We're planning to snap

BorderlineStraggler and I are off on a mini break tomorrow. One of the hardest things about going back to college has been trying to juggle college, work and a relationship. I have a great bar job which is round the corner from where I live, fits in around my college hours. Unfortunately bars are generally busy at evenings and weekends which means that I usually leave for work before BS gets home and when I get home after a 7 hour shift of serving thirsty theatre go-ers I am ready to flake. It is not uncommon for us to spend less than 3 hours awake together in a week. Whilst we both know that this is temporary(ish) and we need the money it doesn't make it any easier, so the prospect of three days together away from Hereford is very exciting.

BS studied photography at college and whenever we go away there is always a bag full of cameras and film but looking at the short list of cameras for this trip I think things are getting out of hand. If a picture says a thousand words we are taking at least a mobile library with us this time.

That is NINE cameras, and yes we probably will use them all. They are:

1. His Holga a trusty favourite which takes lovely leaky pictures. You will see lots of the holga's fine work on BorderlineStraggler's blog

2. 3-D camera. I cannot express how cool this little camera is without showing you the pictures it creates in real life. It is a twin lens analogue camera and you view the pictures through a plastic viewer. Can I please urge you to shun digital equivalents and get yourself an analogue 3-D camera. They are all kinds of fun.

3.This is my digital point and shoot camera, bought mainly because how cute it is and the shamelessly lifestyle porn advert on amazon. Never.

4. Super8 movie camera I am most excited about this camera. BS has bought splashed out on some Super8 film so we can make some proper silent, clunky, projector requiring, holiday home movies.

5. My instax mini 25s. This was bought with some of the proceeds from the Christmas pop-up shop. Several of the bloggers I *love* were waxing lyrical about these instant cameras and I couldn't resist.  It is a crowd pleaser whenever I take it out, the look of wonder on people's faces as a picture pops out of the side and then slowly appears before your eyes. Wonderful. You can get one of your very own on amazon

6. BS's Olympus trip. My husband never looks more like himself then when he has this camera slung over his shoulder. It brings the biggest grin to my face just to see this camera, it has captured some of our happiest memories.

7. This is my 35mm camera which gets precious little use but I think this trip is a good time to change that!

8. Another new-to-us camera. This is a Baby Brownie, it takes 127mm film and is going to be a fun experiment - hopefully we will find somewhere that will process it!

9. And finally.... Yes we have his and her's holgas. Mine is a limited edition White Stripes "Jack" holga. We also have a matching "Meg" which is a version of the Lomography Diana camera, but that camera is so finicky it never gets used. To be honest I am not great with the holga but I love BS's pics so much I always give it a go. 

Please take this post as fair warning that there are going to be some picture heavy posts in the next few weeks. Oh and the giant box of film in the picture at the top of this post - that is our cool bag which is going to get it's very first outing in this hideous heat I think.

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