Testsie Roll: Kodak Portra 400

Can you believe it? My first film roll ever is a Kodak Portra 400 that I bought from B&H and shipped to Uganda by an overpriced third party shipping company. I also bought my first film camera since its prime around this time. I picked a Canon-A1 with 50mm f1.4 lens because based on the reviews and countless Youtube videos that I watched, it’s a … Continue reading Testsie Roll: Kodak Portra 400

Through the Lens: Revival

I started a series a while back entitled “Through the Lens” which mainly covers the stories of my photographs using different film cameras. I experienced burn out so I stopped posting blog posts altogether. I’m still very active on Instagram though so if you want to be updated with my film photography journey, please follow my Instagram account (@thegeekmechanic). I also have a secondary instagram … Continue reading Through the Lens: Revival

Through the Lens: Malaria in Africa

Two years ago, I wrote this blog post about my near death experiences in Burkina Faso. I got sick with Malaria, missed a coup d’etat and a terror attack. That’s why this photo is very important to me. Malaria changed me. I borrowed a couple of paragraphs from that post but you can always check out the blog post here. Mike two years ago: So … Continue reading Through the Lens: Malaria in Africa

Through the Lens: Rolex (not the watch)

Rolex is a famous Ugandan street food which is made out of an egg or two sandwiched in a roll of chapati. Chapati or roti is a type of flat bread which originated from India but it is widely popular in this part of the globe because of the huge Indian population in East Africa. It’s called rolex because the chapati and the scrambled egg … Continue reading Through the Lens: Rolex (not the watch)

Through The Lens: Overcoming my Stage Fright

I’m very lucky to be part of the three out of four operator trainings in Uganda. I was supposed to just assist but they asked me to be a trainer. It’s weird that I’m still a trainee myself but I don’t have any choice. Also, I’m not much of a talker actually so speaking in front of this crowd gave me an anxiety. This experience … Continue reading Through The Lens: Overcoming my Stage Fright

Through The Lens: Hopia, Mani, Popcorn

Uganda has a very centralized system. Majority of the malls/outlets can only be found in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. I’m currently based in Mbale. Roughly three to six hours from Kampala depending on the mode of transportation but I normally take the bus so it’s six hours of travel for me. I love to travel but traveling in Uganda is so stressful. There’s … Continue reading Through The Lens: Hopia, Mani, Popcorn

Through The Lens: Water is Life

This photo was taken in a small village in Amuria District of Uganda. Like many other villages in Uganda, this one suffers with water scarcity also. Currently, it’s the dry season so there’s a challenge with water supply. Don’t get me wrong. In the cities, there’s plenty of water because of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation. But in the far-flung villages like this one, … Continue reading Through The Lens: Water is Life

NEW SERIES! NEW SERIES!

Hi guys! I’m doing a new series for my blog and it was inspired by Cordilleras Film Collective’s Behind the Image segment. There’s no title yet so maybe you can help me with that. But I’m thinking how about Through the Lens (wink) or Off-cam? It’s an every other day post so keep your eyes peeled. I started film photography a couple months back. As of writing, … Continue reading NEW SERIES! NEW SERIES!