Travel Photography - Walt Disney World, Florida
09 Aug 2018
I tend to keep my personal photography personal, you won’t see very many family pictures on this photography blog (or on my Instagram feed) but in line with earlier travel articles, I thought I would mention a few thoughts from my family holiday last month to Walt Disney World in…
Developing in Street Photography
30 Jun 2018
I wrote a few words on why I enjoy travel photography back in November. As you will probably know if you have followed me to this blog, my main interest for many years has been what is now described as street photography.
I do street photography (I prefer…
Technology and Computational Photography
04 Jun 2018
What does tech bring? Technology advances in the days of analogue photography were mostly around slow improvements to film emulsions and fast development of autofocus - both of these are now mature technologies.
Mirrorless cameras and computational improvements have opened the door to a new wave of change in a…
BlackRapid and OpTech sling and strap systems compared
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…
5 Reasons to Go Wider - super wide angle lenses
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…
Landscape Photography - still learning!
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…
35 Problems with Micro Four Thirds
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…
Eric Kim’s ARS
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…
Micro Four Thirds still has its place
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…
Workflow and Post Processing Street Photography
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…