Why Two Of My Favourite Photography Blogs Lost Me As A Follower

Up to a couple of years ago I followed far more photography blogs - especially when I was predominantly shooting film. But I decided to unsubscribe from probably the two biggest and most prolific, despite them both still publishing interesting new posts. Before I explain why, let me tell you what I value most about… Continue reading Why Two Of My Favourite Photography Blogs Lost Me As A Follower

The Beautiful Ancient Rural Churches Of Sussex (I)

This is the first in an occasional series of posts featuring images made in and around some of the churches and churchyards of rural Sussex, where I live. This isn't a tourist's guide, so you won't find detailed histories of the churches, or precise locations, and often you won't even see full images, but rather… Continue reading The Beautiful Ancient Rural Churches Of Sussex (I)

Do Your Photographs Influence Your Mood, Or Does Your Mood Influence Your Photographs?

Speaking with fellow photographer Pavel recently got me back to thinking about why - and what - I photograph. The tagline of 35hunter is "hunting for beauty and balance", and one of the literal ways I do this is with a camera, seeking subjects and compositions that I find beautiful, then capturing them with a… Continue reading Do Your Photographs Influence Your Mood, Or Does Your Mood Influence Your Photographs?

5 Deep And Lasting Benefits Of Film Photography (Even Though I Now Shoot 100% Digital)

A very brief recap of my photography adventures since I started shooting with intention around 2005, looks like this - 2005 - 2011 - Used phone cameras (mostly Sony) to learn how to compose and find my favourite subject matter. 2011 - 2012 - Shot intensively with my first "proper" camera, a Nikon Coolpix P300.… Continue reading 5 Deep And Lasting Benefits Of Film Photography (Even Though I Now Shoot 100% Digital)

Our Blogs Are Thought Playgrounds

As 35hunter has evolved and the archives have grown, I've naturally found myself giving thought to the whole nature of blogging, why I continue, and what I gain from it. A large part is to meet and converse with others who also enjoy photography-based beauty hunting, like you. Another significant aspect of having a blog… Continue reading Our Blogs Are Thought Playgrounds