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Superheadz x Yashica Electro | Agfa Vista

Some photos might be familiar to you, these were from that eventful day of June 23rd! True, I haven’t gotten over it yet.

About the schizo photos:

  • These were shot using BOTH Superheadz Super Fat Lens and the super duper Yashica Electro 35 GSN.
  • BOTH—The film I used which is Agfa Vista 100 was exposed twice using the two superb cameras that resulted with the photos below.
  • The film was first exposed using the Superheadz where the film loader is upside-down, then with the Yashica where the loader is conventional.
  • The truth is (1) I forgot about the last bullet when I loaded the film in Yashica. (2) I forgot to bring extra rolls of film that day so I decided to reuse what I just unloaded from Superheadz. (3) I am forgetful.
  • One thing I knew is that I need to double expose the ASA 100 film I used on Superheadz because with an aperture of F11 and shutter speed of 1/125s, the photos will surely be underexposed especially now that sunlight is scarce.


New Old Cameras

I finally got these cameras both this week. The Aquapix Underwater Lomo Camera was delivered Wednesday just when I thought that CashCashPinoy was a scam as it was nearing the end delivery date and I haven’t got a single email reply at the time. But it turned out that they sent mine last because I live far north. Reasonable enough.

My Yashica Electro 35 GSN, I got it from Mang Dado in Hidalgo yesterday and I can’t stop shooting with it since then! I love that I can change the ISO and set the aperture to the largest at f/1.7. The shutter speed is fixed or I mean set by the camera, however, because it’s an aperture priority rangefinder. I’m yet to figure out if the light meter is accurate though it seems to be working fine and is even very sensitive as shown by the led light indicators. Thank you to Mang Dado for a great deal and to Aldrin for sharing his test measures in picking a Yashica.

Related:

Aldrin’s tumblr page: http://fotogizmo.tumblr.com/

Mang Dado and Aldrin in December 2011: http://angelisantina.tumblr.com/post/14510184552/test-shot-using-sunpak-sp140-flash-repaired-by


Ba’t ako inlab sa lomography?

♥ kasi para sakin mas may dating ang hindi perpekto

♥ dahil nagiging freedom wall ako kung gusto ko 

♥ dahil naifeframe ko ang subject ko sa baduy na heart gamit lang ang karton

♥ dahil mukhang mas komplikado pa ang mag-post process gamit ang photoshop  kaysa sa photography mismo

♥ dahil mas tumitingkad ang ganda ng mga kalye sa Pilipinas gamit ang slide films

♥ kasi mas safe ilabas sa gabi ang toy camera

♥ dahil walang ibang sumosurpresa sakin kundi ang mga resulta ng paglo-lomowalk

♥ dahil natututo akong gumising ng maaga para lang sa sikat ng araw

♥ dahil naging ice breaker topic namin to ni Noel Cabangon at ng marami pang ibang stranger

♥ kasi retro

♥ dahil di bawal dalhin sa konserts ng mga paborito kong rockstars

♥ kasi ambigat ng DSLR 

♥ dahil sharpie lang ang katapat ng watermark

*I have used most of the photos here on some blog posts before. Please click on the picture to open the link in new tab. 🙂


Heart Masking B+H BF 35

Masking is pretty quick and easy to do, let me show you how I did it on my Bell and Howell BF 35 camera.

Materials: Click here.

Measure the original square or rectangular mask (it’s the part of the camera where you lay your film flat from the film canister to the spool) on the camera.

Note: Some cameras with detachable masks, especially with 120mm film cameras. My Bell + Howell’s mask is fixed on the camera.

Cut the cardboard exactly the same size as the mask.

Fold it in half crosswise and draw the half of your heart, or any shape you wish

and cut… take note that the edges of the heart mask is magnified on your photos, be extra careful in cutting, unless you like it edgy.

Color the mask with sharpie back to back. Make sure that the inside edges are blackened too. You can get a black cardboard to skip this step.

Tape it on the camera’s mask and make some adjustments if doesn’t fit.

IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to turn it upside down before you secure it on the original mask.

Nothing really important in this post except that. You must have known what needs to be done upon seeing the first photo but I still did this post nevertheless as a promise kept. 🙂

Also, I cannot show you the inside of the camera because it’s currently loaded with film.

That’s just basically it! You do not have to do the exact same thing cause it differs for every camera and with your resources. I suggest that you play with it and make your own designs. You can change the color of the mask or use a cutter and make asymmetrical shapes.

Remember:  The results are only limited to your imagination. It starts with what you want to see on your photos then secrete some creative juices.

Thank you and I hope that you ♥ it. 🙂

Related posts:

Heart masked photos from Bell + Howell BF 35 camera click here.

All Bell and Howell photos click here.


Watermarking in Lomo

Lately I’ve been fascinated with creative watermarks I find on tumblr, their  fonts and the  positioning can be by itself an art form too as photography. Someone said that I should put a watermark on my photos but I don’t feel like my photos deserve that. Not that I find my photos so ridiculous but just not too impressive to be stolen. I would only want to take care of my photos because my family and friends are on them. I also think that they are only for photographers. I don’t even call my work as photography nor call myself a photographer. I think those words are too grand for me and more applicable to those who are taking pictures for a living.

