Finally, My Dream Date Of A Camera On Paper? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

The romantic might believe that there's someone out there absolutely perfect for them. All you have to do is find them, then live happily ever after. However the pragmatist might suggest that instead, if we can find someone 90% compatible, that we have a strong connection with - and crucially who doesn't annoy us too… Continue reading Finally, My Dream Date Of A Camera On Paper? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Sharing Our Favourite Photography Videos

Do you watch many photography videos online? Richard recently shared a couple of Daido Moriyama videos with me, which I enjoyed greatly. I started thinking about the wealth of other photography films that must be out there. In the past I've used YouTube to watch camera reviews (like Blunty raving about the Pentax Q) but… Continue reading Sharing Our Favourite Photography Videos

Is 4MP Enough In 2018? Part 3 – Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 Review

This is part three 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 3 – Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 Review

The Expectation Trap And How To Stop It Ruining Your Photography (Or Anything Else)

When I started shooting film with a Holga 120N, the film and processing costs were considerable, so I expected to have a high hit rate, ie the number of photographs that I was happy with, proud of and wanted to share. This didn't happen. It's unrealistic to expect such a primitive, and often unpredictable camera,… Continue reading The Expectation Trap And How To Stop It Ruining Your Photography (Or Anything Else)

Who Wants Natural Colours Anyway?

Many camera websites and blogs rave electric about the natural colour rending of a camera, lens or film, as if it's the holy grail of colour photography. But is it? I'll admit there are times when I've sought a look and a colour palette that has seemed natural, yet also somehow enhanced what I saw… Continue reading Who Wants Natural Colours Anyway?