Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Montreal protest thru the eyes of a citizen photojournalist

Here are some shots from the past 100 days of student protest in Montreal.

Thanks for watching.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lakefield Qc Cemetery

A gloomy post but headstones make for great black and white photography. These were taken with my Minolta X570, a red filter, lens hood and Fuji Neopan SS 100 ISO film. The Church and cemetery are located in Lakefield Quebec in the County of Gore in the Laurentians.

Thanks for watching.

Gerry  :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Montreal FD puts out appartment unit fire

What are the odds of me getting shots of fire gear twice in the same day without looking for it!?! We got a fire down the street from my house in the early evening and I got the chance to take some shots.

The Canon G12 performed great in this low-light/action situation. The only problem with the G12 for photo journalism is its size. People don't take it very seriously. That's why I carry a film SLR on my sling even if I'm not going to use it. I swear, the SLR seems to act like a press pass!

Well, I'll dedicate this post to all the full time firefighters out there, stay safe.

Thanks for watching.

Gerry :)

The Gore Fire Department

While on photo safari in the County of Gore in Quebec's Laurentian region I dropped by my old firehouse and found the current members during exercise day.
Who said training should be boring?

Fire apparatus is always a blast to shoot as they are very colorful and most of the time very clean.

This post is dedicated to all the volunteer fire crews out there. Stay safe.

Thanks for watching.

Gerry :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Canon G12 remote shutter trigger for under $10

The canon G12 comes with a timer but sometimes this doesn't come in handy. The other day I was trying to make a self portrait with an off camera flash when I realized that the flash didn't work with the timer. A remote would have been great just there. A remote is also useful when you want your hands off the camera but want to be able to shoot at will unlike with the timer.

Not being one who likes to spend money for nothing, read cheap, I looked into a few instructables and found out that making a remote was pretty straight forward. So I went shopping at the electronics store.

I came out with a cellular phone headset and a small project box. I already had switches from a previous project. All I had to do was to cut the headset off, strip the wires, make some holes in the box for the switches and solder everything together. The only hard part is figuring out which wire is which. Simply strip them, plug the jack in the camera and start connecting them one by one to see what the camera does. One will activate the focus, one will activate the shutter with the other wire (or wires) being the ground. I put the switch on top for setting the focus and the red momentary switch triggers the shutter.

That's it that's all and for less than $10.

Until next time.

Gerry :)