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  • Picture This: Analogue Wedding Style

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2013-09-06
    Picture This: Analogue Wedding Style

    What happens when you take a gorgeous couple who are perfect for each other and both love vintage style, with a lovely summers day at Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia and analogue cameras? Find out after the jump!

  • Fun Under the Sun: Making It Count While It's Here

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2013-08-24
    Fun Under the Sun: Making It Count While It's Here

    Living in Canada, you really make the most of summer because you know that winter is only a few short months away. Last summer I was living out east in Halifax, Nova Scotia and as it rains so much there, even during the summer, whenever there was a special event on, especially on a nice day I made sure to get out an see it, and make sure to capture it with my analogue cameras!

  • Je t’aime, Paris: Eiffel Tower, From My Point of View

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2013-07-23 #places
    Je t’aime, Paris: Eiffel Tower, From My Point of View

    The Eiffel Tower, an instantly recognisable and iconic symbol of Paris. Most of us already know the history of this magnificent structure, so here it is from my point of view! From down on the ground and to up high in the tower, I'll tell you how we skipped the line and I'll share some of my favourite lomographs from the trip that happened by mistake!

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  • Dad and I: A Trip Down Memory Lane with Daddy Dearest

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2013-06-26
    Dad and I: A Trip Down Memory Lane with Daddy Dearest

    Like many people, digitizing all of the old family photos is going in very slow stages for me, so I just went digging through all the photos from when I was little that I had scanned, and loved taking a walk down memory lane with a specific theme in mind: daddy and his daughter.

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  • Mum and Me: A Lot Like Mum

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2013-05-30
    Mum and Me: A Lot Like Mum

    Growing up I heard those 7 words so many times: "You look so much like your mother." When I was younger I didn't like it, I didn't get it either, she was old and I thought I looked nothing like her. Now, I like it when I hear those words, maybe because I don't hear them too often because I live on the opposite side of the world to her and maybe because I'm getting older and realize that yeah, maybe we do look alike. And I like that.

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  • A Walk in the Park with Me, Myself and My Favorite Cameras

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2013-04-26 #places
    A Walk in the Park with Me, Myself and My Favorite Cameras

    Sometimes, when it is a nice day and I need a rest from my never-ending pile of things I need to do, I will go down to the park at the back of my apartment building for a stroll by myself with a couple of cameras in hand. I'm extremely lucky to live right near such a beautiful park that I am able to walk in to rejuvenate, as well as get a little exercise.

  • Australia Day: Stopover at Melbourne

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2013-02-12 #places
    Australia Day: Stopover at Melbourne

    Australia Day is celebrated nation-wide on January 26th and commemorates the day the first fleet arrived in Sydney Cove, claiming Australia under British rule. On this day, you'll see a lot of green and gold and more southern-crosses than you will be able to count. This is my story about how my Australia Day was almost canceled last year.

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  • Give Me a Home Among the Gum Trees

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2013-01-30 #places
    Give Me a Home Among the Gum Trees

    Before moving overseas, I always lived in the same post code -- we never moved far from the first house I lived in which was my Nana's house in the suburb of Tumbi Umbi in the Australian state of New South Wales. This nostalgic location looks at those images that to other people, may just look like a tree or a door, but to the person with the connection to them mean so much more.

  • The Big 3: Theme Parks on the Gold Coast

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2013-01-29 #places
    The Big 3: Theme Parks on the Gold Coast

    The Gold Coast area in the Australian state of Queensland has been very popular with tourists from all over the world for a long time now. One of the reasons for this is because of the three big theme parks: Movieworld, Seaworld, and Dreamworld.

  • Woy Woy: Another Australian Town with a Funny Name

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2013-01-24 #places
    Woy Woy: Another Australian Town with a Funny Name

    The Woy Woy area (including Ettalong, Umina, Ocean Beach and Koolewong) is a popular holiday and retirement destination on the Central Coast around an hour and a half drive north of Sydney.

