Thursday, July 25, 2013

Toy Camera Geekery

Tomorrow I will be doing an "artist demo" at the Sooke Fine Arts Show on toy camera photography!  When purchasing items I generally avoid plastic products with the exception of plastic toy cameras.  A few years ago I thought it would be fun to shoot medium format film, so I looked for used medium format cameras only to find that they are uber-expensive---even old battered ones!  Somehow in my search I discovered the Diana and Holga cameras and learned that these cheap plastic cameras used medium format 120 film.  I ordered a Holga on ebay and watched a few youtube videos and right away learned how to modify the Holga.   I love clear, sharp focus, control, and playing with depth of field, but also I love how fun and amazing plastic film cameras are for creating the unexpected!

Here are a few pics of my Toy Camera Collection including the "modified Holga", the Diana, the Diana mini, the Fisheye 2, a "FUN" Reader's Digest gift camera, and a Crystar mini camera (given to me broken when I was little).

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Monty the Superdog

Last week my friend asked if I could take pictures of her dog because she wanted to make an album for her husband's retirement called LIFES A BEACH!  So we went to the beach and she asked, "If I throw a ball can you take a picture of the dog running after it?"  Well here's the answer!
Monty the Superdog

Monday, July 15, 2013

The 27th Sooke Fine Arts will be from July 26 to August 5

I will be doing a demo-artist talk on Plastic Toy Camera photography on Friday, July 26 from 2-4.  Come by and check out my cool collection of toy cameras, see my images or just hello!  If you can't make it in person then check out my images in the biography from the show.

A little of this and little of that!

This is a place I would like to begin sharing a little bit of this and a little of that! Bits and pieces of photography, art, writing, and whimsy!