Antelope Street Photography – Our Group

There are Four Generations of photographers in our family and that translates into a broad spectrum of experience and interest. Our family uses digital cameras almost exclusively, but we still have one member who shoots black and white film, and does her own developing and printing.

The busiest season for photographs is summer time and our common meeting ground is The Cabin on Antelope Street – which is why I named our group of shutterbugs the Antelope Street Photography. This was a purely selfish action on my part. All but a few of the photos in this blog are mine, but on the rare occasion when I borrow a photo from one of the family members, I just use the ©Antelope Street Photography label rather than identifying an individual photographer. (Our family sends digital images to one another regularly… isn’t sharing why we all take pictures!?!)

I’d like to introduce you to a few of the other photographers.

old houseThe Car Guy takes a lot of pictures of Cars, but he and his dad are also enthusiastic about old buildings.

Calgary skylineMacDad has been taking pictures for about 65 years. Early in his career he worked in a photo finishing shop. He has a lot of slides that he took of places in and around our province, and he often uses these when he puts together photo displays on behalf of the Pioneer Group. This is a photo of downtown Calgary on a winter day.

Eldest Daughter lives at the coast, so her photos are often of things she sees at the seashore. This photo was taken on Vancouver Island.

Middle Daughter is our film photographer, and she has a dark room in the basement of the Red House. She is a people person, and her favourite models are children. This one captures the Wild Child in a stationary position, a rare event.

If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event…what kind of film would you use?
– Author Unknown –

close up candy color

Youngest Daughter often takes pictures of things most of us wouldn’t think about photographing! This plate of candy is one lovely example.

The Car Guy’s Sister is a wonderful photographer and she is passing along her skills to her youngest son. She is my  inspiration when it comes to looking at flowers in close up mode!

The fourth generation of photographers are my grand children, and maybe by the end of the summer I’ll have a few of their photos to show you life through the eyes of children!

This last image is mine – some nice clouds that I don’t have a story for. I’m not sure what animal the cloud looks like, but whatever it was it was poised to swoop down on us all with rain or hail and gusty winds!

The quickest way to make money at photography is to sell your camera.
– Author Unknown –

14 thoughts on “Antelope Street Photography – Our Group

  1. Hi Margie,
    A beautiful batch of photo’s that you have chosen.I love the close up of the flower, it really shows the genetic makeup I think with all the tiny “triangles”, really stunning.
    The cloud to me looks a bit like a stingray, with the head in the front and the flaps spreed out each side, that was the first thing that came to mind. 🙂

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    1. Hi Mag – I was also thinking of a stingray when I looked at the cloud, but my grandson pointed out to me that the stingray ‘head’ is indistinct from the body!

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  2. To share a passion from generation to generation is the best inheritance and legacy one could have. It must be a great feeling to be able to discuss and exchange thoughts and ideas between you all. Your post is wonderful. 🙂

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    1. Hi EC – It is interesting to listen to the family members who know all about f stops and things like that and then translate that vocabulary into my current ‘point and shoot’ mode. Of all the family members, I am the least knowledgeable, so it is wonderful that there are so many photographers in the family who can pass along advanced skills to the learners.

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  3. Very talented family! I have a very nice camera I got for my 60th birthday a few years ago, and I still do not know how to use it properly. I’m always shooting in automatic mode instead of figuring out f-stops and such. Wish my dad were still alive to show me. He was quite a good photographer. Loved you sharing the pictures.

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  4. My daughter loves to take photos. Sometimes I don’t even realize that she has had the camera until I am scrolling through and I come across some very random pictures. I cannot help but laugh and at the same time appreciate seeing what the world looks like for her. Often times I find that she stops to observe the things that I generally would not think twice about. It’s a beautiful gift that you have all been able to share a love of photography, and I always enjoy taking a look =)

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    1. Hi freshrevelations – It is always fun to see how other people look at the world, isn’t it? Children certainly see things differently from adults, and cameras are a great way of finding out what they see!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your photogs. All the ones I post on my site are either done by my husband or myself unless I identify as different. For example. I posted pictures from a movie or actors. Clearly those are not mine but the nature and travel. All mine.

    I love the picture of the old building that captures Ansel Adams’ work to me. Thanks again for sharing.

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