My Keeper Rate Has Plummeted, But I’m Not Concerned

In recent months I've been shooting almost entirely with my Pentax DSLRs, which now number four. All of these cameras to some extent - and especially the K-30 - need multiple attempts to get a shot right. Usually, it's about getting the exposure at an acceptable level. By now I'm experienced enough to know how… Continue reading My Keeper Rate Has Plummeted, But I’m Not Concerned

Buying Vintage Lenses – The Two Biggest Traps I’ve Fallen Into

Over the last eight years or so, I've had in excess of 100 lenses, perhaps nearer 200 now.  Whilst I love these old lenses, and there have been very few I've disliked entirely, I've purchased far more than I've needed. These are most likely the biggest two traps I've fallen into.  1. Thinking I needed… Continue reading Buying Vintage Lenses – The Two Biggest Traps I’ve Fallen Into

Finding Home – My Friends Are The Trees

My typical haunts for photowalks are churchyards, villages, fields and woodland. In recent months I've been staying more local - in part due to pandemic guidance, and in part just to explore my "backyard" more closely - which has consisted mostly of the woods at the back of our house, criss-crossed with public footpaths. These… Continue reading Finding Home – My Friends Are The Trees

A Bokeh Dream Set Up For Less Than £50

It's fair to say that, in the full flow of using DSLRs with vintage manual lenses, bokeh is a prominent feature in my photographs.  In fact, the out of focus background is often of greater importance to me than the subject in focus. When I think of bokeh, the first lens that comes to mind… Continue reading A Bokeh Dream Set Up For Less Than £50