shackman multishot 102 – part two

land camera, instant camera

Last month I shared a little about my newest camera, the shackman multishot 102, which was an incredible gift from a reader. I am LOVING this thing. I’m only a few packs of film in but it’s easily one of my favorite cameras.

It’s biggest downfall is that it’s a pretty awkwardly shaped camera that doesn’t fit in any of my camera bags (…and I own a lot of camera bags!) so I have to carry it around in a separate tote. I wish it were easier to haul around but I think that might lead to me taking too many photos. Since the film compatible with this camera is no longer in production and super expensive now it’s kind of a good thing I can’t take it with me all the time. I really am trying to ration my film but when you have a new toy like this it’s hard to not shoot it.

instant film, instant photo, pack film
Cleveland, bridge, black and white instant film

One thing I’m interested in experimenting with more is taking the first photo then rotating the camera before taking the second, like I did in the photo above. The one at the top of this post of my nieces (which I bartered for. Told them I’d go to the pond with them if they let me take their photo. I was going to the pond anyway…) is the first one I took like this and I reeeeeally love it. I’ve really been looking forward to shooting more portraits like that but truth be told, I rarely see my friends in daylight. That sounds like a strange thing to say but everyone just gets off work so late I don’t get to use this camera around them since shooting in anything other than bright sun is out of the question. Perhaps it’s time to pick up an external flash so I’m not as limited.

Author: Kaylah

Just a green haired gal from Cleveland, Ohio.

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