Rant: A Monumental Screw Up

This happens to the best of us. We shoot film. We get comfortable with how we shoot and develop. Then we forget. How long have those chemicals been sitting there? Can’t be that long. Don’t think I processed to many rolls through it. Then you take the dive. Develop two rolls and realize you screwed up! When you pull the negatives out of the tank. Queue Wah Wah sound! This is what happened to me. Two rolls of cinema film

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UPDATE: Howto Develop Motion Picture Film

I’ve been experimenting with development temperatures for Kodak Vision3 films lately. My original write-up, found here, was using the standard C-41 development temperatures which worked well for Kodak 5230 500T. Kodak 5230 inherently has a lower contrast and saturation value compared to the newer Vision3 films. Vision3 films tend to mimic digital contrast and colour saturation, which doesn’t lend well to the development times for C-41. In my opinion. Over the weekend I developed a couple batches at 35C and

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Traveling With Your Gear

There I was on a Sunday night. Beer in hand and contemplating what to pack for my trip to LA. Not what needs to go in my suitcase, that was done, but what needs to get packed into my camera bag. The first thing I decided to do was pack both the M7 and M9 with three lenses and a ton of film. Knowing full right that I would have only one night and one morning free to go shooting.

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Update: Assignment A Week

Alright. I think I need to re-name the Assignment A Week project. I’ve tried my hardest to produce one project a week, but due to my crazy schedule I honestly can’t achieve it. I’m still going to continue producing assignments for myself, they’re just gonna be trickling out at a slower pace due to my schedule. If I get spurts of time, I’ll produce more. I was really hoping this would work out, but unfortunately my day job takes priority

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Opinion: Finding The Lens That Speaks To You

I’ve been debating this question in my head for a while. How do you actually go about finding the lens that “speaks” to you. No one just grabs a camera and says to themselves, yup the 35mm is for me. At first maybe. Maybe you grab that lens and you feel comfortable with it. But at some point you’ll get bored and more than likely that lens never sparked anything in you. You might then go ahead and buy another

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Political Revolution?

This sign caught my eye when I walked by it on Sunday. I’ve gotten obsessed with photographing rally’s and protests. Some are successful and I walk away with the story along with some great photos. Other times its a complete flop show and not a single image is worthwhile. Some successful, in my opinion, protests that I’ve photographed were the Rob Ford Protest and the Irish Water Protests. Part 1 & Part 2 Oddly enough this rally is just the

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Shifting Focus

I feel like many Street Photographers have a tendency to shift focus at some point within their “photographic” career / hobby to something different. They don’t abandon street photography altogether but shift their focus to something more meaningful to them. You see this happen with photojournalist as well. Many of them spend their time documenting political issues, wars, etc and do some sort of photography on the side that allows them to decompress. Be it street, landscape, or portraiture. I

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Back to Normal… Hopefully

I’ve been neglecting this blog for a while. Not because I don’t have images to display, simply I’ve had zero time. With traveling for work, life on set and the craziness of my normal days I just haven’t had any time. Hopefully that changes now and I should be able to start posting images from Dublin, Chicago, London and more from Toronto. I have a huge backlog, tons of rolls yet to develop and three on-going projects that I may

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