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5 Frames With… Lomography Color Negative 100 (EI 80 / 120 / TerraPin OSKAR 6×9 f/165) – by Lorraine Healy5 Frames With… Lomography Color Negative 100 (EI 80 / 120 / TerraPin OSKAR 6×9 f/165) – by Lorraine Healy

5 Frames With… Lomography Color Negative 100 (EI 80 / 120 / TerraPin OSKAR 6×9 f/165) – by Lorraine Healy

I have been shooting Todd Schlemmer’s wonderful TerraPin OSKAR 6×9 pinhole camera since January. You can tell when you pick one of his cameras that Todd has been a pinhole photographer for many years, and that he is also a thinker about photography. All of his 3D-printed cameras come with an insert that goes around the take-up spool to prevent fat rolls, for example. The shutter is a flat disk that one turns about 45 degrees anti-clockwise, and there is your pinhole — in the case of the Oskar 6×9 it has an aperture of f/165. The Oskar is easy to load, easy to secure, light in weight and able to take a few knocks. It has hardly left my side since last January.

I shot these five images with a roll of Lomography Color Negative 100 film rated at 80 ISO. It is a film I use a lot because it is about the cheapest fresh color film one can get in the USA. The one serious shortcoming with it is that it seems to come too tightly-wound from factory, so it tends to “unfurl” as you load it into any camera — which means you can have a fat roll even before you start. I did get some slight leaks in this roll, due to a bit of unfurling happening as I loaded the roll into the camera. Luckily, it was not serious enough to ruin the whole roll.

I was on the airport shuttle back to Whidbey Island early on a Sunday morning. The shuttle got to the Mukilteo ferry dock with time before we had to board. There was a storm circling this area of the Puget Sound. I loaded the TerraPin, put it on a Gorillapod and shot the entire roll in 10 minutes.

The first image, of the Lighthouse Keeper’s House next to the dock, was a 1.6 second exposure. The rest of the images were 2.2 second exposures, as measured by the Pinhole Assist app — my hand might have taken a tad longer than that! The Great Blue Heron allowed me two shots at these speeds and never moved.

~ Lorraine



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Lorraine Healy

Lorraine Healy, is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder”, an eBook manual on the Holga camera. A native of Argentina and long-time US resident, she is an avid traveler still willing to haul insane amounts of film wherever she goes. Her website is, and her Holga book is available at


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  1. Lorraine Healy


    • Lorraine Healy

      Thank you, Todd! No idea that EM was going to publish it today!

  2. Thank you for sharing, I LOVE these shots so much. I am a local myself, and this is one of my favorite places to shoot. The three shots with the water are breathtaking and I love that the Blue Heron stood still long enough for you to capture him so well.

    • Lorraine Healy

      Thank you, SD! The GBH was extremely cooperative, I was very very fortunate that day. You know how it can be….


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