Film’s Not Dead – Polaroid Land Camera & Fuji FP100c

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There is something incredibly rewarding about instant film. It’s somewhere between the actual instant gratification of digital and the excitement of shooting a roll of film and waiting for the negatives to come back. Waiting for the photo to magically develop right in front of you is a fun indulgence that the next generation may not understand. I was so excited to find a Polaroid Land Camera 330 and a Polaroid Land Camera 210 recently for less than $15. After some, well, a lot, of elbow grease cleaning up exploded Polaroid batteries (vinegar works great!) and then tracking down the awkward 3v batteries here I was ready to buy film and start shooting! For the Polaroid “pack film” style land cameras you have two main options. For these photos I used Fuji Film FP-100c. You can buy it online or at your local photo shop. The black and white option of this film, FP-3000B has sadly been discontinued but you can still buy it online, for now.

On Saturday I headed out to the Oregon coast with some friends to enjoy the wonderful weather. I brought my Petri FT EE rangefinder camera to run a roll of film though it, the Kodak Signet and the Polaroid 330. (As well as the Canon 5D mk3). Needless to say I had a ton of fun on the beach. We went to Heceta Head Lighthouse and then drove north to the historic waterfront of Newport, OR for some chowder and then over the hill to Corvallis and home. I managed to snap a few good photos with the Polaroid but they sure are hard to hold on to! When someone sees you peeling apart the photo it seems like they instantly want to take it home with them! Here are two of the favorite shots that came home with me.

Newport Oregon Boats Polaroid Land FP100cHeceta Head Polaroid Land FP100cIf you haven’t liked me on Facebook yet do so to see my latest work, I just started an album for my film escapades! I’m excited to send out some Polaroid shots with my next round of filmporvida cards. If you didn’t catch my last post about that you can see it here.

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Mt. Pisgah Engagement Photo Book

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Winter in Eugene Oregon can be slow for photographers, but I have been fortunate to be booked solid with sessions and creative projects despite the changing season. Today I wanted to share with you one of the great ways to display your photos and insure that they aren’t just saved on your computer and never looked at again. What good is that amazing photo session if no one else ever sees what it capture, after all? My 5x7in photo books are just the right size to carry with you and show off to friends and family. They come with thick durable pages and amazing print quality. I can’t tell you how many people have fallen in love with the custom designed books that I can provide!

Just take a look at this book of images from Rita and Juan’s Fall Engagement Session at Mount Pisgah. They wanted a way to share the memories of their engagement at their wedding which will also be taking place at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum this summer. This is definitely the ticket and it will make a great companion to their wedding album.

If you would like to see a printed sample of the book you can view photos on this post about Sarah and Chayne’s Spencer Butte Engagement. Prices on my books start at just $60 shipped to you and they come in a whole slew of sizes and finishes. Just ask what I recommend for your photos and I’ll gladly buy you a coffee and show you my samples!

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 Lacey LaDuke Photography
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2014 Eugene Wedding and Engagement Special!

It’s that time of year! 2014 Brides are kicking it into high gear and booking their wedding photographers left and right. I have already filled 3/4 of my available weekends with super awesome amazing couples from all over Eugene, Springfield, Spokane and various other unique Pacific Northwest wedding venues.

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I just wanted to put up this post to remind all of you who are getting married in March or April that I offer wedding photography discounts for last minute weddings. Just because you are getting down to the wire doesn’t mean you have to pay a premium price for amazing wedding photos. By booking last minute you can save upwards of 50% off of my packages.

How do I offer such a great rate? It’s easy! By booking in the 11th hour you are saving me time and my time is valuable. Standard -year in advance- brides require an initial consult, a contract signing consult, an engagement session, engagement print consult, time spent creating custom photo invitations, guest books, photo place markers, etc. I LOVE doing these things, but if you save me 20 hours of time by not doing these things it will obviously be reflected in my pricing.

Are you afraid you can’t afford an awesome photographer on your budget? Give me a call or shoot me a message. It never hurts to ask and you may be pleasantly surprised at the result!

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 Lacey LaDuke Photography
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The Aman Family – Dorris Ranch – Springfield, Oregon

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Lacey LaDuke Photography has been hard at work here in the Eugene/Springfield Area. I’m playing catch up on some wonderful fall family portraits on the blog today. I had a great time going out with Jessica and her family, even if the boys weren’t so hot on the idea of posing nicely for the camera. We ran all over Dorris Ranch Park and climbed fences, threw leaves, rode on tractors and even searched all over for  an ‘invisible cow’. If you want to see my favorite image click this link. It might not be a ‘postcard’ worthy moment but I laughed so hard when poor Tucker was losing his mind. Oh and don’t mind the shoe-less kids. We were lucky that we convinced them to keep their shirts on, let alone their boots! Once the boys were just about worn out we finally got them all to sit still for a couple of group photos. I can’t wait to work with them again, so much fun!

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Postcard Exchange Program – Film Por Vida

 

LaDuke PhotographyLately I’ve been spending more and more time and energy on my collection of old film cameras. I have been lucky enough to grow my collection to about 30 cameras which I have been running film through at a crazy rate. This led me to seek out other film photography enthusiasts.  One of the first things that I ran across was a program called “Film Por Vida” which is a print exchange program where you slap a stamp on one of your prints and send it out to a friend or total stranger. (See the link below for more on Film Por Vida, including a link to the mailing list). I’ve already received 2 post cards. One from my friend Moni who has set up her own Print Exchange Program HERE and another from a complete stranger who must have found me on the mailing list. If you want to exchange prints you can use the contact form below to send me your address! I’ve sent out about a dozen and I can’t wait to send more!

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