The older I've become, the more I've tried to simplify my life. I can’t handle (or don't want to contemplate) making a choice from 10 cameras, let alone the 47 toothpastes on the average supermarket shelf, or the 4700 pairs of headphones available on Amazon. Hence my experiments this year with one month, one camera. This… Continue reading Where Have All The Heroes Gone?
We talked before about using tags (mostly on Flickr) to enable easy searching and organising of your photos, something I've found absolutely invaluable. Whilst in the last couple of years my file structure on my hard drive has become far simpler (essentially one folder per year, then a sub folder for each month), sometimes it… Continue reading How To Search Flickr For Photographs Made With A Specific (Digital) Camera
For whatever reasons, I'm far more comfortable with a camera that is used, than something brand new. Partly, I like the challenge of using something that isn't considered the latest technology, sometimes not even by 15 or 20 years. Partly it's because I don't want to be wading through a thousand menu options to set… Continue reading The Irresistible Beauty Of Imperfection
I love cheap photography. As I've written about previously, a very capable, light and compact 35mm SLR (say a late Canon EOS) plus a quite lovely M42 lens (say a Takumar 55/2) might still give you change from £30 or even less. But buying and developing film is likely to cost £5 a roll minimum.… Continue reading Six Ways To Enjoy A Year Of Photography For £1 A Month (Or Less)
A woodland, a graveyard, Where nature reclaims, Golden frames awaiting, Enticing, insisting, imploring My leading finger's interminably slow tender crush Upon my Comrade's cool crescent curve, And then, once more, The hounds break loose, Coming for us through the trees, A cataclysmic gathering of light, As fifteen billion photons rush recklessly Through seven mystically aligned… Continue reading How I Photograph