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DIY’s not Dead

23 Jul

Hi again!

I was going through some sites trying to check for some tricks for film photography when I came across two interesting pages, so let me share them to you.

Reality is, I was used to taking my film rolls to a local photo lab to have them processed. But I always wanted to learn how to do it myself, thus I plan to buy myself a cylinder and some chemicals. And who would have thought that coffee and Vitamin C?  Let Phototuts+ teach us how.

And since I just recently bought a Golden Half, I wanted to buy it a Ring Flash. But unfortunately, I have a tight budget now. Maybe I’ll just try this DIY Ring Flash.

So if you want to explore and experiment, why not try these too?

Here’s the finished product for the Ring Flash (photo via Digital Photography School)


Golden Half

9 Jul

I have been thinking lately, of buying myself a Golden Half.

It has been a while that I’ve had a new toy and this one had really caught my eye even before. I first saw it in Oh Shoot! when I bought my Holga back in 2009.

Aside from the Lomo LC-A+, and the Horizon Perfekt Pano Camera, which are out of my league right now, I think this is the next best thing.

I’ve been going through some reviews for this precious and would just want to share with you why it’s worth having.

The Golden Half is a 35mm half-format plastic camera which takes 18x24mm pictures (that’s two in the space of a “normal” 24x36mm negative). Imagine your film roll DOUBLED! Cool huh?! By the way, it’s minimum focusing distance is 1.5 meters (60 inches) so don’t go too close to your subject else your shot would be out of focus. It’s Focal Length: f=22mm and Aperture: f.8~f11.

Here are some sample shots.

“Don’t think, just shoot!”

That’s it for now. Ciao!