For the past few weeks I have been participating in the Midnight Slate photography challenge. Each week the organisers of the Challenge set a theme and ask participants to send in photographs about that theme. This week the theme was ‘street’ and it coincided with Caraval, the annual street festival. This would have presented myriadContinue reading “Some Street Photography in Oiã with the PlayStation Portable, 25 February 2023”
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An unusual #ShittyCameraChallenge sunrise with the Sony Mavica MVC-FD51, 07 December 2022
I’ve been using the ‘high specification’ Sony Mavica MVC-FD81 for much of the #1990sCameraChallenge, but I thought it might be nice to see a sunrise through its more basic sibling, the MVC-FD51. Like before, I held an ND filter over the lens to take off the glare of the rising sun. This time, though, instead ofContinue reading “An unusual #ShittyCameraChallenge sunrise with the Sony Mavica MVC-FD51, 07 December 2022”
A #ShittyCameraChallenge sunrise, 03 December 2022
After the file error on the first day of the #1990sCameraChallenge and sleeping through the sunrise yesterday, this morning I was determined to catch the sunrise before the rain returns. Taken with the Sony Mavica MVC-FD81. An ND4 filter was held over the lens to take off the glare of the rising sun.
The sun sets on the first day of the Shitty Camera Challenge, 01 December 2022
After a shaky start to the #1990sCameraChallenge when my glorious sunrise ended up as a ‘file error’ I wanted to see how the Sony Mavica MVC-FD81 would perform with a sunset. Not too shabby, I have to say.
First day of the Shitty Camera Challenge #1990sCameraChallenge, 01 December 2022
The #ShittyCameraChallenge #1990sCameraChallenge started on 01 December and ends 31 January 2023. It’s a celebration of cameras introduced between 1990 and1999 and the idea is to take images with film and early digital cameras an post them online. Normally on Twitter, this year the #1990sCameraChallenge will take place on Tumblr and Mastodon. Follow the @ShittyCameraChallenge.photog.social onContinue reading “First day of the Shitty Camera Challenge #1990sCameraChallenge, 01 December 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.
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”