Photography

Undeveloped Film Project -Essential in Understanding our Histories

I just watched this mini-doc on Kam70‘s blog.  It’s about The Rescued Film Project and the discovery/processing of 31 rolls of film.  Its not just ANY film. These photos were taken by an American WWII soldier 70+ years ago!

The project itself is crucial. In attaining a complete understanding of our history as humans, we can understand things from a deeper perspective. Somebody’s voice speaks through the images. They capture glimpses into a world so removed from our own.  The fact that this man is saving old film and developing it is SO important to attaining a better understanding of our roots and the construction of values we have today.

∴ Film is vital •

It shouldn’t something written off, nor should it become obsolete. (more…)

Confession|0bsessions ———> Panoramic Photography

First let me say;

I solemnly swear to the curvaceous Blackberry Gods of Waterloo, Ontario that
I will forever remain true to my Canadian Cellphone Creator.

I admit, I have sinned.
I am enamoured by the iPhone’s ability to create panoramic photographs.

The simplicity. The user-friendliness. The ability to see all angles of the world in a
SINGLE PH0T0GRAPH! …to capture time and space moving as one. It’s magik.

Pano-Selfie


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¶¶ Tips on Photographing Events

Photographing events is always a fun challenge!
People are nervous, act differently around cameras &they WON’T. SIT. STILL.

I prefer to take photos of animals, plants, buildings, food, textures, rocks…. anything that IS NOT PEOPLE. (more…)

Klondike Colours Book Launch

This evening I will be photographing and filming the official book launch for a new publishing company, Rabbit Creek Press!!

Klondike Colours is a kids colouring book that’s illustrations focus on the history of Dawson City’s gold rush era combined with present day community events.

The book was illustrated by a past SOVA student graduate, Andrée Bélanger. She studied at the art school the year before I attended.

I am normally a still-life-photo-taker. I find it hard to take good, flattering photos of people while they are standing in front of a microphone or are mid-conversation.
Today I will try something new.

I will become a stealthy photographer!

People won’t be able to act weird about seeing a camera around because they will not see me!

My goal is to set the camera up so that it takes multiple photos at once, that way I can choose the best from the photo bursts! I will also dress in darker colours, more casual than my usual in-your-face kind of style… just so people forget about my presence.

No, I am not going to stalk them or take “secret” photos.
I will be present, but hopefully unnoticed —-» LIKE A NINJA!

I will let you know how that works out… and whether I’m going to be overly confident in Program mode or stay cautious on Automatic is another story entirely.