November 2 Meeting

Our November meeting will be held at Pizza House on Church Street, Ann Arbor, on Monday, November 2 at 7 pm.  Attending the meeting is important – we will discuss open board positions, and December’s election. If you are interested in running for any position, please attend! Terms are for 2 years.

Board Positions:

  • Director
  • Secretary
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Program Coordinator
  • Member-At-Large

WORLD TOY CAMERA DAY

14419395368_9daf81c744_hSunday, October 18 is World Toy Camera Day!  A great opportunity to get out and shoot the fall colors with your Kodak Brownie, Argus Argoflex, Holga, Diana, Time, and other simple cameras that fall into the “Toy Camera” classification.

Over the years since the A3C3 was formed, toy cameras have become more available than ever with cameras from Lomography such as the La Sardina, Diana Mini, Sprocket Rocket, and others. The FPP Store sells new old stock Debonairs for the price of a pizza.  Holga sells various models of 35mm and 120 film Holgas.  These offer the ability to shoot with a minimum of control, but learning how to use such cameras to obtain wonderful images is important.  Now that many of them have bulb mode (long exposure) and tripod sockets, you can do some really fun images.

You don’t have to buy something new though.  Old box cameras that 16152913718_fb83c6c06c_z use 20 film, premium give-away cameras, pinhole cameras, plastic fantastic wonders such as the “Time camera,” 110 Instamatics, etc.  are perfect for WTCD.

Don’t overthink it.  Get out there and shoot your toy cameras and let us know what you did.

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Tired, but what a great weekend!

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Photograph by Thomas Nighswander

On October 3, the Film Photography Project’s Ann Arbor Photo Walk took place on a blustery, damp day and evening, but it did not deter 50+ folks from a fun day of socializing, photographing, and eating/drinking in Ann Arbor.  I’ll have a more complete rundown on what transpired  when I catch my breath, as I spent most of the day recording podcasts with Mike and the FPP crew.  However, I’d like to thank Mike Raso and Leslie Lazenby for their dogged efforts in making this happen, and the following for their support of the FPP AAPW:

CameraMall, for their outstanding presence on Saturday, and providing a warm and dry place to assemble, hot coffee and snacks, etc. to a bunch of people who enjoy using film.

The Argus Museum, for access to the collections, and a wonderful spot to end the day!

Ultrafine Online for the generous donation of film.

All those that showed up!

Mark