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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)

Come Back October, All Is Forgiven

If you’ve been reading these posts lately, you might have noticed I’m having a hard time acclimating this winter. It gets worse every year it seems. I know I really need to suck it up and get on with life but days like today make it hard. I was sorting out some photos from the last month and well..

…this sucks! Continue reading Come Back October, All Is Forgiven

Tintern, and Not Visiting the Usual Ruin

This past summer, I had to fly back to South Wales unexpectedly.  It was a sad family affair and I was only ‘home’ for a week.  A couple of days before we flew back to Canada, my father and I decided to take an afternoon and drive around a little bit of the countryside.  Wales is absolutely chock full of wondrous ancient monuments, from standing stones, Roman towns, Abbey’s and Castles. If you like this sort of thing, you are never far away from one. Continue reading Tintern, and Not Visiting the Usual Ruin

Why I shoot film

It’s a question that gets asked a lot in the photography world.  There are entire websites whose comments are filled with people on either side of the analogue vs. digital camp.  At the end of the day it’s about personal preference.  I’ve said it before, I shoot both formats.   I prefer the look and feel of film.  I don’t like spending hours in photo editing software and that’s my choice.  I would rather spend hours shooting.  I have seen many incredible images taken in both formats.  Could I always recognize a film photograph over a digital one?  Probably not.  But I do know from my personal experience with my own photos, I like my film ones best and before I got back into film, I spent hours manipulating digital shots to make them more film-like. Continue reading Why I shoot film

Magic Hour and DST

Oh Alberta… For that matter, Oh North America.  I love Daylight Savings Time.  Especially in November and December.  I live far enough North that the average person can drive to work in darkness, work in their offices in daylight and then drive home again in darkness.  How is that helping anyone?  Luckily for me, I work mostly from home and I can actually enjoy the daylight. Continue reading Magic Hour and DST