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The cat’s out of the Instax bag

Back in March I was approached by Fujifilm Canada to be a part of a new project featuring Instax photographers from around the globe.  I said no.  Just kidding, I jumped for joy. What an amazing opportunity.IMG_2856

They sent me a package with a brand new Instax Mini Neo-Classic and a tonne of film to shoot with.

So I shot a tonne of film 🙂IMG_2863

There was a catch, I only had a week to shoot the photos for the project. Normally that wouldn’t have been an issue but this was March in Edmonton, Alberta and the forecast that week wasn’t all that great.  I ended up having about three hours of sun and warmer temperatures one day that week so I went out and shot like a man possessed. Ok, I ran around like a lunatic over-thinking things and worked up quite a thirst 😉  Here’s a link to the photos they used for the project and while you are at it, I would recommend checking out the other photographers work as well.  There are some amazing shots on this site and I’m sure there are more to come.

Here is a gallery of some other shots from that day that I did not submit to the project but I think they are worth sharing anyway.

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A big thank you to Fujifilm Canada for including me in this project.  It was a lot of fun.


Views from the Roof(s)

It started innocently enough.  The photblogs and pro’s (and so did Robin Williams in Dead Poet’s Society) always say change your perspective.  Try looking at things from different angles. Put the camera on the ground, above your head etc. Anyone who has seen many of my photos know I already do this, it’s something of a mantra for me, something I’ve tried to teach to my kids.  Look at things from as many angles as possible. It opens up a world of possibilities. Continue reading Views from the Roof(s)

Apparently I’m Frugal With Film Developer.

Which is rather strange considering the amount of money I spend on film and cameras.  I won’t bat an eye when I’m told a certain roll of film costs $20.00 or that one roll of slide film costs $15.00 just to develop, but I’ll try and squeeze the life out of 500ml of developer.  Which means I usually end up with shots that look like this. Continue reading Apparently I’m Frugal With Film Developer.

Last Day of NaBloPoMo, oh and here’s a photo of a cat

If you’ve been paying attention to my tags (who doesn’t ;-)), you’ll have noticed NaBloPoMo.   November has been my attempt at National Blog Posting Month.  The idea was basically to get me in the habit of writing more consistently.  I think it has accomplished that, however I don’t think it has helped my writing skills all that much.  I know my grammar has suffered over the last half of the month, and some of the posts barely deserve that name.  Overall, I’m pleased that I have risen to the challenge and I hope that I have acquired enough of a habit to keep posting on a regular basis. Continue reading Last Day of NaBloPoMo, oh and here’s a photo of a cat

The Results from Yesterday’s Scans

So yesterday I raved about how much I love scanning slide film.  Today I’ll share some of the results from the roll.  As I alluded to yesterday, shooting slide film in my neck of the woods often results in a painfully long wait for processing.  I shot these through September and early October and only got them back yesterday.  It is what it is.  We live in an age of instant gratification through digital means and while that has its benefits, it can be frustrating for us film shooters. Continue reading The Results from Yesterday’s Scans