  • Classic Car Show at The Entrance, Australia

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2013-01-23 #places
    Classic Car Show at The Entrance, Australia

    Pretty much any weekend, somewhere in Australia, you will find a classic car show. These classic cars make for great lomography fun with their different colours and shapes. The owners embody the same values as we do, as analogue lovers. I was lucky enough to be able to attend this annual show held at The Entrance in the Australian state of New South Wales.

  • Memories of Burleigh Beach, Australia

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2013-01-22 #places
    Memories of Burleigh Beach, Australia

    For many years Burleigh Beach has been a go-to spot for my family in the state of Queensland, Australia. With wide open spaces away from the more tourist-ladden beaches of the Gold Coast, this spot is a favourite of surfers to the south, near the open waters at the heads, and popular with local families and exercise buffs to the north.

  • Shelly Beach: One of Australia's Finest Golden Sand Beaches

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2013-01-18 #places

    Shelly Beach is a long stretch of beach on the NSW Central Coast, Australia. It has golden sand and a safe, sheltered area for families and people who just want to take a dip in the ocean, and in the open northern end, you will see many surfers and bodyboarders out. I was lucky enough to grow up only 5 minutes away from this beach and have many great memories of it.

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  • Shoot Now, Eat Later

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-12-26 #gear #tutorials
    Shoot Now, Eat Later

    In our parents day film and developing were so expensive that to take a photo of a meal was almost unheard of. These days you pretty much can't go to a restaurant without seeing someone taking a photo of their meal or drink. Here are my categories for food photography, see if you agree with me!

  • Your Favorite Holiday destinations: The Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-12-26 #places
    Your Favorite Holiday destinations: The Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada

    The Annapolis Valley is situated along the Bay of Fundy in the Canadian provence of Nova Scotia. The area is famous for its high tides, but there are a lot more reasons to visit this part of the country!

  • My 2012 in Analogue

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-12-26
    My 2012 in Analogue

    Looking back on this year I know I will not remember it by the month, rather by the place that I was. I was extremely lucky this year to start the year where I come from in Australia, finish it in London, Canada where I now call home and visit a bunch of places in between.

  • Naughty and Nice: Which Cameras Would I Give a Puppy or a Lump of Coal to?

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-12-24
    Naughty and Nice: Which Cameras Would I Give a Puppy or a Lump of Coal to?

    This year I've tried cameras I've found hidden for 20 years. I've shot cameras with films found at thrift stores and cameras found on the side of the road. In my attempt to pick which ones have been naughty or nice, the main thing I took into consideration was: which cameras do I keep using and which ones are sitting, gathering dust?

  • Your Favorite Holiday Destinations: Leysdown on Sea

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-12-21 #places
    Your Favorite Holiday Destinations: Leysdown on Sea

    Half of my family are from Kent, England and it's only in recent years that I have been able to visit. I've been there three times and I stayed at my Aunt and Uncle's house for part of the time. They live on the sleepy isle of Sheppey in south-eastern England, and I managed to stumble upon an analogue lover's dream while on a walk there one day.

  • Up in the Air: My Memories from Flying from Sydney to Los Angeles

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-12-19 #places
    Up in the Air: My Memories from Flying from Sydney to Los Angeles

    The Sydney to Los Angeles flight is one of the longest flights in the world, and as I am a native of Sydney but I live in Canada, I have done this flight more times that I would have liked to. Luckily, I have captured some images with some simple plastic cameras that you can use them during take-off and landing!

  • Happiest Place in the World: Circa 1989

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-12-18 #places
    Happiest Place in the World: Circa 1989

    What can turn the happiest place in the world into a very sad one for a parent? Might it be because their child had a meltdown? Or maybe because they got stuck in California on one of the hottest days of the year? Or maybe because of food poisoning? No. I'm afraid it's something far worse.

