Studio Shoot Ektar Pushed

I was shooting TriX at ISO400. By the end of the day, I decided to try out a roll of Ektar (ISO100). Rookie mistake – I forgot to switch the dial to ISO 400 on the camera metering.

Continue reading


Model Shoot, II by Canon 1N

2 more shots from the recent studio shoot. Shot on a Canon EOS 1N. This was the top of the range Canon film camera – probably the only EOS 1 series I will ever get to own. Guess they would have been valued at well over $3-4,000 USD. I got mine for less than AUD$200 landed. Also came with a batter grip. The beauty of it is that the grip takes AA batteries, so I don’t have to worry about buying special batteries.

The thing is big and simliar to a DSLR. Works like a DSLR 5D Mk II that I use but with 5 focus points. I ended up using it with a modern day Sigma 85mm lens (non ART) and the combination works very well. Downside is I can only take 35 shots with no chimping at a time.




Memories of Train Stations

We spent 3 weeks in New York and was about 10 minutes walk from Penn Station. Everyone knows about Grand Central. The only thing we knew about Penn was that Madison Square Garden was on top of it. We found out very quickly how important a transport hub it was. We arrived during peak hour in the evening lugging about the maze of corridors looking like, well tourists. Continue reading

Kids’ First Taste

I remember my first taste. I was about 6 or 7 and it was my dad giving me a sip of his beer (It was Heineken). I can still remember that chilled crispy bitterness. I asked for more but he said no.

Michael Pollan wrote in A Botany of Desire about his kid’s first taste of sugar. He said it was a wonderful experience. He also said once a baby has tasted sugar, there is no going back.

Spring Sale! 15% Off Ends Friday!

Porteen Gear News

Sale ends Friday at Midnight EST.


It’s time to celebrate the warmer weather with new leathers, and new designs!

Porteen gear is having a Spring Sale. 15% Off any orders over $100.00 through May 31st! Just enter the coupon code “spring15” during check-out. There are several new bags in stock, including the new convertible bags, Unisex style bags for men,  new cow hair designs and Tuscany bags. You can see these and more of the newest designs in my Etsy store by clicking on the Store Logo in the right hand column.

The leather, canvas and fabric lists have all been recently updated with new arrivals. If you are ready to work on your own custom designed camera bag, just start at the tab at the top of this page called “Design Your Own Bag”.

Happy Spring!





View original post