I remember the moment at our dinner table when I said to my family, “One day I’d like to be considered a great photographer.” Last week I was able to spend some time with a great photographer, Caley Taylor, wife of Evan Sage. I invite you to check out her work at the link above. On this night, Caley was shooting with black and white film using an old Pentax and a 50mm lens. I can’t wait to see her photos from Bill Madder’s party in Saskatoon.

If there are multiple photos in this post, the following EXIF data is for the first photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 21 November, 2019
  • Exposure bias: -7/10EV
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 8000
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s


  1. Thank you for the post Jeff! It was great to finally meet you in Saskatoon. I will post the reciprocal portrait of you when developed (oh the anticipation compared to digital!).
    Your photographs are amazing! Love them. And I like your street-style of shooting from the hip.
    Until the next time…

  2. Caley, lots to learn from you! I will look forward to your shots as well! It’s been a while since I watched someone shoot with a film camera. What struck me was that you were able to be more in the moment. I shoot only in RAW for similar reasons, but I’m thinking I need to develop an ever great discipline to not chimp my shots and focus even more on being present. I’m quite certain it will improve the photos.

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