Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Doodling With Samsung Galaxy Note

Been wondering with the drawing capability in Samsung Galaxy Note. Friend gave me his to try.
1 stroke, 2 strokes, 3 lines, 4 curves... wow. My hand loves it! The experience is different with my iPad. The opacity, pressure, everything are there, thanks to the stylus.

After 15 minutes of doodling, I think I'm in love with this drawing tablet. Wait, this is not a drawing tablet.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Film Photography with Agfa Box 50

When money worth to spend: film photography with analog camera. #neoretrogizmo

Another photography experiment: film photography with 70 years old camera Agfa Box 50. Now the children learn that basic photography only requires light, lens & chemical process.

Been living in digital era, the children want to see the result instantly "Let me see the picture! Let me see the picture!" Sorry kids, this is not iPhone. You have to wait the film to be finished spooling then bring it to film laboratory. Kids hate waiting. But once they see the result, they keep asking "Is this magic?"

Yes kids. This is kind of magic.

Some results with Ilford B&W 120 ISO 400 film.
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With Lomography Redscale 120 ISO 200 film.

With Fujifilm Color 120 ISO 400

Still need a lot to practice :D
More in our Flickr page:
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Film Photography, a set on Flickr.

Polaroid Film

Got the film from Impossible Project.

What's the point with this kind of photography?
Been living with digital photography for years, this kind of photography gives us interesting experiences. One real genuine hardcopy of the real moment. It's unpredictable, not mistake-proof, hard to replicate. You cannot copy or paste, you cannot manipulate, you cannot erase. You have to think twice before taking a photo, like asking to yourself "Is the moment worth the film?" "Is it going to be good?"

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With this kind of photography, mistake is acceptable. Mistake is the new art. Mismatch color is the new color. And it's challenging, the film no longer widely manufactured by Polaroid. You need to get an expensive film from Impossible Project that contains only 8 exposures. Or you can get an expired Polaroid film, which can give you artistic result like this:
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Kids created their first Polaroid photo by accidentally press the shutter button. The mistake worth $3 each.

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When it's no longer mainstream, it might be considered an art. And for us it's not just an art. We want to introduce this kind of technology to our children, so we will not be the last generation who know about this old tech, Polaroid, a sustainable legacy.

Enjoy our 'new' art :D

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Polaroid Film, a set on Flickr.