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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!

Finally! First shots with the Travelwide by Jana Uyeda

My Travelwide camera finally arrived!

I backed the Kickstarter when I was researching 4x5 cameras but I was looking for something portable, even more portable than a Speed Graphic. My friend Hank let me shoot a few of his large format cameras on several occasions so I could learn the different types and understand the basics of large format shooting. Eventually I bought a 4x5 pinhole as I am more likely to shoot a camera if it fits easily into my camera bag. 

When my Travelwide (finally) arrived I was surprised at how light and easy it was to carry. I got the Kickstarter kit which included a Schneider-Kreuznach Angulon 90mm lens. It's not fancy, but it does the job and it's light enough that the camera doesn't feel off-balance or front-heavy. I also threaded my cable release through one of the channels located on either side of the camera body. It's a simple feature which makes triggering the shutter easier. I don't have a viewfinder for the Travelwide yet so on my first day out I just used the markings on the helical to estimate focus distance. It seemed to work well.

Here are my first few shots from the Travelwide taken on Ilford HP5+. I had a great time shooting as it's a pretty straightforward camera. I started with the camera on a tripod but found I didn't need it as much and shot the final few sheets handheld. I have a feeling I'll be shooting a lot more 4x5 now that I have this, especially since it fits so easily in my bag.



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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