image 1: low angle reflection of Kensington Market, May 2014 | Canon T5i w/ 18-135mm f/ 3.5 / image 2: black and white architecture @ Scarborough Town Centre, June 2014 | Canon T5i w/ 18-135mm f/ 3.5 / image 3: portrait of Toronto MC Tona, June 2014 | Canon T5i w/ 50mm f/ 1.4 / Chinatown street shot, May 2014 | Canon T5i w/ 50mm f/ 1.4 / image 5: black and white architecture @ Scarborough Town Centre, June 2014 | Canon T5i w/ 10-22mm f/ 3.5
Recently I was approached by Canon to try shooting with the Canon T5i as part of their “#TrueOriginals" campaign. Its a great camera and its got some cool features that have definitely expanded my creative process. Here’s a few of my favourite things about the camera and how they work into my workflow.
The articulating touch screen comes in super handy when trying to shoot from a different perspective. I shoot a lot of ‘look up’ shots and puddle reflections where I put the camera at a low angle. This used to either require me to lie down, or just hold the camera and guess at what I was shooting. With this screen I can actually see what my camera sees with out having to get low myself which is dope (cause it don’t have to get my pants dirty).
It has an on screen touch option to magnify the viewing area which I use to zoom in and make sure my image is properly focused for all the minor details. This is especially useful when shooting architecture to make sure the structures are evenly focused all the way through and also when shooting portraits to make sure the subject is properly focused.
This camera allows you to release the shutter by tapping the screen which I also find to be really convenient. Its especially useful for candid street photography because taking candid shots often requires you to shoot from random angles (sometimes strangers get mad if you just hold the camera up to your face and snap away) but with the fold out screen and touch shutter its much easier to look ‘inconspicuous’.
WHY ARENT THERE ADULT-SIZED PLAYGROUNDS
LIKE EVERYTHING IS THE SAME AS A KIDS PLAYGROUND
WHY DO WE NOT HAVE THOSE
theme parks. just. theme parks.
but u have to pay for theme parks
that’s the adult part
son of a bitch
ladies and gentlemen, behold
the St. Louis City Museum:
Playground for adults and children.
They even serve alcohol.
I know where we’re going guys