Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sleepless

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High contrast version at top and near-original at bottom

Tonight I went outside to take some photos of the stars - the main reason I haven't done this yet is thanks to the light pollution. Nevertheless I am pleased with how these turned out, but it really makes me wish there hadn't been cloud cover on my holiday in the mountains.
I almost wasn't going to post this, but I've been a particularly lazy blogger lately. I bought a super-duper scanner which is so far not turning out to be super-duper at all since the program won't even open. Grrrr. I had planned to scan lots of things including film and painting, but it's not happening!
I also took outfit photos the other day, but they were terrible, so I'm just going to super-glue my tripod back together - I've had enough of this!
On a lighter note I got my Instax in the mail, bought a lovely peach 1950's dress for my graduation ball, lovely necklaces and super-cheap-and-awesome earrings from Lovisa.
I think I'm finally getting over my vague illness, so fingers crossed!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Superheadz Golden Half




       






A while ago I bought a Superheadz Golden Half camera which takes half-frame photos, as you can see above. I think my favorite pictures are the hand and the succulents next to each other. I have a few more favorites that I can't show here since my sister is in her school uniform.
I found film really fun, and attaching a flash makes this camera even better. I recently got a vintage camera from my Poppy along with several flash units too, but mini flashes are readily available on ebay for about $20. My main problem with this camera was forgetting to take the lens cap off - whoops! So there were quite a few totally black exposures. While the instructions were in Japanese the pictures are easy to follow, so no problems there either. This was my first 'test' roll, so I could figure out what low-light is, how the flash works and so on. I think I'm getting the hang of it now, so the next roll in there will hopefully have many more useful exposures!
I'm finally on holidays from uni now, so hopefully a few more decent posts will be possible. I also ordered a Fujifilm Instax 50S for my birthday with the money I received (plus some of my own), so I'm all excited about that too. I couldn't resist.