Fall Photo Challenge 2022: Night Photography (Oct 9-Nov 20)

Bikes and Film Cameras Club

Hello folks! It’s time for the second Bikes and Film Cameras Photo Challenge! This challenge is open to anyone who loves both bicycles and film photography. You don’t need to be a member of the club, but it wouldn’t hurt!

The theme for the fall challenge is Night Photography. (And yes, déjà vu: It’s the same as our first challenge!) Let’s see your shots from after dark! The challenge will happen from Sunday October 9th 2022 through Sunday November 20, 2022. All times local. Here’s the nitty gritty:

  • Photos need to be taken after sunset and before sunrise.
  • Photos need to be taken with a film camera. 35mm, 120, instant, it doesn’t matter what kind of film or what kind of film camera, as long as it was shot on film.
  • Photos need to be taken on a bike ride.
  • There doesn’t need to be a bicycle in the photo…

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PRICE REDUCED: Bikes and Film Cameras Club membership WITH cameras (Pentax IQZoom 928 and Canon Snappy K)

Bikes and Film Cameras Club

Hey folks! I’ve had both these cameras with memberships around for a few months, and no takers. I’m a bit amazed, as I priced these combos to have exceptional value. You not only get a Bikes and Film Cameras Club membership ($20) but you get a film-testedcamera, a roll of color film, and a battery if needed. (Have you checked the price of film these days? If you haven’t, finding sub $10 color film is now all but impossible.) 1 And prices for some camera batteries is as much as film! I want to make it easy for people to get into film photography. But instead of being bitter, I’m going to make it easier for you folks: I’m reducing the price on these combos.

First up: The Canon Snappy K camera is a circa 1988 compact 35mm point and shoot. It is very basic and simple to use:…

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Coffeeneuring Challenge 2022: Year 12

Yes! The challenge is back for another year!

Does anyone know what time it is? I’ll tell you. It’s time for the 2022 Coffeeneuring Challenge, now in its 12th year.On October 7, the Chasing Mailboxes Coffeeneuring Challenge is back and this time we have an Intern to help run the challenge! If you ride a bike and drink coffee or tea (or even hot chocolate, coffee stouts, or cider) please consider this fall challenge.

The Coffeeneuring Challenge is a time to mellow out, slow down the pedal strokes, and make the most of a delicious time of year by lingering over a cup of your favorite fall beverage. This challenge offers an opportunity to connect virtually or in-person with others, and can also be a time to carve out space for solitary contemplation over a beverage. Let’s coffeeneur our way through the changing seasons.

Coffeeneuring. Photo credit Lisa Aurigemma

The Coffeeneuring Challenge is not a race. Rides can…

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Film photography blogs you should follow

Bikes and Film Cameras Club

The creepy night flash bike portrait. 10 July 2022. Pentax IQZoom 928/Fuji 200

Hey folks! Jim Grey over at the Down The Road blog has posted his annual list of film photography blogs. Both this blog plus our sister blog Urban Adventure League is listed, yay! You should check out the full list for other cool blogs here.

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Ride Report: Bikes and Film Cameras Club, Sat 9 July 2022

Bikes and Film Cameras Club

Instax pic of me taken with a Graflex by ovsyankinaphotography

My first Bikes and Film Cameras Club Ride happened last July. I didn’t intend for the second one to happen a year later, but that’s how it goes sometimes. On Saturday July 9th we had a good crew of a dozen who met me at the Paul Bunyan Statue in the Kenton neighborhood of North Portland. There was a good selection of cameras, from toy to advanced, 35mm to medium format to large format on Instax. Unfortunately I did not check out and record everyone’s cameras, though next time I definitely will.

The ride itself was just a hair under 15 miles (24 km.) The route concentrated on the water’s edge of the North Portland Peninsula. I forgot to record the route on Ride With GPS, but here are the stops after Paul Bunyan:

  1. The secret old Vanport bridge abutment…

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Bikes and Film Cameras Club WITH Canon Snappy K 35mm camera

Bikes and Film Cameras Club

The Canon Snappy K camera is a circa 1988 compact 35mm point and shoot. It is very basic and simple to use: a 35mm f/3.8 fixed focus lens that focuses from five feet away to infinity and a flash that’s there if you need it. Besides motor drive, that’s about it for features. And that’s all you need to start shooting film!

This kit with camera is just $40 plus shipping. Please note that it does not include batteries, but since they are common AAs, you should already have some. (Don’t worry, film is still included!) You can purchase this camera here.

Photos from this camera can be found in the dynamic flickr album below.

The meetup by Hollywood Theatre. 11 July 2022

And don’t forget, the Bikes and Film Cameras Club with Pentax IQZoom 928 kit is still available for $60 plus shipping! You can buy that here.

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