Split-Cam // Part 1 - At The Beach - The Dainty Squid

Split-Cam // Part 1 - At The Beach

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I'm so excited about these split-cam photos. It'd been a while since I played around with this camera. The first time I used it (you can see the photos in this post) I was really happy with the pictures and super inspired to take more. Immediately after I got the film developed I starting shooting my second roll with what I thought would be absolutely genius photos but when I got them developed they told me there was nothing on the film. Heart, officially, broken. I must have loaded the film wrong but it disappointed me enough that I didn't pick up the camera for almost two years.

Fast forward to last month when my baby, a Canon 60D who I named Lori Beth Denberg, had to take a trip to the repair center and I got reacquainted with a handful of my film cameras including the split-cam. I'm back to being head over heels in love with this camera. I shot two rolls with it, both of which had a bunch of pictures I loved. Here is part one, featuring photos from the beach...
This is 120% my favorite toy camera as of right now. I'll be back with part two of split-cam pictures next week, I'm very excited to share! Then sometime after that (maybe early next month) I'll share some tips and little things I've learned about this camera.
xoxo

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  1. So ghostly - I love it :) x

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  2. Those are wonderful. They are haunting and so neat!
    I kind of want one of those cameras for myself :)

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  3. Those photos are awesome! Very ghost like :D

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  4. Wow! This is so cool! You make it look so easy too. I love the way you put them together.

    And I also love that you turned a frustrating experience into a good thing. :) Inspiring!

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  5. Oh if you're gonna post some tips later then I have a question for you...
    Has your split-cam ever gotten stuck? or jammed? I ordered this camera last year and it only takes the first shot, but it won't let me take the second. So basically it works like a regular 35mm camera. :[

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  6. Where do you get your camera rolls developed? I always find that to be the downside to still playing with rolls of film compared to digital printing methods.

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    1. Our local drugstore still does one hour photo.

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  7. These are so cool, I've never seen one of those before, I want one!

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  8. Very cool effect. Those photos turned out great!

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  9. Woah these are so neat! I'm definitely going to add this to my wishlist now :) I can't wait to see part two!

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  10. Wow great! I thought of buying one but its not my priority right now. Hopefully soon!

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  11. Oh I absolutely love these shots! I might need to add a split-cam to my collection soon...

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  12. woah!!! so amazing!! I need a camera like that! *_* what kind of film do i use for this one? Just normal film or any special? Can't wait for you next posts with pics and the tips :D

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  13. Those are SOO cool! I need to play with my Diana some more, I haven't even developed the film I've shot in it, you inspire me to use film but I'm sooo bad about developing the film! lame!

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  14. cool, I like the technique ;)

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  15. i like the looks of these. such dreamy like dimension!

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  16. Oooh I love all the multiple exposures Kaylah! :)

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  17. Awesome pics! And I have to tell you that I love the name you gave your 60D. But I'm biased because my name is Lori Beth :)

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  18. Lori Beth Denberg is a great name! It reminds me of my childhood and All That: SHHHHH! BE QUIET! THIS IS A LIBRARY!

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  19. These double exposures are super rad! You've inspired me make some photographs. I really want to play around with my manual film cameras now!! I'm going to make it a priority to shoot sometime this week...or maybe this weekend.

    xx Adrian

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  20. these photos are amazing!!!

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  21. oh, your post inspired me! i have been tired of lugging around bulky cameras and don't want to spend the money for film for my holga...so i purchased a split-cam and can't wait to see what happens!

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  22. Very awesome! I love that you still use film; I think it's a more sensual way of taking photos and connecting with them as art. And also, love the name of your camera! Too cute. :)

    Erin
    writedreamrunsing.blogspot.com

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  23. Gosh, these photos are so dreamy!

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  24. Amazing effects! I am inspired now, and since I don't have a split-cam- I need to play more with the multiple-exposure settings on my DSLR. Fun, fun, fun!

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  25. Whoa baby! I didn't even know they made such cameras. How cool! I must look for one of these now...

    And! I love your All That reference : ]

    Oh and the photos are amazing too haha. Really and truly!

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  26. And I totally love that your husband is wearing the same flannel shirt in this photo shoot as in the other split-cam photo shoot 2 years ago : ]

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  27. this is exactly what i need! my bf tried doing double exposures on a little film camera i have and ended up destroying the entire roll of film (complete with pictures)! pretty sad... but this is what he needs!

    on a side note, this reminds me of your blog
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96320457/70s-white-mushroom-skirt-wrap-skirt

    :)

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  28. It's like photoshop in camera form!

    www.brooklyn-wolf.blogspot.com

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  29. These photos loose amazing! Can't wait for your next post with tips about this camera, looks like a good one ;D

    Jen xx

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  30. These are awesome!
    I'm almost at the end of my first split cam film (it's been in there for over a year!) I can't wait to get it developed.

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  31. Lori Beth Denberg was my favorite All That cast member!!!

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  32. Does it take a special kind of film? I'd love to get one as a gift for my friend.

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  33. Love how ghostly these look. I've done some double exposures with my Diana camera but now I'm thinking about getting that split cam...

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  34. These are amazing! I've never heard of one of these before. I know want one. LOTS OF THEM! interesting how it got a really bad review on Amazon though.

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  35. These photos have a very eerie, otherworldly feel. I love them.

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  36. Haha this is fun. I originally it was going to be the top and bottom half of the picture, not too shots :)

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  37. So super duper cute! I've been wanting to get a split cam!!

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  38. awesome shots! i've never even heard of this camera before (despite having a collection of 13 toy cameras, ha!), but i love the effect! and you've inspired me to try out my oktomat camera again. the first time i used it the pictures turned out awesome but the second time my film was completely blank. i just assumed the camera was a bit useless, but i'm def gonna have to try it out again now!

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