Tag: Ottawa

Dealing With the Sun

Here is a photo from another photo shoot in Ottawa: a couple shoot with my photographer friend Tim and his girlfriend Janice. It was a very bright day, and being a crew of one, dealing with the sun and the shadows was a constant challenge. In this shot, I decided to go with the bright light, and had them rock the sunglasses 🙂

Tim and Janice


Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 80mm/4 lens
Tmax 400 film developed in Tmax Dev 1+7 for 12 minutes @ 20 C


Top of the Stairs

From my early morning film shoot at the locks in Ottawa recently. I’m a sucker for stairs, and I love the combination of early morning light and hte stonework.

Top of the Stairs


Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 55mm/2.8 Mamiya Lens, 25A filter
Kodak TMax 400 film, developed in TMax Developer 1+7, 12 min @ 20 C 

Maggie Act II

Another image from my Ottawa shoot with Maggie recently. This is a film image on Kodak Portra 400. The sun had hidden for a moment behind a cloud, creating some lovely light.

Maggie on Film


Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 150/f3.5 Mamiya lens
Kodak Portra 400 film

Jill Act II

Another image of Jill, taken with my Mamiya 645 Pro TL medium format camera, then scanned and post processed. Jill has a timeless elegance about her, which I tried to capture with the retro look.



Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 150mm/3.5 lens
Kodak TMax 400 film, developed in TMax developer 1+7 @ 20 C for 12 min.
Post-processed with Lightroom and Nik Efex

Quietly Smiling

Today’s image is another one from Rock, Stock and Barrel’s gig at Irene’s pub in Ottawa. The band’s bass player, always quietly smiling in the background, always rock solid, but never seeking the spotlight.

The bass player


Nikon D7100, 18-200mm NIkkor lens. Shooting at ISO 8000
Post-processed with Lightroom and Nik Efex software

Early Morning Ottawa

Today a film image from my recent Ottawa trip. I love the long shadows and dramatic lighting of early mornings.

Downtown early morning


Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 55mm/2.8 Mamiya Lens with 25A red filter
Kodak TMax 400 film, developed in Tmax Developer 1+7, 12 min. @ 20 C.


Today’s image is from another shoot this past weekend in Ottawa with my friend Jill. Jill has been a friend of the family for many years, and it was a pleasure to collaborate with her at this photo shoot. She came armed with many ideas and a strong creative and expressive spirit that made the shoot a success.



Nikon D7100, 18-200mm Nikkor lens
Post production: Lightroom and Nik Efex software