Today I’ve been experimenting with #trichrome, 26 November 2022

I’ve had some red, green and blue filters knocking around for ages, but never got around to using them. Today I thought I would try some digital trichromes with the Nikon Coolpix 990, a 3MP digital camera from the year 2000. First of all I set the camera to the ‘Rec M’ setting which rememberedContinue reading “Today I’ve been experimenting with #trichrome, 26 November 2022”

Checking out the infrared capability of the Nikon Coolpix 990, 25 November 2022

I’ve been suffering from GAS again. This time it’s this unusual looking camera, the Nikon Coolpix 990 from 2000. I actually wanted the first of this range of cameras, the 900, for the #ShittyCameraChallenge #1990sCameraChallenge but I couldn’t find it. So this one will have to do (and I’m actually very happy with it). OfContinue reading “Checking out the infrared capability of the Nikon Coolpix 990, 25 November 2022”

Lo-Fi: Revisiting the images from the Bolta spool with expired Konica VX100 (c.2004)

Back in July I made a Bolta spool for the Ikkosha Start 35k with a 12 exposure cassette of Konica VX100 (expired 2004). After several failed attempts to produce a decent colour inversion I gave up and made a blog post with the images in black and white. Recently, some users on Twitter were talkingContinue reading “Lo-Fi: Revisiting the images from the Bolta spool with expired Konica VX100 (c.2004)”

Testing the Lomography DigitaLiza Max with images from the Lomo LC-A, 23 November 2022

On my first outing with the Lomo LC-A I used one of the expired (c. 2002) Konica VX100 films set at 50ASA. Although I obtained some images, the negatives were very thin, so I thought I would double check with a new and unexpired roll of XP2. I took a series of images with theContinue reading “Testing the Lomography DigitaLiza Max with images from the Lomo LC-A, 23 November 2022”

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”