Kilmainham Gaol Part II

A few months ago I visited Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, Ireland. During that time I shot a quite a bit on film as well as on my mobile phone, the LG Nexus 5. I posted the photos I took with the Nexus 5 here. Since I had no access to a lab or chemicals to develop the film it had to wait till I returned to Toronto. After reviewing the photos I was pleasantly surprised, there’s something about not seeing

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Kilmainham Gaol

This weekend my wife and I did a tour of Kilmainham Gaol which was one of the things on our “have to go see” list. I ended up shooting a full roll of T-Max 400 but also experimented with shooting on my mobile phone. I’ve never actually posted a single image here that was captured with my Nexus 5. Regardless I decided to take a few snaps and process them into B&W and grade them similarly to how I grade

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Arista Premium 400

Recently I picked up a couple rolls of Arista Premium 400 from a local store. I was curious how it differed from Kodak T-Max 400 and Kodak Tri-X 400 and whether it was a suitable alternative as it was significantly cheaper than rolls of Kodak here in Canada. The verdict?? Not so great. The contrast of the film is pretty good but the latitude in the highlights don’t even come close to T-Max 400. Also the grain structure is quite

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The Difference between Cinema Film and Standard Film

Update: MoDannyWilliams on Reddit mentioned that most standard color film is mainly daylight balanced so the use of cooling filters is still required. Also Kodak Portra seems to handle push processing a bit better than most other color films but nowhere near Kodak cinema film. I’ve been asked this question a lot. What’s the difference and does it really matter? Is there a benefit to one over the other? In all honesty no. The major differences between the two types

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Rob Ford Protest

I shot these images about a month ago during the height of the Rob Ford scandal. 250 protester’s came out during their lunch hour to speak their mind and attempt to have Rob Ford listen to reason and step down. Unfortunately, as some protests go, most of the people their had different agendas and factions of people were protesting issues other than the one at hand. Regardless I’m pretty happy with the results. As always feel free to comment below.

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Shooting film in Madrid with the Leica M6

As a continuation of the previous post, Madrid with the Fuji X100S, this one focuses on the shots I took with the Leica M6. In my eyes I much prefer the shots I took on film versus the shots I took with the Fuji X100S. It seems I still have a soft spot for film. Setup: Leica M6 + Leica Summicron 50mm f/2 + Kodak T-Max 400 (Some pushed to 1600 ISO) Thanks for visiting and feel free to comment

Madrid with the Fuji X100s

A few months ago I jetted off from Dublin to Madrid. The one thing I love the most about living in Europe is the low cost of traveling. As long as you book ahead of time you’ll be able to get fairly cheap tickets. In Canada the flights are absolutely ridiculous! I took 2 cameras with me to Madrid. My Fuji X100S and my Leica M6. I spent 3 days wandering the street, day and night, capturing the hustle and

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Howto: Develop Motion Picture Film

Recently I’ve been exploring developing film at home, specifically motion picture film since standard labs don’t support ECN-II development. I decided to write this how-to since there is no single page resource for ECN-II development and most of the information is scattered across multiple forum posts or different websites. Hopefully this will be of some help to new comers. The method is cross processing ECN-II film with C-41 chemicals. I know there is a lot of talk about incorrect colours,

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Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.4 Opinion

Introduction I’ve decided to call this so called review an opinion instead. Since honestly I will not be doing chart tests nor will I be giving a large real world review similar to Steve Huff’s reviews. Instead I will focus on my opinion and experience using this lens with the Sony NEX-7 for the past couple of months exclusively. Quality This lens is fantastic, small, and a joy to use. I know there are a few reviews out on this

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