The Yashica FR-I is another one of those late 20th century 35mm SLR, based on the Yashica FR and Contax RTS it’s an aperture priority camera which already gives it a plus in my books. And with the C/Y mount you have a pile of great lenses available. However the camera itself has, at least for me, some usability issues that really turned me off the camera as a whole. The Dirt Make: Yashica Model: FR-I Type: 35mm, Single Lens Reflex Lens: Interchangeable, Contax/Yashica Mount Years Manufactured: 1977-1981 The Good Over all this is a comfortable camera to work with, clean lines, nice big shutterRead More →

Rain, rain on my face It hasn’t stopped raining for days My world is a flood Slowly I become one with the mud One of the first bands I actually really liked, and have now had a pleasure of meeting is Jars of Clay, their song flood is what inspired the title for Week 8. We continue to slog through a brutal winter in North America, but for a few wonderful days the temperature came above freeze…enough for it to rain on one of those days before dropping again. So I decided to stay inside and go a little abstract and catch the rain dropsRead More →

Ah and sorry about the delay but the V700 scanner I had ordered took a bit to actually come in! So I’m about four weeks behind, but these will come out one a day until I’m caught up then follow a somewhat regular posting schedule. But let’s get started! This is where I work, the Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) of Sheridan College in Mississauga Ontario. My division within the Information Technology Department, the IT Solutions Center was moved here last April from our old office at Oakville’s Trafalgar Campus. I was initial wary of the move as it really increased my commute time, and moreRead More →

I apologize for posting these so late but with moving to a new office it threw off my grove for a week, but I’m back and in a new space which is a lot nicer than my old office. My division within Sheridan was moved from the Trafalgar Campus in Oakville to the HMC campus is downtown Mississauga. And well I love it, there’s windows, lots of natural light, and some new photographic opportunities. Sure it adds a bit onto my daily commute but I still don’t have to any freeways to get to work so that’s a plus in my books. I should haveRead More →

Having moved back up the Hill to the main Trafaglar Road campus of Sheridan, I decided to let one of the more photogenic of the four campuses be the subject for Week 49 (only fair since STC got to be the subject for Week 1). So to add some flare, I used polaroid cameras to capture the campus. Of course the Auto 250 got the most attention. Polaroid Spectra – Impossible Project PZ680 Color Shade Polaroid Automatic 250 Land Camera – FP-100c, FP-3000bRead More →

As many who follow this know my actually day job is IT Support for Sheridan College in Oakville. Back on April 1st the Helpdesk celebrated it’s 20th anniversary, first opening its lines in 1991. So in true IT fashion we had cake, and me being a camera nerd celebrated by capturing it in a true 90s fashion…with a Polaroid Spectra loaded with Image Softtone film.Read More →

Week 12 is the second week of trying out the new Portra 400, which also coincided with a photo-shoot I did for Sheridan Make Up Artist, Bethany Gilbert. The medium format version of Portra 400 is just as good, if not better than the 35mm version, same bright colours and finer grain than I’d expect from a 400 speed film, but then again Portra has always touted it’s fine grain, and it just got better. The model was done up in a Cirque Du Solie inspired SFX makeup, and we used Gage Park in Hamilton, both outside and in the greenhouses as the backdrop forRead More →

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 →

Week One was themed “Monday Thru Friday” where I can give you a brief look inside my job. I work IT at a local college. Most of my days I answer phone and email support calls but I do get to go out into the field. Here are the 7 best shots of the week! You will be able to see all the Project:52 shots here on flickr. Tech Specs: Pentax 645 – SMC Pentax-A 645 75mm 1:2.8 – Lomography X-Pro 200Read More →