This episode was recorded during the early stages of the worldwide Coronavirus scare in the Western Hemisphere and we start of with talking about a crowdsourcing project that Ethan is working on.
Facebook group: Opensource Covid-19 medical supplies
Multiple crowd-sourced projects: #projectopenair #coventchallenge
Designing in OnShape (https://www.onshape.com/)
We eventually move on to talk to Dave Walker (https://www.instagram.com/davethewalker80/) and he tells us about how he got into cameras, photography and tinkering and about the atomic nature of his day job. He talks about the Bulldog 4X5 camera (https://www.ephotozine.com/article/bulldog-5x4-self-assembly-camera-large-format-review-7560) which is unfortunately no longer available.
He also talks a bit about a digital camera he built for infrared work in the darkroom using a car back-up camera.
The big reason we wanted to talk to Dave is his work with LCD shutters and their capabilities. They are very cool.
We move on to the Covid Camera Challenge: Build a camera at home with parts on-hand as low-tech or as high-tech as you want it to be. Build it and take pictures of it and send them to us. We will put together a PDF zine of the projects. If you can’t use it because you can’t get it developed or can’t get the film or whatever, that’s cool. We are aiming at an end of May deadline on this project.
Graeme of Sunny 16mm https://sunny16podcast.com/
Wood and Graphite YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJOStpzNewBJ0XfhRSsmfw)
Contacts: Dave: https://www.instagram.com/davethewalker80/
Also, go to http://frozenphoton.com/kraken/ to learn more about the Kraken now that it's been released.