Tag: Rolleiflex

Dance of the Seasons

On a cold and blustery Saturday, a very brave Rowena was an amazing model for an outdoor dance-themed shoot.

The Dance of the Seasons


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Kodak Ektar 100 film, negative scanned
and edited with Lightroom and Nik Efex

Two Friends

When I was working with my photographer friend Ed recently, a friend of his came up, with his owner in tow 🙂

Two friends


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X @ EI 800 developed in Diafine

Sabrina 1

I had the pleasure of working with Sabrina, (the daughter of a theatre friend of mine) on Thursday. As someone with both dance and theatre experience, Sabrina was a natural when it came to posing and expression, and needed next to no instruction.



Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X, EI 800, developed in Diafine 3+3


I had the chance yesterday to meet another local Toronto photographer Edward McLaughlin for a portrait shoot, using my Rolleiflex. It was a very dull day weatherwise, so I shot Tri-X at 800 and developed in in Diafine



I’ve never had much luck with Ilford HP5+ in 35mm; my scans always had too much grain for my taste, and I didn’t like the tonality. Shooting in medium format (at an exposure index of 250 instead of the box speed of 400)  I am liking the results better!

Trinity College Entrance


Rolleiflex E3 with 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
HP5+ film at E.I. 250, developed in TMax Developer
1+9 for 14 minutes @ 20 C


Arriving in the Photo

Yesterday morning I was taking some images of the stairs that lead to pedestrian bridge over the DVP in Riverdale. I was trying to get the focus just right (not always easy with my middle-aged eyes) and at the last moment a figure arrived in the frame. An accident, but I like the result.

Figure at top of stairs


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes @ 20 C


Shoot Anyway!

Yesterday the model had to cancel at the last minute, the weather was dull and chilly, but I decided to go to High Park and shoot anyway, and I’m glad I did.

In High Park


Rolleiflex E3 with 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X film at E.I. 1000 developed in Diafine 3+3

First From the Rolleiflex

My first blog post with an image with the new (to me) Rolleiflex. This camera is a work of art! Part of the allure of film photography for me is using classic cameras like this; the experience of image creation is as important as the end result.

Tree in Churchyard


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Fuji Neopan Acros 100 film, developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 13.5 min @ 20 C