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How To Navigate The Lomo La Sardina Flash. Laid Out in Black & White

18th August 2012

I’m a couple of rolls into using my Lomo La Sardina camera and am loving it more and more! Of all the rolls I’ve shot, I think my last roll of black and white film, may be my favorite of all the results.

I usually don’t care much for using the flash but unless you’re subject is burning alive in direct sunlight, I’m starting to realize the flash is pretty necessary for a distinguishable shot with the La Sardina. Thats fine by me, because I love the harsh look of flash on a black and white photo!  So I loaded up my toy camera with Kodak T-MAX  100 film. To be honest, I went in looking for 400, but I couldn’t seem to find it anywhere I looked. (The diminishment of film accessibility has become so sad.) But I was really happy with the fuzzy, contrasted, and pretty erie looking results I got.

Shooting black and white was a good way to distinguish the differences in flash ranges, since it’s easier to focus in on just light without being distracted by if the color is being washed out. I tried all the settings and heres some examples of how they turned out, as displayed through my favorite male model!

Flash setting: 1/1

Flash setting: 1/2

Flash setting: 1/8

Flash setting: well, there was no flash on this one. I shot it right around sunset and had forgotten to turn it onto 1/8, which I’m glad I did because I like how evenly the light was laid out.

Heres what happened when I tried the photo again with the setting I thought I wanted. Not only did I not like the result, but I also had to treat Alex like he was on a reality show when I said “Hey, can you please act like you’re still looking in the window?”

Modeling our Chloe Rice & Alex Pardee shirt, as the sun photo bombed the shot..The sun also did a lovely job at photo bombing this photo from the Redwoods. I loved the warped bubble and the light leak in the bottom corner.

Why, yes! That is a 727 in the middle of a forest!


Best Independence Day Since the Movie.

20th July 2012

The other day, someone asked me what I did for the 4th of July and I exploded with excitement, when I got to relive my road trip from Oakland to Portland through memories. I hadn’t gotten to share the photos, until now. Better late then pregnant!

I went up with Alex and our friend Skinner and Kristie. Our drive from one land to another was full of fun hillbilly pit stops, pretty views of forests, off beat air drums, and massive cinnamon buns.

Heaven on Earth has one goal as a restaurant, and its to bestow diabetes upon all of the travelers of Oregon.

On a the ride up I also learned about new metal bands, that you can get pickles with your fries at In n Out, and that BLT potato chips exists and were made by bacon gods.

Being in that car so long started making us a bit stir crazy so by the time we arrived, we practically bursted out of the little red vehicle and onto the streets of downtown Portland.

We went to a party that was stocked full of massive explosives

And beer hoses made of body parts.

But we didn’t show up empty handed, exactly. We supplied monster monster truck!

and the sparkling swords!

It was a night full of people playing with fire.

We even got scolded for having too much fun, as usual.

My favorite way of celebrating the 4th of July, was through color schemes. I dyed my hair blue, stayed as pale white as I could, and got hugged by this boy in the red sweater all day!

My Kodak Moments

5th May 2012

I’m so glad that there’s almost always been a camera around to capture some of my lifes most captivating adventures but ever since Kodak filed for bankruptcy, back in January, I can’t help but be a little stressed that soon some of these moments may not exist in the same way.

However, my optimistic mindset has kept me thinking of how to make the most out of what little time I may have left with a dumb ole’ plastic camera. So with disposable Kodak camera , a consistent sugar high, and a vivid imagination, I spent the past couple of months taking in some Kodak moments. Heres three of my favorites for my personal album:

The moment that I met the very photogenic Michael Jackson.

A moment from when I got captured by a demanding bear with a fetish for PDA.

And the moment in which I realized that I will never be able to look up someones pants.