Lisa Shea – Holga Film Photography

I love working with a variety of historic film formats, including making cyanotypes. These two photos were taken using a Holga film camera. The Holga is a medium-format film camera where the film is twice as tall as traditional 35mm film. These plastic cameras have all sorts of light leaks and quirks which make them fun to work with. You never know what you’re going to get. Both images were taken outside this Uxbridge gallery during a Holga workshop.

The double exposure image is not Photoshop. It was wholly done within the camera. I took one photo of a tire. I then did not “wind the film forward”. I then took a photo of a sign. The sign photo went right on top of the tire photo on the film itself. I did not use Photoshop on it.

The grill photo is an abstract done right here on Main Street. I love looking for reflections and unusual views of the world. Again, no Photoshop was used. That is what the camera captured.

Here is an image of the Holga cameras. Since I have multiple Holgas, I label each one with the type of film I have in it.

These images are part of the Blackstone Valley Art Association Anything Goes Photography Show 2019

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Bob See Photography

Bob See explores a variety of photography with both a digital Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital camera and a film camera. This collection of images includes photos from Ireland, Machias Seal Island in Maine, Tucson Arizona, Old Sturbridge Village, the Cape Cod Canal, Myrtle Beach SC, and more.

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Depth of Field Photography Challenge

The challenge for the week of Feb 26 to March 4, 2018 at is the theme of “Depth of Field”. This is about exploring the ways in which the aperture setting on a camera cause a shallow area of focus in an image. Here’s an example done by Lisa Shea, of a flower blossom.

See how the petunia itself is in focus, while the world behind it is out of focus? This is created with a shallow depth of field. The aperture of the lens was wide open, causing that to happen.

Be sure to sign up at so you can participate in future weekly challenges! This is a great way to stretch your photography wings :). challenge is Architecture

This week’s challenge is Architecture with extra credit of using a wide-angle lens. What will you try for? Get it in by Sunday, February 11th, 2018!

This is an old photo by Lisa Shea – she has to take a new image this week. She doesn’t have a wide angle lens for her ‘real camera’ so she’s going to play with the one she got for her cellphone.

Here’s what she took for this week. It’s using a lens add-on for her cell phone – you can see it here – Cell Phone Lens Kit

Here is what the scene looks like without the add-on. Lisa is standing in the exact same location. You can see that the wide angle expanded it in all four directions, although it also made it fuzzier.

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Al Weems – Dr. Stanley Summer Award for Photography

Kudos to BVAA member and talented photographer Al Weems!

His black and white photograph “Leather and Lace” was presented in the Providence Art Club Exhibiting Members Exhibition. It is on display now thru February 16th, 2018.

The image won the Dr. Stanley Summer Award for Photography at the Winter Members’ Show at the Providence Art Club! The Awards Judge was painter Justine Hill.

Al Weems – Leather and Lace

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