The Occasional Photoblogger Blog

Canon EOS1000F Sticky Shutter

It’s not uncommon for shutters to stick on older Canon film SLRs. Here’s how I brought my old Canon EOS1000 from the dead.

Cooper's Catch, Kaikoura

Olympus Trip 35 – Batteries Not Included

Batteries not included One of the greatest things I like about the Olympus Trip 35 is that it comes “batteries not included” – because it needs none. The camera’s basic, but mostly accurate, exposure system is effectively solar powered – so don’t ask me how it works at night! (Kidding…)...

First Photos From My Olympus Trip 35

First time Trip user This was the first film that I had put through my new (but old) Olympus Trip 35 since I dismantled, cleaned and reassembled it. The Olympus Trip 35 has long had a reputation as being a robust, almost bulletproof camera, so I felt comfortable that it would...

The Quirky Art Of Lomography

Lomography – love it? or hate it? Disclaimer: I am not an expert on Lomography but a hobby photographer who has dabbled with the general style. Just as photographers seem to either love or hate HDR, so too is the case with lomography – a genre of photography that was inspired...

Grunge Photowalk In Invercargill

Dirty, gritty and old – a grunge photowalk I consider myself to be an opportunistic photographer in that I generally just head out with my camera with no specific goals in mind except to photograph whatever takes my fancy. However a few weeks ago I took part in an organised...