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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. A Short Note on Travel Photography

    Date 03 Nov 2017
    This short post has come about as I try to examine why I take photographs and in fact, why I run this blog. Is travel photography any different from “regular” photography - perhaps for those paid to take pictures to “sell” a destination or illustrate a guide book, but what…

  5. Thoughts on my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    Date 28 Sep 2017
    Having used Nikon for decades, it has taken a while to get used to Olympus and I am still learning, but over time I am becoming more and more impressed with the system. I am still far less fluent, but getting there It’s an unusual choice for my main focus…

  6. Landscape Photography - Learning

    Date 14 Sep 2017
    Out of my comfort zone Aside from family photos, I mainly take street and travel pictures, in fact even my travel pictures are largely people based. I want to continue to develop technically and whilst I have a high level of technical knowledge, I am trying to learn off-camera flash…

  7. Changing camera system with minimum risk

    Date 08 Sep 2017
    I have changed systems very few times, fortunately without much regret, but it can be a costly exercise. Despite declining camera sales there is an incredible range of equipment available today, SLRs are at the peak of their evolution and mirrorless systems are now a mature and usable system for many…

  8. Reflecting on Film Photography

    Date 25 Aug 2017
    The Waiting - I recently purchased a couple of rolls of Ilford HP5+ film for my “well rested” Nikon FE, no real reason or thinking behind it, just something I have enjoyed every so often since moving to digital. The first roll is now off for developing, previously I would…

  9. Do I still need Full Frame?

    Date 11 Aug 2017
    I discovered Scott Bourne’s photography relatively recently, he has a great podcast at www.photopodcasts.com. Scott quite publicly made a move from full frame DSLR to Olympus micro four thirds. As Scott is principally a bird photographer his system requirements are very different to mine, he makes it clear that he needed…

  10. When autofocus is not the right choice

    Date 18 Jul 2017
    In an age where auto focus is almost universal, why do camera manufacturers still go to lengths to build in functionality with focus rings and switches and advanced focus aids such as peaking, magnification, etc. Is it just for landscape photographers Nikon F501 product image https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20170530_Nikon_F501_stacked.jpg by Granada With the…

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