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  1. City of London

    22 Sep 2020
    With restrictions on overseas breaks at the moment, the City of London feels a little bit like travel, it’s not somewhere I regularly go - the West End being my “home town” for street photography.  Less people and more architecture or scenes means I have been comfortably using the Nikon…

  2. The second camera system - Fujifilm X100V

    30 Aug 2020
    Sometimes two systems seems at best an indulgence and at worst, just an obsession with gear. As I have said before, I love photos and photography more than cameras, although over the years there is certainly some equipment I enjoy using more than others London 2020 - low light, high…

  3. Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S - Why no love for primes?

    21 Aug 2020
    Across systems I see universal preference for zoom lenses, whether it is the excellent Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus 12-100mm f/4 PRO, Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S or the newer and clearly excellent Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S. But there is very little discussion of primes today, they seem much…

  4. Backpack or Shoulder Bag

    18 Jul 2020
    My style of street photography has been challenging in the current situation, so I have been spending a bit of time photographing the environment around me, rather than the people I have chosen camera bags around what works walking in urban areas with a small amount of equipment, normally just…

  5. Sensor Cleaning and dust on the Nikon Z 6

    05 Mar 2020
    I have quickly learnt that sensor dust on the Nikon Z 6 is going to be more of an issue than on previous cameras It does make sense of course, a large full-frame sensor, exposed and very close to the lens opening, however it is still a frustration. I suspect…

  6. Behind the camera - studying the photographer

    26 Jan 2020
    The photography podcasts I enjoy the most cause me to think, I was listening to an older episode of TWIP last week and Frederick Van Johnson was catching up with Rick Sammon. Rick quoted Freeman Patterson (from his book ShadowLight) “a camera always looks both ways” - in other words…

  7. Choosing Capture One or Adobe Lightroom

    05 Dec 2019
    Post processing software has been on my mind this week, yesterday Capture One 20 was released and I have just finished listening to Derrick Story’s podcast, which I highly recommend, in which Derrick discusses photo editing applications. He took a poll of enthusiasts and professionals, in which Adobe’s Lightroom legacy…

  8. A few days in New York City with the Nikon Z6

    02 Nov 2019
    There is something about New York City, friends are always the best reason for me to visit, but from a photography point of view it’s the people and the light. The noise, the hustle and bustle is a gift for candid street photographers, stories on every corner - the people.…

  9. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II versus Nikon Z6 - Part II

    20 Oct 2019
    I wanted to write this follow up to my brief side-by-side look at these two cameras as quickly as possible after my purchase of the Nikon Z6. Judging by the web traffic to the first article it is a choice that many are considering. I don’t love photography equipment, I…

  10. Leica M3 - The best film rangefinder for a 50mm lens

    24 Sep 2019
    By way of history, I have had a few Leica cameras over the last 20 years, all have been film with the exception of my Leica X typ113. My first Leica was a IIIc, purchased mostly out of curiosity, which I used for a little while with a similarly aged…

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