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.
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-3000b
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.
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 for the shoot. We attracted a lot of attention.
Pentax 645/SMC Pentax A 645 75mm 1:2.8/Kodak Portra 400
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.
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.
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.