The Victoria Camera Club puts out an award winning bi-monthy online and print magazine called Close-Up. Check out my article Plastic Toy Photography:Lo-fi Images in the September/October Issue for some more plastic camera geekery!
Friday, August 9, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
|Toy Camera Photography ARTIST DEMO AT SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW|
Things I learned while doing a toy camera demo
1. People like toys, cameras, and toy cameras.
2. Many people miss film.
3. People look at old cameras and become nostalgic and talk about pulling out their old
4. Some people don't realize you can still buy film or use expired film.
Some cool Questions and Answers
Q: Do you only shoot film?
A: No. I shoot mostly digital using a Canon 7d, a Canon s90, and a Blackberry mobile.
Q: Do you use other film cameras?
A: Yes. I have a Canon EOS 300 SLR, a Yashica-D TLR, a Super Richo Flex TLR, and an Argus rangefinder sometimes known as "the brick".
Q: Can you still buy 120mm film? Where do you get it?
A: Yes. Pro-labs like Prism or camera shops like Camera Traders, Lens and Shutter or
Kerrisdale sell medium format film. But honestly, most of my film is given to me by people who find old film that they don't use. So be nice to your friends---they will share film with nice people!
Q: Can you use expired film?
A: Yes. Since toy cameras are unpredictable, old film is a great choice. You get what you get and expect the unexpected.
Q: Where can you buy toy cameras?
A: You can buy toy cameras on-line through lomography.ca or eBay. If you are lucky, you can find some secondhand ones in great condition because some people give up on them too soon. Some retailers in Canada include: Camera Traders (Victoria), Vancouver Art Gallery, Gigi B's (Granville Island), Lomography Gallery Shop (Toronto), Urban Outfitters (across N Amer). Honestly, I don't work for any of these companies---I am just a geek that notices stores that sell toy cameras!