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.

A New Camera

I wasn’t going to post anything on my blog until tomorrow BUT I’m just too excited not to write about my new purchase.  Today I bought a Cannon EOS 3000 35mm film camera with a fish eye lens attachment along with a normal lens.  I have not been able to use it yet as I haven’t got batteries for it yet but I’m definitely going to get some tomorrow so I can have a play round with it.

I am needing to think about camera storage now as I own a Holga Twin Lens Reflex 120mm (medium format film)camera, a Olympus OM40 35mm SLR camera, a Voigtlander Twin Lens Reflex 120mm box camera, a Fujifilm DL-270 Zoom (point and shoot type of 35mm, currently broken :/), a Kumagin, SuperHeadz Super Fat Lens (toy) 35mm film camera, a cheap Kodak Easy Share C913 (digital) and my Pentax k2000 digital slr camera.  I hate the idea of having them in bags (unless I am taking them to use somewhere) and would like to be able to see them so I can pick which one I want.  I’m the kind of person that if they are in bags and out of the way I will forget about them and they won’t get used much.  plus they are all so pretty to look at!  But, I don’t want them getting dirty or knocked about or anything so I’m thinking about investing in a display cabinet with glass doors that I can keep them in, along with a box to keep all my films in and batteries….I think that this will solve my “issues” about camera storage.  Keep an eye out for photos of my cameras soon!