You can read Ethan’s Wiki article about Ren Ng (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren_Ng). However, Ethan’s presentation about stereo photography that he presented in front of 1 (one, as in one more than zero, which we should all acknowledge is greater than zero) is not currently available on the interwebs. He thinks he can resurrect it and if he can, we all think he should put it on the Homemade Camera YouTube.
We try something new, Livestreaming to the world. Tell us how it worked for you. Also, Nick talks about how he hates skateboarders at the end because he doesn’t like that we paved the world. Get off my lawn — Graham quoting Nick completely from Graham’s imagination. Nick doesn’t really have a lawn kids could play on. Fawns yes, kids no.
He also talks a bit about a digital camera he built for infrared work in the darkroom using a car back-up camera.
The big reason we wanted to talk to Dave is his work with LCD shutters and their capabilities. They are very cool.
We move on to the Covid Camera Challenge: Build a camera at home with parts on-hand as low-tech or as high-tech as you want it to be. Build it and take pictures of it and send them to us. We will put together a PDF zine of the projects. If you can’t use it because you can’t get it developed or can’t get the film or whatever, that’s cool. We are aiming at an end of May deadline on this project.
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:
Check out the Youtube Video here:
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.