Mount St. Helens

Exactly 42 years ago today, another event affecting much of western Canada and the US occurred, one that encouraged people to mask up for safety too! No it was not a global pandemic, rather Mount St. Helens in Washington State erupted explosively on the morning of May 18, 1980 and sent volcanic ash clouds to…

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Geotagging in Adobe Lightroom

I recently have had a number of questions regarding how to geotag images you shoot. Image geotagging refers to attaching GPS coordinates (longitude, latitude and even altitude or direction sometimes) to an image’s EXIF data, so that at a later date you can see exactly where you took those photos. It is most convenient when…

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From April 22nd to May 31st, you can save significantly on Laowa macro lenses! Laowa has got to be one of the best third-party, manual focus lens manufacturers out there. So far, every lens I’ve tried from the company has been superb and quality control has been top-notch. To date, we’ve not had any complaints…

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After my recent rant about plastic cameras NEVER working for me, one finally did! The very cool plastic Coca Cola can camera. Sadly mine is pretty beat up and its flash doesn't work but still good for a sunny day. To shoot it one must flip up the side...you may know from past posts that... Continue reading →
Ad image for Z9 FW Update

Following is a copy of Nikon’s exciting April 14th press release, detailing a firmware update that will provide some major enhancements to the already amazingly good Z 9 body. In addition there will be AF updates to the Z 6II and Z 7II, as well as a new MC-N10 Remote Grip… To get on our…

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No.   EDIT: At the insistence of my manager and colleagues, I will list some reasons. It’s too heavy. It’s too loud. It’s not pretty. The lenses are amazing, but not worth the sacrifice you have to make to be able to shoot them. They’re very unreliable.

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With the importance of trying to do things in a more sustainable way and lessen our impact on the earth, it might be time to look at our darkroom practices. It's difficult to think that the thing we love to do might be having a negative environmental impact, but there are ways we can tread... Continue reading →
chocolate tea film developer
Thinking about the environmental impact of my photographic practice led me to do some research on alternative developers. Caffenol (developer made with coffee) has been around for quite a while and there are many versions of the recipe. This photographer from Copenhagen has published his recipe on his blog - https://www.peterbjerg.dk/blog/eco2 I haven't tried it... Continue reading →

A few months ago I finally got my own Rolleiflex 2.8, the “C” model. It’s not one of the more fluid ones to use (I say this because often the faster 1/500 shutter speed springs on Rolleiflex’s can be stiff), but it is one of the less common and it is in great shape. I…

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Beau Photo Supplies Inc.
Beau Photo Supplies Inc.