Going Old-School: POLAROIDS

Sam Family, Film, Food, Friends, Home Header, Mechatronics, Photoshoot, Thoughts 3 Comments

In September I had picked up a cheap Polaroid JobPro Camera. I was really excited but was disappointed to find out the film has been discontinued. After some patient internet searches I got hold some film and was able to use the camera! In terms of features there is really not much to control for the Jobpro series Polariod cameras, …

SamGoing Old-School: POLAROIDS

Kimchi Workout

Sam Animal, Food, Mechatronics 3 Comments

After our last failure with KimChi’s diet we have to tackle the matter from another angle. Here he is sun-tanning himself after a nice meal. So instead of cutting his calorie intake we have devised a workout plan for him. Now he has to work for his food in the form of push-ups and chin-ups. But alas we got out-smarted …

SamKimchi Workout

Engineering Jazz Band

Sam Mechatronics, Photoshoot 4 Comments

University of Waterloo Engineering Jazz Band With Respect to Time charity event, they were raising money for the organization Habitat for Humanity. Setting up and tuning the instruments. I have been shooting for the band for the past 2 semesters, they put on a good show and have a lot of energy. This is last semester’s charity gig. No time …

SamEngineering Jazz Band

First Roll with Yashica Mat-124G

Sam Film, Friends, Home Header, Mechatronics, Outdoors, Street Life, Yashica 5 Comments

The Yashica Mat-124G is a 6×6 Medium Format twin lens reflex. This is the first roll using this camera, I had to use another camera as a make-shift light meter and all the shots were handheld. In terms of operation it is quite different from the typical modern cameras due to the waist level viewer and adjustment knobs. I am …

SamFirst Roll with Yashica Mat-124G

Lights and Colors

Sam Home Header, Mechatronics, Thoughts 1 Comment

Recently I have been playing with the Lensbaby 2.0 PK mount. It is the poor man’s tilt-shift, those who have a job buys the real tilt-shift: The Hartblei Super-Rotator. The good thing with the lens is I don’t mind experimenting with it, in this case I shoved in a home made square aperature which produce quite a nice effect. It …

SamLights and Colors

4th Year Project: ARGO

mike Friends, Mechatronics 4 Comments

For the next 7 months, I will be working with Ryan Gariepy, Ryan Jolivet, and Ludwik Sobiesiak on converting the 6×6 Argo ATV into an GPS navigation vehicle. We decided to take the Argo out for some ‘test’ to better understand its performance. We had to jump through a lot of hoops, to borrow the department van, trailer, trailer hitch …

mike4th Year Project: ARGO