New work for the new year by Jana Uyeda

A few new images with my Rolleiflex and Yashica-mat for my TLR selfies series. You can view the first few images here and here. I have several rolls in the mail to Citizen's Photo from my recent trip back home to Honolulu for the holidays. I hope you had an enjoyable season and look forward to seeing your work in 2014! Mahalo!

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The Vermeer anamorphic pinhole camera by Jana Uyeda

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I put together my first thoughts on the Vermeer anamorphic pinhole for Pinholista.com so please be sure to head over and check it out. There are a number of pinhole photographer interviews (Pinholistas) and there's a Pinholista meetup being organized for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2014 in Amsterdam!

After shooting a few more rolls in the Vermeer anamorph today I have some additional tips for shooting with this very unusual camera.

- Be ready for questioning looks and the occasional person who asks about your camera.

- Tape sighting lines on the box, following the light from pinhole to film plane.

- Keep the take-up spool slack to prevent loose rolls.

- Advance the film slowly to prevent bending and tighten with both spools.

- Look for long, straight lines and clean geometry.

- A tripod and sandbag are mandatory, anamorphs sit at odd angles during exposure.

- Closer objects will have stronger distortions, even bending floors in half.

I'll be bringing the anamorph with me back home for the holidays and look forward to exploring with my new toy. Thanks for stopping by today and see you online!

More selfies with my Rolleiflex by Jana Uyeda

Sharing a few more self-portraits taken with my Rolleiflex. The pop-up focus is missing on my camera which wasn't a problem when I was shooting landscapes, but now that I am trying to focus a little closer the inability to fine-tune my focus is a problem. I've been dropping my loupe on the ground glass but it's cumbersome and I still have a few frames where I missed focus. I'll be sending the camera to Harry Fleenor in a few weeks. Rolleiflex US contacted me via Twitter and it seems they'll be able to replace the diopter. There is another, final roll to develop from the Rolleiflex but here are a few more selfies until the weekend. Enjoy and mahalo for stopping by.

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My first roll of self-portraits by Jana Uyeda

I've been inspired to work on a series of self-portraits using my Rolleiflex and incorporating my urban environment like Vivian Maier. My first roll was completed today and I hurried home to develop and scan it so forgive me for not elaborating a bit more on this project. It's been a lot of fun so I'll be sure to update soon. First, take a look at the marvelous self-portraits of Vivian Maier.

Here are a few frames from my first roll.

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