Thrift Store Gem – Olympus Stylus Zoom 80


When we visited Astoria last summer I picked up an Olympus Stylus Zoom 80 for 5 bucks at the best little thrift shop.  I decided to shoot my favorite film through it, Tri-x, as my first roll. My usual subject being the small town I live in, with a gust appearance by Mt Hood.

LOVED using this camera. And I am also really loving the results. I am tempted to make this my new compact travel camera.


Mt Hood



I brought the camera with me to Spokane when I visited family in August and shot some portraits. I will share them when I get around to scanning them.


Geeky Bits

Camera: Olympus Stylus Zoom 80
Film: Kodak Tri-x
Stand developed for 1 hour in Adonal.


Holga GTLR Take 3 – Holga Week


Before I’d gotten the results back from the lab, I decided to throw caution to the wind and try out the Holga GTLR for Holga Week back in July. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my act together in time to submit them to the website, but here they are. I am very pleased with the way they turned out and, as I’ve said time and again, I really enjoy using this camera.

These were all taken around my home around town.

little red wagon

The Stuff by the fence

Donut Fix


Geeky Bits:

Camera: Holga GTLR
Film: Portra 160
developed by Blue Moon Camera and Machine.


Holga GTLR Take 2 – Astoria


In my last photoblog I posted the blurry results from the first roll through my Holga GTLR. I thought for my next few posts I’d share more results from that camera.

Happy to have figured out the error of my ways, I brought it with me on a weekend  trip to Astoria, Oregon.  I had a lot of fun with it, once I realized the camera wasn’t broken!




Geeky Bits:

Camera: Holga GTLR
Film: Top photo: expired slide film (I can’t remember which  brand!) Bottom two photos: Portra 160
cross processed by lab (Blue Moon in Portland, Oregon).


Dispatches from a shy street photographer: user error


Today’s image is the last of my street photography series. I am not sure it even really qualifies as street photography. I shot two rolls through my Holga GTLR in bulb mode and this is the one photo from those two rolls that I actually kind of like. It was shot in Portland. I like the Holga GTLR for street photography and I will try this again. Hopefully with more attention to detail.

Geeky Bits

Camera: Holga GFN 120 GFNTL
Film: Acros 100
Stand developed in Adonal for 1 hour.


Dispatches from a shy street photographer – Post Alley


Here is a photo from Seattle. This is Post Alley, otherwise known as the Gum Wall. So yeah, on the walls on either side of this romantic-looking couple are layers and layers of germs and bacteria. (eww)


Geeky bits

Camera: Canon EOS 650
Film: Fuji Neopan 400
Develop in Kodak D-76