the end….

from Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. I took a few photos with my Holga during the day to capture some of the places we visited. These were all taken with a Holga 120CFN and Kodak TMAX400.

St Johns bridge

St Johns bridge

St Johns Bridge

St Johns Bridge

empty chairs on NW 23rd

empty chairs on NW 23rd

walking along NW 23rd

walking along NW 23rd

Lunch in St Johns

Lunch in St Johns

old gas station and now it's pizza

old gas station near Burnside St

VooDoo Donuts

VooDoo Donuts

making images

making images with pinhole cameras

Portland from close to 405 freeway

Portland from close to 405 freeway

homeless camp below Hawthorne bridge

homeless camp below Hawthorne bridge

reading along SW Burnside St

reading along SW Burnside St

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more from WPPD in Portland

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day was a great success in Portland, Oregon. I am not sure of the official count, but I think we had upwards of 35 people showing up.

The brave ones showed up at 6:30 a.m. along the waterfront for an early morning shoot before heading to breakfast at Zeus. We just missed the gorgeous sunrise that day, but WPPD is more about meeting the people you connect with on Flickr and Facebook than actually making photographs. Although we all managed to do that too.

I am posting some of mine for the day, but I was a bit disappointed for two reasons: my favorite camera broke on me at the early morning get together and I had just had surgery the day before and was not quite my usual self. Looking back I should have stayed home to recuperate, but I refused to miss the fun. I did poop out by the late afternoon and snuck out to go home.

6:30 a.m. :

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8:30 breakfast:

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10:30 Saturday Market:

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What happens when the spring breaks on the Zero Image and the shutter falls open:

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4:30: I ended my day after a pint at Apex Pub:

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The group then moved on to Central Bowling while I headed home to bed.

If you want to see more photos from this great weekend then please check out #GitTogether for more photos. People from all over the world will soon be posting at WPPD website too.

There are already plans to meet up next year in Barcelona. I hope I can make it.

(all photos were taken with my Zero Image and my Innova pinhole cameras)

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Worldwide Pinhole photography Day in Portland, part II

Here are more images from WPPD_2015_#GitTogether.

The first three were taken with my Zero Image 6×6 Pinhole camera using Ilford film.

Welcome to Portlandia

Welcome to Portlandia

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Japanese-American Memorial on SW Waterfront Park

Japanese-American Memorial on SW Waterfront Park

The next three images were taken with my Vermeer Anamorphic 6×17 pinhole camera and Fuji Acros film:

The 'Car Wash' Fountain

The ‘Car Wash’ Fountain

The Portland Building

The Portland Building

The Biltmore Apartments

The Biltmore Apartments

Color pinhole images will be posted tomorrow.

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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day in Portland, Oregon

One day a year, on the last Sunday in April, pinhole photographers all over the world meet-up and make pinhole images. Believe me, we don’t limit ourselves to this one day. Most of us are making pinhole images all year long. There isn’t a photography style much more primitive than using a pinhole camera. There is no view finder and no lens. To shoot pinhole is to be patients, use your eye and expect some bad photos. Exposures can go from a few seconds to many minutes or even hours.

This year, Portland was one of the cities across the world that played  host to people from other States and countries. The day really stretched into a weekend and beyond. It included a lot of food, drink and some early mornings.

Here I am presenting Part I of WPPD-Portland, Oregon, #GitTogether. This was on Saturday, April 25th. A small group of us met up at Newspace Center of Photography to view the beautiful portraits taken by Jake Shivery, owner of Blue Moon Camera and Machine. We then moved on to St Johns, the camera shop, the St Johns Bridge and lunch. The evening concluded with beer and food at the Lucky Lab on SE Hawthorne. I left early because I was one of the food, not really, who planned to meet-up at 6:30 a.m. on the SW waterfront.

At Newspace:

Monica setting up her pinhole camera

Monica and maybe Todd setting up her pinhole camera

yep, Ron and I are on the wall, dressed as Old English Sheepdogs, what else?

yep, Ron and I are on the wall, dressed as Old English Sheepdogs, what else?

Moving on to St Johns:

there was a wedding under the arches

there was a wedding under the arches

under the St Johns Bridge

under the St Johns Bridge

trolley

trolley

lunch time

lunch time

Not sure how it happened, but I didn’t make a single pinhole image at the night’s activities. Oops.

Althea photos were taken with my Zero Image pinhole cameras. if you’d like to see more images from all over the world then please go to: http://www.pinholeday.org

I will post photos from the actual day tomorrow.

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Why film isn’t dead yet

gretchen:

Great story about using film

Originally posted on Zorki Photo:

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This is a repost of a piece I wrote for the BBC News Magazine.

Photographer Patrick Joust spends a great deal of time on the streets of his native Baltimore, drawn to capture both the city’s residents during the day and the lamp-lit solitude at night. He does all of this on film.

“It’s the medium that works best for the kind of work I want to do,” says Joust, who often lugs three cameras around the streets, loaded with different kinds of film.

“These old cameras can disarm people and can be the starting point for some great portraits. There’s something more friendly about film cameras, even quaint, and I try and make that work for me.”

Joust’s refusal to move to digital might seem seriously out of step, given that the vast majority of images are now taken on a digital sensor.

But he’s…

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Small Town, USA

If you have followed my blog for long you realize that my husband and I like to drive the back roads and sometimes we stumble on small towns and interesting roadside attractions. On one of these occasions we discovered the small town of Timber, Oregon. It is located off US highway 26 and State highway 6 on, what else, NW Timber Rd. Timber has a population of 131, with 56 housing units(of all types), a postoffice, fire station and telecom hub. Old railroad tracks run through the middle of town. With an elevation of just over 1,000 feet the temperatures seldom reach above 72 degrees.

With my Hasselblad 500 CM and a couple of rolls of Ilford film I was able to add to my series of post offices, gas stations and just old abandoned buildings.

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eating by pinhole

I seem to have a habit of making pinhole images in coffee shops and restaurants. Since Worldwide Pinhole Photography day is this Sunday, April 26th, I thought I’d post about my dining experiences in pinhole.

I love the veggie scramble at Elephants for breakfast downtown:

Elephant's deli on SW park in Portland

Elephant’s deli on SW park in Portland

on SW Park again

on SW Park again

or sometimes the Elephants Deli on NW 22nd for coffee:

Elephants deli on NW 22nd

Elephants deli on NW 22nd

NW 22nd again

NW 22nd again

Then there is the one at the airport:

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Elephant’s deli at PDX_airport

A trip to the Oregon coast usually means a stop for lunch or coffee:

lunch in Astoria with my Hasselblad

lunch in Astoria with my Hasselblad

coffee in Astoria

coffee in Astoria

After shopping for shoes at Nordstrom I needed a break for a cup of soup:

lunch at Nordstroms

lunch at Nordstrom

I found this wonderful donut shop on NW 23rd, Portland, but since I have given up sugar I could only look at the treats but, honestly, I really wanted one:

Blue Star Donuts on NW 23rd in Portland

Blue Star Donuts on NW 23rd in Portland

And then every pinhole meet-up with Donna and Monica must end with food:

Lunch at McMinamans in Wilsonville with Donna and Monica

Lunch at McMinamins in Wilsonville with Donna and Monica

(all photos were taken with a Zero Image pinhole camera and Kodak Ektar 100 film)

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