10.08.09 by Jeff

Konica Big Mini

FINALLY! I can’t wait to start shooting with this little guy.

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • For someone who doesn’t know a lot about cameras (as in me!) What makes this one stand out from the rest?

    • its got a crispy little lens that takes gorgeous photos and is one of those point and shoots that has a cult following especially in japan – much like the yashica.

  • charles law

    hey what camera would you actually recommend as an awesome point and shoot.

  • digital or film?

    • charles

      digital

    • Zook

      the g10 is amazing
      i got it
      and went to europe and got some amazing shots
      http://zookthekook.shutterfly.com/
      i also recently got an after market fish eye for 99 bucks
      check my site for pics
      hope this helps!

  • Anja

    any example-photos of this camera? i’d like to see

  • Upload your tests shots when you have some!
    Does it have a nice flash?

  • Chih-Han Hsu

    i have one too, hiromix was know to shoot with this for her earlier work! http://unsignedworks.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-like-hiromix.html

  • Glow

    i’m the proud owner of a g10, is the bst thing that has ever happned to me.
    I’m in love with that bitch

  • BALLIN JEFF. Nice toy. Don’t be shy I wanna see some of your skills with this bad boy in the up-coming posts!

  • Beautiful little shooter!

  • OMG!
    i want this!!!

  • Sebastian Hurmerints

    Panasonic LX3! Waiting for LX4/LX5.

  • I use exactly the same Big Mini model 😉
    ..and I really like this little beauty.

  • ekc

    i love that camera… not as good as our yashica, but still awesome

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/allelbows/3755581419/sizes/l/

  • Most of my recent photos were taken with a g10. i love it.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewmcdonald/page1/

    also the majority of these are g10 shots

    http://dinealone.tumblr.com/

  • YIP

    Look interesting!

  • hey hello, just receive the camera. I bought ot from price minister. i just have some question. Is that normal if when the camera is on “off” i still have the screen light on and can change the flash ?
    tx !

    • yea mine is the same way, thought that was weird too

  • haha ok, just hope it will not eat all the battery in two days.

  • do you take off the battery when you finish to take pics ?

  • pickelweasel

    Ricoh GR Digital II / III – Awesome Point and Shoot camera !!

  • GT

    hey jeff, now that you’ve had a while with this camera, what’s the overall verdict? happy with it? any complaints? GT

    • its a bit slower than most point and shoots but great lens since i bought a contax t3 i haven’t been shooting with it much

  • hermosa!





30.09.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Kari Medig

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We’re joining forces with our friends at Destination BC to spotlight some of our favourite photographers living and working in British Columbia, aka the beautiful province we’re lucky to call home. First up is Kari Medig! See more images and our interview with Kari below!

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30.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Lecture in Progress by It’s Nice That’s Will Hudson

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Our friend Will Hudson (founder and director of It’s Nice That) is launching an educational resource to help the next generation of creatives find a job after graduation!

Demystifying the practical day-to-day workings of the creative world, Lecture in Progress will offer the kind of advice and industry insight you can’t find anywhere else. Covering everything from the range of jobs that exist, to how much you can expect to be paid, to an inside look at how projects comes together and the studios in which they happen! Check out the video and links below for more information.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Vincent van de Wijngaard

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A selection of photos by Vincent van de Wijngaard. More images below.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Collection of 80 High-Res Textless Movie Posters

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Not sure how this exists??? Someone has uploaded a collection of 80 high-resolution film posters stripped of any text. Can’t tell if they have next-level Photoshop skills or some other kind of voodoo that made this possible. In any case, thank you, Internet. Have a look at them all here. I included a bunch of my favourites below (there’s a common thread to the ones I picked).

*Edit – just discovered that the link I posted was actually a repost and this was originally posted by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, so I’ve updated the link in the post.

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29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction: A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.