Pictures of Strangers (video)

When I was in Calgary in September I wondered around the city taking pictures of strangers. I wanted to shoot some photos of people with my Pentax 6×7 medium format film camera, but I didn’t have any models. I figured I might as well just go walk up to people on the street ask them …

What does it take to scratch a lens?

Ever wonder just how much abuse a camera lens can take before scratches will start to show up? I use UV filters, mainly for protection and I was wondering this exact question so I decided to put a lens to the test. I tried “cleaning” the lens with a few different things. I shook the …

The Sails in Kelowna

This awesome public art piece in the middle of the photo is called “The Sails”. I’m not 100% if that’s the official name, but that’s what I’ve heard it been called. I think it’s a wonderful piece in a perfect spot downtown in Kelowna. I nearly didn’t share this photo because I though it would …

New Balance 997S

I was standing at my front window looking outside trying to think of a picture I could take while the sun was about to set. Then this idea popped into my head! My beautiful New Balance 997S’s that have been waiting in the wings would be just perfect on this dome light in front of …

Looking Around Kelowna

I’ve been looking around Kelowna for new photo spots ever since I moved here. Since I am new to the city all the photo spots are new, but I’ve been trying to find the best ones. I should probably just be shooting everything though since I live here and I’ll eventually cover it all haha. …

Drywall Cat

We are currently doing some renovations to our house and our contractor started cutting into some walls and ceilings yesterday. Mittens was very curious about what was going on right from the start. After a while Mittens came walking upstairs looking like he’d been hard at work with the contractor LOL. I grabbed my camera …

Easy Adventure with Cam

My son Cameron and I decided to go on a little adventure yesterday afternoon. I asked my older son Joshua to come, but he wasn’t in the mood. So off the two of us went. Cam is the perfect candidate for this type of adventure, because I had no plans on where exactly we were …

West Kelowna

Looks like they just keep on building up the mountain in West Kelowna. I shot this from the other side of the lake with an old Pentax Takumar 500mm f/4.5 lens on my Sony a7R. The compression at 500mm gives a nice unique look that I really like. I need to take that lens out …

Shy Eagle

Yesterday I went for a little drive south of the city (Kelowna) to see if I could get any decent pictures. I was in my Westfalia van and shot a bunch of pictures of the van and some landscape stuff. I felt like I had got enough photos for the day and started heading home …

4 Brands, 1 Photo

I was just doing some example shots to show how the Pentax-A 50mm 1.7 performs on my Fujifilm X-Pro1. I kind of like the picture, so I thought I might as well share it. The camera in the picture is my Sony a7ii with a Canon 16-35mm f2.8 ii attached with a Metabones adapter. It …

A Rare Brick Wall

Brick buildings are somewhat rare here in Calgary, Canada. This is an extra random picture and I the only reason I even took it is because I just like brick for some reason haha. I wasn’t ever going to post it any where, but I thought I’d just toss it up here for the hell …

Dogs Like To Run Too!

I was driving home the other day a long this street that has a great view of the city. While I was driving I noticed this girl running with her dog. The dog caught my eye because he looked so happy to be out running. I kept driving and thought it might make a good …