This post began as a second impressions review of the 2001 4MP Olympus Camedia C4040 Zoom I recently bought. But what evolved, was a wider exploration of how all cameras are flawed in some way, and how we choose to embrace those flaws can ultimately result in the camera being far more endearing than a… Continue reading Endearingly Awkward – Seeking Beauty With A Flawed Humble 4MP Digital Camera
A year ago I used LightRoom to process RAW photographs captured with my Pentax K10D DSLR. This evolved. Six months ago my preferred workflow was using my iPad or iPhone and Hipstamatic to process JPEG photographs made with my digital compacts. Now, the act has evolved further still, and I use my Sony Xperia Android… Continue reading How I Use Snapseed To Simply Process Black And White Photos In 13 Seconds
Since starting to read more photography books, as well as noticing a sharp decline in my overall consumption of photographs, I've started a photographer wishlist. Now, I'm pretty fond of wishlists, from books and music on Amazon, to cameras I'd like to try. After reading a couple of photography books that featured multiple photographers - and enjoying… Continue reading Photographer Wishlist – Do You Have One?
This is part two of my 4MP digital classics experiment. With 36MP digital cameras widely available, and even smartphones offering 19MP plus, the manufacturers try to tell us the more MP, the better your photography will be. But after coming to love a small collection of classic digital cameras in the last year or so, mostly around… Continue reading Is 4MP Enough In 2018? Part 2 – Olympus Camedia C4040 Zoom Review
As part of my photographic simplification in recent months, I've abandoned social media, unplugged from my online life at weekends, and invested in a few photography books. One of the interesting side effects I've noticed is how I am consuming barely any photography online now. Partly this is because I am online less generally, and… Continue reading How Photography Books Have Radically Reduced My Appetite For New Photos