Homemade Camera Podcast
E52 Graham Hufton AKA Chickenthumbs

E52 Graham Hufton AKA Chickenthumbs

June 21, 2020

This episode features a conversation with Graham Hufton, otherwise known as Chicken Thumbs (https://www.instagram.com/chickenthumbs/) a Canadian living in Manhattan. We learn about his career in Industrial Design, including office furniture, museum exhibits, deodorant, and other things you will find in Target. 


We talk about “gendered” design and how different visual cues are as much a result of the manufacturing process as with the target demographic. 


Graham mentions the book Master Shipwright’s Secrets:  https://www.amazon.com/Warship-Tyger-shipwrights-secrets-Restoration/dp/1472838386

E51 Graham, Nick and Ethan Catch Up

E51 Graham, Nick and Ethan Catch Up

June 7, 2020

In this episode, Graham, Nick and Ethan catch up on some of their projects.  They talk about the new Raspberry Pi Camera and digital camera possibilities; Nicks progress on his 8x10; his experience with the Universal Speed camera, and with the Kracken.  

The gang talks about the next issue of the Homemade Camera Zine, and ways to make photographic images without a camera


Gunpowder prints/hybrid gunpowder prints: http://christophercolville.com/

Camera Lucida: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugv0XhUd2l4


Dave Allen:  https://davidsallen.com/portfolio-items/pretty-photos/

Flaver D Miro-2C Camera : https://www.flickr.com/photos/17202358@N00/49898532846/

E50 Nicole Small

E50 Nicole Small

May 21, 2020

For this episode, we welcome Nicole Small to discuss her homemade cameras, her love of pinhole photography and how she found herself as a (self) portrait artist. 

You can find her work in these locations and follow along with the discussions:




She mentions friend Mark Boucier and how he got her into photography.

The use of micro drill bits vs. pins for drilling pinholes. Here's a link to some:  (https://smile.amazon.com/XLX-Circuit-Carbide-Tungsten-Jobber/dp/B01LWP84P7/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=micro+drill+bit+set+.10&qid=1588605831&sr=8-2)

Nicole works quite a bit with Cyanotype and the variant Cyanotype Rex developed by Terry King:




Also, direct positive cyanotypes:



Direct positive black and white processing links:




Color Direct Positive Filter Set:


Nicole talks about one of her biggest influencers, Randy Mayer a large-format photography teacher she bumped into at a camera store who became an influence in her technical photographic life and pushed her into doing a solo exhibit. 


OneOnOneArts on Facebook








https://soundtrapstudios.com/Sound_trap_studios/Home.html (Robbie Cribbs)

E49 Enlargers and stuff

E49 Enlargers and stuff

May 7, 2020

We start off the show with a discussion on how to make an enlarger from photographic stuff most photographers have around the house. 

Then, there's a talk about a pinhole project Graham is putting together which Nick insists should be called the Kraken 612 Triclops Predator. We also talk about Nicole Small (https://www.instagram.com/nicolesmall_oneonone/) ahead of the next episode when she will be our guest for the whole show. 

Chris Peregoy's Pinhole Blender site is mentioned (http://www.pinholeblender.com/) along with the Mr. Pinhole pinhole calculator site (https://www.mrpinhole.com/calcpinh.php)

Also talked about is JOE VAN CLEAVE’s Advent Camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg3utTjG2ZE&t=477s

Nick tries to steal Graham's Canomorpic name for his own project, (though he does write it Can-O-Morphic so it may get past the Trademark police), a whole-roll 360 degree camera.

We talk about Perry Ge's work adapting various lenses to his Pentax 6X7 and a special pimp-out accessory for his X-Pan.

Lastly, one of the ugliest cars ever, the Local Motors Rally Fighter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rally_Fighter makes a cameo.

Thanks Robbie! http://soundtrapstudios.com/Sound_trap_studios/Home.html

E48 Giveaway Drawing

E48 Giveaway Drawing

April 20, 2020

We start out with a variation on the Desert Island Camera question, a Quarantine Island camera and morph that into talking about cameras we can build with junk you have hanging around the house. Hint: Kites, Rockets, Coconuts, Plasti-Dip and Hardie Board. 

