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Link Roundup 08-23-2010

Okay… these are a little old, but I’m just getting back on the ball with my feed reading and link sharing. I have plenty more coming, but I didn’t want to push them all out at once.

On a side note, we’re also going to get the Flickr Challenge going again. The current challenge is “environmental portraits” — you can read the announcement here and see the current entries in the pool. I’ll be choosing the winners sometime this week.

Link Roundup 07-17-2010

Before we get to the links, I apologize to anybody that visited the site recently and found it to be infected with a malicious redirect exploit. I became aware of the issue this morning (thanks to an email from a reader) and I had it fixed within an hour. These things happen from time to time, and I appreciate folks letting me know when something is wrong with the site. Now for some weekend reading!

Link Roundup 05-01-2010

Extreme Film Photography

Two things for this quick bit of news — the first is a crazy DIY pinhole film camera that shoots 3 rolls of 35mm film at the same time. The resulting shot is a 4×5″ exposure.

There’s a bit of a back story on this one… on March 22, my pal Udi (the guy that runs DIYPhotography.net) pointed me to this cool little thing via Twitter. I replied (half joking since my birthday was on the 31st) “I hadn’t seen it until just now — crazy!!! I want one for my birthday.” Udi replies back with “that may just be arranged…” Then a few days ago he hits me with a DM that says “you should watch the blog tonight. I am about to deliver your bithday present :)”

I figured it had something to do with this camera… and I was right. Udi went out and put together an insane DIY-how-to article for building one of these things with the help of its creator: Steven Monteau. The guide they put together is incredibly detailed with all the steps needed, plus videos! Dang Udi… thanks for the present! I just might have a go at this thing!

Another newsworthy item I came across recently is a video of the Apollo 11 Launch at 500 Frames per Second (found via PetaPixel). This is incredible footage, and it was all caught on film.

Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD) Camera E-8 from Mark Gray on Vimeo.

So there you go — a couple of extreme film photography items worth checking out.

Building a Large Format Pinhole Camera

Over at FeelingNegative.com, we’ve started a DIY Large Format Camera project and our first step was to make a pinhole camera that exposes paper negatives.

I spent last weekend building 3 different cameras for myself and with the kids, and we all took a few shots and made prints. The cameras turned out good and the photos aren’t bad either.

If you’re not already following the project and you’re interested in trying this type of thing, head over there and see how I made my first pinhole camera (it’s a step-by-step DIY kind of thing).

[UPDATE 04-12-2010] You can also view a video I put together on developing paper negatives from these types of cameras.

Link Roundup 05-23-2009

As always, more awesome photography stuff from around the web. Here’s a selection from the last couple weeks.

Link Roundup 02-07-2009

Great stuff — check it out!

Link Roundup 10-04-2008

As always, lots of great things happening around the web.