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I wasn’t planning on getting any more cameras just yet but whilst shooting at the markets, my girlfriend Jess pointed out this Polaroid MiniPortrait 402. It wasn’t pretty, being covered in dust and very grubby and the seller wasn’t sure if it worked but I took a chance on it and scored it for $30aud. Got it home and cleaned it up, looks pretty and works fine! No focus adjustment, comes with a built in tape measure, focus is at 1.2 meters. My next project is to make a set of lens caps so that I can do a quadruple exposure whilst covering 3 of the lenses at a time, that way I can have 4 unique shots instead of 4 of the same! Has a removable back and takes the same pack film as the land cameras, which is now made by Fujifilm! Shutter speeds are 60, 125 and bulb. Aperture settings are 8, 16 and 32 with half stops in between.

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I am just a few clicks away from hitting 25000 shutter releases on my D7000. I know that anyone can hold down a shutter button and take thousands of frames, but for me, I think it marks an important milestone in my photography. I carry a camera with me as much as possible, almost every day. Whatever I see, I am constantly assessing it for composition, lighting, thinking about depth of field and making pictures has become a part of my thought process in daily life. I have noticed a lot of changes to how I approach taking pictures. I take far less frames of each subject now and pass up opportunities of capturing something if it will not achieve my vision of it, instead thinking of how to properly set it up later. I really want to make photography into a career. I am considering ditching my day job for part time work while I try to make it by myself, photography jobs are hard to come by. I’d really like to work in a studio with a bunch of other creative people, that is my dream. Anyways, here are a few pictures that I shot in my living room last night.

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Take care, thanks for reading!

Michael Jolliffe
www.michaeljolliffe.com