Then, we use the Google Random Number Generator to give away several sets of Holga Masks and an early Kraken 612 development model. 

Through the end of April you can get 15% off a Kraken 612 using the code RELEASETHEKRAKEN15 at my Etsy Store. 


You can see all about the Kraken 612 at http://frozenphoton.com/

We move on to a discussion about what we've been doing in life and in cameras:

Nick: Hiding out at home and finishing up some regular work. Finding half-done projects. 8X10 camera build.

Ethan:  Crowd-sourced Ventilators.  Formed (joined?) small International group of 8-12 people to work on non-digital ventilators for people who may need lower-tech ventilators that get around the need for expensive and possibly hard to source digital components.  After starting with valves. In one week produced 2 working prototype, ready for testing. This ventilator uses mechanical/pneumatic controllers instead of digital ones. The key is a 4-way diverter valve, allowing a degree of analog logic control of the airflow.  Working on patent language (not for patent, but for clarity of communicating the concepts and design). Online source of projects. Ethan’s team, openventilator.io . . . , is now ranked 5 and may go to number one by the time you hear this.  


Graham: LIFE: Teaching online. Different. No commute time to get my head ready. Routine is good. Most students seem to be taking to the format. Starting up a DND game. 

Cameras: To get my mojo back, I took out a Bronica EC-TL for the first time in a long time. The Kraken is on sale. Changed the license. Shot my 4 X 10 but haven’t developed yet. 

Nick talks about long sticks in the time before drones.

Thanks Robbie! https://soundtrapstudios.com/Sound_trap_studios/Home.html

E47 Dave Walker and his Atomic Goodness

E47 Dave Walker and his Atomic Goodness

April 7, 2020

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. 


The Revenge of Analog David Sax (https://smile.amazon.com/Revenge-Analog-Real-Things-Matter/dp/1610398211/ref=sr_1_2?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=the+revenge+of+analog&qid=1584980508&sr=8-2


Graeme of Sunny 16mm https://sunny16podcast.com/ 


Wood and Graphite YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJOStpzNewBJ0XfhRSsmfw)

Dave: beaver1801 (https://www.instagram.com/beaver1801/) on Instagram. Also on http://insusers.com/beaver1801 

Contacts: Dave: https://www.instagram.com/davethewalker80/

Nick: Nick@homemadecamera.com

Ethan: Ethan@cameradactyl.com

Graham: Graham@homemadecamera.com 

Thanks Robbie!

Also, go to http://frozenphoton.com/kraken/ to learn more about the Kraken now that it's been released. 

Release the Kraken

Release the Kraken

March 28, 2020

The digital files for the Kraken are available for download right now. 


E46 Matt Bechberger

E46 Matt Bechberger

March 21, 2020

This week the gang talks to Matt Bechberger, longtime listener and contributor of some excellent cameras to the first Homemade Camera Podcast Zine!  Matt is launching a new kickstarter campaign for Reveni labs, making a shoe mounted light meter.  Check out the project here:


E45 - Thanks

E45 - Thanks

March 7, 2020

In this episode the boys talk about their photographic mentors; how many shots in a roll are good, and if that matters; a chicken parade, whatever that is; future builds and what they've been up to this past week, including laser camera triggers; SWAT team device programming, making 3D printed pens, Drawing, and of course, camerabuilding.


Also, on a whim, Ethan made a Zine, check it out here: https://www.cameradactyl.com/buttergrip/camerastickers




Photographic Cameras and Accessories by Paul Hasluck ed.




E44 - Sandeha Lynch

E44 - Sandeha Lynch

February 22, 2020

This week Nick and Ethan have the pleasure of talking to Sandeha Lynch.  Master Camera Builder and sculptor, Sandeha has some excellent work on his website at http://www.sandehalynch.com/  and is a pretty big fixture on the facebook analog photo community groups.  Check out his website, and follow along with the show!




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