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  1. BlackRapid and OpTech sling and strap systems compared

    Date 22 May 2018
    BlackRapid and OpTech make a wide range of camera straps, slings and solutions for all manner of photographic equipment. For many years I used simple cloth straps on rangefinder cameras and an OpTech Pro strap for SLRs Now that I have moved to lighter micro four thirds Olympus cameras for…

  2. 5 Reasons to Go Wider - super wide angle lenses

    Date 11 May 2018
    A number of kit zooms start at around the 28mm mark - or “full frame equivalent” focal length, some start a bit wider, but the focus of this article is to look at some of the attractions of going out specifically with a super-wide, 24mm or wider for “normal” people…

  3. Landscape Photography - still learning!

    Date 29 Apr 2018
    The learning curve is steep, but I am really enjoying trying something different. The big difference with my landscape photographs is that I “went there” to take photos, almost all of my other photography is opportunist, I was there (or close enough) anyway. Generally it’s really relaxing, normally a nice…

  4. 35 Problems with Micro Four Thirds

    Date 05 Apr 2018
    Looking back over my photographs across several decades, it’s clear that for my people and travel photographs I always end up coming back to a 35mm equivalent lens. Lately I have been going wider and love the wonderful Olympus 12mm f/2 lens on my OM-D E-M1 mark II for street photography, I…

  5. Eric Kim’s ARS

    Date 26 Mar 2018
    ARS is the somewhat unfortunately named platform recently launched by Eric Kim. With all the hype around new social network Vero, on receiving the beta invite, I must admit to being a bit sceptical. However, I jumped to the wrong conclusion, this is the thing, its not a social network…

  6. Micro Four Thirds still has its place

    Date 12 Mar 2018
    Moving subjects in low light, perhaps from a fixed shooting position without concern over the size and weight of equipment - this is the realm of full frame. The announcement of the Sony A7 III last week has caused concern on some forums, this being a mature, sub £2000 full…

  7. Workflow and Post Processing Street Photography

    Date 22 Feb 2018
    Following a couple of forum threads on DPReview, I thought I would add a short article on my RAW workflow, with details on how I post process an image. I have learnt a lot from others and think it’s important to share skills not keep secrets.  Firstly a note on…

  8. Nikon D850 - swan song of DSLRs?

    Date 08 Feb 2018
    Is the D850 the swan song of DSLR’s, or as Gordon Laing (of CameraLabs) said on Valérie Jardin’s Podcast, “a last hurrah”? Sharky James is running a competition on his excellent Petapixel Photography podcast, to win the camera of your choice, offering the Nikon D850 or Sony A7r III as…

  9. Street photography route and locations in London

    Date 18 Jan 2018
    A busy and large city like London can be challenging to navigate, even for locals. It’s a hotspot for photography and every site, alley and monument has been well photographed. The special thing with candid people photography though, is that each picture will always be unique and that is a…

  10. Seal - Always carry a camera

    Date 22 Nov 2017
    This afternoon I was walking through the West End with my sister and niece and followed the sound of music to the BBC - I was lucky enough to walk past as Seal was doing a soundcheck for a later performance. Conditions were far from ideal, no time, very crowded, poor light but…

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