As almost anyone who knows me can tell you, I love cameras. I have found myself to be just as interested in cameras as I am in taking photos at times. This is why I have such a great love for pinhole cameras, specifically ones which I have made myself. I have recently been out shooting with my Mk.II camera again, and its got me to thinking about building a new one. I have actually been designing two new cameras, each one significantly different from the other, and it has just happened that the one that was conceptualised second has reached a stage where I’m ready to start drawing up detailed plans and actually building it first, that is why the camera I am currently working on has been christened the Mk.IV rather than Mk.III. I do still plan on building number three at some point, but for now I’m focusing on this one. The whole idea behind this camera is patience. It is designed to take a single piece of 8x10 photo-paper causing me to really think through my shot and pre-visualise
About a month ago, Laura and I took a visit to Windsor for the weekend. I’ve had the roll of film sat on my desk just begging me to get it developed ever since we got back from the trip, and today I finally got round to doing it.
This photo is probably my favourite from the whole set. It was taken within the grounds of Windsor Castle, and when I noticed the two brothers, sat playing with each other under that great tree, I knew I had to get the photo. It was one of those that you just feel before/during/after you take it. Funny thing is, this was actually the second shot I took of this scene after a rather annoying tourist walked straight in front of my first shot. As I was shooting on film, this made me quite angry, but luckily fate gave me a second chance and I was still able to capture the image as I had hoped too.
Here’s to those ever so rare second chances!
This nice weather we’ve been having recently has been great for evening walks and photos. This evening I took a few more on the C-3000 as I wrote about in my last blog post.
Last weekend I was given an old Olympus C-3000 digital camera. It was about to be thrown out, and I seem to have developed a reputation for saving old cameras! Its only a 3mp camera, but it was a great camera in its day, and still takes some brilliant photos today. I had a lot of fun when I took it out for a little test shoot, almost as if I’d picked up an old film camera, so I’ve decided to use it for a bit to shoot a little project on the side whilst I’m working on some other things. The idea is to shoot anything that takes my fancy, and just enjoy making nice images. I’m looking to maybe print them out at the end, keeping them as relatively small prints due to the cameras resolution, but showing that a photo’s quality has almost nothing to do with megapixels or fancy camera features.