Friday, October 5, 2012


1. Canon Rebel
2. 12-24 Sigma Lens
3. Tripod
4. Downtown Toronto Lights
5. A few hours to spare from studying
Archipelago Photography

Grow Green

There is a wonderful greenhouse nearby my school, called the Allen Gardens Conservatory, that I visited the other day with a friend. We decided to take upon us a challenge; to shoot macro-esque photography with plant-life using incredibly wide angle lenses. (I'll post next about what else we did with these lenses beyond this.) What this means is that we took a lot of the natural lines and warped them with nearly- fisheye lenses. We ended up actually bumping our lenses into the plants themselves sometimes! These plants are probably only 5-10 cm away from the end of the lens. Anyhow, it was lots of fun, I'd recommend giving it a try. Take a lens that is made for one thing and photograph something totally different with it. Why not?
Archipelago Photography- islands of thought and image, connected with a name

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche. If you live anywhere near Toronto, and haven't been, you really should go. It's an all night art show/cultural event that runs mid September every year from 7:00pm to 7:00 am. The whole city is transformed into a piece of living breathing art. This was my first year, and it was pretty cool. The first photo is a shot of the crowds, which started out heavy and only got worse. The second one is an art piece where a electric guitar was raised and dropped while plugged in, until it eventually was destroyed. Kind of a chance music meets active visual destruction. It was pretty cool. the last one was just two girls painting in creepy masks to creepy Danny Elfman-ish music. There were scores more exhibits and things. If you haven't been before, do it. You'll thank me.
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The Western Fair