  • Your Favorite Holiday Destinations: Maidstone

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-12-18 #places
    Your Favorite Holiday Destinations: Maidstone

    Maidstone is a town I had heard a lot about, but never had the chance to visit until a few years ago. I've now grown to love the town where my Dad grew up, and now, I have a bunch of tips for you to check out if you want to experience an English town, not too far out of London.

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  • Up in the Air: A Quick Stopover in Amsterdam's Airport Schiphol

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-12-17 #places
    Up in the Air: A Quick Stopover in Amsterdam's Airport Schiphol

    A couple of years ago, just after Christmas, I had a stopover in the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the major hub for the airline KLM. It was a very busy time of year, so I knew that any airport would be busy, but I was surprised by how big this airport was, let along the amount of people flying through there!

  • Dreaming of a Lomo Holiday: My 12 Days of Christmas

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-12-13
    Dreaming of a Lomo Holiday: My 12 Days of Christmas

    Are you like me and have been thinking about what films you will be saving for Christmas since September? Have you been wishing on every falling star and every dandelion for that special camera you just never seem to be able to save up for? Well, as we have those two things in common, why not see what makes it to my 12 days of Christmas wishes -- you wont find any partridge in pear trees here, just lomo lovin!

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  • Up in the Air: Australia's Newcastle Airport

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-12-13 #places
    Up in the Air: Australia's Newcastle Airport

    Newcastle Airport in the Australian state of New South Wales is around 2 hours north of Sydney, and it serves the Hunter region in getting people to popular domestic airports using some of Australian low cost airlines. One of my first ever flying memories came from this airport, and I recently visited to see how much it had changed.

  • Lomography Color X-Pro Sunset Strip 100 35mm

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-12-12 #gear
    Lomography Color X-Pro Sunset Strip 100 35mm

    My first experience with the new Lomography film Sunset Strip was at the perfect time of year for warm hues- Fall! I had a few surprises when I got this film back that I would like to share with all of you!

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  • This Calls for a Celebration: The Armview

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-11-19 #places
    This Calls for a Celebration: The Armview

    The Armview restaurant and Lounge is located in Halifax, in the Canadian provence of Nova Scotia. The Armview has seen a great number of celebrations in it's day, and this year it topped it off with celebrating it's 60th year, a great feat for any restaurant! It is also one of my favourites for celebrating a special occasion or just catching up with friends over a milkshake.

  • Capturing Autumn Silhouettes

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-10-23 #gear #tutorials
    Capturing Autumn Silhouettes

    One of my favourite techniques, no matter the subject matter, is creating silhouettes. Some of my favourite fall photos were taken as silhouettes and I will share with you how I created them so hopefully you will be able to create some for yourself this season!

  • Halloween Memories

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-10-16
    Halloween Memories

    How do you celebrate Halloween? Are you like me, that as a kid, weren't allowed to Trick or Treat because your mum was anti-Americanization? Or were you on the other end of the scale, and was brought up in full fledged corn maze visiting, home decor that resembles a graveyard, building a costume for months kind of household? Well, let me tell you about my Halloween memories.

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  • Oktoberfest in Australia

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-10-15
    Oktoberfest in Australia

    It's that time of the year again when, on any given Friday or Saturday night in October, anywhere around the world, you could stumble upon a lederhosen clad lad and a dirndl dressed lass. Luckily, my birthday is also in October so last year, we were able to combine the two in my hometown on the Central Coast of Australia having a big Oktoberfest celebration.

  • Autumn Leaves All Around: My Lomographic History with Fallen Leaves

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-09-26
    Autumn Leaves All Around: My Lomographic History with Fallen Leaves

    The wind is getting colder and the leaves are starting to drop, it's beginning to feel a lot like fall. This will be my third real fall season. Coming from Australia, the land of the evergreen, I love being able to experience the beautiful colors and these lomographs are a recount of my past two fall seasons.

