One unique thing about using old cameras is sometimes you may just find a roll of film lurking inside the camera, either fully exposed or partly, or not even exposed. I personally believe that the best kind of found film is the ones that is exposed. You’re probably curious to why I’d be interesting to finding someone else’s photos…well it’s not because of some voyeuristic reason, but to see where this camera had been, you know it’s story, who owned it, when was it last used. I know, it still probably sounds weird to the average person, but I like to know where some ofRead More →

Through most of January my part of Ontario had been denied a proper winter, so when I had the urge to go out and shoot in the snow I decided to head a little further North to the little town of Belfountain. I had been tipped off to a conservation area by a fellow photographer Bill Smith and decided to check it out for myself. I saw a couple people when I first got to the park but for a majority of my time there it was blissfully empty. Photography has always been a solo thing for me, so being able to enjoy the snowRead More →

Hidden behind a hospital and a massive shopping mall a tiny road dead ends at a park. You can still see the old light standards continuing down. I had some time to kill on a Saturday afternoon so I decided to stop and check it out, having a camera with me I naturally brought it along for the hike. Down at the base of the road I was drawn out onto one the side trails that ran along a river bank, following it around I noticed something in the distance, it looked like a bridge, but not a bridge one would expect, it looked likeRead More →

So now that you know what a camera let’s get down to business, the next most important part of the camera is the lens. This is what focuses the light into the camera body and onto the medium capturing that light. Lenses can be at the very top broken down into two categories, those are prime and zoom. A Prime lens is one with a fixed focal length, such as 50mm, 105mm, 200mm. A Zoom lens has a variable focal length, such as 18-55mm, 70-200mm, 17-35mm. A lenses focal length is usually measured in milimeters (mm) but you will often find some marked in centimetersRead More →

The camera. A camera is a device that allows light to be captured on a sensitive media. All cameras operate on this same principle, from the first cameras in the 19th century to the one on your cellphone. Sure, the technology has changed since the first perminant photo was captured in 1829. So what is a camera, how does it all work….it’s actually pretty simple, light is reflected off an object, travels through a lens, and strikes a light senstive media. Yes, it’s that simple. The complex part is all the different cameras that we have avalible today… The Point & Shoot A point andRead More →

As the title suggests, here’s a compilation of the two images from the entire project:52. Think of this as a teaser…for the book, which if all goes according to plans should be out by mid to late spring. 01: Squeal Like a Wage Slave Pentax 645 – Lomography X-Pro 200 02: Toronto’s Castle Nikon F4 – Fuji Acros 100 03: Of Winter Drives and Small Towns Nikon F3 – Lomography X-Pro 100 04: Feelin’ Blue Contax G2 – Kodak Portra 160NC 05: We’ll Cross that Bridge… Nikon F4 – Ilford SFX200 06: Smile! You’re on Camera Fuji Instax Mini 7s – Fuji Instax Film 07:Read More →

The Numbers match. I can’t believe it, fifty-two weeks of analog, an entire year, 365 images posted to the blog for the project…I feel…sucessful, I actually did it. Yet, oddly sad the project is done. In it’s own way, it was…fun, not a burden. So to end it off I ventured out into the cold night and wandered through downtown Milton, had to give my hometown the final spot in the project. Milton’s downtown features all those wonderful late 19th century early 20th century buildings and thankfully many still standing however there are a lot still missing. Being Christmas Eve I took in some decorationsRead More →

Well we’re coming up to the end of 2011, and what a year it has been, with the Project:52 winding down, the the last rolls sitting here on my desk waiting to be taken into the lab on Monday. 2012, big things for this year including 2 special projects. Sorry no Project:52 for 2012 (it may return for 2013), but 2012, big year indeed. The first project is about the War of 1812, 200 years ago between the United States of America and the British Empire. Titled “Everything Changes,” it will cover as much about the war of 1812 as I can possible get forRead More →

I just had to bring it back before the end, something abandoned. In this case I am dragging you to one of my personal favourite locations, the Barber Mill in Georgetown Ontario, but unlike many of my trips, I took a chance and went at night. The Mill was built in 1823 but abandoned for several decades now. The ruins are beautiful at any time of day and in any weather. Dangerous…yes, but worth the risk. Pentax 645 – SMC Pentax A 645 35mm 1:3.5 – Kodak Tri-X Pan (TXP, ISO-320)Read More →