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Video how-to: Polaroid Spectra double exposures

Posted March 16, 2010 in Technique + Videos

Works on all Spectra cameras, no self-timer required!

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Scanning sprocket holes tutorial video

Posted October 4, 2009 in Videos

Now is the time on sprockets when we dance: Sweet tutorial by photographer Cameron Stephen. You can see his work at his blog, The Plastic Lens, and here on Flickr. Related: 35mm Sprocket Holes group on Flickr

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Polaroid peel-apart goop negative tutorial

Posted July 14, 2007 in Technique

Check out Sean Rohde‘s outstanding, example-laden tutorial on getting images from the "goop"/negative side of Polaroid peel-apart film. He’s made some great photos with them, too, have a look! See also: the Polaroid Goop group on Flickr

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Two-part light leaking tutorial

Posted June 25, 2006 in Camera Hacking & DIY + Technique

Photographer moominsean put together a great two-part tutorial/explanation of what light leaks are and how to avoid them or get them on purpose. (See the bright bits coming down from the top on his [utterly brilliant] photo above? That’s them!) Part one deals with leaks caused by the camera—very common with toy and home-built cameras—while […]

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Camera basics: shutter speed, aperture and ISO

Posted May 22, 2006 in Kit/Equipment

This article on camera basics by Simon Mackie is probably the best I’ve ever seen. It explains shutter speed, aperture, and ISO in easy-to-understand language, has lots of example photos, and is only 5 pages long. If you’re just starting out with photography or know someone who is, this is the perfect place to start. […]

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DIY framing and matting tutorial

Posted May 4, 2006 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Check out this lucid and easy-to-follow tutorial on matting and framing your artwork.

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Canon launch Flash Work site for EOS flash photography

Posted February 21, 2006 in Technique

Canon just launched a new mini-site dedicated to flash photography with the EOS/EOS Digital + Speedlite combo. It also has a Lighting Techniques section with diagrams and example photos that applies to flash in general. Also, I strongly recommend that anyone using EOS flash—on film or digital bodies—read NK Guy’s excellent article, Flash Photography with […]

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