Charlie the Dog

My wife and I had been talking about getting a family dog for a couple months now. About 4 weeks ago we decided to go for it and started looking online. We read that Boston Terriers make good dogs for first time owners, (such as us), and we just fell in love with their unique…

Camera Challenge

In late July 2019, film photography influencer Jason Avery posted on Twitter that he was going to organize a camera challenge for the month of August. The premise was fairly simple. One month. One camera. One roll of film. One shot per day. Each day, Jason posted what the subject or theme was for the…

Random Self-Portrait

I’ve always had trouble doing a self-portrait. I never know how to pose myself or how I should smile… or not smile. After seeing my portraits, most people ask why I look so mad? Not mad… just an expression-less look on my face. I need to actually look up how to do this on the…

Algonquin Park

A couple weeks back, we spontaneously decided to go to Algonquin Park for the day. We got up there around lunch and did the logging museum, Beaver Pond Trail, Visitors Centre, Spruce Bog Boardwalk and checked out Cache Lake before making our way home. It was a perfect day to get out and enjoy the…

Learn to Fish Video Shoot

As an IM/IT guy at work, I rarely get the opportunity to leave the office. I was recently asked if I would help capture some video for marketing and promotional purposes. Spending a day on the water playing with cameras and getting paid? Yes please. It was a lot busier than I had expected with…

Ottawa 2019

Back in mid-August, my oldest son and I went on our annual trip to Ottawa. My brother is in a conference there, so we just crash in his room and spend the days exploring town. I had loaded up my Nikkormat FTn with an expired roll of Kodak Gold but on the second day (and…

Car Show at Lang Pioneer Village

It was only a day or two before that we found out there was going to be a car show at Lang Pioneer Village – a favorite spot for outings in our family. I already had my large format camera ready with a couple sheets of Ilford HP5 Plus 400, so that’s what I shot…