Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer 127 Day is coming!

On the 12th of July, in just one short month, summer 127 Day will be here! It's time to get your 127-format cameras ready and make sure you have film for them.

127 Film Photography will feature 127-format photographs made on July 12, 2017, in a special exhibition. You're invited to participate.

No fees, no competition, just a friendly virtual community joining together to make 127-format photos on July 12, 2017.

To show your work,
  1. Take 127-format photographs on July 12, 2017.
  2. Send one of those photographs to 127 Film Photography. Please email one jpg file, 500 pixels wide, to 127filmformat ~at~ gmail.com, by August 12, 2017.
  3. In the subject line of your email, type "July 2017 127 Day."
  4. In the body of the email, please include the copyright symbol, your name, the title of the photograph, location, camera and film types, and your website address (or other link to your work). In that order. Please follow this example:

    ©J. M. Golding, Out of nowhere, northern California, USA, Kodak Brownie Fiesta, ReraPan, http://www.jmgolding.com
 

All types of 127 film format are welcome, whether the film began its life as 127, or you used 35 mm film in a 127 camera, or you respooled 46mm film, or you cut down 120 film to 127 size ... or maybe you have a technique that I don't know about yet - if so, please tell me so I can share it with others who love this format (with full credit to you, of course - or perhaps you'd like to write a short article for 127 Film Photography about it!). Photos made on 127 film in a different size camera are welcome too.

I will publish all photos received (as long as they do not contain images of nudity, violence, or exploitation).

I look forward to seeing your 127 Day photos!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

National Gallery of Art Stairs by Mike Maguire

© Mike Maguire, National Gallery of Art Stairs, Washington, DC, United States, Detrola HW camera, ReraPan 100 127 film

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

127 Day Online Exhibition - January 27, 2017

Here is 127 Film Photography's inaugural 127 Day online exhibition. A small, but dedicated, group of artists, spanning two continents and all photographing on January 27, 2017, created these images.

Join us for the next 127 Day, on the 12th of July, 2017! If you'd like to be reminded of 127 Day and the submission deadline, please use the "Follow 127 Film Photography by email" link to the right. You'll receive not only reminders, but also posts about all things 127.


©2017 Eben Ostby, The Triumphal Median, Richmond, CA, United States, Kodak Baby Brownie Special (flipped lens), respooled 46mm Kodak Portra 400



©2017 William Mellott, In the shadows it lurks, Tainan, Taiwan, Bullet camera, Efke 100



©2017 Robert Schneider, Barbie, Sur la Plage, Rolleiflex 4x4 (Baby Rollei), Kodak Verichrome Pan (expired 1981)



©2017 Mika Morizaki, Basking in the sun, Kanagawa, Japan,  Rolleiflex 4x4, Kawauso-shoten ReraChrome100



©2017 Jim Rohan, untitled, Ipswitch, MA, United States, Orion, Ansco All-Weather Pan (expired 1964)



©2017 J. M. Golding, Into the morning, northern California, United States, Kodak Brownie Fiesta, Kodak Verichrome Pan (expired 1975)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Don't forget to send your 127 Day pictures!

I hope everyone had a great 127 Day!

This is just a reminder that the deadline to submit your 127-format photo taken on January 27, 2017 is this coming Monday, February 27. Don't forget to email one photo, as described here. Photos will be published in an online exhibition right here at 127 Film Photography.

©J. M. Golding, Below the visible world, northern California, USA, Kodak Brownie Fiesta, Kawauso-shoten ReraPan 100, http://www.jmgolding.com

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Wonderful camera

Jim Rohan sends these images of a - literally - Wonderful 127 camera and its packaging. I haven't been able to find this camera anywhere else except for a site called Price Minister, which notes that although this camera is not expensive, no one is currently offering it for sale on the site.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Orion box

The Orion plastic 127 camera came in a box with this written on the side.


Contributed by Jim Rohan.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Happy 127 Day!

Happy 127 Day, fellow 127 enthusiasts!

If you only use that 127 camera once (or twice, or three times) a year, today is the day! I encourage you to make pictures on 127 film today (whether the film came that way, or you modified 35mm or 120 film to fit a 127-format camera). And to send your favorite to 127FilmFormat ~at~ gmail.com, to be published with the others made around the world today. All the details are here.


