26 Instax Packs - #26 - Candy Pop Instax Mini Frame in Diana F+ with Lomography Instant Back using Splitzer attachment. It took me a few tries to figure out how to use this attachment, it was kind of confusing trying to get the effect I wanted with two halves facing away from each other. I also experimented with double exposures. I should have changed the aperture setting to cloudy as several of the photos came out way underexposed. The frame is very cool though, I would like to get more. This concludes my six-month #26 Instax Packs project, but I will continue to experiment and use more of the unusual Instax Mini frames available.
26 Instax Packs - #25 - Finding Dory Instax Mini Frame in Lomo-Instant Automat at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. I thought the subject of shooting at the aquarium would be a good match for this character frame, but I was disappointed with most of the shots I made. I had thought that using a polarizing filter on the camera would cut down on the glare from the glass and water, but unfortunately, the aquarium displays were very dark and didn't reproduce well. I also forgot to bring my closeup lens, which would have made for more interesting shots of the jellyfish. I did manage to shoot two other packs of film that day that turned out a little better. Some were outside around the inner harbor.
26 Instax Packs - #24 - Solarization effect using the original Kickstarter Lomo'Instant camera with Hello Kitty Instax Mini Film. This effect is created by attaching the close up lens on the Lomo'Instant Camera, using 1m-inf focus setting, with flash, set at +2 exposure compensation.
It's an interesting effect, that is somewhat unpredictable, but then so is practicing lomographic photography. I think the results came out pretty nice, and I would like to try this again.
26 Instax Packs - #23 - Light Painting with Star Wars Instax Mini Frame in Lomo'Instant Automat. I shot through a entire pack of film in about 20 minutes one morning before work, experimenting with light painting using the Lomo'Instant Automat in bulb mode triggering the shutter with the remote control lens cap.
The light I used was the one that was included with Lomo'Instant Wide box set from a couple of years ago, I had never tried it out. Though light painting was interesting, I think it could be a lot more fun with a few of your friends and a small flashlight.
26 Instax Packs - #22 - Zootopia Instax Mini Frame in Fuji Instax Neo 90 Classic. I spent an afternoon with Brenda at the Maryland Zoo shooting with my Neo 90 and my Pentax Q10 mirroless camera. Because you can't get that up close with the animals (and rightly so) it was difficult to get good photos of what animals we were observing. There are a few photos where you can clearly see what animal it is, but I really like to fill the frame with my subject when shooting with Instax film, especially Instax Mini Film. The Neo 90 handled the exposure nicely with the sunny conditions, It was an absolutely beautiful day to spend at the zoo. The last shot of the pack was of my son Isaac just before starting back to college this semester.
26 Instax Packs - #20 - Lomo photos with Lomo'Instant Automat using Little Twin Stars Instax Mini Film Frame. Experimenting on a Sunday afternoon at home with flash gels, double exposures, selfies, with skeleton, cat and groovy lamp.
26 Instax Packs - #19 - Rilakkuma Instax Mini Frame in Polaroid 300. Brenda and I took a day trip to Lewisburg, PA and visited the Rollermills Antique Mall. The drive was easy, just following Route 15 north along the Susquehanna River and making one right turn on the road where Rollermills Antiques is located.
The mall was packed with vendor booths with too many things to take in at once. So much eye candy in every direction, on three floors of an old mill. When we were finished there, we drove five blocks to visit another building of Rollermills Antiques with over 350 vendor booths. We had lunch at what the cashier from the mill called a "greasy spoon" located inside. Just our kinda place to eat.
We didn't buy much, but greatly enjoyed perusing the aisles and taking in the atmosphere, reminding me much of the antique malls at Adamstown, PA. I came home with an Argus Model A 35mm camera, which seems fully functional - another camera to test with my recent acquisitions.
26 Instax Packs - #18 - Lilo & Stitch Instax Mini Frame in Lomo'Instant Automat. I needed to get Brenda out of the house, she had recent carpal tunnel surgery and wasn't able to drive. So we headed out to the Pleasant Hill Fire Company Carnival when I got home from work to get dinner (totally not good for you but delicious carnival fare). We filled up on fried vegetables, italian sausage, kraut dog, and cheesecake on a stick. Our carnival ride days are long over and we weren't really interested in playing any games (brenda was still having after surgery pain), so we headed out early to go back home. Needless to say, I passed out on the loveseat from carb overload, sketchbook in hand later that evening.
26 Instax Packs - #17 - Rainbow Instax Mini Frame in Diana F+ with Lomography Instant Back. Just felt like loading up the Diana F+ and going for a walk around Hanover, PA on a sunny, hot Saturday morning while Brenda was working. Thankfully I had turned the air conditioning on before I left the house. I had also intended to use my Holga 120IB instant back, but I have not been able to get it to work properly pretty much from the time I've gotten it. The first five frames of Instax Monochrome I shot with the Holga 120IB came out fine, but I haven't been able to get it to work since then. Hopefully they will come out with a new version. Maybe I could try using the Diana F+ Lomography Instant back with the Holga.