Been a while… Playing with my scanner again
Canon CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
I finally got around to pulling apart my broken Canon Demi S half frame camera to see if I could get it back up and running. I found a repair manual online for a slightly different model of camera and started dismantling. There was a major difference unfortunatley in how the front cover came off which would have saved a lot of time and trouble but you live and learn.
I got it all back together (with no extra bits left out) with the initial problem fixed but another problem arose which meant I needed to pull it al apart again… Lets just say its a work in progress 🙂
Luckily while I was doing this I was also bidding on another one online 🙂
Same flowers but after a week of sitting on my desk 🙂
More testing using myCanon CanoScan 9000F Scanner as an image making device…
In the interest of using this blog for the purposes of good instead of evil for a change…
A friend of mine is trying to get a project up and running through PledgeMe which is basically a New Zealand kickstart platform.
You can check it out HERE
If you can help cool, if not go check it out anyway 🙂
Oh and here is a half frame pano from a lookout above Wellington 🙂
I love how seamless this shot is even though the two girls are in it twice… Look at it big 🙂
Half Frame pano of the housing estate destruction at Pomare in Lower Hutt.
Straight out of the camera and scanned as one negative… I really like the flow of this image… Half Frame is cool 🙂
Canon Demi S Half Frame Camera, Kodak Supra 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
A couple more shots of the Tripod with its legwarmers. I thought the Pom Poms were a nice touch 🙂
This time in colour from my half frame… Not sure what is up with the crazy yellow shift in the first one. It probably means the film was somewhat expired 🙂
Today Samantha turns 2. Here are some shots from this year as we have been out and about.
I sometimes wonder what my kids will think when they are older and all of the photos of them are shot on cameras from the 50s and 60s and are predominantly black and white, I hope they like them 🙂
A 4 shot pano from a couple of weeks ago when I went out with some friends to shoot stuff at night.
I like the simplicity of creating panos this way without all the high tech stitching programs…
Canon Demi S Half Frame Camera, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner (Scanned as one image)
Still trying to get my head into altering images within the Canon Demi S half frame camera.
Here go a couple of attempts. I have to remember to take more notice of leading/following edges in order to line stuff up. Of course I could do this post production but that would be cheating and spoil all the fun.
All the half frame images I am taking are scanned as one piece so its pretty much how it looks on the negatives.
Some more shots from the Demi Half Frame.
The light at the cemetery was awesome just as the sun was going down.
After receiving my new Canon Demi S from Trademe (NZ equivalent of Ebay) on Wednesday with the shutter locked I was pretty disappointed. However a quick Google search pointed out that it was a common problem with this camera if it hadn’t been used in a while and the fix was pretty easy.
So with a bit of trepidation I started taking the front lens assembly off in order to get to the shutter…
It does have a bit of fungus in the lens and the light seals will need to be replaced but for $30NZ its a pretty sweet half frame camera with a 30mm f1.7 lens which can be used fully manually unlike the Demi or the Demi colour, the selenium meter works and seems very accurate…Sweet!
So in went the first roll of film to see if it actually worked… After dropping Emily off at school me and Samantha were planning to go for a street shoot in town but got stuck in a traffic jam on the motorway after a crash for about an hour and Sam fell asleep so that pretty much ended the plan for street shooting… I did take some in the car and the last shot of the series you can see the wreck.
So when we finally got home and Sam woke up we went to the cemetery for a walk and to take some images. Again these were snapped off pretty quickly due to the short attention span of an almost 2-year-old 🙂
All in all I have to say I’m pretty stoked with the results as everything seems to be working very well 🙂 Look out for a whole heap more from this camera
Canon Demi S, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner
On another wander around the waterfront we (Samantha and I) came across this series of art installations. Samantha was very interested and kept wanting to go back and look some more. You can see her hanging out of the backpack in a window reflection in one of the shots with the photography studio.
I think my favorite images is the very last one…
A couple more Half Frame panos, this time of a couple of different cemeteries.
The top image is from the cemetery overlooking the Terrace in Wellington and the other is at Karori Cemetery also in Wellington.
Canon Demi, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.
Here goes the entry box for the Canon Photo5 competition… I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and have just noticed that all 5 briefs are due in by from the 17th to the 21st of October so not a lot of time to go.
The briefs are:
1/ Liquid drops with Macro
2/ Bubble Gum portrait
3/ Incense Black and White
4/ Confetti Motion
5/ Inspired by Sound… there is a sound you have to listen to and create and image from… Sounds a bit like a bomb falling…
I have ideas for 2 of the images but still need to think of the other 3…
Might be a frantic week of two 🙂