OMG. I'm posting this here because it took me for ever to find this and I want to make sure its around for future generations. Below is a link to a great how to instruction manual with photos on how to use the Polaroid 8x10 81-05 Film Holder. This holder works with all Polaroid Processors. There is no need for a Polaroid 81-09 Loading Tray when using the 81-05 Film Holder. You MUST use a load tray when using the Polaroid 81-06 Film Holder.
June 09, 2014 at 01:19PM
There's a new service I'm giving a try. It's called Crated.com and allows me to sell custom prints online and have them delivered to you. I also get to set the price or rather the markup of the prints. There's a lot of print options to choose from. I'm only uploading a few photos for now to see how this whole thing works out.
I've got about 5 boxes of Polaroid Type 55 hidden in my basement. Currently a single box is going for $200 on Ebay. I'm so glad I stocked up when I did. We took some time this weekend to waste a shot of 55 on a quick family portrait. I really love this film. I'm so glad New55 is on the way.
I'm giving this website FoundFolios.com a try. They say I'll get better ROI if I link to their site and also get people to 'like' my work or 'bookmark it' or whatever. So... help me game the system a bit and give me some some love please. Thanks so much.
Sometimes I get all gussied up and go to fundraisers for good causes and take #selfies in the bathroom mirror for proof. This time it was for 826 Valencia and I got to see that guy from the Postal Service (Ben Gibbard) play a few songs. Can't complain.
May 09, 2014 at 08:53PM
I've spent a ton of my time over the past couple of years documenting the creation, development, and installation of The Bay Lights. There were many very late nights hugging the rail of The Bay Bridge as cars whipped past and a few great days hanging from the very top of the bridge where few people have gone.
Along my side the whole time was Jeremy Ambers. He decided to create a film documenting The Bay Lights and recently his film Impossible Light had it's debut at SXSW. I was able to help out with the film in some minor ways and somehow got my first IMDB credit from it. If you can find a way to see his film you really should.
I got a new toy.
I guess I mean I got a new tool.
The main reason I bought the Nikon Df was that I wanted the Nikon D4 sensor but was tired of carrying around a huge DSLR. The retro styling is kind of funky on it but I do love the manual shutter and aperture dials. That's why I went to Glass Key Photo and picked up this old school Nikon 35mm f/2.0 lens. It's pretty sexy on this body.