Category Archives: Inspiration

Neat portfolios of photography we have found, podcast episodes for listening, and other random cool stuff.

Project Self-Portrait

As a way to celebrate the relationship between a photographer and their camera, we asked our followers to send in mirror self-portraits. This represents one of the most important aspects of what we do. It’s not just about the camera and it’s not just about the photographer. It’s a union between the two that makes […]

The Analog Profiles: Jon Moore

By Mary Thomas   As I pulled up to the agreed-upon coffee shop in St. John’s, I spotted my appointment across the street with a beard, a flannel, and a Pentax 67. I waited for him to go in first, and watched with a chuckle as he passed the front door and walked to the […]

RadioLab – Sight Unseen

Your Sunday inspirational this week takes us back to RadioLab and this story about Lynsey Addario and a series of images she made of the death of an American soldier in Afghanistan. It is a poignant episode that is capable of starting a very good conversation regarding the power of photography, the capabilities of photographers […]


Happy Toy Camera day! We don’t know about you, but here at Blue Moon Camera and Machine, we’re major Holgamaniacs. Need proof? Just check out some of what we get up to off hours with our plastic cameras.                     What can we say? We love our […]

Photographing Miss Daisy

If you’ve come to the store, chances are that you’ve noticed a beautiful dark haired lady sticking her head through the back curtain at least once. She’s hard to miss. She probably wagged her tail when you noticed her, which should have prompted you to ask her name. That lovely lady is Daisy. Officially, she […]

Integral Film – One Woman’s Impossible Obsession

As my college career came to a close I noticed my love for photography starting to fade.  Art school seemed to have squeezed me dry so I started to look for new ways to create beautiful images. I first fell in love with Polaroid–integral film–photography in 2008 but I didn’t know much about it.  I […]

What’s New on the Blue Moon?

In celebration of Portland’s second full moon in the month of August, we at Blue Moon Camera and Machine would like to update you on a few things that have happened since the last blue moon.     But before we get into the recent past, we’d like to talk a bit about our beginnings. […]

New-Fangled Automatic Ordering Windows Amaze and Amuse Blue Moon Clientele

Accessibility has always been one of our cornerstone business concepts.  We have always wished to preserve our customers’ ability to purchase the products that they need, when they need them, at a competitive price.  We’re pleased to have recently introduced the latest step in our execution of this ideal – our shiny new Automat. For […]