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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.

Cheers!

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)

My light leak luck streak is at an end.

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last post. It’s so easy to get lazy and convince myself that I’m too busy to write a quick post. Bad John.

I’ve posted quite a bit about the glass lens for the Diana F+ camera. I’ve burned through a few black and white rolls of film and have been super impressed with the results. I don’t shoot much medium format colour film, that’s partially by choice and partly because where I live, it can take up to four weeks to get a roll back from the lab. I do my own B&W processing at home in my kitchen sink but that’s another story. I have developed colour film at home in the past and it’s really just as easy as black and white but I haven’t had a chance to replenish my supplies (read lazy).
On my recent trip to Las Vegas, I decided to try a roll of Lomo Xpro 200 colour film and this is where my light leak luck streak came to an end.
Continue reading My light leak luck streak is at an end.

My Love Affair with the Diana Glass Lens Continues

As you may know, I’ve been having a wonderful time shooting with my Diana F+ with the new Glass Lens.
I think I can make it official; we were made for each other.
This has to be one of my favourite photos I’ve taken of my youngest son in a while… Continue reading My Love Affair with the Diana Glass Lens Continues