Whoo it worked, some years ago I ran into a problem with my Koni-Omega Rapid 6×7 medium format camera. It was a nasty light leak that looked horrible. I think I figured it out, which will be its own post coming up. For now I’m just happy the contact sheet looks good. I shot this on a little photowalk around Saginaw just before a big storm with a 58mm F5.6 lens. Shot sort of as a test shoot. My iphone light meter
Sometimes you see this posed as questions like: “What’s the most unusual thing in your camera bag?” Other times it’s almost the whole DIY Photography genre from lighting to building your own camera.
Well here’s an off the wall tip using a very non-photography related item: a Scrunchi!
Some medium format cameras have interchangeable
W00t! I got mine. It’s and end of one era as we transition to more and more e-commerce. I enjoyed the ride and FreeStyle’s catalogs. I can understand why we are where we are today and no doubt Freestyle will remain my go-to company for all things analog photography.
Just got in a new film photography related patch from Tap & Dye. It’s super cool and reminds me of Motorcycle Club artwork. I mean, it’s got a skull, lightning bolts, script fonts, we’re talkin’ bad ass here! 3″ diameter circle with an iron on backing make it easy to flaunt.
The only catch is that it was $12.75 to my door. The price might not be for everyone, but then again, neither is looking this good!
I was talking with a fellow film photographer one time and the subject of maintaining a growing base of work in terms of negatives came up. I told him what I do and he said “Wow, you’re really organized! I should do that.” I thought this was a little odd because most people wouldn’t describe me as organized. I decided years ago, sifting through boxes of prints from labs for that one frame I wanted to print that there had to be a better way. I developed a system of archiving
B&W is having an awesome photography contest for analog photographers. Everyone from wet plate enthusiasts to Lomo shooters can join in! Categories include alt process, toy camera/pinhole, vintage images, and smartphone.
The important stuff:Submissions will be accepted from 05/27/15 until 10/15/15. Submissions must be made on CD and mailed in. Cost is $30 for the entry of two images, each additional image is $10.
More information and details are available here: http://www.bandwmag.com/contest-info/11
Here it is, my first print off my Omega D5, which I picked up at Photostock 2015. It’s of my grandfather in law. Printing with this is very different than my Beseler 23c. This uses a Dichro head instead of a condenser.
Dichro heads use a diffuse light source, as apposed to columnated, which reduces contrast, increases exposure time, and has a different feel.
It kind of feels like I’m doing something wrong and I’m not getting prints that look how I expect but that’s ok.