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 →

I’m not often one for an underdog but this camera happened to draw me in when I first saw it and handled a T3 that my buddy James had gotten and this camera with a lens was just the right price. And while not probably my most favourite camera I’ve used through this series, the lenses are amazing and a system I’ll probably add to if just for the glass to use on a digital camera. The Dirt Make: Konica Model: Autoreflex T4 Type: 35mm, Single Lens Reflex Lens: Interchangable, Konica Bayonet Mount II (AR Mount) Year Manufactured: 1978 The Good The Hexanon lenses areRead More →

A mechanical beauty and one of Nikon’s highly sought after camera, the FM2 is probably one of my favourite cameras to bring along on photo walks if I’m want a solid light-weight camera with solid performance in any weather…and I mean any weather. Combine that level of performance with some amazing lenses and a great meter you have not only a great camera for someone who loves photography but one that’s great for someone who’s just starting off. The Dirt Make: Nikon Model: FM2n Type: 35mm, Single Lens Reflex Lens: Interchangable, Nikon F-Mount Year Manufactured: 1982-2001 The Good This is your basic, no-nonsense camera. ProbablyRead More →

My usual trip over the August Long Weekend to Cleveland this year sadly did not happen. Because the gentleman who was running the event has been feeling a bit discouraged over the lack of interest in it. (I really should make a point to go out and shoot the area this fall). So instead I headed down to a different area of Ohio, Hocking Hills State Park. The Stone Bridge (From Above) – Pacemaker Crown Graphic – Schnider-Kreuznack Angulon 1:6,8/90 – Ilford HP5+ – Pyrocat-HD (1+1+100) 9:00 @ 20C I had been seeing a tonne of really great photographs from the park from good friendRead More →

It wouldn’t be a 52-project from me without something from Findlay! Anyone who has attended an Film Photography Project meetup in lovely downtown Findlay, Ohio will immidiatly recognize this beautiful building. The Hancock County Courthouse was constructed between 1886 and 1888 to replace an older brick structure that once sat on the same site. This came about when Findlay was decided to be the seat of Hancock county. Constructed in three styles, Palladium, Victorian, and a favourite of mine, Richardson Romanesque, the building certainly strikes anyone who visits the downtown. If you get a chance or are driving past, stop by. The Irish pub isRead More →

Oddly enough one of my other hobbies has managed to avoid this project, that of exploring abandoned buildings. Week 49 I was down in Cincinnati for the fourth annual Very Cincinnati Christmas event. The opening location was the former First German Reformed Church. Built in 1850 in the mainly German-American west-end of the city the church thrived until changes swept across the nation in the 1960s and the congregation sold their beautiful limestone and brick building and a new church worshiped there, the Freeman Avenue United Church lasted from 1970 to 1975 before closing the doors as well. The building, like many abandoned for decadesRead More →

Nothing like making the best out of a bad situation, but at least it wasn’t raining. Week 32 I found myself again lurking around Cleveland, Ohio for the Northeast Ohio APUG meetup (NEOH APUG) hosted by the wonderful John and Dolly Powers. The Sunday found us down at the lake shore trying to get shots of these tug boats, the entire fleet of tugs for the Great Lakes Shipyard nearby. The morning rain storm turned into blazing overhead light, less than ideal certimstances to photograph in, but rather than risk it raining again later, I sort of looked around for the best spot in theRead More →

Special Thanks to FPP’s Mark Dalzell for this week’s guest camera! You see them all over universities, little memorials, gifts, and the such. The University of Findlay in lovely Findlay, Ohio is no different, and this week’s subject is one such memorials. This is actually the restored bell that once sat in the tower of the Old Main building. It was given as a gift to the university fully restored and mounted on a new tower from the classes of 1953 and 2003. I thankfully was able to meetup with the FPP gang at Findlay to catch the final day of Walking Workshop after aRead More →

Well it’s been nearly a year before writing this Blog entry about a fantastic meet run by John Powers out of his backyard, I probably eluded to it in my 52 roll project last year. But with the meet coming up in a few months and my life starting to get busy again I decided to take a morning and set myself to printing some of my favourites from last year’s meet to show off this year. I don’t often scan my darkroom prints, my old V500 scanner really didn’t do them justice. But after posting a simple iPhone photo on the APUG thread aboutRead More →

There are many things that can be used to describe the Shawnee leader Tecumseh. Hero, Legend, Warrior, Hunter. Like many who fought in the war, Tecumseh’s name only became larger after his death, following in the line of those like Perry, Harrison, Brock, and Secord. But war was in Tecumseh’s blood, despite him wanting nothing more than peace. Born in the latter half of the 1760s in the Ohio Valley, he was born into conflict. His true name, Tecumethe, meaning shooting star, was given to him as he was born under such an astrological sign, however history has named him Tecumseh. The Shawnee had beenRead More →