E65 Stereo Photography

Ethan, Nick, and Graham get together to talk about stereo photography, the use of two lenses to create images that appear to be in 3D. 

Graham is enthusiastic. 

Nick is skeptical.

Ethan is pedantic. 

Ian Fleming (https://www.instagram.com/ifleming/ or simply @ifleming) stops by in the latter part of the show to talk about his experiences with the subject. 

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. 

And, speaking of, this episode is available on the aforementioned YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ3JmlNccVI&t=140s). If you’ve never been to YouTube, this would be a good time to get your feet wet. It’s a really cool place. Seriously. 

I’m not joking, it’s cool. 

E62, Livestreaming

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.

E47 Dave Walker and his Atomic Goodness

NOTE: This episode was lost from the website for some reason. That’s why it’s out of order

This episode was recorded during the early stages of the worldwide Coronavirus scare in the Western Hemisphere and we start of with talking about a crowdsourcing project that Ethan is working on. 

Facebook group: Opensource Covid-19 medical supplies

Multiple crowd-sourced projects: #projectopenair #coventchallenge

Designing in OnShape (https://www.onshape.com/)

We eventually move on to talk to Dave Walker (https://www.instagram.com/davethewalker80/) and he tells us about how he got into cameras, photography and tinkering and about the atomic nature of his day job. He talks about the Bulldog 4X5 camera (https://www.ephotozine.com/article/bulldog-5×4-self-assembly-camera-large-format-review-7560) which is unfortunately no longer available. 

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. 

Books:

The Revenge of Analog David Sax (https://smile.amazon.com/Revenge-Analog-Real-Things-Matter/dp/1610398211/ref=sr_1_2?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=the+revenge+of+analog&qid=1584980508&sr=8-2

Shoutouts:

Graeme of Sunny 16mm https://sunny16podcast.com/ 

Flickr

Wood and Graphite YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJOStpzNewBJ0XfhRSsmfw)

Dave: beaver1801 (https://www.instagram.com/beaver1801/) on Instagram. Also on http://insusers.com/beaver1801 

Contacts: Dave: https://www.instagram.com/davethewalker80/

Nick: Nick@homemadecamera.com

Ethan: Ethan@cameradactyl.com

Graham: Graham@homemadecamera.com 

Thanks Robbie!

Also, go to http://frozenphoton.com/kraken/ to learn more about the Kraken now that it’s been released. 

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

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)