hi there and welcome to my corner. i love photography, it is one of the things i am without doubt. something i have no second thought, something i need to do.
i see a lot of beautiful people, street corners, scenery and randoms that make me pause,
here i like for you to see it. enjoy
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Look down and shoot
Before the end of the year 2012 I have acquired a Medium Format camera. A Yashica MAT124-G, It’s a TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) and it is very interesting and enjoyable to use.
Twin lens, meaning it has two lenses..one for viewing and one for the actual taking of the picture. The 124-G has has a 80mm f3.5 taking lens. The MAT124 was made from 1970 till 1986 and was the last TLR made by Yashica. It uses a 120/220 film and it uses a crank lever to advance the film for the next shot.
It does take some getting use to looking down on the view finder to compose a photo, crank the lever, focus and take the shot. This has a built in light meter which cannot be trusted as the availability of 1.3v mercury cells are history. Anyway enough with the specs, so I loaded it with a 120 film, grabbed my Sekonic light-meter and asked my awesome friends to go out with me and test it out. Here are the photographs that we got. It’s not perfect but for not bad at all for the first roll. Enjoy!
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St. Lawrence Market
From the archives of 2011. Here you will see the Toronto’s famous St. Lawrence Market. It has two buildings, located at the North and South side of Front St., on the West side of Jarvis St. It is the largest indoor market in the city. One of the best places to eat, shop and browse around. On Sundays they have the Antiques Market at the North building where you will travel back in time and see a lot of really good/interesting stuff. Visit http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/ for more information.
The photos are of in and around the area and some of the stuff you will find at the Antiques market.
All photos were shot using my Pentax Spot-matic with a Kodak Portra 400 color film. Enjoy!
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A few weeks ago I got an itch at the last minute to get out and shoot some of the Fall Season. I knew I was kind of too late and I didn’t really wanted go too far, so I grabbed my bike put a camera on my shoulder rode around my neighborhood and try to see if I can still get some of the fall foliage changing. Camera used: Canon AE-1 Film: FujiColor Superia 400
#people #toronto #streetphoto_bw #street #bw #3gs #subway #train #iphone #instagrammer
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Here are some shots from the archives of 2010. Equipment used: Pentax Spot-Matic and Minolta AL-X Rangefinder. Film: Kodak Tri-X 400.
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Manhattan and Me
Today is Oct. 21, I just realized that last year..this same day I was in Manhattan New York. So I decided to post some of the photos and also because I can.
For the whole day I looked, touched and smelled New York city. I was travelling light that day, I knew I would be walking and didn’t feel like carrying an Slr or a film rangefinder with me. So I decide to bring and test my Canon Powershot G12. Which performed ok but is not meant for street photography at all. It is soooo slow. I knew it wouldn’t be able to handle it specially because it’s a “point and shoot”, but somehow I listened to some of the internet reviewers saying…OMG it is so good…leave your Dslr at home…it feels like a rangefinder! etc. blah blah blah…
My verdict? I got rid of this camera….But I managed to get some good shots from my walk in Manhattan. Enjoy!
#ifoa #harbourfrontto #toronto #harbourfront
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So it’s 2009, remember? Toronto was hit in January by a large blackout affecting 250,00 people (The temperature that night was -30). President Barack Obama made his first foreign trip by visiting Canada. The Olympic torch arrived at Parliament Hill. Remember? And what else…oh yeah I just got a new Dslr. I was hot, I was quick, I was shooting at everything and anything that moved. Actually it didn’t matter if it moved or not, I fired like a crazed gunman. I was Mr. trigger happy. I was ridiculous!
That’s what happens when you have the power to shoot, knowing that you can never run out of film or shots. Knowing that you have around….hundreds or thousands before you ran out of memory.
That is NOT good photography by the way…that is why I still shoot film. Anyway here are some of the shots I got from my 2009 photo walks..
Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. – Henri Cartier-Bresson