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”

iPhoneography – A low-down on apps from a finicky person

When it comes to technology, I want it to work a certain way. And if it doesn’t, I’m pretty quick to discard it. The same thing applies to apps – especially camera apps.

Last month, as part of my experiment in using a different camera each month, I used my iPhone. I had tried out a few apps before that month based on reviews and suggestions, but I got a chance to really experiment with things on my own.

Here’s what I learned! Continue reading “iPhoneography – A low-down on apps from a finicky person”

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”

Meredith

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Last week, I had the pleasure of photographing Meredith, a Toronto local who was in Calgary visiting friends and family.

We took the photo-shoot down to the scenic Bow River near Bowness Park. The sun was shining and the water was crystal clear. Meredith was a lot of fun to photograph and I hope to see her again soon!

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”