September 2017 marked a milestone for Sheridan College. As a College Sheridan began its life as a collection of Satellite campuses, those campuses closed, the college moved to centralised campuses. One remained the Skills Training Centre. This September that campus would close its doors as the last satellite campus for Sheridan. STC, as it was better known, holds a special spot for me. I worked at the campus for several years, establishing a permanent IT presence at the small campus. So when I learned that the campus was doomed to closure I made a point to return one last time and document it. And documentRead More →

Over the course of last year, I ran through another fifty-two roll project. While I didn’t post the images here to this blog, I did post them over on 52rolls.net. This year I made a point to stick to certain rules and methods that I have used in past projects of this type and settled on the following. I could only use a Hasselblad 500 series camera I could only use the Rollei RPX line of film (RPX 25, 100, and 400) I could use any lens in the Hasselblad V system I also made a point each week I would pick my favourite photoRead More →

Most every photographer I know has done some sort of project, I’ve done a good three projects myself. Some over the course of a single year others have lasted several years to see completion. As with any project some will succeed, others will fail. Hopefully I can give some good suggestions to help your photography project succeed by drawing on my own successes and how I went about them. 1. Keep It Interesting Just like anything, you’ll find you do your best work when you focus on something that you’re interested in. If you have no interest in photographing portraits, or doing street photography, there’sRead More →

As the project comes to a close, and the new one is just starting to roll out, I figured I should review the Tri-X project. It has been an interesting time for sure, and yes, rules were broken well mostly, switching over to the FM2 then back to the F3. But overall I learned several things over the course of the project. 1. The FM2 likes a 1/3 stop over exposure in dark situation, and a 1/3 under for bright situations. 2. The F3 is a solid camera, but even it needs to be sent in for service (thank you Nikon!) 3. Tri-X looks fantasticRead More →

At the foot of Trafalgar Road is one of my two favourite locations in the town of Oakville, the downtown. Located along the old Highway 2, now Lakeshore Road is dotted with boutique stores, coffee shops and high-end restaurants. The snow and bright sun only made the place that much better in my view as I took a cold walk through not only the main street but the side streets that run down to the lake, taking in again the century homes, the small frame ones to grand brick manor homes, reminders of Oakville’s past, and current wealth in the area. Nikon F3 – AI-SRead 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 →

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 →

Many people do a project 365 (where they post at least one photo per day for the entire year). I did actually consider doing this for 2011, but decided why not take my passion for shooting film and doing a roll (or pack) per week of film. Pick a camera, a lens, and a film shoot it in a week, take it in for processing, then post the best seven shots. Starting Jan 1st, 2011. Here are my guidelines 1) Some weeks may have themes attached to them, the subject shot or equipment used must meet this theme. 2) It must be an analog photographyRead More →