Inspired as well by old family photos of cars shot on a Brownie, I picked up a 1926 Brownie No. 2 Model F for cheap on eBay. The Model F was the first Brownie to have an aluminum case instead of a cardboard one, but it retained the No. 2’s original 1901-technology rotary shutter and three-stop aperture control. It shoots 120 film, still readily available today and easily processed. I brought my Brownie to the Arse Sweat-a-Palooza 24 Hours of Lemons race, where I was working as an official, and shot a few 8-exposure rolls of film with it. The results, as seen in the gallery above, were quite good for 116-year-old technology (granted, modern film is much more sensitive than the stuff used in the old days).
First camera I ever used was my grandfather’s Brownie 🙂
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I miss the days of Polaroid. I remember my grandfather snapping a pic and watching his watch, trying to get me to be patient, waiting for just the right moment to pull the photo free and for all of us to see the miracle of “instant” memories preserved.
Before the iPhone and Steve Jobs, there was Polaroid and Edwin H. Land. The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology, now on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, chronicles Land’s revolutionary development of instantaneous photography and explores artists’ use of Polaroid’s technology to create unexpected works.
Full Story: The Polaroid Project is a Snapshot of Artistic Invention | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
It seems like years since smartphones usurped dedicated cameras to become the most popular way to take photos. That’s not to say that dedicated cameras are obsolete (not at all), but more and more people find their phone camera to do the job well enough. Smartphone camera apps are generally easy to understand, with auto modes going a long way to help. But what if you’d like to dabble with your phone’s pro mode? Here’s what all those settings do…
Continue here: Manual smartphone photography: here’s what those terms mean [Tech Savvy SA]
Today dual-cameras are making a return. A large variety of smartphone makers are now using this system to take smartphone camera capabilities to the next level. Apart from using HTC M8 Eye mechanism to imitate a low depth of field, we now have dual-cameras that offer separate focal length for wider or zoomed-in pictures, while others are using RGB and monochrome sensors. Lets see them one by one.
Read full story here: Dual-cameras: The next big thing in smartphone photography – Dual Cameras
Here are three things I wish I knew when I started photography and how you can use them to take your photography to the next level.
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