world toy camera day
Taken for World Toy Camera Day 2010.
This photo was taken in San Jose for World Toy Camera Day 2010 using a Harrow (Diana clone) toy camera and Kodak Ektar 100.
San Francisco's historic street cars travel on the F-Line from the Castro district to Fisherman's Wharf. I took these photos for World Toy Camera Day last weekend and they were shot on expired Portra 160NC using a Harrow 151 (Diana Clone).
For more information on the street cars, check out http://www.streetcar.org/
This photograph was taken on World Toy Camera Day in a scenic overlook near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.
The Golden Gate Bridge half covered in morning fog. Taken on World Toy Camera Day.
Taken in Santa Clara, California over the weekend for World Toy Camera Day 2010. I used a Harrow 151 (Diana clone) with Fomapan 100 film.
Taken in downtown San Jose yesterday for World Toy Camera Day 2010. I used a Harrow 151 (Diana clone) with Fomapan 100 film.
Taken at a a fast food place today for World Toy Camera Day 2010. I used a Harrow 151 (Diana clone) with Fomapan 100 film.
If you follow the world of Toy Camera or Low Fidelity photography, you probably know that this weekend is World Toy Camera Day. In fact, this year WTCD is actually two days and spans October 9th and 10th. In anticipation of that, I dug out my old Diana-F 162B camera and got it ready for use.
It's been a long time since I used this camera. One of the reasons for this camera's temporary retirement is that there was a large triangular light leak on all the photos. This was interesting at first but after a while I got bored with it since the leak was on every photo. You can see the leak in this old photograph taken in 2005.
I never did get around to troubleshooting the leak but my theory is that it is coming from one of the two holes at the top of the camera where the flash would normally go.
Well, that is the theory so today I taped up the holes and I guess we'll see if my theory is correct when I get my film back in a few weeks.
This year I have decided to load the camera with color film and have a few rolls of Kodak Portra 160NC available that got thrown in with my Mamiya 645 eBay purchase a while back. The film expired in 2004 but I don't think that will cause any problems.
Here is the camera with the film wound on ready to go.
I also plan to bring my trusty Harrow camera (which is a Diana clone) and that one is currently loaded with some Foma black and white film. And I may bring a Holga : forty year old cameras are not all that reliable so bringing a backup or two is always a good idea.
Stay tuned for some WTCD 2010 photos in a few weeks and if you have taken some, post a link a comments.