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World pinhole day 2016

Happy camera was in DIY mode for this fantastic day. We build paper cameras that shot 35mm film around London.

Here are some shots to tell the story.

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Good job there are no cameras in the loos. A pile of white powder mixed into an odd black box……

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Lets build cameras.

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5×4 pinhole camera with a Polaroid back shooting 55 film.

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Perfect and loaded with film.

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Jo demonstrating her steady grip…

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Totally dried out and rubbish film…

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Shooting our first passer by.

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most ridiculous things to shoot pinhole.

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Savoy nibbles and a glass of wine to asses our day.

 


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Took a bit to get the prints but after 3 system crashes @navidpimani managed. Big shout out to him and the other Happy snaps crew.

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One to one photo tuition.

We donated a course to @lewissilkin for their charity auction in support of Royal Brompton and Harefield  Hospital @rbandh.

It was won by Simon Entwistle and on his birthday we got him photo ready for his up and coming sabbatical.

One to one course.

NYC – DEAD AND ALIVE.

Old NYC, Halloween parade, Marathon and New, NYC. We take the challenge.

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Coney Island

Coney Island

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Hibri Marzook on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Hibri Marzook on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Hibri Marzook on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Hibri Marzook on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Sarah Lambert on Happy camera NYC 2015

Alex Macro.

Alex Macro.

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Alex Macro.

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Alex Macro.

Alex Macro.

Alex Macro.

 

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

 

 

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

Alex Macro.

Alex Macro.

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

Alex Macro.

Alex Macro.

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

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Shot by Elizabeth Deacon on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Alex Macro.

Alex Macro.

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Shot by Jo Tinning-Clowes on Happy camera NYC 2015

Off-camera flash course – St Pauls.

Using St Pauls as our backdrop we enlisted the lovely Daria and went all very WW2 in our look. 1 – flash to start then 2 flashes as the guys got more comfortable. Here are a few examples.

Going for a second curtain can be striking.

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Grids direct the light and give a very theatrical feel.

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Requested by Jo, that scene we all see at the bust where someone is lit by their phone. Here we have a snoot to recreate the feel.

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Hard backlight with a soft front light.

Poot by Jorge Pablo on our happy camera - off camera course.

Poot by Jorge Pablo on our happy camera – off camera course.

If you like these and what to learn how to shoot off-camera then get in contact to be part of the next shoot.

Off camera flash. – West end

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Photo by Hibri Marzook

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Photo by David Farnaby

Photo by David Farnaby

Photo by David Farnaby

Our second Off camera flash course was spiced up a bit with these models. Pops and Stacey from stylemequirky.com

A few pictures from the high iso course. – Alex Macro

Thanks to the Hight ISO gang for battling the wet and finding inspiration. Here a few mine. #happycamera @camerahappy @alexmacro

This is David. He is connecting with people on the streets of London via music. Over here on business and collecting stories. Lovely guy.

This is David. He is connecting with people on the streets of London via music. Over here on business and collecting stories. Lovely guy.

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Waiting for the big one. I love looking in windows.

Waiting for the big one. I love looking in windows.

26 April – WORLD PINHOLE DAY.

Happy Camera was proud to be part of this event.

We made cameras from salad bowls, shot paper negatives and processed them on a pub table! It was fantastic.

 

 

 

The beginnings.

The beginnings.

Things to make you happy.

Quiet day at the pub.

 

Solid effort.

Solid effort.

Image by Jo (the mysterious witch.....)

Jo discovers her camera is a bit wider than she first thought.

Jo discovers her camera is a bit wider than she first thought.

The past meets the present.

The past meets the present.

 

Quote of the day.

Jo – Never has the phrase “can you see what it is yet?” and the pungent aroma
of chemicals provoked so much excitement, it felt like we were photography
pioneers!