Tag: veato

  • Creating a Word Mask

    written by veato on 2011-08-30 #gear #tutorials
    Creating a Word Mask

    I have seen previous tipsters where masks are made to create a silhouette on the on the resulting photo. This gave me an idea to create a mask with a word to appear on each frame. This was very much a first attempt and not perfect but using the following guide you can do the same.

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  • My Review on Fuji Sensia 400

    written by veato on 2011-11-08 #gear
    My Review on Fuji Sensia 400

    There aren't many film types I've used and not liked in one way or another. On the other hand there are some films I've used and I've been utterly amazed. Which category does Fuji Sensia 400 fall into? Read on to find out!

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  • Second Hand Love Affair: Olympus Trip 35

    written by veato on 2012-02-21
    Second Hand Love Affair: Olympus Trip 35

    I started a second hand love affair with an broken and old ugly duckling and a desire to turn it into a metaphorical swan. It wasn't going to be easy with a camera older than me but I was determined it would be worth it in the end.

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  • Vintage Photography Finds: Car Boot Sale

    written by veato on 2011-07-25
    Vintage Photography Finds: Car Boot Sale

    I've not had much luck searching for vintage cameras in my local charity shops. This prompted me to check out the nearby Sunday car boot sales to see if I can get lucky with a great camera find. Lucky there are a few close to home and they're quite large events too.

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  • My 2012 Bucket List: Photos to Take and Films to Use

    written by veato on 2012-01-17
    My 2012 Bucket List: Photos to Take and Films to Use

    My bucket list for 2012 consists of photos I want to take. Whether specific ideas of photos or simply new types of film I want to try out my aim is to tick off each item in the list before 31st December 2012. With 12 months to go I'm sure I can manage it!

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  • Creepy Film Photographs: Make Your Own Mind Up!

    written by veato on 2011-10-25
    Creepy Film Photographs: Make Your Own Mind Up!

    I'm not a believer in ghosts or the supernatural but one photo I have taken certainly made me look twice. I have considered a logical explanation but prefer not to think too hard and enjoy the mystery surrounding it. Is it a ghost? Have a look and make your own mind up.

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  • Expired Film: As Good As New

    written by veato on 2012-03-28 #gear #tutorials
    Expired Film: As Good As New

    Expired film doesn't have to be unpredictable and problematic. Whilst some might prefer this, it is entirely possible to preserve out of date film to be as good as new.

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  • Fuji Velvia 50 RVP 35mm: Every Bit as Good as You Think

    written by veato on 2012-04-25 #gear
    Fuji Velvia 50 RVP 35mm: Every Bit as Good as You Think

    I'd heard about Fuji Velvia 50's famed qualities and was eager to try it out. With a planned trip to the Amalfi Coast, I had the prefect opportunity to see of the film was every bit as good as I'd heard it was.

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  • Portrait Photography Tips: The Eyes

    written by veato on 2012-04-09 #gear #tutorials
    Portrait Photography Tips: The Eyes

    I spent a whole year taking photos of my baby and one thing that quickly became apparent was the difference between eyes being in focus and eyes that weren't and the effect on the photo. Although we're almost taught to break the rules I still believe the eyes are just as important in Lomography.

  • Love at First Lomo: My Little Vivi

    written by veato on 2012-02-18
    Love at First Lomo: My Little Vivi

    It didn't take me long to fall in love with my first analogue camera, and it was definitely love at first Lomo! Funny enough though it wasn't my first choice of camera, but I'm glad it's the one I went with.

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  • Fuji Natura 1600 35mm

    written by veato on 2011-09-07 #gear
    Fuji Natura 1600 35mm

    Even without a Natura Classica camera to pair it to the NP mode I still wanted to try out some Fujifilm Natura 1600. It wasn't easy to get hold of and it wasn't cheap either but it's quite a unique film and one I just had to try. This is what I made of it.

  • DigitaLIZA 35mm Scanning Mask

    written by veato on 2011-08-20 #gear
    DigitaLIZA 35mm Scanning Mask

    I never had the need for a DigitaLIZA in the past as none of my camera were capable of exposing the sprocket holes of 35mm negatives. That changed recently with the purchase of a Lomography Spinner 360 so I bought a DigitaLIZA and this is what I made of it.