  • 1st of July: Canada Day Celebrations in Halifax

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-09-19 #places
    1st of July: Canada Day Celebrations in Halifax

    July 1st is Canada's day of celebration. This hot day in the middle of summer in Halifax was an action-packed one with numerous events going on across the city. Read on to find out which ones I was able to document!

  • Peggys Cove

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-09-13 #places
    Peggys Cove

    Peggys Cove is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Nova Scotia and is a prime attraction on the Lighthouse Trail scenic drive. The community's famous lighthouse marks the eastern entrance of St. Margarets Bay and is officially known as the Peggys Point Lighthouse. This lighthouse is one of the most-photographed structures in Atlantic Canada and one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world.

  • Open Halifax: Celebrating Buy Local

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-09-12 #places
    Open Halifax: Celebrating Buy Local

    Open Halifax was started this year to celebrate all the locally-owned stores and bring some much-needed life into downtown on a weekend when the weather was just starting to warm up at the beginning of summer. There was everything from free cooking classes at local restaurants, to free jazz being played at the local newsagent, and my favorite, free cupcakes!

  • Fisherman's Cove: A Centuries Old Fishing Village Frozen in Time

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-09-11 #places
    Fisherman's Cove: A Centuries Old Fishing Village Frozen in Time

    Fisherman's Cove is a Lomographer's paradise, and it amazes me how much you can escape from the city with only a 25-minute drive from the city of Halifax in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. I've eaten some of the best fish and chips of my life here, and you will be able to turn and shoot in any direction!

  • Halifax Public Gardens in Redscale

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-09-11
    Halifax Public Gardens in Redscale

    It's coming into fall in the northern hemisphere and although to me that is just a reminder that winter is around the corner it is a great time to get out and take some Lomographs! I headed to the local public gardens and what better place is there to see how the seasons change!

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  • The Dingle Turns 100

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-09-10 #places
    The Dingle Turns 100

    The Dingle Memorial Tower is a large, four-sided, slightly-tapered structure situated in a prominent location on a knoll, overlooking the shores of the North West Arm of Halifax in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. On Natal Day this year, we went and explored the Tower and its beautiful surroundings to celebrate its 100th birthday.

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  • My Childhood in Analogue: Caution, Embarrassing Photos Ahead

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-09-10
    My Childhood in Analogue: Caution, Embarrassing Photos Ahead

    You know those pictures that people take of children and say 'bring that out when she is 21' or 'That's one to show the future husband'. Well these are mine. They were all dug out and scanned for my 21st birthday slideshow and they go from while I was still in my mother's tummy to when I got my first digital camera when I was 15.

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  • Crafty Projects: Up-Cycle Anything into a Chalkboard

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-09-05
    Crafty Projects: Up-Cycle Anything into a Chalkboard

    Not so long ago, I had looked into buying a chalkboard to use as a prop in a photo booth at a wedding. I decided it would be cheaper in the long run to buy some chalkboard, paint it, and do it myself! That way, I was able to up-cycle something old into a useable, customized item, and have bragging rights because I made it myself! Find out how you can make a chalkboard out of almost anything in this article!

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  • Cape Breton in a Cabin

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-09-03 #places
    Cape Breton in a Cabin

    If you ask me, the best thing about summer are little getaways. My boyfriend and I drove with two friends to Cape Breton from Halifax, in the Canadian provence of Nova Scotia and stayed at our friend's family cabin. See the beauty I found and how I coped with being out of the city in this article!

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  • Festivals in Film: Natal Day in Halifax, Canada

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-08-30 #news
    Festivals in Film: Natal Day in Halifax, Canada

    Celebrated on the first Monday of August, the civic holiday is celebrated by Canadians all over the country. Celebrating in the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island consists of “birthday” parties for their provinces. Huge birthday cakes are prepared and distributed. Other events include communal meals, parades, sporting activities, and firework displays.

