Well Episode 01 – The Sprocket Rocket was a blast! Gabriel had just a week to learn about the Sprocket Rocket – and more than that – just a week to learn all about film photography!
I’ve been using film since I got a Single Lens Reflex Camera (SLR) when I was 10 years old. Gabriel had never even handled a roll of film – and – if you’ve watched Episode 01 – didn’t even know which way up it went!
So the results are in.
Gabriel went on a tour around town, got lured into a teeth whitening experience, took a blurred selfie and had to continually stop himself from checking the back of the camera to see his latest shot – because there’s no LCD display on the back of a film camera! Here are his first ever shots on film:
They look great! Especially the accidental double-exposure because he forgot to wind the film on!
I went out with the Sprocket Rocket too. Here’s what I came back with, captured in chemistry:
Actually, that’s a bit of a cheat because I went out with a roll of colour film first and came back with nothing!
What do you think of the Sprocket Rocket? Fancy trying it out?
In Episode 01, the challenge is to learn all we can about the Lomography Sprocket ... Read more