A little film post about a big medium format camera

Last spring I picked up a medium format film Pentax 645, a camera that uses 120 film, as well as several lenses for it… of course this meant I had to lug it (plus my digital stuff) everywhere I went, from the local park and all the way to London for a wedding I was going to shoot in the UK. I haven’t put it on the scale, but it’s quite a heavy...

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Laura & Steven

Amazing. Yep. Amazing. Laura & Steven had pretty much what I’d call a miracle of wedding weather … in the midst of the most rainfall in recorded history in Calgary, they managed (with a little help from Mom) to pull off a mostly rain-free wedding day that turned out to be a real barn-stormer. But more about barn-storming later… As is the usual, I...

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Bianca and Grayham

Remember back a few weeks ago … when it was summer and WARM? Now fall has set in and the cool evenings are back I can only think of two things as I reflect on the summers shoots: 1) I really miss summer, and I really need to build half my business somewhere else warm. (disclaimer: as I write this I’m watching Rihanna sing ‘Only Girl in the World’,...

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Istanbul – Part 2: My Faves

Last time I posted a few of my favourite iPhone 4S shots. I think they look a little better on the smaller (but sharper) Retina screen, so it’s time for a few of my favourite shots from ‘a real camera’. I put the ‘real camera’ bit in quotes because I think an iPhone, in not-too-challenging conditions, is a great combination of camera and...

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Istanbul – Part 1: iPhoneography

We just got back from our big trip to Istanbul this week, and wow, what a place! As a photographer, I would never run out of things to photograph, and between my iPhone, my dSLR, and a film camera, I was pretty busy snapping away the whole time. Here is the trip how my iPhone saw it… well, almost. The iPhone has a pretty good camera, given how tiny it is, but a lot...

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Kasandra and Julio

Kasandra has done some make-up work on glamour projects with me in the past, so I was pretty jazzed when I found out she was getting married. I had a great time doing a photobooth for Kasandra and Julio’s Hawaiian themed reception, and got a chance to sneak in a few ‘serious’ images of them at the end of the night after we finished with the...

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