I've been visiting a lot of garden centres around the city lately.  The beautiful flowers, the lush green plants, the succulents…What's not to love about summer at the garden centre?!  Today I visited St. Mary's Nursery & Garden Centre and snapped some photos.  Here are some of my favourite shots from my visit at St. Mary's Nursery…


As part of my Diploma in Professional Photography, we had to take one class called Analogue Techniques (AT - "eh-tee" is what we called it, for short).  AT focused on film photography including 35mm film, medium format film, large format film and darkroom techniques.  When I told friends and family that I was shooting film, developing my own film and learning how to make prints in the darkroom some of them replied: "They still teach that?!?!"  They do, indeed!  As the saying goes: "You can't know where you are going, until you know where you've been."  I think having a good understanding of the basics of film photography can only enhance one's understanding of digital photography…The more knowledge the better!  Being a child of the 1980's, I had taken photographs with 35mm film before (that's how we did it in the "old days!")  However, I had no experience with medium format film,  and no clue as to exactly what "medium format" meant.


It's hard to believe that it's June already and the flowers are blooming on the trees once again.  What's even harder to believe is that I haven't posted here since like November…November?!?!?!  Shit…I've been slacking!  Okay, in my defense I've been a bit busy with school.  Back in the Fall I posted that I have been attending the PrairieView School of Photography for their Diploma in Professional Photography.  It's been a hectic 10 months and it's unbelievable how much I have learned in such a short amount of time.