Photos

I like taking photos. I started in high school when I learned my way around the dark room. My dad gave me my first camera, a Minolta single-lens reflex with a few different lenses. I still have it, it is a little worse for the wear, but I rarely use it because I don’t shoot with film very much anymore.

I have used pinhole cameras, digital cameras, even a digital pinhole camera. I used to turn my classroom into a camera obscura once a year when we were studying light and optics in grade 8 Science.

The Camera Obscura in my classroom
The courtyard seen through the Camera Obscura at noon on Winter Solstice 2010

The Daily Photo Project

I take a photo a day, every day.

I started in 2012 while on a trip to Asia. The first year I only used my iPad, here are the daily iPhotos from 2012. I started taking daily photos when I was visiting my sister-in-law in Macau. Last year I moved from Innisfail to Edmonton; the photos are a great travel journal of the different places I have lived and visited.

In 2013, I loosened the rules on my daily photos. I still mostly use the iPad because I usually have it with me, but I also use my digital camera (my first Fuji.) I allow myself to edit some photos, mostly cropping. I also started exploring a different theme every month. That has added another dimension to the project for me. I love seeing how the collections evolve. The themes are related, but also stand alone as a collection. Here are my daily Photos for 20132014, 2015 and 2016.

Recent Photos

Sunset on the North Saskatchewan
Sunset on the North Saskatchewan

A Week of Photos

38 Street at night
38 Street at night
still life with knives & onions
still life with knives & onions
blinds
blinds
Grierson Hill, morning rush hour
Grierson Hill, morning rush hour
above Corona Station
above Corona Station
clouds rolling in over the river valley
clouds rolling in over the river valley
corner
corner

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