As someone who learned photography on a rangefinder, I have a soft spot for the style of camera. And as a student of history, being able to shoot on a camera made by the oldest photography companies in the world (sort of) is even better. Taking both these facts, the Bessa R2M is a joy of a camera. Joy in the sense that it is a very accessible camera, pretty much if you can shoot any film camera you can use this one, and without the gnashing of teeth that might come with a German rangefinder camera. Now as you may (or may not) knowRead More →

Keeping it nice and simple for this week, a simple white clapboard church along my way too and from work. The Church of Christ in Omagh, Ontario is one of the oldest churches in the area, and has always caught my eye, mostly for it’s simplicity. If you go into the town of Milton proper along the main street are three rather ornate churches including my own home church, but this one made a great subject to shoot right from the hip, yep, sporting the Crown Graphic as it was designed to be shot…handheld. Pacemaker Crown Graphic – Fuji Fujinon-W 1:5.6/125 – Kodak Tri-X PanRead More →

Remember the Tree from all the way back from Week 5? Well I said it would be back, and here it is! It’s actually not as dead as I first thought. While I originally planned on shooting it later that evening to get the same shot as I did before, but as I drove past it in the morning the sun was just casting through the branches, having the camera with me, I pulled over and got the shot made up just right. Sure many would frown upon shooting with the sun infront, but it gave me what I was looking for. Modified Anniversary SpeedRead More →

Note to Self: When wanting to reuse fixer, mix a stronger dilution. Oops. Yeah, I fixed this roll of film in exhausted fixer so lets say that the results were well interesting, but with a bit of work in Photoshop I was able to recover some images, but the contrast just wasn’t there that I’m used to in Tri-X. But I had to post them anyways. Today we visit the small village of Ancaster located in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment. I took a break from the family Easter dinner to wander the historic downtown. The main draw for me was the historic mill,Read More →

Ah Belfountain, after finding out about this place through fellow photographer Bill Smith, it soon became a favourite spot of mine to take a nice winter’s walk. Thinking I’d have a nice sunny afternoon I heading out for the hour drive north. Sadly it was all cloudy by the time I got there, so rather than blow a roll of slide film in such dull light, I only took my trusty Nikon FM2 and one of my last rolls of Agfa APX100. This time I also took a walk up into the village of Belfountain as well to grab some shot there before retiring toRead More →

Week 3 was originally supposed to be using the Rolleiflex and some Fuji Astia at the University of Waterloo. However I learned that shooting a TLR handheld…not a wise idea when shooting at 1/60 of a second or less. You will get camera shake…and out of focus images. So frankly I did not want to post those images. But! I had shot a second roll of film so the project was saved! So Week 3 was on winter drives and small towns. The small village of Erin as my subject. Having driven through it many times over the past couple years I decided to finallyRead More →