These photos of Auckland were taken in 2018 as Sarah and I walked through downtown and along the waterfront. The big green owl (Ruru Kakotea) is from The Big Hoot, a fundraiser for the Child Cancer Foundation. That year, many painted owls could be found all around Auckland.
I shot these photos early one morning as Sarah and I wandered around Yangshuo looking to buy our morning coffee. Yangshuo is a beautiful little town in China that looks like it was decorated for children. It is very odd, almost surreal, and yet very charming in its own way. I was just excited to […]
Here are four rolls of expired film I have shot with and one roll that I have yet to shoot. First up is Ferrania Solaris FG Plus 200. I love Solaris film and have almost always had very good results with it. Sadly, I’m all out of the 200 ISO. I was very excited by […]
As a follow up to last week’s post on The Hidden Costs of Shooting Expired Film, I’d like to share a list of what I consider to be the best places online to buy expired and rare film. In putting together this list, I decided to focus only on resellers who met the following criteria: […]
I re-discovered film photography back in 2013 when I decided to buy myself an Olympus Trip 35 and a few rolls of film. After many years without a camera, I was excited to be shooting film again. Wandering around Calgary with my Trip 35 re-ignited my passion for photography and I started to buy more […]
Here are some more photos of my walk through an old hutong in Beijing. #2067 below is my failed attempt at a mirror selfie. The man in the photo got in the way, and if I waited around for him to leave, I was worried that he might think I was trying to photograph him […]
A hutong is a narrow street or lane between rows of traditional courtyard residences and is commonly found in Beijing. Sarah and I walked through an old hutong near the Bell Tower (pictured above) and these are some of the photos I took. I used Lomography Potsdam Kino 100 for these photos and I have […]
I like to experiment. Some experiments happen on a whim (“I wonder what would happen if I…”) and some experiments are methodically planned and executed. Given my busy schedule, the latter can sometimes take a few years. These photos represent two experiments: one a whim and the other planned. The First Experiment (the Whim) The […]
Taking inspiration from Keith Devereux, I decided to crash the party too. A group of film photography bloggers have all shared a post about the three cameras they used most in 2022. And so, here is my take on that theme. The three cameras mentioned below took centre stage for me and held all my […]
This is Ollie. He is my father-in-law’s dog and he followed me around the house as I snapped some photos. I’ve posted photos of Ollie and his good friend Milly before. Milly has since passed away. Ollie misses her.
I’ve posted a lot about the amazing night markets in Xi’an and Yangshuo, so this time I’m just going to say that the Olympus Trip 35 is a great camera to use for brightly lit night photography. I shot these photos on Kodak Portra 400. This is arguably my favourite colour film.
I photographed these Chilean flamingos at the Calgary Zoo. One flamingo spent an awfully long time with his head in the barrel. Maybe he was camera shy?
I bought my wife a lovely bouquet of gerbera daisies and was planning to photograph them, but only managed this one photo before they wilted.
Here are a few cosplay photos in honour of the world’s largest cosplay event: Halloween!
Here are more photos inspired by Katie’s ‘At Home’ series on Katie Shoots Film. These were shot on Euro Print 400 film which was manufactured by the original Ferrania.
I shot these photos of some dancers at this year’s Lilac Festival. These are the only photos from my first roll of CineStill 400D where the skin tones look natural. Despite my complaints about desaturated skin tones (see my last post), I am still quite happy with this film. I especially like the soft color […]
Here are some more photos shot from my first roll of the new CineStill 400D. I shot these photos of music artist Amelie Patterson at this year’s Lilac Festival and was disappointed to see the way this new film rendered skin tones. These are not the “rich, warm skin tones” that I was expecting. Instead, […]