Back in June, I bought an Olympus XA2 for a very good price. When it arrived, it looked to be in mint condition. I loaded a roll of film and started shooting. Soon after, I noticed that something was off. The shutter speed didn’t sound right to me. The more I shot, the more the […]
These photos are from a trip to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park with a group of other photographers.
Walking around the night market in Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter was a truly amazing experience. I could have wandered the streets for hours if I had had more film with me. These shots all captured the store vendors on their phones. Clearly, they were not as enthralled by the sights as I was.
These photos of Calgary’s skyline were shot from Union Cemetery and are from the same roll as the last post’s photos.
I shot these photos at Union Cemetery 7 or 8 years ago when I decided to get back into film photography. I was exploring parts of the city I had never visited before and the cemetery fascinated me. As a result, I have way too many photos of Union Cemetery including photos of gravestones shot […]
Five years ago, I took a road trip with my photography club down to Lundbreck Falls, a 2-hour drive south of Calgary via the Cowboy Trail. While I was shooting photos from the top of the falls, a man walked up and decided to stretch out on the rocks. Naturally, I had to snap some […]
Sarah and I happened to be in Hong Kong during the 2019 pro-democracy protests. While we did encounter protests at the airport, we had no such encounters the night before when we wandered around Temple Street. In fact, the Temple Street Night Market was incredibly underwhelming when compared to Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter at night. Xi’an […]
Sarah & I travelled to China a few years ago. These photos are from a day we spent in Chengdu. On an overcast day, we visited People’s Park, rowed a boat on the lake, watched an elderly man write poetry on the pavement with water, visited the Wenshu Monastery, and watched with averse fascination as […]
I took a trip to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park a few years ago with a few other photographers. As we wandered around the ranch, we came upon a dog tied to a fence post. Naturally, we stopped to take photos. Soon after, the the family that owned the dog took notice and two children joined […]
These are from a trip to Lundbreck Falls in southern Alberta. They are from the day I drove down the Cowboy Trail with my photography club. It was a fun day and I would recommend joining (or forming) a photography club if you can. Photography can be a lonely hobby sometimes, so it’s a lot […]
These are from a day I spent at Spruce Meadows photographing show jumping. I was quite thrilled by the way these photos turned out, especially #1167 above. It took me a few rolls before I figured out exactly how to get the best out of my Canon EOS 3 that day. I wanted to capture […]
One winter, I hiked through Fish Creek Park and snapped these photos with my Superheadz Blackbird, Fly TLR. The first photo (#1103) is of the Willans Family barn which was demolished a few years ago. The old log barn was built around 1910 by Norman Willans using white spruce trees that line the banks of […]
Last year, Sarah & I drove out to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose history goes back approximately 11,000 years. We hiked along the interpretive trail where I took these photos.
Sarah & I spent an afternoon wandering around Ralph Klein Park. Even though Kodak UltraMax film is considered to be ‘consumer’ film, I quite like its color palette. I was happy with the way these turned out.
I recently bought an inexpensive hot shoe to PC sync adapter that allows me to use many of my film cameras with my studio strobes. I made Sarah pose for me while I tested it with my Olympus Trip 35 and took this photo.
Back in January, I decided to take on a 52 Week Photography Challenge. Since I shoot film, it’s difficult to have the photos from each week of the Challenge processed in time to have them posted in the corresponding week. So I have to post my photos late. Week 1’s challenge was to take a […]
These are the first few photos from my Diana Mini. I got my Diana Mini for free from Lomography for spending $100 on film (so it wasn’t really free). I quite like this little camera and am pleased with the results. Nearly every photo I took with this camera over Christmas was in focus and […]
One of my favourite places to shoot photos is in Union Cemetery. I love the rolling hills, trees and the view of the city. The cemetery is filled with history as well as many deteriorating headstones made from sandstone. Sandstone is very soft and does not withstand weathering over time. I shot these with a […]