The Delights And Dangers Of Using Just One Camera System

A few years back I was using 35mm film lenses in half a dozen different mounts. Sometimes on the film cameras they were made for, and sometimes on a Sony NEX mirrorless digital camera, with one of many adapters. In no particular order, these are the lens mounts I recall trying -  M39 M42 Pentax… Continue reading The Delights And Dangers Of Using Just One Camera System

Why I Shoot Aperture Priority Mode 95% Of The Time

Shooting camera phones from 2005-2011, I had no idea what aperture was, let alone how to change it. I just pointed, pressed the shutter button, and let the camera make all the technical decisions. But I did know from early on that some photos seemed to have backgrounds more blurred and out of focus than… Continue reading Why I Shoot Aperture Priority Mode 95% Of The Time

Why I Love And Hate DSLR Viewfinders In Equal Measure

Returning to using a DSLR for July, one of the main reasons was to enjoy composing and focusing with a viewfinder (VF) again, after almost two years of predominantly using digital cameras with Live View (LV) screens. It's reminded me why I love - and hate - using a VF! Here are the reasons -… Continue reading Why I Love And Hate DSLR Viewfinders In Equal Measure

Blog Stats – Should We Pay Them Any Attention At All?

A disclaimer right from the outset - I'm a bit of a stats geek. Numbers, tables, graphs, trends, I lap them up. More importantly, I love how they can show patterns and changes over time, and give us useful feedback about what's going on, and how we can improve what we're doing. For WordPress bloggers,… Continue reading Blog Stats – Should We Pay Them Any Attention At All?

Who Cares Which Camera Made The Photograph?

When I was heavily into film, and using a number of cameras, lenses and film emulsions, I would tag religiously by each on Flickr, as well as having an album for each.  This helped me sort the wheat from the chaff and hone down (eventually) to my favourites. Having the tags and albums to search… Continue reading Who Cares Which Camera Made The Photograph?