Video: Walking Panama City's Casco Viejo with an Olympus Trip 35.

It has "Trip" right in the name, so you know that the Olympus Trip 35 was made for travel photography.  This is a 35mm film camera, beautifully metal to hold, and requiring no batteries.  The selenium sensor around the edges of the lens chooses the shutter speed and aperture.  You select the zone focus.  The film and the very sharp lens does the rest.

In this video, I wander the streets of Casco Viejo, the old quarter of Panama City, Panama, and see a neighborhood in the transition between decay and restoration.  With a roll of Kodak Portra 400 film in the Olympus Trip 35 and a Sony FDR X3000 perched on top, I have made a cool little movie showing off both the Camera and the Neighborhood.  I hope you enjoy it.

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A Polaroid Big Shot Review: featuring Willa Prescott. 2017

You feel like you know these images ... and you are probably right.  The Polaroid Big Shot was a favorite of Andy Warhol and many of his most famous work began with this camera.

This Polaroid camera is almost entirely forgotten.  A head-and-shoulders-only, weird-looking portrait machine, the Big Shot was made between 1971 and 1973.  It is entirely plastic and has a fixed-focus, requiring the photographer to do the "Big Shot Shuffle" to get focused images. Both the flashes (Magicubes) and the film (Fuji FP-100c) are discontinued, with prices on both rising by the day.  The future of the Polaroid Big Shot is as a curio on collectors' shelves.

But the Big Shot isn't dead yet.  When I discovered that I would have opportunity to photograph the lovely Willa Prescott, I knew that she would be the perfect subject for one of this camera's last adventures.

I purchased my Polaroid Big Shot from the Film Photography Project.


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Deep in the Volumes. Ann Arbor, Michigan. 2013

Lumiere de Toulouse. France, 2000.