Posts Tagged ‘Film


holga pictures

some more holga pics. i’ve been taking a lot of harbour and stadium photos lately. went to oamaru a couple of weekends ago and took a lot of pictures, and the ones i took on my holga are currently in for developing and printing, so eager to see the results!

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so i’ve had my holga for a short while now, and have gone through 5 rolls of film; two colour and three b&w.

the colour i needed to have developed and printed for me, while the b&w i have been able to develop myself, and i’m in the process of making all the prints i’d like from them.

the first roll (colour) went alright. everything seemed to be the right exposure but there were plenty of light leaks. i think iĀ benefitedĀ from it being a 400 iso film as the next colour roll would be 160 and i only managed to get 4 prints from it. oh well, you live you learn.

have scanned in the colour ones and uploaded to my flickr. i’ll get some of the b&w prints up soon, as well as scans of the photos from my other plastic fantastic cameras.






core studio 1 – photography

My first specialist studio in semester 1 at Art School was photography, my first preferred subject. I had purchased my first SLR just before the course started, so I had time to figure out aperture, ISO and shutter speed ahead of time.

This was my first time developing film and making prints in a dark room. This seemed quite daunting at first, and my first attempt to load my film onto a reel in the dark took forever as I dropped the film at least a half dozen times before managing to get it on there properly. After that, though, everything went smoothly and my film turned out as good as I could have hoped. Then it was printing time and I soon got the hang of that too, though not without some errors. I had a lot of fun playing with exposure and contrast and quickly lost track of the time spent in the dark room. Still need to work on contrast though as a lot of my images end up in a low-contrast greyscale instead of a nice divisive black and white image.

The subject for presentation was ‘toy and destroy’, which could be interpreted in a number of different ways. I eventually decided to present a sort of timeline, from a toy digger (youth), actual digger (adulthood/career) and finally a scrapheap (retirement/death), as well as a 4th image where I played with ghosting.

I’ve done quite a few more films and prints despite the studio being over; I think I’m somewhat addicted now! Most of my images are of architecture as that is a subject that fascinates me and appeals to me aesthetically in images.


youtube and satire

Parody law needs an update –

The article discusses laws regarding video parodies and whether or not they are harmful to the original work or artist/author.

I think parodies are an important form of expression. They can work in a couple of important ways. One is that they can be used to make an interesting, poignant or important statement about something, such as a political or society-focused parody. In this vein, they can be a way of speaking out or protesting.
In another way, they are simply for entertainment and amusement. There are some really hilarious parodies out there, and it’s a sub-section of comedy that can let us see something in a different light. The Downfall parodies, in particular, take something that’s entirely serious and historical and often turn them into something absurd and humerous, in a way we have never considered. Hitler ranting about not finding Wally.

Personally, I’m more likely to watch a movie after seeing a parody of it. For movies that I have seen and like, it can remind me of why I liked it in the first place, make me want to watch it again, and laugh everytime I think of the parody when compared to the original.

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