Wishing you good light, and happy photographing!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tomorrow is 127 Day!

Tomorrow is 127 Day!

Don't forget to load that wonderful old camera with 127 film (whether it came that way, or is 35mm or 120 that you modified to fit) so you'll be ready to make pictures with it tomorrow.

And don't forget to send your favorite picture from tomorrow to 127FilmFormat ~at~ gmail.com ... All the details are here.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 127 Day is coming!

The next 127 Day is Friday, January 27, 2017.

I invite you to celebrate this day by sending me one photograph that you make on 127 film on January 27, 2017. I will publish all photographs.

All types of 127 film format are welcome, whether the film began its life as 127, or you used 35 mm film in a 127 camera, or you cut down 120 film to 127 size ... or maybe you have a technique that I don't know about yet - if so, please tell me so I can share it with others who love this format. Photos made on 127 film in a different size camera are welcome too.

I encourage you to get your 127 camera and film ready!

Please email one jpg file, 500 pixels wide, to 127filmformat ~at~ gmail.com, by February 27, 2017.

In the subject line of your email, type "January 2017 127 Day."

In the body of the email, please include the copyright symbol, your name, the title of the photograph, location, camera and film types, and your website address (or other link to your work). In that order. Please follow this example:

©J. M. Golding, In this silence I hear your voice, northern California, USA, Kodak Brownie Fiesta, Kodak Verichrome Pan (expired 12/75), http://www.jmgolding.com

I look forward to seeing your 127 Day pictures!






Submit to 127 Film

127 Film welcomes your 127 photos, articles, and questions. All materials will be curated for relevance and quality, according to 127 Film's subjective standards.

Photos

Please email photos on 127 film as jpg files, 500 pixels wide, to 127filmformat ~at~ gmail.com.

In the subject line of your email, type "Photo(s) for 127 Film."

In the body of the email, please include the copyright symbol, your name, the title of the photograph, camera and film types, and your website address (or other link to your work). In that order. Please follow this example:

©J. M. Golding, In this silence I hear your voice, Kodak Brownie Fiesta, Kodak Verichrome Pan (expired 12/75), http://www.jmgolding.com

Photo Series

Please email series of up to 12 photos on 127 film as jpg files, 500 pixels wide, to 127filmformat ~at~ gmail.com. Please don't zip files.

In the subject line of your email, type "Photo Series for 127 Film."

In the body of the email, please include the copyright symbol, your name, the title of the series, a brief statement about the work (250 words or less), camera and film types, and your website address (or other link to your work).

Articles

Please email articles directly relevant to 127 film photography as Word files to 127filmformat ~at~ gmail.com.

In the subject line of your email, type "Article for 127 Film."

In the body of the email, please include  the copyright symbol, your name, and your website address (or other link to your work).

Articles are subject to editing.

Questions

Please email questions about 127 film photography to  127filmformat ~at~ gmail.com.

In the subject line of your email, type "Question for 127 Film."

In the body of the email, please include your name and your website address (or other link to your work), if you would like attribution.

Questions will be posted, and readers invited to answer in the comments section.

Welcome to 127 Film!

Hello, and welcome to 127 Film!

This is a worldwide community where people making analogue photographs in 127 format can learn from and inspire one another.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day has its own website. Holga Week has one too. I couldn't find one for 127 Day ... so I decided to make one.

127 Day comes three times a year.
  • January 27 (1/27, in American-style notation)
  • July 12 (12/7, in European-style notation)
  • December 7 (12/7, in American-style notation)
It's a day to remind ourselves to take out those quirky old cameras that use 127 film - and make pictures with them!


I also plan to publish:
  • reader questions - all readers are invited to respond to questions in the comments section
  • photographs and/or series of photographs made on 127 film
  • articles related to 127 film photography.
Images of nudity, violence, or exploitation will not be published on this site.

I welcome your comments, suggestions, and 127 film photographs, and I look forward to enjoying this format together. You can reach me at 127filmformat ~at~ gmail.com.

Happy 127 photographing!