  • Discovering One of Canada's Most Scenic Drives, the Cabot Trail

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-08-15 #places
    Discovering One of Canada's Most Scenic Drives, the Cabot Trail

    Summer road trips are one of the things I look forward to most about the warmer months. This year my boyfriend and I, along with another couple of friends drove up to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada. The Cabot trail is regularly on 'Top drives you need to do before you die' lists and I can see why. Over two days, we saw many beautiful landscapes and kept our eyes open for moose and coyotes!

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  • Pancakes by the Sea

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-08-14 #places
    Pancakes by the Sea

    Pancakes by the sea, is as the name suggests, right by the water at The Entrance on the New South Wales Central Coast. I headed there with some friends one sunny morning and almost went into chocolate overload. It is everything you expect from a pancake restaurant and more!

  • Sydney...from a Girl from the Suburbs View

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-08-13 #places
    Sydney...from a Girl from the Suburbs View

    I have lived about one and a half hours north of Sydney my whole life before moving overseas. We went to the big smoke for school trips, special events, and shopping. Upon returning home and showing my Canadian boyfriend around the city, these were the places I had to show him and would recommend to anyone visiting!

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  • Sydney's Luna Park and Circular Quay

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-08-09 #places
    Sydney's Luna Park and Circular Quay

    Circular Quay is the hub of Sydney Harbour, situated in a small inlet called Sydney Cove, the founding site for Sydney and Australia. It is a stepping-off point for most attractions based around the harbour and an exciting place to be on a warm summer's day. Luna Park is just a short ferry ride across the Harbour from Circular Quay and is a fun place with a dark history.

  • New York, Milan, London, Long Jetty? A Little Town Re-Buiding Itself on Vintage

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-08-08 #places
    New York, Milan, London, Long Jetty? A Little Town Re-Buiding Itself on Vintage

    The small town of Long Jetty on the east coast of New South Wales, Australia is re-inventing itself with the help of a new trendy cafe and a few new second hand stores opening up. It's the new place to shop for everyone wanting a vintage find!

  • You Spin My Head Right Round: My Travels in 360

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-08-08
    You Spin My Head Right Round: My Travels in 360

    So far, my Spinner rolls always seem to be shot at times when I really want to fully document the place I am at, as I may not be able to go back there again. There is something about being in the photograph yourself, surrounded by what is going on around you that calls for this camera to be what I think of as more of a documentary device than other cameras. There are many things I love about this camera, but one big one that I do not. Read about it after the jump!

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  • Kodacolor II 110 Film for Color Prints (Expired 1982)

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-08-01 #gear
    Kodacolor II 110 Film for Color Prints (Expired 1982)

    While on summer holiday at our friend's family cabin in Cape Breton, Canada this year, I happened to be looking through the drawers to find a place to put something and came across an old camera in a box. It had sat there for 20 long summers and winters, forgotten, until this little Lomographer came to stay, poked through some draws and got it developed.

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  • Taking the Unbeaten Path in Newcastle, Australia

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-07-24 #places
    Taking the Unbeaten Path in Newcastle, Australia

    Newcastle is the second largest city in NSW, Australia. It was named one of the "Top 10 Cities to Visit" in 2011 by Lonely Planet and it is a city being revitalised by art and the community. I went to university here and discovered the Newcastle that not everybody who visits sees, taking the unbeaten path.

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  • Australian East Coast Road Trip

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-07-23 #places
    Australian East Coast Road Trip

    Two Canadians and an Australian get in a car and drive up the east coast of the northern state of Queensland, Australia. Take the trip of a lifetime with me from the theme parks of the Gold Coast to the Great Barrier Reef.

  • A Moment's Rest in Montreal

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-07-20 #places
    A Moment's Rest in Montreal

    Our train pulled into Montreal and it could not have come sooner. After the short half of the journey from Toronto to Halifax, I was still sick of being on the train! We spent a grand total of 2 days in Montreal and I loved every moment of it!

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