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getOurBooks Recap contest!

The next person who shares their gOB camera image and story will be awarded this revered cult camera. It is loved since it is a first grade point-and-shoot.



Below you can see the kit.




getOurBooks Recap #3

Some time ago I reached out to former customers of mine who'd bought cameras from my webshop getOurBooks at Etsy. I've - since starting to sell the cameras two years ago - wanted to know what happens to them. Through the "getOurBooks Recap" some of the cameras get a story.

A lot of the submissions are awarded with really exciting token gifts. It is not too late to contribute!

Here is the third contribution:

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Alex John Brown:

Hi,

Below I have attached 2 images that I shot on the Canon Canonet 28 that I bought from your store and have also included a short brief about the images and some information about myself.

My name is Alex John Brown. I’m a young (23) London based photographer. My professional work is mainly fashion and portrait based, however I enjoy photography as a whole and will pretty much shoot anything if I think it will make a great picture. My personal work is more art based. The two images that I have included here are from an ongoing personal pro…

Eye Piece Modding

Since I wear glasses I wasn't happy with the small and all-metal viewfinder on my Fed 2 (to the left).


I'd attempted to apply an enhancing glass from a broken Voigtländer Vito B, but the added enhancing was too strong and made the viewfinder blurry.


So, this is the solution: Fasten a Canon rubber eye cup with Sugru - which is a kind of rubber glue which adheses to anything when dry after 24 hours. Good for the glasses, (sort of) easy to peel of if necessary.


My kind of retro!

the getOurBooks Recap #2

Some time ago I reached out to former customers of mine who'd bought cameras from my webshop getOurBooks at Etsy. I've - since starting to sell the cameras two years ago - wanted to know what happens to them. Through the "getOurBooks Recap" some of the cameras get a story.

A lot of the submissions are awarded with token gifts. It is not too late to contribute.

Here is the second contribution:

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Charlie Bonnet des Tuves

Hi Tobias, 

This is a cool idea, thanks for sharing it!

We are living in Seoul, South Korea. Quite an active city, perfect to enjoy street photography!


I am Swiss, working in a pharmaceutical company, in a marketing position. My wife is from The Philippines, she is an accessory designer.

Please find attached 3 pictures we could take with our Ricoh 500.


Quality isn't great due to the transfer from film to digital format, but the pictures represent quite well the atmosphere in Seoul. The first one is the entrance of Seoul's main fish market.


As …

the getOurBooks Recap #1

Some time ago I reached out to former customers of mine who'd bought cameras from my webshop getOurBooks at Etsy. I've - since starting to sell the cameras two years ago - wanted to know what happens to them. Through the "getOurBooks Recap" some of the cameras get a story.

A lot of the submissions are awarded with token gifts. It is not too late to contribute.

Here is the first contribution:

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Ryan Sanford, 31, Salt Lake City, USA.


I purchased an Olympus XA from you over a year ago. Since then, it has become my main camera, replacing an Olympus OM-1 and an Olympus Trip 35.

I have rarely shot with another of my cameras since I received this. I've taken it to Denver, Seattle, San Diego, and New York City twice.

I shoot to document my life, a lot of coming across as a street type of photography. I primarily use Ilford XP2 film for its graininess and lack of hue.



I don't have a picture of my XA, sorry. I'm usually the one behind the camera and I don't …

Sneak Peek

These are early scans of some candid street photos of last week in Göteborg. I used my Yashica 35 YL hanging on my chest. A 28 mm lens would be ideal. 40 mm is too tight.


Get Our Curious

Exciting things will begin here next week when the gOB Recap begins! Feel free to browse and comment on examples from the curious and gifted photographers that got their cameras from getOurBooks.

Uncap the Recap

Firmer Adventures

The other day I went to the next town to take pictures. I was nervously sleeping, preparing thoroughly.
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Picture These

For photographers it's always a common topic to discuss what camera(s) people use and why. Here's my current gear, and why.




In a later post I will relay my preferred drawing "companions".