Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Film Photography

I have found a new passion this year. Film photography! Well I'm kind of familiar with film cameras but it's been years that I used one since digital took over. It's a whole different world for me now as I'm finding different cameras and films that do all sorts of cool things. I started my film camera collection with a vintage one that my mother-in-law gave me, she got the camera when she was in her teens. I find it so neat that she used it years ago and now I am too. Then some newer ones were added to my collection. These cameras take either 35mm or 120 film. 35 is easier to find and get developed than the 120, but I found a local photo lab that can do both types of film. It can get pricey with developing and getting prints so I got a new scanner that will scan the negatives. My other scanner is not capable of scanning negatives since it doesn't have a back light. So now I'll just get the film developed (no prints), scan the negatives to my computer and decide if I want to print any. Someday I want to learn how to develop the film myself, but that will take time to learn, anyways there is lots to learn already with these cameras and film. The only downfall with film photography is that I don't get to see the photos right away. I have no patients! Digital spoiled me. Oh but I did get an instant camera so that helps.

 Diana F+ 120 film

Now just to add that most of the cameras I got are not meant to produce totally clear images and have a dreaminess to them. That's the fun of it, you never know what you'll get.  

These are the photos I took with the Diana. The only edits I did to the images below were cropping and taking out dust particles from scanning. Oh and the photos are not recent. No more snow! First three photos were taken with red scale film.

See the hawk? 

Some more in red scale film. 

Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic instant camera. It has so many options! 

Some are the full images and others I got a little creative with taking pictures of them.

Double exposure ceiling fan. 

Pedro and Lobo love looking out the front window. 

My goofy youngest son. 

Double exposure flowers and light. 

Dinosaurs like to have their pictures taken too. 

My youngest son made me the octopus. 

 Hope you enjoyed them. I'll have more to share…..a lot more!!! 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pinback Buttons!

Hi everyone! Wow I can't believe it's been so long (November) since I last posted here. And it's April already. With us moving time got away from me. Things are going good in the new place. My family and I settled in pretty quick. Even the dogs too. Lol! Anyways I finally got a button machine that I have been wanting for such a long long time.

The machine is a hand press that makes pinback buttons. I have been busy creating them and now have some listed in my Etsy shop. They are so much fun to come up with designs for. The pinback buttons are 2 1/4 inches in diameter in size and soon they will also be available as mirrors and magnets. Wanted to offer a different product just in case someone doesn't' want to wear it as a pin. I'm super excited about this new item. Here take a look.

Another thing that I have been doing is film photography. Got lots of photos to show you in another post sometime.

Have a great day!