Lo-Fi: Out with the Sony Mavica MVC-FD81, 12 November 2022

It was such a lovely afternoon I decided to take out the Sony Mavica MVC-FD81 and check my workflow for the #ShittyCamaraChallenge #1990sCameraChallenge. The floppy disk drive is working a treat now, and it was also a good opportunity to check out the telephoto mode and close up on the camera. The header image onContinue reading “Lo-Fi: Out with the Sony Mavica MVC-FD81, 12 November 2022”

A little experimentation with image stacking, 10 November 2022

It was a lovely day, and perfect weather to take out the ‘broken’ Olympus Pen mirrorless camera and the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit and try a little image stacking.  Since I had last been out I bought a variable neutral density filter and made an adaptor to fit this to the front of the standardContinue reading “A little experimentation with image stacking, 10 November 2022”

Lo-Fi panoramas with the Sony Mavica MVC-FD81, 09 November 2022

Practising for the #ShittyCamaraChallenge #1990sCameraChallenge I thought it might be nice to see whether I could stitch together a couple of images from the Sony Mavica.  Images were straight out of the camera and stitched together with the phone app Bimostitch.

Out with a shitty 8MP digital camera I picked up for 5€, 6 November 2022

After getting the little #shittydigital 2MP Vivitar camera from CEX for 1€ I came across another ‘generic’ digital camera on the website. I didn’t actually know what I would be getting, but I thought that for 5€ it’s worth taking the chance and it turned out it was a Fujifilm Finepix A800 from 2007. It’sContinue reading “Out with a shitty 8MP digital camera I picked up for 5€, 6 November 2022”

Cellpic Sunday, Everyday abstracts, 06 November 2022

Today’s cellpic Sunday entry for John Steiner’s Journeys with Johnbo blog is a series of smoke-based abstracts. Create your own Cellpic Sunday post. There is no specific topic, and the only rules are that the photo must be captured with a mobile device and the post linked to John’s latest Cellpic Sunday post (or leaveContinue reading “Cellpic Sunday, Everyday abstracts, 06 November 2022”

Lo-Fi: The Sony Mavica MVC-FD81, 04 November 2022

As well as the MVC-FD51 for the #ShittyCamaraChallenge #1990sCameraChallenge I now have an MVC-FD81. Although it was launched in 1998, the same year as the MVC-FD51, it features an enhanced resolution of 1MP and a faster floppy disk drive than its predecessor. Like the MVC-FD51 it was fun to use. I took a short walkContinue reading “Lo-Fi: The Sony Mavica MVC-FD81, 04 November 2022”

Lo-Fi: A ‘test roll’ in the Sony Mavica MVC-FD51, 04 November 2022

Running from 01 December 2022 to 31 January 2023, the latest #ShittyCameraChallenge will feature cameras from the 1990s. I already have two analogue cameras to use in the challenge, a Canon Epoca 135 and a Samsung Fino 35s point and shoot, but the 90s were when digital cameras started to appear in the consumer marketplaceContinue reading “Lo-Fi: A ‘test roll’ in the Sony Mavica MVC-FD51, 04 November 2022”

By the road in Águas Boas, 30 October 2022

When I’m out for a walk, it’s customary for me to bring back a flower for my better half. Not an actual flower, of course, but a photograph of an interesting bloom. There were lots of flowers by the roadside, but these were mostly dandelions and are so common. But then, along a wall, wasContinue reading “By the road in Águas Boas, 30 October 2022”

Lo-Fi: First experiences with #PolaroidWeek, 27 October 2022

I have never taken part in Polaroid week before, but after my experiment with #theHandle I figured, why not? The Week originally started in 2006 as a celebration of Polaroid film and runs twice a year, in October and April, but has since evolved into recognising all kinds of instant film, not just Polaroid, whichContinue reading “Lo-Fi: First experiences with #PolaroidWeek, 27 October 2022”

Out with the 1€ #shittydigital camera, 26 October 2022

It’s #PolaroidWeek and I had one piece of Instax Monochrome loaded into my Polaroid 600. It seemed like a waste to go out and take just one photograph, so I thought I would take the little #shittydigital 2MP Vivitar camera I had picked up from CEX for 1€. The Vivitar 3695 is as simple asContinue reading “Out with the 1€ #shittydigital camera, 26 October 2022”

Experimentation with image stacking, 18 September 2022

As I was out anyway, and the weather was a little cloudy, I thought it might be nice to take the Olympus Pen and the standard lens from the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit and try a little image stacking , making multiple exposures on a single digital image. 

#ShittyCameraChallenge, #InstantRegret: a filter kit for the Kodak Handle

I wanted to explore further what could be obtained from the Handle, and one of the ideas I have is to use monochrome film and try to bump up the contrast with some filters.  Although I have a set of nice glass filters for making trichromes, and other coloured filters for enhancing contrast, that isContinue reading “#ShittyCameraChallenge, #InstantRegret: a filter kit for the Kodak Handle”