I captured these exposures using an old Kodak DuaFlex IV camera my Grand Father gave me a few years ago. Kodak dis-continued production of the DuaFlex in 1960. The camera has two exposure settings – short and long; the focus is fixed and the view finder is a clunky piece of glass on the top.
The simplicity of the Duaflex draws me in. I can’t get too fancy because there is nothing to get fancy about. All you can do is frame the shot, give a good guess about exposure and snap the photo.
It has taken me sometime to gather these exposures and figure out how to use the vintage TLR camera. I snapped the 24 exposure roll back in August and today I am finally seeing the results. The black squiggly worm-like lines are little specks of dust that clung to the film. Apparently, I charged the film while transferring it from roll to roll. I think they add to the exposures, with the one they even look like a murder of crows.
To make these exposures happen I had to undergo the following steps:
- Purchase 120 film
- The camera’s standard film is 620, which is no longer in production, so I had to transfer to a new spool (hence the dust).
- Go to the dam
- Take the pictures with no light meter and nothing more than my better judgement
- Move to Burlington where I could find a camera shop to process the film
- Ask them to process the photos to a DVD
- Upload and resize the photos on my dated laptop while in a café eating a sandwich.
- Write this post
- Push Publish.
Sorry, I went a little a little over-board. Anyway, enjoy the 6 pictures that sort of turned out from the 24. I bought two more rolls with hopes of improvement. I am thinking I’ll get some mountain shots this time.