Indiana Jill: Herbal Simple Syrups

Sometimes, coffee gets boring.

Okay, so maybe it doesn’t. I can’t lie like that, but sometimes you want your coffee to taste a little different! If you like to take adventures in the kitchen, be sure to read my latest post over on my travel & adventure blog.

Featuring cardamom pods, this simple syrup recipe is the perfect way to add a boost to your everyday cup of coffee, or change up other recipes for cakes, cocktails, and more.

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Human / Nature Recap

Though Human / Nature closed a little while ago now, it’s been a whirlwind of a new year. For those of you who were able to come, I want to thank you for your support. It’s amazing to know my friends, family, and clients are behind me when I go out and try something new. It was incredibly nerve-wracking having my first solo show, but you all made it one of the best experiences I’ve had so far.

For those of who who weren’t able to make it I thought I would post a few pictures of the exhibit to give you an idea of what it was like. Continue reading Human / Nature Recap

One Year / Twelve Cameras – Canon Rebel K2 (September)

For September, I was away for the majority of it in Bulgaria. This effected my choice of camera quite a bit, since I didn’t want to take something that was too bulky or that wouldn’t offer the quality of photos I’d want from travelling.

So, I pretty much took the film version of my 5D: the Canon Rebel K2. It was a pretty safe bet and I kind of don’t regret that. It was really nice to have to feel of film for that month, analogue felt appropriate for a former Soviet bloc country. Continue reading One Year / Twelve Cameras – Canon Rebel K2 (September)

One Year / Twelve Cameras – Horizon Kompakt (August)

These updates are coming a little late, but for August, I spent my time with my Horizon Kompakt camera. I bought her off of eBay one year as a birthday present to myself, which was an awesome idea because it’s a really fun camera.

The Horizon shoots all panoramic images, but thanks to the slow-moving shutter, there’s opportunity for some slit-scan style fun. I only tried to do it a few times, but I think it’s something I’ll come back to. Continue reading One Year / Twelve Cameras – Horizon Kompakt (August)

One Year, Twelve Cameras / Seagull TLR

Medium format film is heaven when it’s paired with a decent lens.

While my Seagull TLR isn’t exactly the finest quality camera I’ve worked with before (you should see it try to take a timer shot – it’s like one of those trick birthday candles!), I do love the things its lens does.

The only real photo outing I took was courtesy of my photo-buddy, Steve. Initially, we were planning on visiting a small-town Albertan museum, but we found out it was open by appointment only. Continue reading One Year, Twelve Cameras / Seagull TLR

One Year. Twelve Cameras. / Fujifilm Instax Wide

It’s been a month of instant film. It’s like digital photography, only more wholesome, because it’s film.

Of course, I did end up taking a lot of digital photos last month, too. It was hard to give up my iPhone’s camera once I realized all the awesome stuff it could do. And then there was no way I was leaving photographs of the Calgary Comic Expo up to chance. I mean, how heart-broken would I have been had I not gotten decent photographs of Jonathan Frakes?

Extremely heartbroken. I’m not going to lie. Continue reading One Year. Twelve Cameras. / Fujifilm Instax Wide

One Year. Twelve Cameras. / iPhone 4

What I loved most about this month was the fact that for 31 days, I didn’t have to carry around a bulky camera. After hauling my camera with me everywhere last year and again this year each time I left the house, I’m tired.

Of course, so far this year, the cameras have mostly been plastic ones, but they still take up space. How nice was it to just drop my phone and a small wallet in my pockets and leave the house? Very nice, letmetellyou. Continue reading One Year. Twelve Cameras. / iPhone 4

One Year. Twelve Cameras. / Holga

A month with crummy old plastic. Love it.

Aside from the day I opened my bag to find my Holga had shed her back plate and was eagerly soaking up the sunlight (we need to have a discussion on decency, apparently), it was a fun month.

I’m not terribly impressed with the film I used (it was my first time using this brand), but with a little tweaking in Photoshop, the contrast was fixable. A little too much grain for my liking, though. But in the end, I do like most of the photos I shot. Continue reading One Year. Twelve Cameras. / Holga

One Year. Twelve Cameras. / Kodak Instamatic 30 Final Photos

The tricky thing about dealing with film cameras for a whole year is waiting for the film to be processed.

I spent February being very careful about which shots to take with the Kodak Instamatic 30 because I only had one roll of film for it and couldn’t find somewhere that was still selling 110 film at a reasonable price. Continue reading One Year. Twelve Cameras. / Kodak Instamatic 30 Final Photos