The 3 Steps To Finding Photography’s Secret Spell

These days the world is saturated with advertising. Common to all of it, is some kind of promise to make your life better. Often this is wrapped up in such enticing and seductive language and imagery, that you'd think those offering the product or service were real life magicians, capable of conjuring up benefits for… Continue reading The 3 Steps To Finding Photography’s Secret Spell

How To Post Process Your Photographs Before You Even Release The Shutter

In recent years I've simplified my photography, not least of all in how I process photographs I make.  In the past I shot RAW with a DSLR and processed using custom presets in LightRoom. This became too time consuming and complex, and I evolved to using Hipstamatic, with an iPhone and iPad. The Hipstamatic approach… Continue reading How To Post Process Your Photographs Before You Even Release The Shutter

The Irresistible Allure Of The Older Sister

Whilst I've tried a fair few cameras over the last eight years or so (I'd guess over 200, film and digital combined), there haven't been many that I've absolutely hated. Partly because I tend to like to do my research first, and buy something that has a decent reputation. And partly because on some level… Continue reading The Irresistible Allure Of The Older Sister

The Glorious Golden Age Of The Digital Camera

Always one to notice and indeed seek out patterns, I've found significant similarities with the small collection of cameras I've come to settle on, after years of exploring hundreds. Here are the main ones - - They're digital. - They use a CCD sensor, between 6 and 10MP. - They were made between 2003 and… Continue reading The Glorious Golden Age Of The Digital Camera

The Square Affair – A Return To 1:1 With The Ricoh GRD III

The first time I ever shot a photograph with a square, 1:1 aspect ratio, was with a Holga 120N, a birthday present in June 2012. Prior to that, I was heavily embedded in 4:3, having photographed for eight months solid with a Nikon Coolpix P300, my first "proper" camera, and before that, for five or… Continue reading The Square Affair – A Return To 1:1 With The Ricoh GRD III