Ricoh GX200: I Finally Got U

One great thing about technology and the technology market is the fact that, even though new technology is expensive when it is first released, you can wait a few years and get that same equipment for a fraction of the original cost.
Ricoh 200GX When I first developed an interest in photography I researched the different brands of cameras.  I wanted to find a camera with an excellent reputation that could deliver excellent results.  There were a few that stood out.  I ended up going with a Canon and never regretted that decision.  One of the deciding factors in my chosing the canon was the price.  I stumbled upon a brand of a camera that is quite populat with commercial photographers known as Ricoh.  I had never heard of the brand.  Apparently its about as top of the line as you can get.  But with a price of approaching 700 dollars I knew the Ricoh was way out of my league. Ricoh 200GX
Flash forward to a late Friday night on ebay at home. I stroll across the Ricoh GX200 bundled with the wide angled lens for less than 1/10th of the original price. I went ahead and treated myself.
Ricoh 200GX The first thing I noticed about the Ricoh camera is how well built and sturdy the camera is. It doesnt feel flimsy or cheaply light. Ricoh 200GX
Another really cool feature of this camera is the fact that it has dual power sources. You can either use the lithium ion battery or you can use two AAA batteries.
Ricoh 200GX All of these images are completely untouched and unedited. Ricoh 200GX
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The ebay time machine allows me to induldge myself once again. If you are an amatuer photographer and you enjoy creative photography, I cant suggest this camera enough.
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ZTE ZMax Photography

One of the most important specs I look for when I buy a phone is a good camera. The ZTE Max was one of the best over all android phones as far as cameras that I could find at 8MP. I have been using the HDR editing with the standard android lollipop editing software and the effects have been very easy to achieve with very little work. Enjoy.
Harlan, Kentucky

Harlan, Kentucky
Martin's Fork Lake -- Harlan County Kentucky
US421 -- South of Harlan, Kentucky
Fall is on its way.

Impossible Project Third Man Records Film

Third Man Records Impossible Project Film
These shots were taken with the Polaroid One Step 600 camera using fresh Third Man Records edition black and yellow film.
Third Man Records Impossible Project Film
For some reason my scanner didnt want to cooperate and scan the black frame, instead it must have thought that nothing was there on some of the pictures.
Third Man Records Impossible Project Film
Third Man Records Impossible Project Film
Third Man Records Impossible Project Film

Kodak Ultra 400 Advantix Film

The film I chose to cover in this entry is Kodak Advantix (APS) Ultra 400. This film was originally sold in the European markets. I came across 5 rolls of it on eBay a few weeks ago and thought I would give it a try. The film expired in May of 2006 and is a 40 exposure roll, I feel like I got over with this roll, my prints came back with 41!
Kodak Ultra 400 Advantix Film These photos were taken with a Canon Rebel iX EOS Advantix camera. Photos were processed and scanned by the foto shoppe in Cary, North Carolina. Kodak Ultra 400 Advantix Film
As you can tell, this film, as most film 10 years past its expiration date responds well to bright sunny days.
Kodak Ultra 400 Advantix Film However, the film preforms exceptionally well indoors as well. Especially considering the film is over 10 years past its expiration date and was just rated at 400 ISO to begin with. Kodak Ultra 400 Advantix Film
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Konica Monochrome Disposable: Expiration 1999

One of my favorite things to do is experiment with old, expired film.  I ran across this disposable Konica camera on ebay for roughly 6 bucks with shipping so I thought I would give it a try.  A neat note about this camera and film is that even though black and white 35mm film is usually more expensive to process, this is monochrome film so I was able to have it processed with the standard C-41 process.  This camera expired in 1999 and considering the film is going on 20 years old, I was pleased with the results.  Enjoy.

Konica Minolta Monochrome Disposable 35mm

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Konica Minolta Monochrome Disposable 35mm
One thing I will remember, this film requires a lot of light. The picture above was taken shortly after daybreak and the little flash just didnt provide enough boost to lighten the photo.

Cranks Creek Lake — Harlan County, Kentucky

Drove around to the back side of the Cranks Creek Lake this evening and got a few really good shots of the lake and dam.

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Lucky 8 Edition Impossible Project Film

When I first started diving into Polaroid photography and discovered the Impossible Project line of film a few variants of the film made an impression on me and I knew I had to give them a try.  One of those variants was the Lucky 8 edition.
Lucky 8 Impossible Film The standard pack of Lucky 8 film is 7 deep metallic red frame color prints and 1 metallic gold print. Lucky 8 Impossible FilmLucky 8 Impossible Film I was very happy with the way these photos developed for the most part. With a few I did attempt to get a more distressed result. The first 10 seconds after a polaroid pops out of your camera is very important. I usually am very careful to put them in my pocket or turn them over on their sides. With this batch of film I attempted to be a little “rough” with them during this time to see the varried results. Lucky 8 Impossible Film
I like the way this photo turned out. The “rough” handling gave it a bit of character.
Lucky 8 Impossible Film But if the distressed look isnt what you are going for, the film is also perfect for giving you vibrant colors and sharp retro feeling images as well.
Lucky 8 Impossible Film

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I thoroughly enjoy using Impossible Project Film. It allows me to explore new shots with old scenery and to be honest a lot of times, you just never know what you might end up with. The results vary and sometimes they arent good. But others they are simply stunning.

Poisoned Paradise Impossible Project

This post isn’t going to be very wordy.  It’s mostly going to be pictures from a pack of expired Impossible Project Polaroid film Poisoned Paradise Edition.    This was a limited edition special film produced last year by Impossible Project.  Enjoy.
Poisoned Paradise Impossible Project

Poisoned Paradise Impossible Project

Poisoned Paradise Impossible Project

Poisoned Paradise Impossible Project

Poisoned Paradise Impossible Project

Poisoned Paradise Impossible Project

Poisoned Paradise Impossible Project

Poisoned Paradise Impossible Project

Lomography Fisheye Photography

One of my new years goals for this year was to buy a pack of Impossible Project film for the old Polaroid 600 and use it.  That one goal has lead me on quite a few tangents already this year as I have discovered the joys of true film photography.

One of my ventures in film photography so far this year has been with the Lomography Fisheye Camera.
Lomography Fisheye 35mm Camera This camera is very small and almost looks like a toy. As you can see from the photos that follow, this is no toy and provides a crisp, clear photo that really impressed me. All of these photos were taken using the camera above and fresh 100 ISO Lomography brand film. The film was processed and prints produced by Willow Photo Lab in Willow Springs, Missouri. They did a fantastic job, were very well priced and completed the order with prompt service. I cant say enough good things about them! I highly recommend them. Lomography Fisheyeisheye”>Lomography Fisheye   Fisheye Lomo
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