Sixsixty Presents: The First Prints of Belair


So, this is a story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside-down. I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there. I'll tell you how I got these prints from a camera called Belair.

I was SO excited when this camera was announced. The second it was available for pre-order I hit that submit button and handed over all my piggy points and cold hard digital, transaction-age cash. And, I was absolutely thrilled to find out I would be one of the lucky few to get this camera early! Lucky number 12 for the Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter! So, what better to do then rip open the box and start shooting as much as I can with this beauty? The first weekend I got the Belair I went through 8 rolls! Here is that journey…

One of the very first things I do when I get a new camera is take it to a familiar place and shoot a roll. This gives me an idea of how the camera works and what kind of film and light it really needs to shine. So, I grabbed my favorite model and headed down the street to Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA.

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I decided for my first weekend with the camera to shoot all 6×12, because that was the exciting new format this camera brought. Here are a few more shots I took around Oakland that day:

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Then, I was lucky enough that this weekend was also a Lomography SF Gallery Store photo walk! They rented out an SF Trolley and toured the sites.

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First up, we hit the always stunning and picturesque Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA. The Belair just shone here. I was able to get some of the most beautiful shots I have ever taken. The 6×12 format and wide lens beautifully captured everything I saw.

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Next, we headed across the bridge—the Golden Gate Bridge—to get a beautiful view of the city. And, what perfect timing, because any great shot of San Francisco must include the sea of fog rolling in.

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On my way home I was able to grab a few shots of the winter decor around the city. And, I couldn’t miss up the opportunity to grab a few long exposure shots of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit trains.

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Finally, to round off such an amazing weekend with the Belair Jetsetter, I finished off the last roll with a few shots of the newly renovated Oakland Fox Theater.

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Look at this camera. It’s finally here! To sit on it’s throne as Lomography’s Belair.

written by sixsixty on 2012-12-19 in #lifestyle #san-francisco #jetsetter #fox #fog #trolle #theater #lomographysf #x12 #6x12 #bart #palace #golden-gate-bridge #bridge #oakland #belair #review #sf


  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Amazing pictures!

  2. sixsixty
    sixsixty ·

    Thanks! It was a lot of fun. Loving the new camera!

  3. erinwoodgatesphotography
    erinwoodgatesphotography ·


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