The #OldCameraChallenge, 17 December 2021

The Kamerastore Outlet Box provided an almost instant collection of vintage cameras in various states of repair, some in perfect working order, some near to or not functioning, but all needing a good clean and renovation. Dating from the 1920s to the 1950s or 60s, many of the cameras have been treated poorly over theContinue reading “The #OldCameraChallenge, 17 December 2021”

The Kamerastore Outlet Box, 14 December 2021

After years trying to make perfectly focussed and nicely exposed photographs, I’ve recently been looking to a simpler time; when photographs were out of focus, camera movement was the norm and light leaks were a feature, not a bug. Looking around for a simple camera I originally bought a second-hand Polaroid 600, but the extortionateContinue reading “The Kamerastore Outlet Box, 14 December 2021”

In Aveiro with the Lomography Diana F+, 13 October 2021

Took the Diana F+ to Aveiro. Loaded a roll of Ilford XP2, a black and white film that is processed in C41 chemicals. It was the first time I had ever used it, and I was impressed.  I had some difficulty seeing the frame numbers on the paper backing  and lost the first three frames,Continue reading “In Aveiro with the Lomography Diana F+, 13 October 2021”

Aveiro in Colour with the Lomography Diana F+, 13 October 2021

The next film loaded into the Diana F + was a roll of Kodak Portra 400 colour film. I found this harder to control than the XP2, and there were fewer successful shots. It was apparent that this is a very light hungry camera, and a few images were muddy and underexposed. CLearly, I have aContinue reading “Aveiro in Colour with the Lomography Diana F+, 13 October 2021”

First outing with the Lomography Diana F+, 8 October 2021

First outing with the Lomography Diana F+, 8 October 2021Ran through my first roll of film in the Diana today. Success was mixed, in some cases exposure was correct,  in others not so much. After the luxury of a digital camera for so long, having to suddenly think about exposure and aperture again was …Continue reading “First outing with the Lomography Diana F+, 8 October 2021”