Very old portrait study.

Back in 1969-70  I was introduced to the art & science of photography. Maurice Conklin was my mentor, he brought me into the darkroom where I first saw the magic under the amber light of a shiny white piece of paper soaking in a clear liquid magically forming an image.

I admit at times I miss the darkroom, as I spent 30 years working in them.  Photoshop has it’s own magic, but in a chemical darkroom you felt like an alchemist!

Maurice was an Engineer for Defense Research, and was a long time member of the Camera Club of Ottawa.

In 1970 he introduced me to the CCO, and I have been a member ever since.


Maurice Conklin © 1976 Darrell A. Larose, Ottawa.


Mamiya C-220 6x6cm TLR, Mamiya-Sekor 135 mm f/4.5 lens. 1200WS studio flash, Algonquin College photo studio.


Darrell Larose

Ottawa, Canada.


About Darrell Larose

I am a highly motivated self confessed techno-geek. While rooted in traditional analog photography, I have embraced the new technologies in photography. I am just as comfortable under the dark cloth of a large-format view camera, as I am with a digital camera. I can produce award winning photographs within the darkroom, or from a digital-desktop. With 40 years of photography as a both hobby, and over 30 in the professional arena I have always produced. I am self-taught in the digital media, I have been a PhotoShop user since 1995 (version 2.5) I found the transition fairly seamless due to my long experience in labs. I have worked within various Government photo units, including the Forensic Photo Section of the RCMP, as well as various professional labs. I can easily converse with a police forensic photographer as I can with a wedding sports or commercial photographer. I have worked for several of Ottawa’s top photographers. I have worked at several pro labs. As well as many years in photo retail.
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