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The Art of Photography

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So many things have changed over the years when it comes to Photography. My mindset before this point was that the art of photography was lost as taking pictures became simpler and easier to do. The things you would do in a darkroom can now be done in camera. No more having to know what order the chemicals needed to go in to develop your film, or photo. No more need for safe lights (or complete darkness in the case of color photography). But the most amazing advancement in the world of photography is the post processing.

Here is a quick before and after look at a photo I recently took on my walk home from work.…

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10 years (and a bit) of Considered Normal?

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Ok, so no I have not been living in Montreal for 10 years, but my domain name “ConsideredNormal.com” was registered 10 years ago on April 14th, 2018.

Back then I started a blog to process my feelings over a break up that had really affected me. It was used as a tool to express my feelings in a way I could not through normal means. After a year I tried to make the site into a webtoon, but that didn’t fare well. My toon was based on photos I took, but I just couldn’t get into scripting… my mind just wasn’t in the right place, as this was just after my father passed.…

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An open letter to my father

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Hey Dad,

Bear with me, as I started writing this for your Facebook page, but none of my other posts from previous years show up, so I decided to post it here.  So again bear with me, there are already tears in my eyes.

We just past the 10-year anniversary of your passing, and not a day goes by that I don’t reminisce about the good old days when you were alive and well.

It took me 10 years, but I finally had the courage to open your Nikon case.  I took the camera out of the foam padding and held it in my hand.…

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Change of Character

For a very long time now I have been using my character generated by Bitmoji. However I feel kinda strange using something generated by an app and not paying for licensing, so when my Neice posted she was taking commisions I jumped on the opportunity to revamp my character.

Old Logo

New Logo

I asked her to create 4 different reactions for me, all done by hand, and she did an amazing job:

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First Vlog in a long LONG time

Is vlogging even a thing any more?  It’s been so long since I created one I might be a little outdated.

Anyway, I thought my latest post would be one of nostalgia and new adventures.  You see, currently, I spend about 80% of my waking hours on a computer (By computer I mean a mix of Personal Computer, laptop, and server, some Windows-based, some Linux), and that’s pretty much it.  Other than travel time, washroom breaks, or meals, I am pretty much in front of a keyboard, mouse, and screens.

In an attempt to break the monotony, I have decided to try and get back into another passion of mine.  You see, up until about 10 years ago (to be honest a little longer) I was very much into Photography… You see my father was, amongst his other professions and talents, a professional photographer.  He made it a family thing, teaching my brother and me how to take photographs, back when it was still done with film and darkrooms.  Sadly, as film and darkrooms were phased out as memory cards and printers were phased in, photography started to take a back seat as all of our equipment and knowledge on photography became obsolete.…

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