Music, Culture, Photos and Other Happenings in Ottawa

Date archives September 2018

Season 13

Collaborating and Using The Polaroid Originals OneStep+ – S13E07

I had the opportunity to collaborate with Instagrammers to try out the Polaroid Originals OneStep+. It’s rare that I get to meet up and try to create a fun project.

The original plan was to shoot some Polaroids with the OneStep 2 camera and unbeknownst, Polaroid Originals released the OneStep+ in late August. It was good timing that we got to meet up and try out the new camera. I did use the camera while at the Polaris Music Prize Gala but didn’t use the Polaroid Originals smartphone app to use the creative tools.

I got to use the smartphone app this time around. The only tools I used were Manual Mode and Double Exposure. It was quite difficult focusing from the viewfinder and using the smartphone at the end. The end results were amazing. It will take time to slightly multitask holding the smartphone and camera.

With the OneStep+, I also brought along the OneStep 2 (version 1) and the SX-70 camera to finish up the remaining film as they were already and close to expiring. I also had the i-Type Color film on the OneStep+ as I wanted to finish the pack and use the Rose Gold Frame Edition Color i-Type Film. The Gold Frame photos from the SX-70 didn’t turn out because it was very bright outside.

We decided to shoot photos at Ottawa Art Gallery because of its unique space.

You can check out the Instagram users at Nhuelle and @axgela. It was great to meet up and bring some enthusiasm to shooting instant photos.

The Polaroid photos are posted below and posted on my Instagram.

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Music / Season 13

More Photos From The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Gala – S13E06

At the 2018 Polaris Music Gala, aside from taken photos from the digital camera, I decided to bring 3 Polaroid cameras. It was quite an overkill using 4 cameras in one night.

I recently brought the Polaroid Originals OneStep+. The new camera was released in late August and it added Bluetooth for creative tools. I will go in-depth in a future blog post as I will be doing a collaboration with someone and try to use the tools using the Polaroid Originals smartphone app.

You will see Polaroids and a couple of food photos from the Polaris Gala. I took photos using the gold frame film from the SX-70, blue duochrome film from the OneStep 2 and the photos from the OneStep+.
The Polaroids will also be posted to Instagram.

The food was made by chef Chris Barrett at Oliver & Bonacini and was a courtesy from SOCAN. It consisted of fish tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches and meatballs.
You can view the photos below.

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Music / Season 13

The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Gala – S13E05

The winner of the 2018 Polaris Music Prize went to Jeremy Dutcher for his album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.

The classically trained operatic tenor and composer beat out nine Canadian albums from artists and bands for the $50,000 monetary reward.

Performances from the Gala had Dutcher, Weaves, Jean-Michel Blais, Hubert Lenoir, Deep Waters Band (of Girls Rock Camp) did a cover of Alvvays, Pierre Kwenders and Partners.

This year’s Gala went pretty long but the performances from the bands and musicians were all excellent.

It’s always a great time attending the gala and seeing friends and acquaintances. 

You can check the photos below. Be sure to check out the Polaroid photos from the Polaris Music Prize Gala on another post or on my Instagram.
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