September 14, 2012
Film. How does it make you feel? When you see a photo shot with real film on a computer – whether as a print or in the developing tray – is there a difference?
More on cameras & film on Michigan in Pictures.
October 20, 2011
Absolute Michigan has a pumpkinpalooza going today – check it out!
Marianne took this shot using a Great Wall df2 camera using tri X/hc110 film. Another friend of the blog, Mark O’Brien, has details on The Great Wall camera on his blog.
You can see more shots that Marianne has taken with this camera in her amazing Great Wall DF2 gallery.
March 9, 2011
You can see it bigger in his Holga slideshow.
Many more Holga camera shots – including another one from this location by Matt – on Michigan in Pictures!
February 12, 2011
Is it cruel or welcome to post photos like this in February? Please discuss below…
EllenJo writes that because her hands were wet it was hard to advance the film, so she ended up with some cool “happy accidents” like this. Check this out bigger in her blue slideshow and I hope your weekend is full of happy accidents!
July 7, 2010
Rachel took this with the awesomely awesome Supersampler camera, hailed the “Queen of all Multi-Lensed Cameras”:
One look at the quirky-looking Supersampler and you know that it’s a camera like no other! This ultra-lightweight, low-maintenance 35mm camera fits perfectly in your hand for spontaneous shooting! Aim the Supersampler at your moving (or non-moving) subject, pull the ripcord, press the tiny button – and voila! You have just “sampled” your subject into four panoramic panels. So how on earth is this possible?! See those four beady eyes nestled in front of its plastic body? Those are the ultra-talented, super-sharp lenses that slice your image into four panels. Results are wickedly cool if your subject is in hyperactive motion, or if you prefer to shoot non-moving objects, you’ll have to do the jumping and moving!
Need more? You’re in luck! Michigan in Pictures has more supersampleration!
March 25, 2010
The city of Grand Rapids says that the 331-acre Aman Park is located on Lake Michigan Drive, about 6 miles west of the city and has six self-guided trails. They take you from the succession of plants to a mature, climax forest.
March 10, 2010
I heard it opens this weekend. Make mine Mr. Monkey from Moomers.
Yes, it’s film. Check it out bigger in Jack’s Fisheye slideshow.
November 11, 2009
July 6, 2009
February 4, 2009
I thought I’d follow up yesterday’s rant with something from the Archives of Michigan. A number of people have assured me that the Archives and Michigan’s broader arts & cultural support will remain following whatever reorganization happens. I hope so.
This photo made me think about how much more attention early photographers had to pay to lighting and composition. I can’t imagine getting this shot with the cameras they had in 1890. It was the December 2005 Image of the Month and you can read a lot more (and see another picture) there:
According to the Clinton County Republican-News Centennial Issue (published in 1956), the St. Johns Bicycle Band existed from 1886 to 1891 and usually consisted of about twenty pieces. The Republican-News Centennial Issue includes this photo of band members (pg. 6) and identified the drum player above as George Woodruff.