10 June

Fabulous Film Fridays Walkabout – June 17, 2016

Free Fabulous Film Friday Walkabout!

Calling all analogue die-hards and film-curious photogs! We are hosting a free walk in Cochrane, Alberta – all you need is a film camera (any type, any format). Actually, you don’t even need that as we’ll have some filmy stuff on hand for you to play with in case you don’t own a film camera. And we might even have a roll or two of 35mm film we can spare as well.

Who: all levels (max. 12 people. Email info@oopoomoo.com to register)
What: a two-hour meander with friends and a chance to shoot some film and feel retro (bell-bottoms optional)
When: June 17, 7 to 9pm – on a Friday of course!
Where: Mitford Park in Cochrane, Alberta (meet in the parking lot by the stage)
After the walk, we are heading over for refreshments at a new espresso and wine bar in Cochrane called The Gentry. Join us for a snack and chance to shoot the breeze with colleagues on all things film, photography and fun.

Can’t make it out? Organize your own Film Friday Walkabout in your local area. Make sure you show and share your images Fridays in the oopoomoo Creatives Facebook group (hashtag #fabulousfilmfridays).

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3 September

The Return of Fabulous Film Fridays!

Here at oopoomoo we love photography, and we mean that in the most literal sense; we use cameras to make our art and the more we strive to graph light with our cameras, the better we like it! When we shot film, all the work was done in the camera especially when we shot with slide film (ok, who ‘we’ kidding – Darwin is the master slide film guy). With slide film, there was no darkroom work and no manipulation outside of the camera. What you got was what you managed to capture with your camera. Talk about naked skills.

©Samantha Chrysanthou - Darwin with his film cameras shot with a 4x5 view camera with polaroid film.

©Samantha Chrysanthou – Darwin with his film cameras shot with a 4×5 view camera with polaroid film.

So, as a thoughtful exercise in the roots of photo-graph-y, we are relaunching a feature that Darwin and I co-launched on our old blogs. When you have a spare moment skip over to my and Darwin’s old blogs to enjoy a blast from the past – make sure you visit both! There’s some hilarious film pics on my old blog of our early relationship.

Me with all my film gear!

©Darwin Wiggett – Me with all my film gear!

Here’s where you come in. We want you to share your images taken on film (yes, film, that old, plasticky stuff you have to get developed elsewhere unless you are a darkroom guru) on Fridays over at our oopoomoo facebook group. Use the hashtag #fabulousfilmfridays on Facebook to showcase your work. Every month or two we’ll gather the best of the images and do a summary here on the blog to celebrate photography’s roots! Be sure to start posting this Friday September 4, 2015!

©Samantha Chrysnthou - Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, Iceland with a Holga camera.

©Samantha Chrysanthou – Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, Iceland with a Holga camera.

©Samantha Chrysanthou -Baby carriage on lawn, Lac La Biche, Alberta shot with a Holga camera.

©Samantha Chrysanthou -Baby carriage on lawn, Lac La Biche, Alberta shot with a Holga camera.

©Samantha Chrysanthou - Lone tree, near Cochrane, Alberta shot with a Holga camera.

©Samantha Chrysanthou – Lone tree near Cochrane, Alberta shot with a Holga camera.

©Darwin Wiggett - Old car, Trochu, Alberta shot with a Fuji 645 camera.

©Darwin Wiggett – Old car, Trochu, Alberta shot with a Fuji 645 camera.

 

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