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Akki14
10-16-2007, 07:48 AM
Just wondering if we have people participating in World Toy Camera Day (5th year anniversary this year!) on Saturday 20 October (2007)... I'm too young of an apugger to remember this exchange, I've just seen this forum as quiet and dead as the toy cameras forum is sometimes :(

fluffy_penguins
10-16-2007, 08:33 AM
I'm interested. I wasn't around last year, either (new member).
The Holga and I will be in Paris! Ooh la la !

Catherine

gr82bart
10-16-2007, 08:50 PM
Heather,

We did try it a for a couple years, but the number of participants not honouring their commitments has made the original organizer weary of trying it again. Though, I have to say, in my case, that images I did get I enjoyed greatly.

If there is enough demand, I am willing to step to the plate to organize this. But since the day is nearly upon us, people will have up to Monday after the day to sign up.

My suggestion is this.

Sign up in this thread - until Monday
When the sign up period closes, I'll organize everyone into groups. I don't know the size the groups but lets say at the most 5 per group.
Participants will then send a private mail (PM) to each member of their group with their real name and address
You will then send a print to those members of your group only
Let's say everyone should send their prints by the end of November

How's that?

Oh yeah, everyone needs to have used a toy camera for their image capture and the prints have to be traditional. Lab prints are OK that were made from film scans as long as the prints are traditional - for example on Kodak or Fuji Crystal paper.

Regards, Art.

Akki14
10-17-2007, 03:37 AM
At the moment, the group looks to be 3 people...
I just thought because I'll be printing for the flickr group for hot prizes, I could print for an exchange while I'm at it.

gr82bart
10-17-2007, 11:44 AM
At the moment, the group looks to be 3 people...Well, even if it's just the 3 of us, I'm willing to exchange if you two are. I've always wanted to do an exchange with a fluffy penguin ...

Regards, Art.

fluffy_penguins
10-17-2007, 08:32 PM
I'm in! We penguins just love our toy cameras, ya know!

Cath.

George Papantoniou
10-22-2007, 12:51 PM
I am willing to participate, as long as my trusty WinX camera has delivered something worthwhile. I'll know in a couple of days. For the moment, keep me signed in, I've shot many different things and I guess chances are on my side.

Akki14
10-22-2007, 02:46 PM
Good luck, George :D I shot 1 1/2 rolls and managed to get quite a few nice ones. I'm having a hard time choosing!

gr82bart
10-22-2007, 03:01 PM
Welcome George! I hope you find some good images and I suspect you will. To Janet and Cath, we're in for a treat with George. I've done an exchange with him and he makes beutiful images.

I shot 5 rolls. My rolls are still in the lab and I won't be able to pick them up until next week ... so I'm anxiously waiting. It was a good day to bring out the Holga, and the Fisheye, and the Action Sampler ...

Regards, Art.

Vaughn
10-22-2007, 03:28 PM
Missed it! I was platinum printing from 8pm on Friday to 9am on Saturday and the rest of Saturday was a wash -- even though if I had the camera and film handy, I would have gotten some good ones of my boys at the beach late that afternoon. Dang...

Vaughn

Akki14
10-23-2007, 10:25 AM
I'm keen. I've finished printing mine this afternoon as long as we don't have too many more signups :D

gr82bart
10-23-2007, 12:37 PM
Looks like we're set with just the four of us - Janet, Cath, George and I. A cozy little group.

Regards, Art.

Akki14
10-23-2007, 01:15 PM
Who's this Janet person, Art? :p

gr82bart
10-23-2007, 02:56 PM
Oh shoot! Hehehe ... I hate it when I'm caught like that. Heather I meant. I always meant Heather. Janet was nothing to me. Ahem. You know that right? :(

Regards, Art.

George Papantoniou
10-24-2007, 11:48 AM
Just got the negs from the lab. Almost everything is underexposed... Some are printable, I can make some Lambda prints... If you're interested in them, let me participate... otherwise I can wait for next year... :(

gr82bart
10-24-2007, 12:02 PM
I think Lambdas are OK. I also like to be inclusive and be so orthodox about the little things. We'd love to still have you George! I think (hope) Heather and Cath would concur.

Regards, Art.

Akki14
10-24-2007, 07:02 PM
Don't sweat the small stuff. I've never seen a lambda print before.

Art, Familiar with The Rocky Horror Picture Show? ;) :D

George Papantoniou
10-25-2007, 09:50 AM
Heather, I don't think that you are missing something... it's just that the only way to print colour in greece nowadays is using laser technology (lambda or some minilab...), except if you have your own RA-4 processor.

If you don't know what a lambda print is, I can explain... it's a print on a photographic paper made using digital technology, that is a laser image recorder connected to a computer. Most artists that want big prints use it in our days, since it facilitates large-format printing a lot... the one in the lab I work with can print up to 127cm wide and as long as you like (up to a few meters...). I haven't - yet decided to use it for artistic purposes, as I still insist that all my creative work is printed by an analog way*. I still don't know what I'll do when I'll have to print big in colour, though...


* not that the WWTCD prints are not considered "creative", it'a just that they are not meant to be exposed as a (part of a) body of work...

Akki14
10-25-2007, 12:53 PM
Yeah I thought most minilab prints were done with digital enlarger type things or something, i didn't realise they were lambda printing... I've only heard of lambda printing in reference to the new ilford B&W stuff that can be used in those printers. I don't do much lab stuff these days, partly because I keep telling myself I'm going to do RA-4 at home one day. From what I've heard from PE, you can do normal RA-4 at room temperature and it's more stable than the RA-4 room temperature kits. Just need to compensate slightly for a colour cast caused by the cooler development.

Anyway that was totally off topic :) I don't expect many people to do their own colour stuff, especially if this isn't a specific colour analog work exchange.

George Papantoniou
10-29-2007, 12:15 PM
OK, I've got the prints... I need the adresses now...