Trying to get the hang of this RAW thing. Here's a quick shot I took the other night.
Just a quick reminder that I'm photographing Monica for her wonderful fashion blog "Fashion and My Life." Here's my favorite from our latest shoot.
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Another instant portrait.
A long while ago, a relative of mine gave me two vintage Polaroid Cameras that he had purchased for me at a flea market. We didn't know if they worked and had no idea how to test them out, so I just displayed them on my shelf. The first was a Polaroid 800, and the second, a Polaroid 100 (since you're probably pretty astute, you already know how the rest of this post is going to go, but I'll continue regardless). After finding the work of Bastiank on Flickr, I realized that someone is still producing film for certain Polaroid cameras (other than The Impossible Project). After some research, I found that the camera I have sitting on my shelf could work. The other, the 800, took roll film, which is no longer in production and the sheer mechanics of loading the film were beyond me. I opened up my 100 to find it dusty and containing really old and thus very expired film. I didn't stick around to play with the expired film since it smelled so bad. I found the battery within old and crumbling. After getting a replacement battery, I purchased some new FUJIFILM FP-100C and enlisted my boyfriend to be my model / test subject.
I also found that I had one exposure left in my Polaroid Impulse camera, which takes Polaroid 600 film. The one in my camera was obviously expired, but I decided to give it a go. The results:
Model: My boyfriend, comedian extraordinaire. You can find his blog here. Not only is he handsome, but he's also very funny.
More photos from Gen Con 2014
Some of my favorites from the first two days of Gen Con.
Got some rolls back
It was a foggy night and I had been driving around aching to photograph the mist hovering in parking lots and around trees, but I forgot my camera and the area wasn't safe enough. To sooth that ache, I took some shots in our backyard.
Before I left, I dropped off a good load of film off. Here are the ones that weren't completely screwed up.
As Bob Ross would say, "We don't make mistakes, we make happy accidents"
I did take my SLR with me to Michigan as well.
I'd like to also plug the restaurant Legs Inn in Cross Village, MI. A curious place that serves Polish food amidst Native American decorative influences and the only place I have been able to acquire Polish beer in the Midwest (I'm sure Chicago would be a place to go, but it's so far away). Anyway, if you're ever in the area, it's well worth the stop.
Some iPhone photos from my vacation in Michigan that I like.
I was fortunate enough to travel with my SO and his family to Harbor Springs, MI for a week. The bottom photos were taken at Pond Hill Farm. If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend that you stop by. Their food is excellent and the beer that they started brewing is even better. You can purchase their signature sauces and dressings as well as other locally grown items in the shop.
During my vacation, we popped into the Bliss Fest festival on it's last day. I managed to snap a few photos on my iPhone. I tried taking some on my little 110 Holga Camera, but those won't come back for a while.
You can see my Hipstamatic filters hard at work.
Some more iPhone photos.
News: I got myself an Ollo Clip, which means I've been taking macro shots constantly.
I was hanging out at home and brooding by the computer when I spotted a rabbit not too far from my window. Then, I saw another. I saw them play hide and seek. At one point, one rabbit hid in the bushes while I photographed the other looking for his buddy. I missed the action shot when the rabbit leapt out of the bushes and scared my rabbit so much so that he flew in the air and I missed the shot. But here they are playing
I had saved and deleted a few photos that I had wanted to share: