geekery

Jul24

Making Polaroid Emulsion Lifts

Over the last few months, we’ve been taking a lot of Polaroids with both Polaroid 600 and Polaroid SX-70 cameras. We’ve made most of these into emulsion lifts, a process which seems fiddly and surprisingly time consuming at first (if not a...
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Jul24

Toyo Metal Field 4 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ Sakai Special Camera

Recently I bought a Toyo Metal Field 4 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ (half plate) camera manufactured by Sakai Special Camera Manufacturing Co. These cameras were made between 1963 and 1975 and are lightweight considering they are of full metal construction,...
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Jan30

Adventures in Hand Tinting Wet Collodion Images at Rabbit Hole Studios

By Kate Horsley Brewer and Martina Jones We’ve recently been conducting some experiments into the art of hand-tinting wet collodion plates at Rabbit Hole Studios. These began by setting up a still life, pictured below, of which we took a number...
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Nov14

Soldering on… a blog in which John converts a bi-pole flash connector into a PC flash connector

Having acquired a new lens earlier this year, John found that he couldn’t use flash, as the lens didn’t have a PC socket. Instead, it had a bi-pole flash connector. Asking for help on Facebook, several people came up with suggestions. Charles...
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