I made this self-portrait as part of a Self-Portrait Challenge I undertook one summer. I am drawn to self-portraiture because of the technical and creative challenges of creating an image when you have to be both photographer and subject. It’s a great way to learn about photography. The theme of this photo was exercise. Once […]
I wasn’t sure how these photos would turn out given the age of the film; this roll of Perutz PR 200 expired in 1992. Assuming I would need to compensate for the film’s age by adding one stop for every decade past expiration, I estimated that I should shoot this roll at ISO 25. All […]
I recently purchased two cameras on eBay at a good price and was pleasantly surprised at their better-than-expected condition. Excited to test them out, I loaded them both with film and headed to Harvie Passage: a man-made series of rapids off the Bow River specifically designed for kayaking. I shot both cameras in and around […]
On days when the weather keeps me inside, I look for things to photograph around the house. I spent one weekend trying to capture some of my childhood toys on Instax Square film. I tried to create a sense of movement with the background in these photos. I think it works better in the second […]
I shot these back in October during Holga Week. I had been planning to submit them, but wasn’t too thrilled with the way they turned out.
I backed the Diana Instant Square on Kickstarter and while I love the look and feel of the camera, I was quite disappointed with it. It vignettes more than it should. I know that vignetting is to be expected with toy cameras, but when it ends up cropping the lower third of the frame, then […]
I shot these photos on Fuji CDU II that I purchased from Northern Film Lab on eBay. I picked up 3 rolls in 120, however, the film was cut down from wider 70mm film stock and therefore has perforations along one side. Fuji CDU II is duplicating film and is meant to be shot at […]
I shot these photos at Fish Creek Park on the same day I shot similar photos on Ferrania Solaris FG 100 with my Canon EOS 3. It’s interesting to compare the two sets of photos as it really highlights what a good camera, lens, and film combo can do. (Hint: these are not the better […]
There are many damaged headstones throughout Union Cemetery. Sandstone was quite often used in Calgary in the early 20th century until they discovered it didn’t stand up to the climate very well. But this is the first (and only) time I have come across a wooden cross. The cross was broken in three pieces with […]
This is one of the few good photos I got from a roll of LomoChrome Metropolis that I shot in my Diana Mini.
Here is another photo from my Self-Portrait Challenge. The theme for this one was reflection. The photo turned out better than I had anticipated. That being said, I think that it could do with an improvement. Conceptually, if I had to take this photo again, I think I would have some friends pretend to be […]
My wife has since redecorated and our bedroom looks nothing like it did in this first photo taken before I met her.
This is from a photo walk I took through Fish Creek Park the year after the 2013 flood. I went to see the damage from the flood once the park had re-opened and was deemed safe again for the public. I had a few cameras with me that day, but I only snapped this one […]
These are Casablanca Lilies and they are a varietal of the oriental lily. A few months ago I decided that I wanted to try my hand at photographing flowers. I bought a bouquet of lilies at the supermarket, grabbed a vase and some decorative black rocks, and arranged them all together. Then I sat back […]
I took this self-portrait as part of my Self-Portrait Challenge a few years ago. The idea behind the challenge was to take a series of creative self-portraits that would push my creativity and skills as a photographer. It isn’t easy to be both photographer and subject when you are using a manual focus camera. Unfortunately, […]
One of the things I love about Calgary is that some days, when the weather is right, you can see the Rocky Mountains looming large in the west. You can see them on the horizon of the first two photos.
I shot these photos using the Bel-Aire ‘Special’, which is the new name I have given to my Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter modified to accept a 100mm Anastigmat Special lens mounted in a Compur Rapid shutter. After my successful attempt to shoot Instax Wide with the new lens and shutter, I took a trip to […]
I shot these tractors 5 years ago at the Coyote Flats Pioneer Village. They easily have over 100 tractors and I think I spent most of my time with just these three, ha ha.
From time to time, I will take self-portraits. Often it’s because I have no idea of what to photograph. I’m easily bored of photographing the same subjects and locations over and over again. There are only so many times that I can visit the same places and vary the point of view or use a […]
This is a photo from Central Memorial Park here in Calgary. I shot this shortly before it was announced that manufacturing of the Holga camera had ceased production. Of course, that decision didn’t last long and the Holga is still being made to this day. I like my Holga and should probably shoot with it […]