E58 The Mongoose

In this episode Ethan shows the guys his latest Kickstarter project and walks them through the design process from start to finish.
 
You can check out the Kickstarter for the final product here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/cameradactylmongoose
 
Check out the Youtube Video here:

E57 Graham Burnett of Graflexparts

In this episode the boys talk to Graham Burnett of Graflexparts.com. Graham is an excellent repairman and modifier of graflex cameras and other antique but still in use classics. Graham might just make the best replacement graflex shutter curtains out there, and we talk about it and look into some of his resto-mods.

You can check out some of Graham’s work at:

graflexparts.com

facebook.com/graflexparts instagram.com/graflex_parts

https://www.facebook.com/groups/graflexcamera

https://www.facebook.com/groups/302854613591250 graflexarts@gmail.com

E55 – Sam Trachsel – 16×20 camera and direct color positives

In this Episode of the Homemade Camera Podcast, the guys talk to Sam Trachsel of Ars-Imago about his homemade 16×20 camera that he has been using to shoot direct color positives.

WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE: 

The Homemade Camera Podcast: https://www.homemadecamera.com

The Homemade Camera Podcast Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2282531432013144/

This is Sam Trachsel’s blog post about the camera on Ars-Imago’s blog:

https://www.blog.ars-imago.com/post/shooting-with-big-tuna

Sam’s Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/trachselsam

Joe Van Cleave’s videos on the process:

CAMERADACTYL’s video about the process:

E54 John Aldred of DIYPhotography.net

In this episode the guys talk to John Aldred of DIYPhotography.net and youtube fame.  John is one of those analog (and not so analog) industry figures that Ethan fealt like he should get to know, but he never expected the breadth and depth of Johns knowledge and stories about venomous snakes.  (Hint: there’s a great one after the end music).

John writes about trends, products and techniques in the photo and video industry and about technology in general, and is a rare tech writer who will cover smaller and more niche products.  It’s a little bit of a different perspective than our usual camera-building guests, which was a good thing.  John has a deep love of tinkering and it really shows.

Check out Johns writing on www.DIYPhotography.net

and check out his youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/johnaldred

E53 Nicks Baby Speed – First Video Episode – Watch on Youtube

In this episode Nick shows Graham and Ethan the camera he has built from a baby speed graphic.  

This is our first episode experimenting with recording video.  The video is low quality webcam footage and screen shares, but we thought it might be a good starting point to show what we are talking to eachother about.  If you are listening on a computer, we recommend watching the episode on Youtube instead.  

This is the link: 

https://youtu.be/cIM8xVzxkKk

Homemade Camera Zine 2020 Call for Submissions.

It’s time for you to submit your camera builds for the Homemade Camera Zine 2020!

We are looking for all types of builds, from Matchbox Pinholes to Ultra-Large-Format view cameras and everything in between. Send your entries to:

HMCzine2020 AT gmail.com

In the body of the email include the following:

  • Pictures of the camera
  • Pictures taken by the camera
  • Pictures of the build (if you took any)
  • Your name
  • Your social media contacts 
  • A description of the build
  • A description of what it’s like to shoot the camera
  • An assessment of what you might change on a future version of the camera
  • Anything else you think is important about this build

E52 Graham Hufton AKA Chickenthumbs

This episode features a conversation with Graham Hufton, otherwise known as Chicken Thumbs (https://www.instagram.com/chickenthumbs/) a Canadian living in Manhattan. We learn about his career in Industrial Design, including office furniture, museum exhibits, deodorant, and other things you will find in Target. 

We talk about “gendered” design and how different visual cues are as much a result of the manufacturing process as with the target demographic. 

Graham mentions the book Master Shipwright’s Secrets:  https://www.amazon.com/Warship-Tyger-shipwrights-secrets-Restoration/dp/1472838386

E51 Graham, Nick and Ethan Catch Up

In this episode, Graham, Nick and Ethan catch up on some of their projects.  They talk about the new Raspberry Pi Camera and digital camera possibilities; Nicks progress on his 8×10; his experience with the Universal Speed camera, and with the Kracken.  

The gang talks about the next issue of the Homemade Camera Zine, and ways to make photographic images without a camera

Gunpowder prints/hybrid gunpowder prints: http://christophercolville.com/

Camera Lucida: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugv0XhUd2l4

Dave Allen:  https://davidsallen.com/portfolio-items/pretty-photos/

Flaver D Miro-2C Camera : https://www.flickr.com/photos/17202358@N00/49898532846/

E50 Nicole Small

For this episode, we welcome Nicole Small to discuss her homemade cameras, her love of pinhole photography and how she found herself as a (self) portrait artist. 

You can find her work in these locations and follow along with the discussions:

https://www.nicolesmall.com/tag/art/

https://www.instagram.com/nicolesmall_oneonone/?hl=en

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXbIGe6luBekTIvnKBhYIow/videos

She mentions friend Mark Boucier and how he got her into photography.

The use of micro drill bits vs. pins for drilling pinholes. Here’s a link to some:  (https://smile.amazon.com/XLX-Circuit-Carbide-Tungsten-Jobber/dp/B01LWP84P7/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=micro+drill+bit+set+.10&qid=1588605831&sr=8-2)

Nicole works quite a bit with Cyanotype and the variant Cyanotype Rex developed by Terry King:

http://www.f295.org/main/archive/index.php/t-898.html

http://www.viewcamera.com/pdf/2005/king.pdf

Also, direct positive cyanotypes:

https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/positive-cyanotypes-in-camera.59879/

https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/new-positive-siderotype-iron-based-photography-process-using-iodine-starch-as-colorant.139850/

Direct positive black and white processing links:

Color Direct Positive Filter Set:

https://www.freestylephoto.biz/31636-Arista-RA-4-Color-Filters-6×6-in.-21-Pack

Nicole talks about one of her biggest influencers, Randy Mayer a large-format photography teacher she bumped into at a camera store who became an influence in her technical photographic life and pushed her into doing a solo exhibit. 

Contacts:

OneOnOneArts on Facebook

https://www.instagram.com/nicolesmall_oneonone/?hl=en

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXbIGe6luBekTIvnKBhYIow/videos

Graham@homemadecamera.com

Nick@homemadecamera.com

Ethan@camerdactyl.com

https://soundtrapstudios.com/Sound_trap_studios/Home.html (Robbie Cribbs)