Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I saw a little Photojojo tip on how to use a film canister, which I had actually put off since August because I am not safe with sharp objects and thick plastic (I'm clumsy, what can I say), so in a pinch, I decided a portion cup would work (happened to be during the employee Christmas party at Gino's where we have stacks of these little gems).
So the portion cup worked great! Easily attaches with scotch tape (dollar tree variety used here). Then I got brave and tried the film canister at home...then tried them side by side and then together (by side by side, I mean one shot with just the canister, then one with just the portion cup) and decided that together they work well for close up shots in which you need a flash that would normally wash out the subject.
So a fancy flash, speedlight, off camera remote strobes, or even $60 diffuser attachment would be *cool* but this is way cool...and while I still dream of that delightful Canon 7D...I really think I need the Superheadz Golden Twin that shoots regular 35mm film...and I admit, I could totally get sucked into the toy camera thing. There are some amazing film cameras out there that we in the digital age pay money to filter, grunge and grain up - why not shoot it that way in the first place? Actually, I have to confess, I don't edit my photos to look like they were shot with shoddy film and equipment, but I LOVE THE LOOK!! I'm actually gonna' load the film I have into Abby's *hannah montana* plastic real *toy* camera. Should be FUN!
This fancy contraption should work with ANY on camera flash, pop up or not, providing you can find the portion cup the size you need...scotch tape can be cut to needed size. :) Mine is the 3.25 ounce size, that's what we have at Gino's :o)
Monday, December 14, 2009
Digital Scrap Cafe
There was lots of cute stuff there :D
I didn't know they lit up until someone pushed my button :D
Then Ruby plucked all of their eyes out (or would it be off?)
She then left them in the bed with me and took the crab to the kitchen.
Brother Mike was home for a few days on leave and able to spend some time with his family at home, and our church family :o)
God has kept our Marine safe thus far and I am confident that He will continue to do so!
I cannot find a single anything from today - unless it's on that roll of film in the T50...which could very well be, I have been packing that camera around with me in the car and USING it. Even so - there's no date stamp on that thing so it would be hard to tell when I took the photo (I could start holding a date tag up...)
Happy 34th Birthday to CASEY :o) His secretary wouldn't let me talk to you, she was *sitting on the couch answering the phone* - as in Casey's phone. My niece is so smart :)
So, back in July when Kurt bought the $50 worth of fireworks and I cringed...I was thinking that was a nutty, crazy thing to do, but we still have some of them...
Apparently there are only so many of these silly fountains that basically do all the same thing that you can watch in one evening. We still have a couple to light at Christmas...or New Year's Eve :)