid lifts. Sort of.

It’s all got a bit manic here and I’m making some mistakes with my film choices.  Lots of them.  Basically I’m using whatever comes my way…which means that often I can’t get the processing done.  I need a batch of colour chemicals for 120 film – but I don’t drive and postage rates are high…

Week 6: Polaroid. Various Failures

It’s pretty much fair to say that nothing much is going my way at the moment.  I’m reasoning very very maturely that this is because the more I do, the more chances there are for things to go wrong.  It’s not just with photos – at the moment just not trying anything more adventurous than…

Polaroid for Worldwide Pinhole Day

Today being Worldwide Pinhole Day I am posting some Polaroid pinholes as my week 16 contribution. These are totally out of sequence for what I actually shot on film; but one must honour these special photography days where possible, right? I wanted to make sure I could could get useable exposures with the Fujifilm FP-100C so…

Testing A Polaroid Pinhole Camera

This post is about testing a pinhole camera, an activity I started in week nine and finished here in week ten. Over the past few weeks, as time allowed, I assembled a Polaroid pinhole camera from various parts I already had, or which came available locally just when needed. If you are interested in how I did…

Two Polaroid Lessons Learned

  These two Polaroids stand as my roll number two. They are the first two Polaroids that I have taken (at least in living memory) and rife with “teaching moments”. Not only did I mess up one of the shots, I then committed a major newbie mistake. Just to complicate things I decided to recover the…

Week #26 Not much inspiration…

I shot lots of film on my trip to Berlin. When I returned to Rotterdam and went back to work in week 26, I didn’t have much inspiration to shoot. The weather was bad and I had lots of other things to do. This polaroid pic is the only thing I shot in week 26;…

Week #9 – Land95

For Week #9 I decided on using my Polaroid Land 95A camera. This camera is not exactly the most “special” of Polaroid cameras.  It’s a scale focus, with a EV value system for the shutter and aperture controlled via a dial.  The lens is a very basically 114mm ƒ/8 Triplet lens which is unremarkable.  It’s…