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Pinhole Day 2018 in Norwich by Jana Uyeda

I had the opportunity to celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day in the fine city of Norwich, Norfolk which is about 2 1/2 hours northeast of London. The event was coordinated by the great Alex Yates who picked us (the Americans) up in a giant van and gave a tour of his beloved city. He also organized The Pinhole World show at Frank's Bar to celebrate the annual event. 

For this event I packed my ONDU 66 and Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100. Here are my WPPD images but you can also view more at my Instagram where I share images on a daily basis.

On our first day in Norwich Alex took us on a trip to the coast where we accessed the North Sea at Salthouse.

From there we ventured towards lunch with a quick stop at St. Margaret's Church in Cley next the Sea, a gorgeously crumbling 14th century church. 

After a delicious lunch and a lot of tea we visited Baconsthorpe Castle.

The weather in Norwich was a bit terrible as it was rainy, cold and wet but we found many opportunities for tea and shelter as we toured the area.

I hope you enjoyed this first post and I'll have more images from WPPD soon!

New life with Impossible by Jana Uyeda

I got an Impossible Instant Lab. 

I wasn't quite sure what I'd do with it and after the first few printed frames I felt a bit like it was cheating. The prints came out perfectly and I was able to make some edits to the digital image before printing it out in the lab which felt even more like cheating. Then my friend Shelly told me about her thoughts on the Impossible Lab and I started thinking about it differently which lead me to some new considerations.

Instead of just printing out images I decided to try making multiple frame print outs of panoramic shots. Specifically, I wanted to print my anamorphic pinhole work in 2-3 frames with the hopes that the added frames would add a new dynamic to the final image. After a few trial and error attempts I arrived at the following two printed images. What do you think?

World Cup, Impossible Project and other excuses by Jana Uyeda

Hullo all!

I've been meaning to update my blog recently but have been in the throes of World Cup mania and a few other distractions. Initially I stopped shooting because my film scans were discouraging me. My Epson V700 has been producing scan lines, consistently, on every frame, despite all my attempts to remove every particle of dust. After looking into several options I decided the best solution would be to purchase a new scanner. They aren't cheap so I'll need to wait a few months, possibly into November or December.

Meanwhile I haven't stopped shooting! I've made the transition to Polaroid, The Impossible Project and instant film thanks to the combined efforts of Alex, Shelly and Nate. I got an SX70 from Alex, had it cleaned up at Rare Medium then proceeded to bombard Shelly and Nate with Impossible questions. Nate was kind enough to send me several boxes of Impossible film to get me started. I've been sharing most of these images to my Instagram account, but here are a few of my favorites.

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