Whats In The Bag?

 Or How to Get This Lot (<— ) into This Bag… —>

The Stuff

(L – R, Top to Bottom)

Pentax K2000 DSLR, Kodak Colour Plus 35mm Film, Canon EOS3000 SLR, Fish Eye Lens attachment, Card Wallet, Eye Drops, Perfume Stick, Tissues, Gum, Pens, Coin Purse, Lip Balm, Keys, Lippy, Fold Away Carrier Bag, Ipod Classic, Portable Window Light Diffuser.

The Bag – Crumpler Cupcake 7500.

Firstly I want to rave a bit about how good this bag is!  Wow! It really is brilliant!  Not only can I fit 2 cameras into it but also other camera equipment and things I need on a day-to-day basis too!  I love messenger style bags!  I did have a LowePro Pro Runner rucksack a while ago but didn’t get on with it very well in that I couldn’t access my stuff as quickly and easily as I could with a messenger bag and had been on the lookout for a nice messenger bag style camera bag that could hold everything I needed on a day-to-day basis.  This one is AMAZING!  I’m sure I can’t say it enough!  Anyway, enough about bag love, how the heck do I fit all my stuff into it?  Well, here’s a quick look

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That’s how!  😀  And before any of you ask, I like to carry around 2 cameras, it gives me different options of what to shoot with for different effects.  I love film and the feel that it has but I also love the instantness of digital!  If it were a perfect world (and someone could build a bag to accommodate it!) would carry around my whole camera collection and all the pieces that go with it just so I could have all the choice I wanted!  Instead I had to make a choice and at the moment it is both my DSLR and my 35mm SLR!

Weekend Project – The Garden!

As blogged about (here https://artreviewed.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/weekend-project-1-the-garden/)! I have finally had the prints done and the photos have been scanned to share!

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Considering I have never used a fish-eye lens before, or the camera, I am really happy with the way these have turned out.  The circle frame on some of them has given me an idea for my circles project where I could use the fish-eye lens to capture and frame objects.

I used my Canon EOS3000 to shoot with, a Pro Series HD Xtreme Fisheye 0.15x lens (Macro) attachment, Kodak Colour Plus 24exp 200ISO film and had the negatives processed and images printed at Asda (7″x5″ prints) on a 1hr processing time (costing £7).   I did have a bit of trouble with the processing as the first batch were printed incorrectly as the machine they used got a bit confused by the framing that the fish eye lens produced, throwing off the alignment of photos.  However, I went back and they re-printed for free.