Toronto Photo Walk – Part 1

Back in mid-December, I took a vacation day from work and spent the day shooting in downtown Toronto with my good friend Paul. We spent the morning shooting in and around Kensington Market (photos in a later post), before grabbing lunch and heading down to Harbourfront. We even used the new tunnel over to the…

Miniature Speed Graphic – First Thoughts

I’m currently in the process of purchasing this camera someone at my camera club. The Miniature Speed Graphic was manufactured between 1939 -1946 and takes sheet film measuring 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4 which is still available online. This model has a spring back, but the previous owner made custom holders to accept 120 roll…

Holga 120N – First Thoughts

I never believed that I’d own a Holga. Holga began production in Hong Kong in 1982 and ceased production in late 2015. The cheap build quality and plastic lens produce photos that display a heavy vignette, have a soft focus, exhibit light leaks and other distortions. The camera has a shutter speed both 1/100th and…

A Bunch of Kodak Film

While on vacation at a family reunion last weekend, the local gas station had a shelf of Kodak film, along with some blank cassette tapes and some 8mm movie tapes. I had noticed the price on the film had been reduced several times. I went back the next day and inquired about it. The lady…

Trent University

Back in June when my friend Paul was visiting, we spent an hour or so up at Trent University doing some more photography. Trent is a favourite go-to spot of mine to get out shooting and test new cameras… especially in the evenings during the summer when it feels like a ghost town. The architecture…

Two Local Mills

Back in mid-July, my good friend Paul came up for a visit and we spent the day out shooting. One of the first spots we hit was Hope Mill, then Lang Grist Mill, both on the Indian River. I was shooting 35mm film, medium format film, and a couple sheets on the 4×5 too. The…

A Couple More Shots From the Car Show at Butchie’s

Back in May, I went to a local classic car meetup with some family and friends. It was just down the street from a house we were staying at for the weekend and wasn’t really planned. We basically piled the kids into my buddy’s VW van and drove the 5 minutes to the show. I…