New Paint Brushes

New Paint Brushes

Sunday morning and Susan and I decide to begin junking out the garage. This is a job we have both been dreading but it has to be done. For months now I have looked at my workbench in despair of ever being able to use it again. And the rest of the garage is not much...
My Second Camera

My Second Camera

This is not my Dad’s Yashica “A” I talk about here but one I have acquired recently and cleaned up. I am standing between my Aunt Katherine and Uncle Harold at the Honolulu airport in Hawaii in 1958 and in my hands I am holding my Dad’s Yashica...
Shooting the A35 F

Shooting the A35 F

The A35 F, like the other Canonets, is a solid little camera. All black and shiny, around your neck it is real photographic “Jewellery”. When I write about a camera I live with it for a few days. I only write about one that I have, so the first thing I do...
The New Sure Shot

The New Sure Shot

The Canon New Sure Shot (known internationally as the AF35M II or in Japan as the Autoboy 2) was the third camera in Canon’s long running Sure Shot series of “Point and Shoot” consumer film cameras. I have just finished writing about it and you can...
October Camera Show

October Camera Show

Last weekend was the most recent edition of the Vancouver Camera show and as usual it was a great deal of fun. I had my table again and was able to sell enough of this and that to pay for my table fee. The hall was busy, lots of people, and great conversation. I had...
And Speaking of Books ….

And Speaking of Books ….

The Gods of Photography are not dead! And furthermore, they do speak to us. What follows is a true story and, to me at least, it is pretty strange. Last week I was at my day job, you know, the one that I need but also the one that keeps me from my photography. Yes,...