The Looks!


Lots of photographers get tired of the winter landscapes after a long winter and are dying to shoot something brighter. I decided that today was the day to head out to a botanical conservatory with the family. Once there I realized that other photographers had the same idea. Big lenses on big money digitals on tripods and cell phones. Without exception, EVERYONE noticed my pinhole blender 120. You’d think they’d never seen a cookie tin with black tape on a pan head tripod before. A handful of people were overcome with curiosity and asked. I smiled and explained. A few even expected instant results. “Can I See?” (-: Sure you can. Just maybe later.

Credits: fartstorm

written by fartstorm on 2014-03-09


  1. alienmeatsack
    alienmeatsack ·

    Last time I was at a botanical garden (in Washington DC), it was wall to wall people with strollers and cameras galore. I can't imagine taking pinhole shots in that chaos. Could be fun though.

  2. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    I had a similar result with my SLR and a photography club at the local greenhouse. One guy scratched his head in disbelief and ask "Do they even make film anymore?" My first thought was "If they don't I am standing here with an ridiculously empty camera."
    I will be looking forward to your blender results. I am contemplating putting that on my wish list.

  3. tsingtao
    tsingtao ·

    Love the end of your blog post. <3

  4. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    haha --> "may be later" Oh boy. I almost got into trouble at a museum... The security didn't believe my blender was NOT a bomb!

  5. fartstorm
    fartstorm ·

    @ihave2pillows I'd never thought about security. Maybe bring the manual? Or load it once inside.

  6. schlogoat
    schlogoat ·

    Haha. I went to a local wildlife club photography group outing at a wildlife sanctuary. It was exclusively middle aged men with massive lenses on digital cameras. They were not friendly! Lots of dirty looks for my beautiful Bronica. Didn't go back.

  7. fartstorm
    fartstorm ·

    @schlogoat Big lenses often mean big egos, forgetting that it's supposed to be fun!!