Category Archives: Equipment Notes

When You’re Not With the One You Love…

The other weekend was one of those occasions that called for the tough, all-purpose toy that can get wet, sandy, salty, muddy or possibly dropped on the ground unceremoniously in a backpack. It was not a good time for an … Continue reading

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Pinhole Day 2012

Worldwide Pinhole Photography day has come and gone. To celebrate last week, I took a few photography students, some of whom didn’t own cameras, out in the schoolyard to see what they could do with a few of my film … Continue reading

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Celebrate Simplicity!

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is upon us!  On the last Sunday of April every year, pinhole photographers around the world take up their cameras – some home-built and some commercially-made instruments, and take pictures to share on the event’s website. … Continue reading

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The Camera Lies.

They say that the camera never lies.  They haven’t played around with cameras very much. The camera (and the person wielding it!) can make a person look larger than a house or as small as a mouse – just put … Continue reading

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A Pinhole Experiment

While my anthotypes bleach in the sun, I am reminded of another experiment I did some years ago.  I had had my crystal ball photos compared to pinhole images so often I decided to try a pinhole camera just for laughs. Pinhole … Continue reading

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Peep-Hole Lenses, Part 2

How does she do that?  To date, I’ve only had one person who could correctly guess at how I make my “Crystal Balls,” so here is the answer in all its detail! My “Crystal Ball” series is created with a … Continue reading

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Peep-Hole Lenses part 1

Awhile back I found myself reading a message board in which someone had asked about building a peep hole lens.  The reply he got was “Why would you want to?” Why indeed! For ten years, I’d been playing with a … Continue reading

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Why I Love Point-and-Shoots Part 3

Point-and-shoots can also be very serious business.  For decades cheap, “toy” cameras, such as Holgas, Dianas and pinhole cameras have been popular among art photographers.  Known for poor lenses (if they have any at all), light leaks that expose the … Continue reading

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And Now For the Next Trick

Here’s the newest camera gadget to come down the pike and what an invention!  It allows you to change the focus AFTER you take the picture! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/22/technology/22camera.html?_r=1&hp I played around with their web site and it is interesting to see … Continue reading

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Why I love Point-and-Shoots Part 2

Point-and-shoots make terrific learning tools.  When I was a kid, my father, an amateur photographer, taught me all the essentials of photographic composition with a Kmart 110.  I took it everywhere and took pictures of anything I saw.  After each … Continue reading

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