I did it however, not on my digital photos, but on my lomo photos instead and I say it’s a complete mess.  It’s so untidy and unpleasant to look at. It doesn’t look like a watermark but a label on the photo, and heck, it’s my name!

Sadly, I am halfway down my second roll in my watermarked Diana Mini so expect more of these *blush*


Repacking of clothes for typhoon victims

The unsorted clothes

David ensures that clothes are packed accordingly

All work no play

Superman brings the packed clothes to the weighing area. 2kg per bag.

This is Mike, the official photographer to cover the event. Nice meeting you!

This is Tamura-san, I forgot to ask him the bento menu on Monday

Ate Gina, thank you for being so friendly. It was nice meeting you too. 🙂

The committee doing a quick meeting during the break

We packed a total of 4000++ bags from AM and PM shift

Thank you to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for giving us the chance to extend a hand to those affected by the typhoon.

(At least) I’m happy that I belong to an organization that values love for fellow countrymen (naks) ♥


Past, Present and Future of a Second

I feel like I’ve been left behind, be it my love life or career.

Love: Men always come and go so quick. But that is not what the blabbing is about. The sentiment is, why do they come to bore me to death, if not, they come ill, sick in the head. Sure, there is no school to major in how to be interesting but how about speaking your mind out and involve yourself in the conversation. It insults me when I do monologues with just one audience member.

Career: Work to me now is purely, sincerely and only a source of income. It’s not very healthy or very likely to feel this way when you work for an established international IT company, I know. I feel so restless and burned-out. This is not coming from discontentment (with pay or job post etc.) but with doing the exact same thing every single day. Also, if I may highlight, the lack of proper recognition which is an understatement of office politics that is inevitable and rampant (here). Sadly, hard work is not all it takes to succeed in the real world and this, to me, is the greatest thing I’ve learned so far in my two years at work.

It pains me a lot when I lose all my writings because of incompetent browsers. I could have explained myself better with a lengthier text but I like how it turned out to be summarized when I rewrote it.

*Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 on Bell + Howell (Walang koneksyon ang pictures sa content, duh. Haha.)


30-second Photoshoot with Oliver alyas Bangkay

Here you go… I traveled solo, so who did this shot? 

(shot with Bell + Howell)

Tadah! It’s kuya Oliver, alyas Bangkay, the tricycle driver. He stopped over this spot and urged me to pose for him. What? “Bakit po?” It was as if a routine he does when driving his passengers back to the bus terminal, when he stepped off his tricycle with no hesitations, no questions and his spontaneity dragged me to pose.

Look, I got him photographed too.

(Shot with Diana Mini)

If you travel alone, you appreciate every gesture of people around you, whether good or bad. It’s with them, strangers, that your memories are built. I aim to appreciate strangers whether I need company or what. We are all human and are still under the same sky after all. Pahalagahan ng patas  kesyo pamilya, kaibigan, kalilala o di kilala, lahat sila parte, iba-iba lang ng laki.


Pinoy Lomo Tip: Where to scan films?

Hello Pinoy Lomographers! Here we are again for another Pinoy Lomo Tip, and issue’s topic is “Where do we have our films scanned?”

Most of us do not develop the films, for 1, it would cost you more and 2, it’s not very manageable to store piles of pictures. So I have my films scanned too, at DIGIPRINT.

Reasons why I choose Digiprint:

♥ It’s the cheapest I’ve found. It costs P135 for the first roll and P35 on the succeeding rolls, that’s for 35mm film. The minimum number of rolls per transaction is 5, so that makes P275 per 5 rolls.

♥ They burn the pictures on a CD. They can store up to 5 rolls of film per CD. I like it because it also serves as my backup, you know when it’s digital, it’s very convenient to organize, but when it’s deleted, it’s forever gone!

♥ Free shipping. After 3-5 days. you will get your scanned films at your doorstep by LBC. NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE! It will include the canisters if you request for it. You will also get your negatives back.

Any special handling /request are welcome. They can cross-process your slide films, scan in half-frame and square-frame format but I’m afraid you would have to note that on the receipt, just to make sure all is well when you get your scans.

♥ They  have a  lot of branches all over the metro. Their branch list is not updated though, so use it to contact them and get updated yourself. Note: Megamall branch closed.

And that’s about it. Spread the analogue love!


Pinoy Lomo Tip: Where to buy films?

To all Pinoy Lomo newbie (I am too, don’t worry) here’s what I can offer.

I buy my films online at Lomo Loco Shop. The owner is of course Pinoy, her name is Kara. Here’s why I like her shop:

♥ Cheapest film online store you can find locally. The price ranges from P60 to P215 for 35mm films.

♥ You can have your films delivered to you or meet up with her to get it. You will be shouldering the delivery charge but for meet ups, the minimum amount of purchase should be P1000. I only do meet ups, and so far she’s been so accommodating.

♥ Wide array of film variations. The store doesn’t have all kinds but I can say that the most common are there—35mm and 120mm, even slide films.

♥ Website is being updated periodically. You can even subscribe to get updates through email. It is the most updated local online lomo store.

♥ Films are expired. It has this “luma” effect.

* I will also be checking in Hidalgo, Quiapo the best store where we can buy films.

* Team Manila is also selling films, 3 rolls per, a bit pricey at around P600 to P1200.

* You can also share us where you buy your films in the Phils. by using the answer button below.


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