Well that and similar styles anyways its just so dreamy & beautiful. Well I have been hunting for what takes those kinda images without using photoshop. Half becuase of the fun anyways but becuase I havent got photoshop & I wondered if there were cheaper options out there. Plus research is my fave thing to do. I have discovered the photogrpahy has a name and its one I was always familiar with Lomography which is emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Characteristics such as over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, "happy accidents," and alternative film processing are often considered part of the "Lomographic Technique." And of course I have always loved fisheye so the two combined are magical. Pinhole is pretty amazing as well
And well I found lenses/cameras I am going to save for & buy. I have heard of them before now I have realised but never really thought much about them as it was just money I didnt have. But they arent that expensive. What I found are the Diana Camera:
This baby was originally marketed as an inexpensive novelty gift. But it bacame popular & used by professional photographers for its soft focus photos. Here are some of the photos it gives us:
Then there is the similar concept camera called The Holga
I would like to purchase this one a bit more than the Diana but both would be fun. Starting simple I promise
Both the Diana and Holga are nicknamed Toy Camreas and both are prone to light leaks but the effect is magical & it can be worth it in the long run for all the fun. The Holga often yeilds pictures that display vignetting, blur, light leaks (as part of the arty fartyness), and other distortions. Both cameras only take film as well.
Here is some examples of Holga photography:
Similar as well yes but I quite like.
So the Holga would be my option and at $60 on Trademe I can put money aside for a month or two (sensible saving) and be buying a dream camera. I am going to make myself a pinhole adaper for my Canon DLSR. Just a cheap but hopefully effective photographic art option. All I need to do is buy a new lens cap for the camera $8 from trademe & drill a hole in the centre. Obviously a bit more than that but that is the jist of it. I can actually buy a whole pinhole camera off trademe for $10 but its the wait till next pay day that I need to do. The pinhole ahh yes I remember making one of those in primary school why didnt I keep it?
This is what I will be doing to a lens cap of mine.
The Large Hole
This guy made a large hole to figure out what size to do the hole in a bit of brass he purcased
Here os a photo withthe Large Pinhole Photo
He then took a square of brass and made a hole in it with a pin and selotaped it ontp the inside of the lens cap Glad I found this as now I know not to just go right ahead and drill a hole in the lens cap & think that will be it. The hole needs to be teeny tiny & this little adaptation means I wont have to try push a prin through thick plastic I just have to do it through brass. He shoved the pin in the end of a pencil to get a better grip hold of it. Apparently the set up is a bit flimsy but it was good for gripping and pushing. From his attempts I know I need about a 0.2mm pinhole
And above and below are the results
Quite a neat effect for a snowy day, gives the feel of being inside by the fire while the cold radiates outsite (to me anyways)
This guy is pretty amazing he has rather a large amount of matmatical things on his site. But the other thing that took my interest was this:
He wanted to find a way to counteract the earths rotation so with his mathmatical mind he invented this:
(read website for better explanation)
Anyways the result from that was this:
That my friends is Andromeda
So I also have found the following - this could be purchased instead of a Holga or Diana lens. Infact its called The Dreamy Diana Lens"
Result at $60US I can save for this
There is also the Fisheye Lens found on this awesome new website for photogrpahy tidbits