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Photography experiments

Discussion in 'Art & Design' started by qsysue, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. IOU_TOO

    IOU_TOO Member

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    Holy fuck... UTAH?

    And yes this thread is killer.
     
  2. qsysue

    qsysue Member

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  3. IOU_TOO

    IOU_TOO Member

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    I need a Holga in my life.
     
  4. qsysue

    qsysue Member

    Joined: May 18, 2011 Messages: 563 Likes Received: 63
    My latest experiment--a homemade pinhole. Pretty standard.

    What I started with: a box of birthday candles.

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    I opened up the box completely and colored the interior all black. I also removed the plastic covering over the hole.

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    I got some brass shims from a hardware store--that and the electrical tape were the only things I had to buy. The shims are super thin pieces of brass that I could easily poke a hole in with a sewing pin, and cut with scissors to have it fit inside the box.

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    I taped the pinhole to the center of the box (roughly) and then taped the box up completely with electrical tape. This is the finished camera.

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    I put two slits along the sides of the box for the film to fit through. The box is wide enough that it's hard to get the film to go in one side and out the other, so I used a piece of flat cardboard (like from a paper tablet) to thread the film through the box. (Taped the film to the threader and stuck it through the box.)

    I used reloadable film cannisters to store the film in, securely taped with electrical tape to the camera to prevent light leaks. I wound it using a little manicure tool that is long, thin, and basically flat. I drew an arrow on it so I'd remember which way the film needed to be wound.

    Results...

    This is a wood carving my dad made from a self-portrait I drew when I was small. This was roughly an hour exposure, in very dim light--I think the white spot/line is from a light glare traveling across something as the sun came up?

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    This is a card a friend sent me on my desk. A few minutes exposure.

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    Spongebob in my bathroom--probably about 10-15 minute exposure.

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  5. Deine Mudder

    Deine Mudder Senior Member

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    ha, neat!

    never did pinhole on film, only paper and polaroid.

    take that thing outside!
    vast depth of field is one of the nicest aspects of pinhole to play with,
    and sunlight allows for rather short exposure times.

    have fun!
     
  6. qsysue

    qsysue Member

    Joined: May 18, 2011 Messages: 563 Likes Received: 63
    I did a double exposure with slide film, one exposure being redscale, one not. I underexposed the redscale too much though and it barely shows:

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    I have other rolls I still need to develop.

    I've also done some double exposure exchanges with Flickr contacts, where I shoot the roll once and then send it to someone who shoots it again.

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    I also tried doing camera obscura in my house, but my backyard is pretty boring, so nothing very interesting got projected on my wall. I put the RR sign out there just so there'd actually be something in my yard.

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    I also tried putting a pinhole over my digital camera (a Nikon 1). I liked the results best where there was all kinds of light leaks:

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    Once I had it taped up good it wasn't as cool.

    Another experiment I'm working on now is modifying an old box camera to use 2.25x3.25 sheet film. I kinda ran out of steam on it, maybe this thread will get me going again.
     
  7. qsysue

    qsysue Member

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    Haven't posted in here for awhile. Here's another double exposure, one exposure redscale, the other normal C41:

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    The redscale exposures ended up being upside down.

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  8. qsysue

    qsysue Member

    Joined: May 18, 2011 Messages: 563 Likes Received: 63
    I got bored and made another pinhole camera. This time I used a pinhole I got via ebay, it's machined, so it's perfect. I used a soap box for the camera:

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    Only one frame from a test roll came out--didn't expose long enough for most of them. Here it is--some books on a shelf and a Viewmaster:

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    I've almost finished off a second roll of film in it and will post anything that came out that's interesting.
     
  9. qsysue

    qsysue Member

    Joined: May 18, 2011 Messages: 563 Likes Received: 63
    Also, I messed around with some light painting in my garage awhile ago, when really bored. Here are the results. If you want to know more about what I used just ask.

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  10. IOU_TOO

    IOU_TOO Member

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  11. MaksCorenWylt

    MaksCorenWylt New Jack

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    I know this photog from Berkeley who does similar.
     
  12. Deine Mudder

    Deine Mudder Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 17, 2009 Messages: 1,803 Likes Received: 184
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    qsysue

    I guess chances are slim you'll read this, but would like to see what came out of that little camera!
     
  13. Brink

    Brink Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 28, 2012 Messages: 194 Likes Received: 58
    so many dope ideas
     
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