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Lifestyle Photography: A boy and his dog

I was playing with 645 Pro photo app on the iphone.  It's quite an interesting app, with a lot of options for film and format.  Then edited via Snapseed app.  They were done while on a walk with Konrad and our little dog Atos.  He's not little anymore mind you.  I think he doubled in size in the last month and a half.  At least he's a good mosquito catcher, of which we have an abundance.  Atos is doing his part.  Here are some of the photos from that walk.  Enjoy! sky clouds summer plane edmonton photographer

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Portraits in Film

A couple of weeks ago, I finally received my new toy.  I finally had a chance to see for myself what's this raving about rangefinders is all about.  No, it's not a Leica, I would have to re-morgage my house to get one of those.  This is a rangefinder for the normal people.  It's 40 year old Canon Canonet QL-17 GIII 35mm film camera.  It has a fixed 40mm f1.7 lens, with a very quiet leaf shutter, and it's surprisingly heavy for a small camera.  It's definitely requires time to get used to the way it focuses, and the way it works all together.  I have shot 2 rolls of film on it already, and the colour one, was mainly testing, and it wasn't impressive.  The black and white film came out a lot better.  Here are some samples.  There was no editing done to any of these, just a little cropping here and there.  Enjoy. Konrad

Kasia

Playing

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Family session with Olivia Kovios - Part 1

Quiet Time

Olivia Kovios is a great family photographer, so I was a little nervous when I was invited to photograph her family.  She has three wonderful kids, that are as photogenic as their parents.  It was a lot of fun, but nerve racking at the same time.  Alsways having the thought in my mind, how these snapshots are going to be received by a fellow photographer.  It was a success.  Enjoy. Girl

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Say Cheese

Looking at pictures

Quiet Time

Testing a 16mm with Sebastian.

I wanted to see the difference between my Canon 17-40mm wide angle lens and the Canon 16-35mm lens.  The 16-35mm is twice as expensive as the 17-40mm, probably because it's a f2.8, and the 17-40mm is only f4.0-5.6.  Numbers aside, testing it in the field produced very similar results.  For landscape they are pretty much the same as landscapes are usually shot at f8.  I can see the 16-35mm being an interesting effect lens specially with such a small aperture.  So I tested that on Sebastian.  As always he was willing to have some pictures taken, and made some faces for the camera.... I'm hoping I'm not creating a monster here :) So here are the tests results.... see if you can tell the difference between a 17-40mm and a 16-35mm.

Sebastian

Portrait in the dark

This picture is also from the archives.  Yes some may say it's too dark etc., but I like it that way.  I like the shadows, and the contrast.  I like the mystery behind them.  So that is my explanation.  It could be that I badly exposed the original and had to do something to save this shot.  Either way, I hope you enjoy it. Portrait

Portraiture

I figured I will try some portraiture with my youngest son Sebastian. I read an interesting passage today. The best way to start with photography, is to start photographing your loved ones. Either you will get clobbered, or you might get some interesting shots like these. These were taken with on camera flash and a Fong diffuser. Enjoy.

I don't know...


Canon 5D, ISO 100, 1/200 sec, f/4.5, 70mm


Yummy....


Canon 5D, ISO 100, 1/200 sec, f/4.5, 70mm


Hmmm....


Canon 5D, ISO 100, 1/200 sec, f/4.5, 70mm


What?


Canon 5D, ISO 100, 1/200 sec, f/4.5, 70mm