These photos are from my Film on Film project. A few years ago, I created a small photography studio in my basement. It’s really nothing more than a backdrop and a few strobes, but it has allowed me to practice shooting portraits and learn the fundamentals of lighting. Unfortunately, as time went on, the basement […]
I’ve become a little obsessed with Instax Mini film lately. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am currently working on a project using Instax Mini and so it’s been on my mind a lot. So much, in fact, that I awoke one morning with the idea that I wanted to shoot Instax Mini […]
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 […]
The 4th Street Lilac Festival always draws a huge crowd here in Calgary. Vendors and food trucks line the streets, there’s live music, and even a parade. It would be a lot of fun, except for the crowds. So many people (and their pets) attend the summmer festival, that sometimes it reaches the tipping point […]
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 […]
I’ve been working on a new project. I’m photographing every roll of film I own on Fuji Instax Mini film. These are the first two rolls I’ve captured and they are part of a new series I’m calling Film on Film. They were shot using a Diana F+ with Instant Back and it took me […]
The Bomber Command Museum of Canada in Nanton, AB is home to a Lancaster bomber (FM-159). On certain days during the year, they take the Lancaster out of the hangar and run the 4 Packard Merlin engines. I was there one summer and snapped these photos on Imation Scotch Color HP100 film. (I also have […]
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 […]
The front end of this hot rod was shot a few years back at the Show ‘n Shine in High River. I was in town photographing hot air balloons when I stumbled onto the Show ‘n Shine. I’m glad I did. It was a perfect way to end an already amazing day of photography: hot […]
These are from a day trip I took with some photographers a few years ago. We drove along the Cowboy Trail through southern Alberta with many stops along the way. I shot mostly 35mm that day, but I also had my Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter & Instant Back with me. The first photo is from […]
These lemurs were shot using Kodak Farbwelt 400. I’ve shot Kodak Farbwelt before and those photos turned out better. I’ve also photographed these lemurs on Fuji Superia 100. Those photos also turned out well. This is normal with expired film. As I’ve discussed before, the quality of expired film depends largely on how well it […]
I shoot a lot of expired film. Occasionally, I come across old film that has somehow managed to defy aging. This is usually because it was properly stored over its lifetime. Ferrania Solaris FG 100 and Perutz Primera 100 are two films I own that still look good a decade after the expiry date. And […]
I shot these in Fish Creek Park using discontinued and expired Solaris FG 100 film by Ferrania. I adjusted the ISO to 50 to compensate for the age of the film and I was really excited how the photos turned out. I wish I had more of this film.
I own a Diana F+ camera with ‘all the fixins’. I bought the deluxe kit one year and also picked up the Instant Back. The result is that it’s a lot of fun to use all the Diana’s lenses while shooting Instax Mini. I shot this at a friend’s place on Fuji Instax Mini (Star […]
I shot these on Kodak BW400CN, a chromogenic B&W film, which isn’t a true B&W film as it is designed to be processed in C-41 chemistry. I’m not a fan of this film and wasn’t sad to see Kodak discontinue its production. I shot these while wandering around Pearce Estate Park.