Friday, 6 March 2009

Shots: Kodak Vest Pocket Camera

I got hold a vest pocket camera some time ago, but never got around to testing it (mostly due to the fact that only one company still makes the film). A couple of days ago I tested it in my new favorite method; using photo paper.

I cut some sheets to the size of the camera and popped them in the camera. The first image I took was with the widest aperture in bright sun with a 1 sec shutter. Completely over exposed.

I tried it again with the smallest aperture and got a beautiful result.

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Anonymous Candice said...

Do you mind tell me how photo paper works? do u have to develop it youself or how do you go about it? Thanks =)

19 May 2009 at 07:04:00 BST  
Blogger Finn Margrie said...

I'm not sure exactly what happens chemically, but the light hits the paper (~ISO 6) which is some how affected by the amount of light. It's only sensitive to blue and green light, and the more light, the darker the image. You then (in a darkroom with a safe light) put the paper into developer for a couple of minutes and you can see the negative image appear. You then put it in the fixer and finally wash it.

To make it from a negative into a positive, you make a contact print by having blank photo paper shiny side up and putting the neg shiny side down on top and exposing to the light.

It take a lot of practice to get it right but you should get the hang of it after a few goes.

19 May 2009 at 12:12:00 BST  

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