i decided that i want to try going analog for a while since i’m frankly too lazy/uninterested/unmotivated to do anything with the tons and tons of digital photos i take every trip. at least with an analog camera (for all y’all youngsters out there, think Instagram but using a cheap film camera [yes, film!] instead) you can chalk imperfections up to being artsy and really, if you get a CD with your photos on them when you have the rolls developed, you’re good for the digital realm.
i’ve played with lomo cameras in the past; i have an LC-A (pictures i’ve taken with it), Fed5 (pictures), and a Holga (pictures), but i wanted to try something different and twitter friend @harpermd suggested the konstruktor, a build-it-yourself 35mm camera.
it’s definitely daunting once you open the package, but really, if i can do it, you can do it — i’m so not crafty and i managed, i think. i’ll know for sure this weekend when i go on a photowalk (work permitting).
the biggest tip: do this in front of YouTube playing the instructional videos. some parts are hard to see because the lighting isn’t great and they could have zoomed in more, but as an addition to the manual, it’s really helpful.
and that’s it! other than these minor sticking points, it was a lot easier to do than expected. i’m excited to try this puppy out!
All done! #konstruktor pic.twitter.com/XNaU2m2umR
— Jonathan Khoo (@jonk) August 1, 2013
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