Film Fun: Supersampler!

Last week I shared images taken with my little fisheye camera, today I wanted to show you what the “Supersampler”can do! Another fun toy for just getting loose and playing this camera has four small lenses and the final image ends up with the frame divided into four little slices of the action.

supersample, running © lynne medsker
“running” taken on film with supersampler camera © lynne medsker

I played with it a few weeks ago and really liked the shots with people best – the landscapes didn’t do anything for me at all. Of course the only “people” I had to take photos of at the time were my grandson so he’s featured in yet another post!

tire swing © lynne medsker
twirling on the tire swing, taken with supersampler camera © lynne medsker

You have to pretty much let go of any kind of control with this camera – it doesn’t even have a viewfinder!

swinging © lynne medsker
swinging, taken on supersampler camera (changed to B&W digitally) © Lynne Medsker

What it does have is a fun little pull cord to ready to camera to shoot, which was quite cool – at least according to a five year old. That and the fact that it had to be action, with a “ready, set, go” prompt – what kid wouldn’t like that!!

swinging, front view © lynne medsker
swinging, front view, taken on supersampler film camera © Lynne Medsker

It has two speed settings, either .2 seconds or 2 full seconds. I like the full 2 seconds better, there’s a bit more time lapse to show more action that way!

water © lynne medsker
water, taken with supersampler film camera, digitally altered © Lynne Medsker

I’ve got another roll of film loaded in it and we will have the family together for Father’s Day – I’m hoping to get a few fun images from that day. I also got a converter kit for my old film camera to take some interesting (I hope) photos with. Once I’ve had time to play with that and get it developed, I will share it as well.

Happy shooting!


Fisheyes and Film

In a recent post I mentioned that I’ve been playing with film (yes, the stuff we used to put in our cameras before memory cards!) and some cool little cameras.

self portrait © lynne medsker
“shadow self portrait” © lynne medsker

I finally got the film developed and scanned and thought it would be fun to share with you a few of the images. The images for today are from one of the cameras I bought to play with, it’s the Lomo Fisheye #2, and I must say it’s lots of fun! Seeing the world in circular form is interesting, trying to capture it that way? Even more so!

sand play © lynne medsker
“playing in the sand” © lynne medsker

These images were all taken on a day trip to Cataract Falls here in Indiana.

lower falls © lynne medsker
part of the lower falls © lynne medsker

Since we brought our grandson he’s the subject of several of the images. That usually happens when he’s around!

shell find © lynne medsker
“found a shell!” © lynne medsker

He was very interested in both the little cameras I brought with me and, at a recent event, took over the fisheye camera and burned through all the film. 🙂 I need to remember to give him the digital next time – it’s free for him to play with it! I’ll be curious to see what he captured though…I love that he’s already into taking photos at age 5!

poppy & the boy © lynne medsker
the little man with his Poppy © lynne medsker

You need a lot of sunlight or a high speed film to get good captures with this camera, which they tell you but it really was evident by what turned out and what didn’t. You can also take off the viewfinder and use the hot shoe underneath to add a flash…I haven’t tried that yet! These were all taken on 400 speed film. The second rolls that was just finished off had 1600 speed film, I’m hoping that was enough to be able to catch some good indoor shoots at a couple of parties we went to.  Guess we will see! Just for fun I removed the viewfinder from the fisheye camera and held it over the lens of my smart phone – this is what I got:

fish eye on phone © lynne medsker

Kind of fun – although (obviously) it was hard to hold it there and not get my finger in the image!

As you can tell, right now I am just haven’t fun playing…hope you are having some fun this summer too!