Harbour Hop

Last weekend I had to work. I don’t care for working weekends. So, I took this past Wednesday and Thursday off instead. The sun was shining bright, so I packed up my Crown Graphic and Pentax 6×7 cameras and headed to Port Hope then Cobourg. I’ve shot both these places before, but never at this…

Photography at Lunch

Earlier this week a work friend asked if I’d be interested in shooting some film at lunch. She has been a major source of my camera collection which she had acquired from family members over the years, so I was more than happy to provide some film and go out shooting. She has held on…

Minolta Maxxum 7000 – First Thoughts

Along with the recent acquisition of the Canon T70, I was also given a Minolta Maxxum 7000. I have never been a fan of the 1980’s plastic cameras like this one, but after having used it, I’m starting to change my mind. This camera was introduced in 1985 and was the first camera to use…

Canon T70 – First Thoughts

Several month back, I acquired a Canon T70 with a 200mm lens. That focal length is way outside my comfort zone so I set about trying to find an inexpensive 50mm f/1.8 lens on eBay. After a couple months of waiting and no luck online, a work friend gave me an old Canon AE-1 with…

Unicolor C-41 Film Developing Kit

It’s been about 2 years since I last developed colour film at home. Although I’ve always been happy with the results, I could never fully get behind the extra time it took to setup and get the chemistry up to working temperature. With black and white film, developing temperature is at 20 degrees Celsius, which…

Self-Portrait

I hate having my picture taken. It’s one of the main reasons I hide behind a camera. I’m also really shy about asking others if I can take their picture simply because people generally don’t like having their photo taken. This is something I’m trying to work on, but it’s difficult. Last fall, I purchased…

Snowshoeing in Millbrook Valley Trails

Back in February after a heavy snowfall, I took my oldest son snowshoeing in Millbrook. Until then, he’d only played with the snowshoes in the backyard. He was actually quite good at it, and only took a tumble when he was showing off or tried to run. We probably spent 2 hours hiking around and…