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  • SuperSampler Review

    written by veato on 2011-07-11 #gear
    SuperSampler Review

    I couldn't wait to get my hands on my new SuperSampler and to test it took little Emily down to the park. The four lens arrangement seemed perfect for capturing her at play so please read on and see what I made of my new little blue camera.

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  • Kodak Ultramax 400

    written by veato on 2011-06-18 #gear
    Kodak Ultramax 400

    Seeing Ultramax as something of a consumer grade film I left it alone in favor of rarer and more expensive film to play with. Finding it on sale recently made it too good to pass up on so I picked up a few rolls. Not knowing what to expect tried some out in my Diana Mini and rushed the spent film off to the 1hr lab. This is what I found.

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  • Lost and Found: Pentax P30

    written by veato on 2012-04-11
    Lost and Found: Pentax P30

    It was a sad day when my old SLR was stolen. I couldn't afford to replace it at the time and I was devastated. Years later and as things moved to digital I'd all but forgotten about my missing P30 but it seemed almost inevitable that one day I might once again be reunited with one.

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  • Secondhand Love Affair: The Silvi

    written by veato on 2012-02-22
    Secondhand Love Affair: The Silvi

    I can spend hours searching eBay and second hand stores for camera bargains but more often than not I don't find anything to my liking or at the right price. Once in a while a search comes up trumps though with a little bargain.

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  • Accessories Anonymous: My Indispensable Accessory

    written by veato on 2011-05-23
    Accessories Anonymous: My Indispensable Accessory

    I don't own many accessories for my few cameras and like to travel light but I do regularily make use of one. Not only is this my favourite accessory but I adsolutely could not do without it. You could say that I love it even. I love it so much I'm going to marry it one day!

  • Kodak T-Max 400 35mm Versus the Competition

    written by veato on 2012-05-15 #people #gear
    Kodak T-Max 400 35mm Versus the Competition

    Back in May 2011 I reviewed Kodak T-Max 400 and praised its qualities with barely a bad word to say. I thought it would be interesting now to do a retrospective review and compare it to some other black and white film I've since had the chance to use.

  • LomoLocations: Vesuvius National Park

    written by veato on 2011-10-29 #places
    LomoLocations: Vesuvius National Park

    My holiday to Sorrento wouldn't have been complete without a trip to the crater of the ever present Mount Vesuvius. It's not the easiest walk on a hot day but the views are worth it and with the right camera, if the weather allows, you'll capture some spectacular panoramas.

  • October Festivities: Goose Fair

    written by veato on 2011-10-25 #news
    October Festivities: Goose Fair

    I've become a serial attender of the Goose Fair in Nottingham if only to try and capture some interesting photos. Last year was all about bold colours and cross-processing but this year I fancied trying some night shots with the bulb mode on the La Sardina. This is how it went.

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  • Awesome Pizza at Pizzeria Aurora

    written by veato on 2012-05-16 #places
    Awesome Pizza at Pizzeria Aurora

    Pizza is one of my favorite foods. Freshly-made traditional Italian pizza is even better. I only had one when visiting Sorrento in Italy but I might very well have picked the best!

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  • My Childhood in Analogue

    written by veato on 2011-09-05
    My Childhood in Analogue

    I seem to spend a lot of my time taking photos of my baby growing up but find for convenience I use a digital camera. During my childhood though there was no such thing and all the photos my Dad took of me growing up are purely analogue. It's great that I can now look back at these photos as memories come flooding back.

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  • Springtime Analogue Shooting: Sherwood

    written by veato on 2011-05-23
    Springtime Analogue Shooting: Sherwood

    Shooting on film in spring is going to provide plenty of opportunity to capture some lovely images. With colour returning to the world I hope to get out with the cameras even more and make use of their dreamy soft focus and bold colour reproduction to enhance this already beautiful season.

  • Leaving Winter Behind: Spring Is Here!

    written by veato on 2011-05-24
    Leaving Winter Behind: Spring Is Here!

    The snow at times was fun but the cold and darkness was not. So now I'm raising a smile and leaving winter behind as spring is finally upon us. The days are longer, the climate is warmer and summer is just around the corner.