If you want your images to have something that no other images have, then shoot Infrared film, it literally sees the world in a different light, infrared light to be exact. While these days there aren’t many options for black and white or even colour infrared films save for Rollei IR400 and the FPP Infrapan 200. There are however many in the near infrared range. I don’t often work with infrared film stocks as they need just the right set of circumstances to work well. Not to mention special filters, even cameras need to be done right as the film is highly sensitive. But whenRead More →

Polaroid is dead, long live Polaroid A rather morbid way to start this whole celebration of Instant Photography. Polaroid week and I are a bit hit and miss. And yet I’ve managed to join in on it several times. But this year I thought that it would be at an end for me. See, I had ditched all my instant photography gear between the end of last year’s Polaroid Week and the early spring of this year. And as the quote says, I tried to get out, but they just pulled me back in. I guess you can say at the last recording session forRead More →

To start it off, let me just say that I’m a Nikon guy and have very little experience with Canon gear. That being said, I’m rather a big fan of this camera after shooting it. It gives any photographer a very pleasing experience. Easy to handle and easy to use. And while it does require a battery, it makes for a great student camera with full automatic mode and manual settings. The Canon AE-1 Program with an older Breach-Lock 50mm f/1.4 lens that I got with a Canon F-1 The Dirt Maker: Canon Model: AE-1 Program Type: 35mm Single Lens Reflex Lens: Interchangeable, Canon FDRead More →

Control of the lakes were key during the War of 1812 as the fastest way to move troops, equipment, and supplies was by water. Most the roads in the Canadas and the US weren’t the super highways we know today, they were nothing more than dirt roads that would easily become mud pits in the snow and rain. To maintain control of the lakes both sides maintained squadrons of ships that could keep the enemy pinned in their own bases. Unlike Lake Erie which was controlled first by the British because the US Naval Squadron had been captured in 1812 after Brock captured Detroit, andRead More →

Excuse me, but have you seen Bob? This neat little worldwide photo project seemed to grab my attention so for week 45 I took my “Bob” along and photographed him in and around the area during my errands, mostly through Hamilton’s downtown. Needless to say I got a couple strange looks as I photographed this cardboard character in various spaces. Some people even wanted to know what I was doing, so I happily explained, some continued to give me the strange looks while others thought it was kinda cool. No, Bob hasn’t been around since 1958, but Burlington Camera has, and they even had theRead More →

The theme of bridges this week was ripped directly from my friend Nick who also did a bridge week for his 365 project, you should go and check out his work also, it’s good! But anyways, bridges! The Sixteen Mile Creek bridge of the QEW in Oakville, the original span was completed in 1932, a second bridge expanding the QEW was completed recently. The underside of of the Burlington Street Bypass in Hamilton’s industrial sector. The Pidgon River Bridge in Omemee on Highway 7. The bridge supports remain the original from 1932, the decking was replaced a few years back. One of the few remainingRead More →