Monday, September 19, 2011

Jim Austin's Amazing Polaroid Manipulations!

Polaroid Alpha (1975)

Guest Blog by Jim Austin

Sixty Seconds in the Sunshine - Guest Blog by Jim Austin

The white bordered photograph whirrs out of the camera. Under the sun, it develops in sixty seconds. I am thinking "this is a bloody miracle." Then, I find I can make it into a little painting with dental tools.

Yup, you guessed it, we're talking Polaroid SX-70. I manipulate the surface of the Polaroid Print.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Kodak Brownie Hawkeye - Box Cameras with Style!

The Bay Theatre, Seal Beach California

Guest Blog by Brian Moore

The Kodak Brownie Hawkeye was one of a long list of cameras called Brownie that Kodak manufactured beginning in 1900 and lasting throughout most of the 20th Century. The Hawkeye model debuted in 1949 and production lasted through 1951.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

The "Viv 252" Flash - A Night Saver!

FPP Electronic Flash Bracket w/ Vivitar 252 Flash

Guest blog by Dan Domme

"Hearing my lament at how my rangefinder was going to suck in such low light, Mike Raso suggested that I take his trusty Vivitar 252 flash with me for the remainder of the evening as I headed back to the hotel. I started to turn him down because the Konica only has a “cold shoe.” That is, the little bracket that holds the flash to the camera doesn’t have any electrical contacts on it to tell the flash when to fire. The only way to fire it is with the PC socket...."

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Film Photography Podcast Episode 43 / September 15, 2011

Lauren and Strudel on the Street

Film Photography Podcast Episode 43 / September 15, 2011

It's the Internet Radio Show for people who LOVE to shoot with film!!!!

FPP gives away cameras to film students in this Back-To-School episode! Argus 75 and Nikon FE2 discussed, listener letters and much more. Hosted by Michael Raso, Mat Marrash and John Fedele with special guest artist Lauren Bagley.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Make Your Own Silver Gelatin Prints!

8x10 Backlog Print 2
guest blog by Mat Marrash

Forget scanning and inkjet printers, head to the darkroom and make your very own silver gelatin prints!

When you take a picture on black and white film, light is permeating layers of sensitized silver, physically altering the structure of the silver and thereby capturing the image. Through development, the light-struck silver develops as black for highlight values and becomes increasingly more transparent for shadow values. To get a positive image, one must either scan the film and reverse the image digitally, or do the traditional thing and make a gelatin silver print. Much like the B&W film, a gelatin silver print is an image suspended in a layer of silver gelatin, but on a paper substrate. Enough about the science behind it, have you seen one of these prints?!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

FPP Episode 42 – September 1, 2011

FPP NYC Meet-Up - April 16, 2011

Show notes by Dan Domme

It’s the Large Format show! Well, sort of! Join host Michael Raso in his luxurious remote studio in Findlay, OH along with co-host Mat Marrash and special guest Dan Domme. Sit back, relax, and sip on a Mr. Brown, because you’re in for quite a ride!

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FPP's "Giveaway Film" In Action

FPP Mid-West Meet Up 7/15/2011

Guest blog by Christopher Fecio

In case you haven't heard, there is a tremendous thing happening, and it involves free film!

The Film Photography Podcast, headed up by the enthusiastic Michael Raso, has monthly giveaways of both 35mm and medium format film. I've been extra lucky in the month of July because I happened to be one of those few who received some film in the mail.

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