The second shoot from this past Saturday for Bethany Gilbert was more an ice queen motif, so the cold weather and the snow left on the ground was an added bonus for the shoot. Naddya, our model for the ice queen was also a natural in front of the camera making for another enjoyable shoot. You can view the entire set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/axle81401/sets/72157626379019960/with/5570588841/Read More →

I once again had the honour of working with the very talented Sheridan student Bethany Gilbert for another portfolio shoot. This time working with Wedding makeup for a bride. The results were spectacular. I now realize what an amazing place Sheridan College’s SCAET building is to shoot in and work with strobist (off camera lighting using speedlights) techniques. The model, Christine was also wonderful to work with, she was a natural in front of the camera. You can view the rest here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/axle81401/sets/72157626246169751/with/5567348473/Read More →

There are probably a lot of people on here who have much longer and fonder memories of this magically slide film called Kodachrome. Kodak canceled the long running film in 2009 along with all support and additional products needed to run the K-14 process. Introduced in 1935 Kodachrome became the first commercially available colour films. It featured bright colours, and long lasting stability. The reason for this was at its very core Kodachrome was a black and white film, with each emulsion layer sensitive to a different colour. Then during the process the dyes were introduced and stuck to the layers to bring out theRead More →

Here at the end of 2010 we can look back and go “wow” a lot of celebrities died in the past year. I know, it’s a morbid way to think. But there was another celebrity that passed away in 2010, one mourned by thousands of photographers. Well probably not thousands, but a good number. The celebrity….Kodachrome. The film it self hasn’t been produced since 2009 but the many rolls still out there has been processed by Dwayne’s Photo, the last lab in the world that still did the long and complex K-14 process, and then on Dec 30th at noon, Dwayne’s would not accept anyRead More →

Taken advantage of a free Saturday afternoon I finally wandered around downtown Georgetown armed with my favourite Camera, the Rolleiflex, and photographed downtown. Rolleiflex 2.8F Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 Kodak TMax 100 (TMX)Read More →

This past Saturday myself and fellow photographer Eric brought the model Melynda out to Georgetown’s abandoned Barber Mill. A location I’m rather familiar with having explored it on several occasions already. I’m rather pleased with the results, turning out some of my best model work to date (it can only go up from here, right?). Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D, SB-600 (bare or grid snoot), Skyports for TriggersRead More →

No, these aren’t photos from an electric six concert. But rather one of my favourite places to go visit, the former Firestone plant on Hamilton’s industrial sector. This ancient structure, tucked neatly away behind a very active recycling complex (which was also at one time a part of the factory as a whole) was first built in 1921, and expanded over the years. It shuttered it’s doors in 2001, from active use (Firestone had already left it in 1987). It made the perfect place to give my Nikon F4 a work out, pairing this pro camera from the late 1980s (It was released the yearRead More →