A very creative and fun way to take photos the old fashioned way, very old fashioned.
Be warned, this guide is not for the faint of heart! BUT! it will be one of the most rewarding projects you’ll ever make, granting you with a camera you built yourself that takes real pictures onto real photo paper.
BUILD GUIDE: A MODERN OLD CAMERA THAT EATS PHOTO PAPER
This looks like an amazing little toy camera that hardly deserves the title of ‘toy’. There won’t be a hipster photog worth their Holga that won’t be beating back their fellows with up-cycled seat belt camera straps when this gem hits the market. This 5 mega pixel twin lend digital camera boasts a 2 inch LCD screen in a waist level viewfinder, multiple artistic shooting modes (B&W, sepia,vivid, high contrast…), a real ’tilt-shift’ lens in addition to a regular lens so you can make things look tiny, magnet rings for adding other lenses or physical filters, and runs on AA batteries! All this and more for around $180 USD (14,700 JPY) Oh, it will also take videos.
USB beans and yet another ‘toy’ camera
Bonz.jp (Makers page in Japanese)
Gajetdaisuke (Japanese page but well worth to translate)
Flickr user Jet Daisuke has more photos of the camera!
36 fixed focus cell phone cameras and a peak sensing accelerometer make for a novel way of taking a 360 degree panoramic image.
“We used the camera to capture full spherical panoramas at scenic spots, in a crowded city square and in the middle of a group of people taking turns in throwing the camera. Above all we found that it is a very enjoyable, playful way to take pictures.”
Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera // Jonas Pfeil.
A clever concept camera that combines retro instant pictures with even more retro pinhole photography. Each camera comes pre-loaded with two sheets of Fuji Film instant film (probably Instax mini ) and easy to follow pictograms on the back. You pop open the camera, open the shutter flap to make the exposure, and then collapse the camera again. The pencil that’s included is then rubbed along the back in one direction to burst the developing paste on the film. Cut in half and you have two photos, one for you and one to send as a post card to a friend. Very clever! I now have a reason to get a pack of that film and mess around with it.
Flutter In Pinhole – Camera Concept by Yoo Geun-hyuk & Yoon Bo-jung
Shoot the same scene through a beam splitter on two Canon 5D MKII digital cameras. Under expose one camera by two stops, over expose the other by the same. Mix in post with some custom software that compresses the brights and shadows and you have what will probably become the next over used video effect, once the hardware gets sorted out… Continue reading “HDR Video: The Next Overused Effect?”
Recording motion in the form of moving pictures has gone through many stages. It started out as chemically processed film and was eventually replaced by analog magnetic tape. As time passed and technology advanced, the magnetic tape was replaced by digital memory devices with no moving parts and a much lower cost. Continue reading “Super 8mm Film, Cameras, Resources and Information”