Friday, 3 June 2011

SX-70 for sale

I really don't want to sell my SX-70 but my car MOT just cost me £300 that I don't have so i'm selling a few bits to make the money

its on eBay here if your interested



this is probably the sexiest camera ever made so if any rich polaroid enthusiasts out there who will understand the complete grief i am facing by having to sell it want to help towards my MOT and allow me to keep the camera my paypal email is toycamerauk@gmail.com...

returning to planet earth this is of course the original SX-70 model in brushed chrome and is fully working  

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Mystery Film

Was at Denham car boot on Saturday (just outside London on the A40) and spotted a Diana Mini, immediately thought this is not the type of camera you see at car boots and the woman selling it must have picked it up by mistake thinking it was an old toy. I all ready have one but it was 50p... very happy with this took it home to realize it had an exposed roll of Lomography X-pro inside so i processed them and found some holiday snaps of these three peoples trip to Barcelona




I feel quite strange posting pictures of three people i know nothing about, but would be amazing if they eventually found there way to this. One thing i do know is they seem to be from london, as pictures on london underground stations are featured in the album.


Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Dish Washer X-pro

Recently read a "Tipster" on Lomography.com about putting a role of slide film in the dishwasher before exposing it, The results looked pretty cool so gave it a go with a roll of expired boots own brand slide film and then shot it whilst in Amsterdam on my LC-A





I cross processed the film in C-41 at home which is pretty easy and affordable to do these days when boots is charging 7.99 for pro and prints.

Step 1 - get some slide film, put it in the dish washer in the cutlery holder thing. turn on the dishwarsher and let it run a full cycle

Step 2 - either leave the film to dry in a warm place for 2 weeks or so or in a "dark room" pull it out and dry it with a hair dryer 

Step 3 - Expose, slightly over expose as the mask is a bit swollen now I found 

Step 4 - Cross process 




Sunday, 13 March 2011

Monday, 28 February 2011



Pin Hole fun

The same guys that do the pogo manipulation video a few posts below also share there beautifully simple design for a pin hole camera on Flickr, its well worth a try

Dippold Pin hole camera

Here is my first go, I used a cereal box for the cardboard to make the thing which seems to be ideal





was going for a dreamy effect and used my diana flash to illuminate parts of me, will try again today with a smaller pinhole to get a sharper image

currently living between two houses so finding it hard to get onto the blog should be settled in a few weeks though and got lots of stuff to share!

Monday, 31 January 2011

No longer in the dark ages, which is nice

This week I got the web server and domain for www.toycamerauk.com

Things are moving really quickly and its all getting stressful/exciting hopefully I will link this blog to the site in the coming months

Any products you want to see on the site let me know! ive got some great contacts and literally hundreds Holga, Lomo and all kinds wonderful cameras to chose from

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Living In The Dark Ages

I have moved house and don't have the internet or TV for some time, I have Dug out my N64 for some kind of entertainment SO probably wont be on here much for a bit there is a quality guide on how to process and scan film at home for beginners in the works though this includes stuff with exposed sprockets and cross processing slide film AND I think I can tell you how to do it for under £50 to get set up and then less then a pound for each roll to be processed after that Fantastic as Boots is now £7.99 a Roll.