Lens Love On The Rebound

After buying cameras for a few years, you notice patterns. Indeed it's not unlike relationships. Although they're with different people, the common factor is yourself, so it's likely that familiar cycles will repeat themselves, and hopefully these will be (or become) healthy and positive ones.  Back to cameras, and one I've noticed in my own… Continue reading Lens Love On The Rebound

The Tipping Point Between Noise And Silence

These days my musical preferences are mostly towards the quieter, instrumental end of the scale. Old favourite Stars Of The Lid, plus newer discoveries Goldmund and 36 have been on heavy rotation in recent weeks. But I'm still fond of rather more noisy music, like My Bloody Valentine or Asobi Seksu. In fact, I've always… Continue reading The Tipping Point Between Noise And Silence

Focusing Tips – The Force Focus Trick

My new (but 10 years old) Lumix FX38 isn't always great at focusing on small objects up close I've found, especially in the generally lower light beneath woodland canopies. It's more the size of the object (and the size of the focusing area of the camera) that causes problems, as I've found by putting my… Continue reading Focusing Tips – The Force Focus Trick

Photography Frustrations? Pare Back, Lean In

My photography output - and the number of photowalks I've been on - has definitely slowed since June and July, despite autumn being my favourite season. Being the thinky type, I've been trying to figure this out. But really, I don't think this (over) analysis is particularly useful, so instead I'm going back to basics.… Continue reading Photography Frustrations? Pare Back, Lean In