Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hi, my name is Jahaira Romero and i'm part of the Shutter Bugs. I'm posting about a film picture that i took and telling you, my supporters and followers, about it. So lets begin! I took this picture when my my mom, my younger brother (Franscico), my older brother (Osvaldo) and I left a store and walk to the car. When we found a shopping cart next to our car. So Osvaldo stand on top of the shopping cart and look around. So while he was standing on top of the shopping cart I took the picture. This picture is my best, my favorite and I love it because my brother is in it and I love him. i call this picture "Stand Up. Look Up."

Hi, my name is Jahaira Romero and i'm in the Shutter Bug. I am posting what does this picture mean to me. So....

Friday, November 21, 2014


For the past few weeks the Shutterbugs have been learning how to do Cyanotypes under the expert tutulage of Stetson Art teacher extraordinaire Ms. Coyle and our Super-Intern Tiffany! Check out the

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Pinhole Photography (part 4) Meeting 10/21/14

Our pinhole cameras were spray painted, tested, and ready to roll!

We split up in groups and went out into the neighborhood, to find a good images. Everyone was able to take a photograph, and we had far more success than last time when it came time to develop them. There were some pretty cool images made!

Some of the photographs taken:

Just some quick shots. Properly scanning and inverting them (so they become positives and look like regular photos instead of negatives) will come later,

Next up; cyanotypes!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pinhole Photography (part 3) Meeting 10/14/14

Philly Photo Day had just recently occurred so we spent some time getting a few Shutterbugs who had images from it to submit their photos. Then it was back to sorting out the pinhole cameras. As there were some issues with the pinholes last meeting, we decided to spray paint all the cans black on the inside to help prevent any light getting in and reflecting throughout the can.

After a quick test later on, we found the majority of cameras were all able to make some good images now!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pinhole Photography (part 2) Meeting 10/7/14

This week the Shutterbugs were in the darkroom for the first time, and got to try out the pinhole cameras they created the week before!

After a quick test to roughly determine a good exposure time, everyone went off and tried it out themselves. There were some issues that need to be worked out, as a number of images came out black, but that's just a part of working with pinholes, especially for the first time.

There were however a few images that came out!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pinhole Cameras!(part 1) Meeting 9/30/14

We started with a quick crit of work taken over the week.

Then the shutterbugs began creating their very own pinhole cameras, which is a camera created out of something light tight such as a can, box, or really anything you want.

Everyone had a can and we sealed up the lids and edges with tape to make them light tight, then drilled a hole (this is how the light will reach the light sensitive paper, and imprint the image) in each box. A few more holes and minor adjustments will be made next meeting, and then we'll be able to start making photographs with them!