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…
Nikon D850 - swan song of DSLRs?
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…
Street photography route and locations in London
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…
Seal - Always carry a camera
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,…
A Short Note on Travel Photography
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…
Thoughts on my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
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…