One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (II) – Pentax K30 – Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

So this month I'm back on the One Month, One Camera project, with my new to me Pentax K30 DSLR. First impressions were very good, and I anticipated a month of happy photography with my new comrade. But things soon started to get too complex.  The main issue I was having was getting consistent exposures… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (II) – Pentax K30 – Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

The Irresistible Spell Of The Bargain Camera

It's no secret that in the last seven years or so I've shot hundreds of cameras, and owned as many more that I never made a single photograph with.  The cameras I've paid over £100 for I can count on one hand. Those that cost me under £20 I'd need the hands of an entire… Continue reading The Irresistible Spell Of The Bargain Camera

Erratic Exposures And A Return To Beginner’s Mind

My new Pentax K30 DSLR is proving to offer a wealth of options. If you're someone who sees a camera as a toy, not a tool, then the K30 (and indeed most DSLRs) is not so much a single toy, but a toy box packed with playing possibilities, depending on the mode, settings, lens and… Continue reading Erratic Exposures And A Return To Beginner’s Mind

The Constant Call Of The Close Up

If my photographic output of the last three or four years was arranged by distance to subject, about 90% would be less than 30cm away. A significant proportion would be less than 3cm away! Regular readers might recall I recently shared a series of posts about different ways to photograph up close and intimate. So… Continue reading The Constant Call Of The Close Up

One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (I) – Pentax K30

Through January to March I used just one camera each month. Digital compacts from Canon, Fuji and Panasonic ably navigated me through my chosen One Month, One Camera project for 2019. The benefits were very satisfying, not least of all because I eliminated the painful debate before each photowalk about which camera to take. With only… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (I) – Pentax K30